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Saturday, July 11, 2009


Brandon Bass is now off the market, heading to Orlando, so the Pistons will have to target another free agent to provide frontcourt depth. Boston's Glen Davis seems like the best of the bunch but he's restricted. Do the Pistons really want to sweat out an offer sheet the Celtics might match? First, they have to open more cap room by trading Arron Afflalo or someone else.
I like Bass but I didn't understand where he would fit in. Charlie Villanueva is a natural power forward. They have Jason Maxiell to back him up and the second-round picks, DaJuan Summers and Jonas Jerebko, can play there, too.
I hope they're not seriously considering going small with Villanueva at center. Might as well spot the opponent 110 points every night.
I still think Tyson Chandler for Rip Hamilton or Tayshaun Prince makes the most sense, provided that Chandler's health issues don't get in the way. Chandler, Villanueva, Prince, Gordon and Stuckey with plenty of depth behind ... that's a pretty good team there. Maybe not championship caliber but definitely a playoff team that could advance out of the first round next season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, as a loyal Piston fan I would hate to see Tayshaun go, especially with all the new promising young forwards coming in, it would be ridiculous to rid those guys of the defensive minded mentor in Prince. Second Rip is probably the most valuable asset to this ball club, I would have a hard time coping with a Hamilton-Chandler straight up trade. I believe Joe D is on the right track with this "rebuilding" stage, but picking up glen davis would be a horrible mistake! If the great Joe D was able to pull off a trade of Aaron Affalo & Richard Hamliton for a Emeka Okufor or Stoudemire it would certainly put a big dent in teams like the cavs, celtics, and magic plans for this upcoming season.

July 12, 2009 at 12:54 AM 

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