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While Joe Dumars decides who’s going to get the 15th roster spot for the Pistons, we have bigger issues here at Need4Sheed.com.  Which Piston should grace November’s schedule wallpaper?

We’ve had some pretty big changes here in the Motor City.  Dumars signed his big free agent Josh Smith, he traded Brandon Knight for Brandon Jennings and brought back two Pistons fan favorites and legends one to play, and one to coach.  They have a new coach and their dynamic duo of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe have more help then we ever thought they would.

Rasheed Wallace and Chauncey BillupsIt’s almost as if in a blink of an eye this team has gone from pathetic to compelling.

I can’t tell you what or who I’m more excited to see, or who is going to play the biggest part this season.  Can Kaldwell-Pope make Pistons fans forget that they could have had Michigan’s Trey Burke? Will Andre make the all star game this season with the help of  Rasheed Wallace as his big man coach?  Will Greg Monroe turn the corner and become unstoppable?  Will Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings be able to change their games to help the team win? Can the Pistons bench do some damage? Will the Italian sharp shooter  Gigi Datome shoot the lights out? Will Mo Cheeks make a difference or will Chauncey Billups be the difference maker?

There are just so many variable to start the season.

So now I’m asking you who  you think is the most intriguing Piston to start this season.  I’ll let you vote on who you think will be the difference maker this season and that player/coach will don the November 2013 Detroit Pistons Schedule Wallpaper here at Need4Sheed.com.

And as an added bonus, the winner of this vote will be the subject of a newly designed t-shirt that I will give away on twitter.

So who’s it going to be?

Who is the most intriguing Piston to start the season?

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Here goes another addition to my Video section on Need4Sheed.com.  As I was rifling though my archives I didn’t realize just how funny some of these 24 seconds bit were.  Who knew Sheed disliked cauliflower so much?

What I didn’t realize though was if I went through a  list of online sportsbook reviews  that Jason Maxiell would make so many appearances and Rip Hamilton really wanted to be a rap star.

Enjoy the 24 Second Vault

The permanent link to the gallery is here 24 Seconds.

I told you that I was revamping the site, so I’ve gone through my archives and found a ton of Detroit Pistons Introduction videos I have.

I don’t care where you live, or who thinks their team has better introductions, but at their prime the Pistons set the bar for arena hype.  Here are the some Detroit Pistons intro to keep you busy for a while before the season starts.

The permanent page for the gallery is here: Detroit Pistons Introductions

Coach Rasheed WallaceThat’s right, it looks like this website’s name may not be as stale as I thought it was.  We all thought Sheed would make a great coach one day and it looks like we may get to see him on the sideline in Auburn Hills.

“Former Piston Rasheed Wallace is in talks to join Maurice Cheeks’ coaching staff, multiple sources tell the Detroit News.

Wallace played for the Pistons from 2004-09, being the missing piece of their championship team and has been generally regarded as one of the smarter players of his generation, despite his testy relationship with coaches and referees.

He and Cheeks’ relationship dates back to their days in Portland, when Cheeks was head coach and Wallace was in his younger days as an All-Star forward.” Via The Detroit News

SheedTASTIC!

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It seems for the moment the Nate McMillan is the running favorite for the #Pistons vacant head coaching job. That doesn’t mean that he’s a lock, but considering the names that have been thrown around we may be seeing him around the Palace of Auburn Hills come October.

If it were up to Pistons fans across the ocean they would love to see Zeljko Obradovic take the reins and bring his distinct coaching style to Detroit.

Lindsey Hunter, who was mostly a bad boy for life, has asked the Phoenix Suns permission to interview with the Pistons for the coaching gig. He had limited success with the Suns after he took over late in the season and though he was a big part of things in Detroit it’s not likely that he’d be atop the list.

On a side note Lindsey was a lot of fun when he was here.

I’ve heard Mike Budenholzer Spurs longtime assistant is being looked at. Anyone who worked under Pop in San Antonio has serious knowledge as far as I’m concerned.

Mo Cheeks had limited success in his two previous head coaching stints so he’s semi legit.

Brian Shaw I never liked because of his playing days with the Celtics and then later the Lakers, but being a guard in the league would be a welcome help on the bench for Detroit.

Scott Skiles may know how to coach a team and has ties to the Michigan State, but his style I believe is not conducive to young players. He’s got a his way or the highway type of attitude that takes a special kind of team to work with. Plus I think he’s a DB.

You want Drummond and Monroe to take it to the next level then Patrick Ewing is your guy. There is no better coach to have on your bench to teach the twin towers what they need to learn than Ewing.

