Dejo este artículo de detnews,hace tiempo que no pasaba,tampoco es que haya demasiadas noticias de nuestro equipo. Son especulaciones y esperanzas sobre lo que puede coger dumars este verano, a no se que haya mucha suerte en el draft nuestra elección será un pivot,hay dos o tres que nos quedarán seguros. Confio que cojan al que sea más armario ropero,necesitamos uno (más alto que maxiel claro) como el comer.
Sobre Hamilton y Prince,me da que los equipos con aspiraciones se llevarán a Rip por un jugador que acabe contrato a no ser que haya algo mejor,que va a estar difícil,la única opción clara que tenemos de un pivot a pesar de su contrato es jefferson,tenemos 15 millones en dos jugadores que acabarán contrato,Prince todavía con menos de 30 y recuperado de la lesión y Wilcox que no va a irse este verano.
Confio que cuando llegue octubre tengamos una plantilla más compensada con los jugadores que deben configurar nuestro futuro no nuestro pasado,aunque prince será muy valioso en febrero,veremos que pasa.
Saludos,no estaban muertos...estaban de parranda.Volveremos¡¡¡¡
Aquí esta el artículo:
Pistons can make hay with the league in fray
There will be a flurry of activity with NBA coaches in the coming weeks, and for once, the Detroit Pistons are bystanders as opposed to active participants.
Pistons president Joe Dumars already has publicly stated coach John Kuester will return for his second season, so now they can take advantage of the chaos.
New Jersey, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers have coaching openings now. Charlotte, Atlanta and possibly Boston might have vacancies, as well.
When a new coach arrives, he usually possesses a certain amount of autonomy when it comes to personnel. With patience in regard to circumstances at an all-time low (see Vinny Del Negro), coaches see the clock ticking as soon as they sign their contracts, and the need to bring in their type of player -- or more importantly ship out undesirables -- as imminent. Thus, good players will be available, but does Dumars see them fitting into his vision?
Keep a close eye on Atlanta. Coach Mike Woodson has not received a contract extension and a listless performance against Orlando doesn't help his case. Guard Joe Johnson is a free agent and his recent comments about the flimsy fan support doesn't indicate Atlanta is his first choice. If he leaves, for Chicago or New York, could Al Horford and Josh Smith be ready to jump ship?
Dumars took advantage
Contenders are built on the backs of teams with incompetent -- or irritated -- management. Lakers forward Pau Gasol was essentially a salary dump from the Grizzlies in 2008. Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison arrived from the Wizards when management decided to take a sledgehammer to the Gilbert Arenas era. Jason Richardson (Michigan State) helped turned the Suns from a perennial pretender to a threat in the West, after the Bobcats and Warriors decided they would be better off without him.
While the Pistons aren't one move away from contending, it's well known Dumars poached bad teams for his last run. Richard Hamilton didn't seem like a good fit for then-Wizards coach Doug Collins and Michael Jordan in 2002, so Dumars sent an aging but experienced Jerry Stackhouse to a team desperate to win now.
That same summer, the Timberwolves were knocked out of the first round for the sixth straight year. They had $10 million committed to an injured Terrell Brandon and had just drafted William Avery . Re-signing Chauncey Billups , who performed admirably while Brandon was out, wasn't an option. Dumars pounced, and in one fell swoop he had a championship backcourt.
Identifying core is first task
The challenge is, this roster isn't coming off a 50-win season. It's a fractured one, with vets unsure of their future (Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince ), young talent (Austin Daye , Jonas Jerebko , Rodney Stuckey ) and new acquisitions who struggled in their first season (Charlie Villanueva , Ben Gordon ).
Dumars must identify his core and move forward from there. He took risks even during times of success, so headed into his most crucial offseason since 2001, he hopes to be in the right place at the right time -- again.
By the numbers
.609 -- Pistons' winning percentage since 2001
1 -- Team that finished with a worse points-per-game average (New Jersey) this season
19 -- Starting lineups used in 2009-10
Players and coaches with Detroit ties in the second round of the playoffs:
• Atlanta: Mike Woodson (head coach), Detroit asst. coach 2003-04
• Boston: Rasheed Wallace, Detroit forward 2004-09
• Phoenix: Alvin Gentry (head coach), Detroit asst./head coach 1995-2000; Grant Hill, Detroit forward 1994-2000
• Orlando: Brendan Malone (asst. coach), Detroit asst. 1988-95
• Utah: Mehmet Okur, Detroit forward 2002-04
Best and worst
The Pistons used 19 starting lineups, and the following performed at each end of the spectrum:
• Worst (2-9): Will Bynum, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Jonas Jerebko, Jason Maxiell
• Best (4-1): Rodney Stuckey, Hamilton, Jerebko, Chris Wilcox, Ben Wallace
The landscape of the league is changing before our eyes, and no one could accuse Dumars of standing pat, so it's not inconceivable to think he'll look to the teams in flux to remake his roster for next season.
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100512/OPI ... z0niPcorJF
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