Richard Hamilton takes the floor tonight against the 45-15 Orlando Magic in his familiar, and well deserved role as the starting shooting guard for The Detroit Pistons. Allen Iverson, who is likely to be a game time decision because of his strained back, will come off the bench for Detroit. A role that Iverson has never had to play in his entire basketball career.
Sheed avoided the mandatory suspension after two of his techs were rescinded by the NBA and will surely be needed to help Antonio McDyess stop Dwight Howard. I know it’s a relief to most of you who simply can’t imagine Detroit losing a nine games in a row, but Rasheed’s actions in New Orleans were an embarrassment to the organization. What’s worse is he let his whole team down by leaving then to fend for themselves when the game was on the line, a game they desperately needed to win.
Sure he doesn’t have to serve his suspension for the tech’s yet, but why does he get a pass time and again from the team for his actions? I know we have come to the end of Sheed in Detroit, but what kind of example does this set for anyone? Blow up in Detroit and you get a free pass.
Need4Sheed or not, there is no need for that on this team, especially now.
Like I mentioned earlier, it’s unclear who exactly is running the show for the Pistons, but whoever it is will likely keep changing things around until the Pistons start winning again. Or at least look better on the court than my high school’s JV basketball team. And just so you know…..I went to an all girls school.
The Good/Bad and More
- Detroit hasn’t dropped nine in a row since a 13-game skid to end the 1993-94 season.
- I’m not the only one who is waiting for Chauncy’s return to the Palace. Mr. Blaha can’t wait either.
- Maxiell – One of the BEST little Big Men.
- Pistons better without AI?
Tip off is at 7:00 and locally broadcast on FSN and Nationally on ESPN. If you can’t catch the game on TV, or are gearing up for the Oscars, you can listen locally at WDFN 1130 AM or follow/listen to the game at NBA.com.
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