Eat Your Heart outs Chicago: Pistons are coming

Eat Your Heart outs Chicago: Pistons are coming

Post by Todd Trub » Wed, 06 Jul 1994 01:49:48


Good Lord, Wahid,

It's one thing to see Sonics and Knicks fans crowing about how they'll be the
champs next year.

It's another thing to see GSW fans fantasize in public about Yinka Dare.

But to see a fan of one of the four worst teams in the league woof about
trades that haven't been made and count on being a contender in 3 years
because of them is really really sad.

Trube

 
 
 

Eat Your Heart outs Chicago: Pistons are coming

Post by Pinky and the Bra » Wed, 06 Jul 1994 02:16:17

Will the sixers ever make the playoffs again??? Like the next 5 years???

 
 
 

Eat Your Heart outs Chicago: Pistons are coming

Post by Derek Juntun » Wed, 06 Jul 1994 04:06:20

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No way will we come close to making the playoffs next year!

Your enthusiasm is admirable, but be a _bit_ more realistic.  Hunter, as
much as I like him, is only an average PG right now.  He will likely make
many mistakes next year.  Dumars is an All-Star SG.  Grant Hill, while
very talented, probably will score about 15 ppg (IMO) next year.  Terry Mills
is an underrated PF... Cadillac provides size, physical play, and
rebounding but not much offense.

In short, we have a very young team.  They will make mistakes and need a
lot of learning to do, especially Lindsey Hunter.  The PG is a very hard
position to learn in the NBA.  

As for the rumors, I won't believe them until I see them.  And until then,
we lack a solid front court.

Derek

 
 
 

Eat Your Heart outs Chicago: Pistons are coming

Post by Bobby Dav » Thu, 07 Jul 1994 05:33:30

Quote:

>Please comment on the fact that I believe the Pistons have a good shot at
>winning 35-40 games next year, and maybe even make 1st round playoffs.
>Following is a team roster for next year, if the above signings actually
>happen (and they probably will, trust me):

>Guards:  Lindsey Hunter
>         Joe Dumars
>back-up guards: Mark Macon
>                Allan Houston

>Small forward: Grant Hill   (yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
>back-up SF:  Jevon Crudup
>             David Wood
>             Bill Curley (can play some minutes here)

>Power Forward: Horace Grant
>back-up PF: Terry Mills                
>            Bill Curley
>            Jevon Crudup

>Center: Greg Anderson
>back-up center: Charles Jones

Too weak at point guard and at center.  Grant Hill + Horace Grant + Joe
Dumars + Terry Mills is probably good for close to 35, but not 40.  And
if they don't sign Horace, they have such a weak frontcourt that they
won't get enough rebounds to run any.  I'd look for about 30 wins in
that case.  The fact that they are in the toughest division in the league
doesn't help, either, but even in a weak division they wouldn't go to the
playoffs with Lindsey Hunter and Greg Anderson starting.

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Eat Your Heart outs Chicago: Pistons are coming

Post by Bobby Dav » Thu, 07 Jul 1994 23:22:14

Quote:

>We need a center to be able to play with the other *** centers of the
>league.  Jevon Crudup, I've been told, plays very good D on other centers,
>and people have told me he did very well as center in college, even though
>he is a PF.

Crudup's problem is size.  I saw him quite a few times and was impressed by
his intensity and hustle, and he has a decent nose for the ball.  But he is
only 6'9" or so, and he has no offensive game.

I see Crudup developing, at best, into a Kenny Walker-type player.  A banger
with heart, but not much else.  And Kenny Walker was a *** player in
college, whereas Crudup was not.  No way he is big enough to guard Brad
Daugherty, Rik Smits, or Alonzo Mourning (the three best centers in the
Central Division).  I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in Europe.

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