Wel said but I do think the pistons can match up against New York...in a series
Y'all are hating right now, but they will get the 8th seed over the Raps, mark my words..
I'm more interested in seeing how Knight will fit in with Milwaukee. Will he learn how to be more of a pure point while having Mayo and Neal being the primary scorers for the team.
this was going to be knights make or break year in Detroit... if he can show any improvement he will prob get another year, but his game is pretty similar to mayo r/n ... just not as good
I Detroit won in this trade because not only do they get a upgrade at the pg spot, they didn't have to give up their assets..also they got him a reasonable price , still have trade bait, and they clear up roster spot because The pistons really liked siva and didn't want to send him overseas ...so now they have two open roster spots to sign him..
idk about siva, there are still quite a few FA's out there, and the pistons still have cap room. they still need depth in the frontcourt with a backup center. i wouldnt be suprised to see them make a player like cole aldrich an offer.
It's kind of a shame for Brandon Knight because I think having Chauncey Billups as a teammate and Maurice Cheeks as a coach could've really helped him develop his game at the point guard position.
I agree. Chauncey did wonders helping Ty Lawson. Knight is a hard worker and had potential, I am sure he would of been a great player having Chauncey and Mo Cheeks to help him develop.
Well, he gets Larry Drew and Nick Van Exel to work with him now. Drew helped Jeff Teague a lot in the very least.
So Detroit just got worst today? So how will Josh Smith and Jennings share one basketball? I don't dig on this move! Well at least Dummonds got alot of touchs during the summer league, cuz he won't get the ball during the season.
Me, personally, I like the deal for both teams. The Bucks didnt get any better, but they got some good young pieces for a player that didnt want to be there and was going to leave anyway after the season.
As for the Pistons, I really like the deal. You add Josh Smith, KCP, Chauncey, and now you get Brandon Jennings, a 23yr old Point Guard who has been written off by several people. He's an upgrade to Brandon Knight in every aspect! Brandon Jennings has all of the facets to be a great player in the league. For his career, he averages 17ppg, 3rpg, 6assts, on 39% from the field, 35% from 3pt range and 81% from the ft line. He still has Potential to be a Star. He NEEDS to become more efficient with his shooting, but IMO thats his only problem. He has proven he can facilitate the ball, put up buckets, and make big shots. Chauncey will definitely point him in the right direction. If you look at Chauncey's stats from early in his career, they're very similar to Jennings. Chauncey's career took off once he landed in a good spot with good players around him, i think the same can happen for Jennings.
When I see Jennings, I dont see a head case type of player. I see a confident player that is frustrated with being on a team where everyone and everything is mediocre. I think the Pistons will be an upgrade from the Bucks, and we should see and upgrade from Brandon Jennings.
Jennings has a reputation as a shoot-first PG that is undeserved. He's been in a situation where he had to take lots of shots for the Bucks to even be competitive for his whole career, but Jennings has always had sublime vision and exceptional passing ability, he just needs the right people to pass it to.
Don't be surprised if Jennings puts up at least 8apg with Detroit.
Even though I'm disappointed they moved Knight, Jennings is a perfect fit and was gotten for the right price. I like this signing a lot more than the Smith deal.
I do think Jennings is better than a lot of people give him credit for, but there's a reason that Monta Ellis started to take over as the PG in Milwaukee down the stretch last year. He was somehow a more willing passer than Jennings...that's just sad.
And as easy as it is to say the Bucks didn't have the offensive firepower to take advantage of Jennings passing ability, they had a few of the best shooters in the entire league on the roster last year (Ilyasova and Dunleavy), and while Ellis was also an inefficient shooter, Jennings easily could have tried to distribute the ball to him and the two mentioned above. Not to mention a better playmaker could most likely have taken better advantage of Larry Sander's athleticism and John Henson's length.
I'm rooting for Jennings though. As a Bucks fan, I was one of the few that wasn't calling for his head this off-season. He brought hope to Milwaukee when we really didn't have any.
Granted they have their flaws but they still have talent and play an exiting brand of basketball...
Jennings and KCP is a young athletic backcourt, Jennings will push the pace and hopefully knock down shots on the perimeter, personally want to see him drive the ball inside and get to the line ala Tony Parker...Greg Monroe should be the #1st option in a poor man's Tim Duncan role...Stuckey should be the 6th man alongside Singler and Jerebko in the second unit...I hope KCP can earn that starting Sg position because he's the shooter they need in that starting lineup...Josh Smith will be the glue guy in a way, he'll be there to defend and rebound, hopefully he learns to impact the game without taking bad shots, he should just play how Kawhi Leonard played for the Spurs...Drummond is still raw as hell offensively and foul prone, I see him coming off the bench until he develops, Andre is the future but he has to wait his turn...The way I see it Singler or KCP could start at Sf, let Smith and Monroe play the Pf and C...Billups could actually start at Sg some nights but defensively I'd worry with he and Jennings in the back court... All in All the Pistons improved but got back players people don't like because of ineffiecency...They could look like a poor mans Spurs or a modern day Kings in the C Webb era...they should push the tempo and score points, they look like they're solid on the glass too...Maybe a 7th or 8th seed this year depending on health and chemistry...
If Jennings ever turns into a penetrating guard, he will likely be a very good PG. He has elite quickness and is a pretty good athlete jumping wise as well. However, he's very thin and tends to avoid contact like the plague.
He has a lot of potential and could be a starter on a playoff team soon, but I didn;t see anything amazing from him at summer league that made me think he was going to win the starting position in training camp. They have Stuckey, Billups and are clearly all in on this season. I really cant imagine that KCP is going to start the season ahead of them because they are gonna wanna win coming out the gate. Stuckey is in a contract year, and they might wanna trade him, so look for them to give him every chance to prove his worth. I would think that Stuckey is the starter with Billups playing the same role that Jason Kidd did for NYK last year. If Stuckey has the same horrible start as he did last year, then KCP will start to get minutes with the starters..
Soon as the Pistons called the Bucks said Yes deal lol
Wow I didn't expect something like this to happen. 3 years and 24 million is pretty fair value and not a risk at all for the Pistons. I'm still a little upset that Knight didn't have a chance to mature under Billups and Cheeks but at least rotation is much clearer now. Jennings will start and this wasn't so clear with Knight on the team.
The best part for Detroit is that they still have their picks, only a three year deal on Jennings and still Jerebko, Charlie V and Stuckey as trade baits.
If they somehow can pull of a trade for a pure sf backup like Alonzo Gee, Ariza or Aminu they should be fine.
Not a robbery by the Pistons but now the rotations are much clearer and I really like this deal for KCP who will turn some heads in the future. Maybe not next year but I wouldn't be surprised to see him having Eddie Jones type of numbers in the end.