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  • The Ben Wallace to the Pistons speculation is gaining ground.
  • New assistant coach Brian Hill on board in Detroit.
  • Don’t miss the Pistons summer league wrap up on Sunday Night July 26, at 8 & 10 pm followed by a must see Special on the one and only Chuck Daly at 8:30 & 10:30 pm on Fox Sports Detroit.
  • Eli Zaret caught up with Chris Wilcox when the Pistons inked his contract.  Get to know him in if you already don’t.
  • For all of you who keep inquiring…Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva, Austin Daye, DaJuan Summers, Jonas Jerebko and the voice of the Pistons John Mason have all been Tooned. Wilcox is on his way and the sidebar with the faces will be changed once the full roster is set.
  • And by the way…you may not have been the only one who missed the Charlie Villanueva Toon….he asked me himself when he was getting one.  Little did he know he missed it…and FYI he liked it.
  • I was pretty sure Will Bynum was going to come after me with all the photoshop fun I had with his interview, but he actually loved it.  Thank goodness, I thought I was going to have to go into basketball hiding, which I would assume would involve me going to Memphis and covering the Grizzlies.
  • Summer League Video Highlights Austin Daye.
  • Summer League Video Highlights of DaJuan Summers.
  • Summer League Video Highlights of Jonus Jerebko.
  • Deron Washington is doing his best to make the Pistons.  Plus another YouTube classic from my friend Elie Seckbach with Deron.
  • Austin Daye let us know via Twitter that he signed his contract with the Pistons.  “@Adaye5: Just signed my contract haha great day about to head to Spokane fir a lil and see some friends…” If you were following Austin or myself you would already know.
  • Um…why didn’t I play in George Blaha’s High Hopes Golf Invitational? Pairing up with the Microwave would have been awesome. (Photos)
  • Chris Weber gives us his Fab Five Pistons.


  • A beautiful day in Michigan, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and Orlando took down Cleveland at home.
  • Terrance Williams works out with Detroit and Matt Watson of Detroit Bad Boys interviews the possible Piston.
  • Our good friend Matt Dery of WXYT is reporting that the Pistons are working out Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo.
  • How many Mock Drafts can you really read? SI thinks Detroit will use their #15 pick to snatch Ohio State Center B.J. Mullens. All for a big man, but is Mullens proven after just one year in college?
  • Possibly a PG with the pick?
  • I wouldn’t mind TY Lawson.
  • Will Rodney Stuckey have a breakout season?
  • I’m so close it hurts.
  • I need Pistons fans help with this one! I got an email from an Old Schooler like myself who needed a hand with some Bad Boys Pistons trivia. “There is a song from back in the day when the bad boys won the 89-90.  It is not One Mission, but it was a Rap song that had Laimbeer, Thomas, Mahorn’s name in it.” Now I remember the song vaguely but for the life of me I couldn’t tell you who did it or what the name of it was. Here is where you guys help us out if you can.  It’s going to bother me until we get the answer!
  • Don’t forget about the Kimmel Show Friday night…someone has to win the limited edition EMINEM shirt.
  • FYI, I added a feature in the comment section of the site. You can now directly reply to a specific comment in the section and it will appear right below it.
  • Great YouTube Tribute to Daddy Rich.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUEAIGftwro

  • The Pistons have a Need 4 Sheed, but he wont be back just yet.  No Texas swing for Roscoe.
  • George Blaha reflects on Mr. Davidson on the Deminski and Doyle show. (Audio)
  • 10 most hated players in the NBA
  • Mr. D did things the right way.
  • Still a little upset by this. But you have to give credit to Darko.
  • Bynum adding a spark.
  • Iverson to be reevaluated on Wednesday in Georgetown…should we start taking bets on his return? “Every day I come in here, we ask about Allen,” Curry said. “He knows that. He’s almost in a no-win situation. He doesn’t want to be the story. He doesn’t want his injury or him coming off the bench to be a distraction or anything to the team. He just wants to win, get into the playoffs and compete for a title.” Via MLive
  • Still can’t believe we lost to Memphis.
  • The Pistons are one game back of the Sixers, the standings don’t look good for Detroit right now.  Especially with a back to back in Texas Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • This is just one of the reasons why I appreciated Mr. Davidson. And that’s no Bullshit.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA_voe2UAUg

