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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope CartoonThat’s right, I finally got around to tooning the Pistons first round draft pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.  We’ll have to wait to see him hitting shots at The Palace, but at least we can see what he looks like animated.

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Just because there will be not #Pistons player in the NBA All Star game doesn’t mean Detroit fans can’t get something out of it.  I’m giving away 2 FLuD Special Limited Edition All Star Game Watches.

NBA Watches: Go To Timepieces for ALL STAR WEEKEND 2013 Watch and Accessories maker Flud, continues its partnership with the NBA by launching two commemorative Limited Edition timepieces in honor of the 62nd Annual NBA All Star Game which will be played on Sunday, February 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Flud is teaming up with the world’s biggest leaders in basketball…the NBA. These celebratory timepieces come in two colors, white and black with flexible and comfortable 3ATM water resistant bands. The watches will launch exclusively at the SF2 boutique in Houston on Friday, February 15 during All Star Weekend.  This limited edition collaboration gives you style and comfort while you root on your favorite players. Be sure to get yours while they last. The watches will be available for purchase at the SF2 Boutique or thefludway.com but you can win one here at Need4Sheed.com.

Win an All Star Game Watch at Need4Sheed.com

How to Win:
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And tweet this out:
Follow @Need4Sheed_com and RT to win a #SheedTastic 2013 NBA All Star Game Limited Edition Watch from @fludwatches http://bit.ly/X7TiXZ

I’ll pick the winners at random on Sunday Night during the 2013 NBA All Star Game.
Good Luck!

The Winners are:
Winners of the NBA All Star Game Limited Edition Watch from @FludWatches are @MissRoseAngel & @Cpappas36NBA

With the 0-7 #Pistons start to the season, it’s clear that something has to change. It made it that much more obvious Saturday night when The Rockets went on a 22-1 run to bury Detroit in the 96-82 loss. Let’s put aside the fact that they got dealt a blow when they were sent on a six game West road trip after their hope opener. Sure it was tough, but those are the things that any NBA team must overcome.

Now it’s time to make a change.

I’m not sure if coach Frank is on the hot seat just yet, but he’s really got to be thinking about this very similar situation he was in when he was coaching The Nets. Frank’s team had the worst start to an NBA season losing 17 straight before being fired. That Nets team was injury plagued, but effort and energy was clearly missing as the losses kept mounting.

So what does Frank have to do? He needs to change things, and change them fast.

Lets start with the fact that this team has no real shooter. Stuckey is far from a shooter, he wants to be D-Wade. Tayshaun can be when he’s hot, which is about one in 10 games if the Pistons are lucky. Austin Day… I’ll let you finish that one. So who does that leave? Charlie Villanueva, yes that’s who it leaves. Clearly there is a problem.

They have Jason Maxiell starting at power forward. Bless him for playing his heart out, but he would never be a starter on any other team, let alone at PF. Don’t get me wrong, I like Maxiell, but I like him coming off the bench and bringing defense and energy.

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Brandon Knight is a great player, but he’s not qualified (yet) to lead a struggling team like this one.

We can go on and on, and we do as Pistons fans.

No matter what Tom Gores goal is for the team, he’s got to see that they’re not likely to be making playoffs. There should only be one goal, take one game at at time and WIN one. At this point with the start that they have had and the clear gaps the rotation and lineup you would think it was clear to Frank, and Dumars for that matter that things have to change.

  • Start Andre Drummond. If they aren’t competing for a championship, play Monroe and Drummond at their rightful positions and let them learn together. We would rather see the two grow together for a chance for something better in seasons to come.
  • This isn’t 2004, and Tayshaun isn’t blocking a Reggie Miller layup in the ECF. He’s not a starter anymore, and this team isn’t vying for championships. Let him anchor the bench and give the starting spot to Jerebko or Singler for that matter.
  • Give English more time, he may just be the shooter they are looking for.
  • Let’s see what Kravtsov can do.
  • Someone have a heart to heart and tell Rodney Stuckey that in order for you to act like a star you have to play like one.

So many things to do and so little time to do them before things get more out of hand. I actually think Lawrence Frank is a good coach, but this downward spiral isn’t making any of us smile. Dumars has to do some damage control and figure out which way this team is going to head.  Are they going to try to keep winning with a lineup and roster that seems to be outmatched every night or is he going to force a change?  I know Dumars is one of those GM’s that lets the coach do his job, but at this point both of them need to work with each other to get off the hot seat.

I thought this was going to be a fun season to watch with the new talent and a rookie infused team, but it’s been nothing but migraines.

OBEY – Andre the Giant

Yes he’s played just a handful of preseason games for the #Pistons.  Yes he hasn’t really proved himself in the NBA.  Yes he’s just a 19 year old Lottery Pick “project,” but you can bet Andre Drummond is already turning heads in Detroit and the NBA.

ROY…maybe.
DunkTastic…yup.
Making the Palace a Block Party every time he steps on court…you bet.
Game changer…it looks that way.
Jump on the Andre the Giant bandwagon before it’s full.

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Viacheslav Kravtsov Cartoon Need4Sheed.comThe #Pistons rookie Viacheslav Kravtsov Tooned.

After Pistons fans got their first official glimpse of Kravstov the other night against the Raptors, I knew he was going to be a fan favorite.  I tooned the center from the Ukraine and am awaiting a nickname for the new big man in town.

No Twitter of Facebook pages found for Kravtsov just yet, but you can be sure I’ll let you know when I find something.

The Pistons open the 2012-2013 season at home on October 31st against the Houston Rockets, so get your Andre Drummond costumes out and head on over to the Palace of Auburn Hills on Halloween.

So far the Pistons have just 2 nationally televised games on the schedule but that’s not set in stone, remember they took one away from them last season and if this team catches fire, you can be that they’ll add one here or there on TNT or ESPN (we hope).

  • From the Comments - The Jan 17th game vs NYK is at an “International Venue” btw.  

I’ve updated the schedule on the sidebar of the website.

Have you picked your all time Pistons lineup yet?

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Now that the #Pistons got the Bobcats to take Ben Gordon off their hands are you hoping, like I am, that Joe Dumars is going to make a move or two tonight?

As everyone gears up for the NBA draft, yours truly is headed off to The Palace of Auburn Hills for their annual Draft party. I’ll be tweeting live with any information that I might have. I’ll try to send some pictures and live video from the party and hopefully get a little of Joe Dumars post draft announcement on tape for you.

Follow @need4sheed_comIf you have any questions feel free to tweet them to me, but if you want me to run up to Dumars and ask him why he traded Chauncey or drafted Darko you can forget it…I did that two years ago and he gave me the stink eye.

Tweet me  @Need4Sheed_com or leave your thoughts in the comments.

Download the Detroit #Pistons April 2012 Schedule Wallpaper featuring Ben Wallace

April 2012 Detroit Pistons Schedule Wallpaper

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Download the Detroit #Pistons March 2012 Schedule Wallpaper featuring Greg Monroe.

February 2012 Detroit Pistons Schedule Wallpaper

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