I still think we pick another young player who can help the team for the next decade.
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Calderon trade was a push for the playoffs. Has to be for joe to trade Prince lol
So exciting to be a Pistons fan again.
he would ask for something like 6 or 7 million a year to stay.
im sure he can get mle offers from the heat,knicks, thunder or lakers and would pick one of those.
Im fine with giving Calderon 7 per year.
Joe cant sit around for to long. We are 13 games under .500 and we know have Calderon/Knight/Singler starting.
Thats a horrible team defensively especially when Maxiell & Monroe are also starting.
We need to trade Stuckey/Bynum/Jerebko/Maxiell for some defense on the wing. Drummond needs to start now.
One thing, is.
Why wait for F.A?
with the luxury tax coming some teams could drop some of their BETTER players for a pick a young players ( knight/stuckey) or a pure salary dump ( maggete) or shorter contract ( villanueva), example Ariza or Wilson Chandler.
Just don't see him as a very viable option long-term, and don't exactly think having money to spend this upcoming off seas is going to be all too valuable in Detroit. Unless Joe was gearing up to throw a bunch of bucks at Josh Smith.
I hope they sign calderon 6-7 mill a year
Bynum has had to have drawn some attention from contenders by now.I think by the deadline we will be getting some offers.
"wtf? This guy gave an opinion on who is good at defense and that somehow makes it true?"
What guy? You're the one who made the list.
I guess I view it from a different perspective than you. If I'm trading for Paul or Hinrich, it isn't because defense is first on my list. If I'm making a trade for AA or Sef, then I'm thinking defense before anything else.
I didn't mean they didn't play "adequate" defense. If I've got a choice between Rondo and Paul, I'm making that trade because of different factors. If I need a better defender than a play making PG, I go with Rondo. Not saying he isn't a "play maker." Just in a different vein.
"All those players play solid defense. Paul does, rondo does, hinrich def does, aflalo does"
Again, I didn't say they didn't. I said lockdown defender and you listed those guys. Is Westbrook a lockdown defender? When he wants to be. But at first pass, Sef is a lockdown defender.
Take Dumars. A good SG, but he was better known as a lockdown defender against MJ (if there is such a thing.) And yes, I know it also had alot to do with "Jordan Rules."
But Paul scares me more as a PG going against my PG, not locking down my PG.
In short, you can worry about how to stop the other team, or you can make them worry about how to stop you. I would worry more about how to stop Paul than vice versa.
Again, adequate is not lockdown.