  • Need4Sheed is in the Busted Coverage Sports Blog of the Year Tournament – I’m the 12th seed and right now pitted against the 700 level. If you wish go vote Need4Sheed.com and Detroit Bad Boys along with all your other favorite sports blogs. At least get me out of the first round people.
  • The comments are buzzing about Allen Iverson’s $25,000 dollar fine from the NBA for comments he made to a fan in Charlotte at the end of the game. (Thanks to Pistonsfan101 for the quick link)
  • If it’s possible, I heart Antonio McDyess just a little more after reading this.
  • Mr. Wallace made a visit to Children’s Hospital and we get to see the Rasheed he doesn’t like to make public. Five Rooms with Rasheed. And from a mothers perspective……. those smiles alone are worth it.
  • Coach Curry’s video Blog.
  • I love The Pistons and think the Organization as a whole does things the right way, but that being said…. the sell out streak is a sham. Ask any season ticket holder, it’s been a farce for quite some time.
  • Derrick Coleman isn’t broke, but I may go check out his furniture.
  • If you are the coach of the Pistons, who will you sit when it counts?
  • Keith Langlois “The Pistons have some alarming defensive stats on their resume through the first quarter of the season – they rank 22nd in field-goal percentage defense – but Curry has been encouraged by what he’s seen since the lineup change. And part of the motivation for the amped-up defensive intensity might be the impact players see it can have on their impact to get easy points the other way.” The Pistons lineup juggling is about defense.
  • Mr. Blaha needs to own this – Grade your teams announcers at DIME.
  • Happy Holidays from The Pistons….Slash New Years

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKCeQuJMtlk
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx6YbHXNmgc

Around The Way at Need4Sheed.com

  • Amir is a confident starter.
  • Great Joe Dumars Youtube mix.
  • Amir is making his Youtube presence known.
  • We may get to see Herrmann on Wednesday.
  • “On Monday, point guard Chauncey Billups tweaked the right ankle he sprained early in the exhibition season, and reserve center Kwame Brown suffered a slight shoulder strain. Neither is expected to miss time.” Via The Detroit Free Press
  • Corliss Williamson is being inducted into the Arkansas Hall Of Fame.
  • Cavs fans want Maxiell.
  • “Maxiell has said he wants to stay. The Pistons have a clear role for him; even though Michael Curry plans to rotate five big men through the lineup this year, Maxiell is one of the eight players he says is in line to get at least 15 minutes a night.” Keith Langlois True Blue Pistons
  • Not many opportunities for Samb.
  • Ticketmaster has ruined professional sports.
  • Sharpe can play D.
  • I’m setting up The Need4Sheed Fantasy leagues and will be posting the information some time tomorrow. We filled up 5 pretty fast last season and it’s first come first serve with the winner of each league getting a Need4Sheed T-Shirt so be on your toes for the announcement.
  • Don’t miss the Fox Sports Detroit half-hour Pistons Season Preview airing on the following dates/times: Thu. Oct. 23 – 10 pm,  Fri. Oct. 24 – 1:30 pm,  Sun. Oct. 26 – 6 pm,  Mon. Oct. 27 – 7:30 pm, Wed. Oct. 29 – 11:30 am & 6:30 pm.
  • NBA TV Detroit Pistons Preview

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD7RcPRBEv4

  • Maxiell’s playing time and his contract issue.
  • Look at the numbers, Chauncey Billups is a Superstar!
  • Dumars takes nothing that isn’t coming to him.
  • Dave Dial points out the fact Tay and Rasheed aren’t pulling their weight offensively.
  • Rick Carlisle back in Detroit with his new team (Dallas) and a new attitude.
  • Curry takes the blame while Sheed isn’t really worried about a pre-season game.
  • Ilgauskus takes a jab at Detroit’s pre-game huddle… “The old veteran sees other teams leaping together before the tipoff, as if pogo sticks had been smuggled into their midst, and he shakes his head. The Detroit Pistons do this, led by Rasheed Wallace, the prince, behaviorally, if not in the box score, of pointlessness. ‘We don’t jump around,’ said Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the 33-year-old Cavaliers center. ‘We meet in the hallway before we go out for warmups. We have a prayer.’ Apparently, jumping around is not needed to get the Cavs’ blood roaring. ‘We go out and try not to curse after the prayer,’ said Z. ‘I would say it lasts for at least 30 seconds.’” The Plain Dealer Via True Hoop

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV8dPEELruE