Now for what you don’t want to hear…

Bill Laimbeer is will not be the Pistons Head coach.

cartoon_laimbeerWe are all “homers” of some sort when it comes to the team we love and the nostalgia that goes along with it, but so many of you need to let go of the whole Laimbeer as coach idea.
Don’t you think if he was a serious candidate he would have snagged the job the other two times he was interviewed for the job? Don’t you think he would have been a better choice than Michael Curry if Detroit was serious about hiring him? He won Championships for the Shock here in Detroit yet they gave the job to Kuester.

We loved him as a bad boy, but he’s legitimately a jerk. Ask just about anyone that has had contact with him or has a story to tell about him and I can guarantee it’s not a nice one. We may never really know what he did behind the scenes here in Detroit or in his assistant spot with the Timberwolves, but there is a reason that he went back to coaching the WNBA.

Nobody likes him.

We can remember him as our beloved Bad Boy that had a hell of a hop skip three-point shot, but let’s stop the Laimbeer for head coach thing please.

And please don’t do the forgive Larry Brown thing either for that matter.

Or Sheed for that matter, though it would be a hell of a lot of fun!

Coach Rasheed Wallace

Let’s face it, no top-tier coach is going to want to come to Detroit right now.

  • This team is seriously rebuilding.
  • They like to fire the coach at the first sign of trouble.
  • There has been issues with the team/coach relationships for a while.
  • Management is making changes every day.
  • The roster is a work in progress.
  • The GM (Joe D) is on the hot seat.
  • They’re not paying the big bucks. Think about it, they have been paying two coaches’ salaries each season for years.

So let’s just sit back and see what the draft and management deals us, but keep your wish list serious. We are Detroit…remember.

 

The 23-39 #Pistons are hosting the 36-21 New York Knicks Wednesday Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: Carmelo Anthony, who has been one of the reasons that Detroit can’t even compete with the Knicks this season, is a game-time decision for New York.
  • The bad:
  • Greg Monroe will not play due to a ankle tweak and Charlie V is a game time decision with a tight hamstring.
  • L Frank won’t be on hand due to personal reasons, coach Brian Hill will take his place.
  • A win for the Knicks would give them a season sweep in consecutive years against Detroit. Don’t expect to see Sheed, he’s out for the season.
  • The unknown: Are the Knicks the new Jazz for the Pistons?

Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 the Ticket.

If you’re thinking of going to the game, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO FEES.

The 18-30 #Pistons are in New York for the second game of a back-to-back against the 30-15 Knicks.

  • The good: JOSE WILL PLAY! Jose Calderon has been cleared to play against the Knicks.  It’s possible that in limbo PF Jose Calderon will be able to take the court for the Pistons against the Knicks.
  • The bad: Heading to New York and playing a back-to-back after losing a heart-breaker at the Palace to the Lakers Sunday afternoon won’t be easy. Add the fact that the Knicks have owned the Pistons recently will make for a difficult night in the big city.
  • The unknown: Will Greg Monroe be able to keep putting up big numbers? How will Knight, Bynum and Stuckey adjust to the new rotation once Calderon starts playing?

Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 the Ticket.

The #Pistons dug themselves a deep hole in London when they scored the games first two points and then let the Knicks score the next 16 points. Will Bynum and sparked a late third quarter run to get the Pistons within four points of the Knicks, but the Knicks came right back. Another Bynum rally got them close again in the fourth, but again the Knicks came right back to beat the Pistons 102-87.

Key Points:

  • Very cool to see the Pistons play on the big stage, too bad they didn’t look better doing it. I’m just happy that they didn’t get blown out because it looked awful when they were down 16-2.
  • Will Bynum led the Pistons with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with four assists and a steal in 29 minutes. You have to appreciate Bynum who sparked two runs for Detroit to get them back in the game and not embarrass themselves in London. He even went on a person 7-0 run in the fourth quarter.

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  • You know I love me some Bynum, but when he’s the Pistons best player of the game it means people are not doing their jobs.
  • Speaking of people not doing their jobs…what’s up with Brandon Knight? He scored one point on 0-of-4 shooting in 18 minutes.
  • Andre Drummond helped Will get the Pistons back in the game. He posted another double-double with 11 points, 10 boards and two blocked shots. Per minute, he’s the Pistons best player of late.
  • Moose also with 11 and 10 boards.
  • Knicks are three-point shooting fools. They make them and they win, plain and simple.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Nice to see Bill Laimbeer in the house.
  • Great game by Singler, who was also responsible for helping the Pistons stay in the game. Kyle with one of the better games he played in the last couple of months. He finished with 15 points, 4 assists, 3 boards and a blocked shot.
  • A minute and twenty-five seconds for Kravtsov.
  • Prince with 12 on the night.
  • Not a great way to get overseas Pistons fans after that game, but I know quite a few Pistons fans in London got to finally see their team play in person, and that to me is pretty cool.
  • Sunday night against the Celtics at The Palace.