Straight from Matt Dery of WDFN who will giving more detail on air throughout the day at WDFN 1130 AM.
“The Pistons are gearing up for the upcoming NBA Draft.
Today they are working out some Big Men, including NC State’s JJ HICKSON, Kansas’s SASHA KAUN, TRENT PLAISTED from BYU and JOSEPH JONES from TEXAS A AND M”
Head over to WDFN and listen to Matt Live for more details.
Thanks for the heads up Matt.
Doesnt matter, this pick is gonna be envolved in the trade.
JJ hickson is sick. They compare him to chris wilcox? I live in seattle and Wilcox is the only guy I like on the sonics(im a sonics-hater). If it’s an accurate comparison, JJ Hickson could be a very entertaining player to watch. As for the other guys? J. Jones looks like a badass and Sasha Kaun has an awsome name but I don’t Kaun has much of a future in the NBA. I’m definately not a BYU fan and would be a bit upset to see Plaisted on the team.
nat, whats the feed, or where is it? sorry, a little new to this blog.
Your RSS Feed Ric
I just wanted to give my thoughts on all the trade rumors. First, I think that trading for T-Mac is a terrible idea. He’s getting older, he’s extremely injury-prone, and he can’t win in the playoffs. He’s not even an elite scorer anymore (under 22 ppg last year). Combined with his poor leadership and defense, he’s not a good choice.
Carmelo Anthony, on the other hand, is perfect. He’s not a great defender, but he’s not going to single-handedly turn the Pistons into a poor defensive team, as some people seem to think. He’s only 24 years old and will provide somewhere around 25-30 ppg, along with the solid post presence that we need. Some people don’t like his attitude, but they are missing the big picture: this guy is a perfect fit.
And, I have finally decided, 100%, that Prince is overrated and needs to go. For a “great defender”, his defensive stats aren’t very impressive: he only averages 4-5 boards per game. And, he has never averaged more than 1 steal or more than 1 block per game for an entire season. Plus, he’s too passive on offense. See ya later Tayshaun, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
One other thing: I’m surprised there haven’t been any rumors regarding a Prince for Shawn Marion sign-and-trade deal. Assuming that Marion doesn’t want to stay in Miami, I think this deal makes a lot of sense. The Pistons get an elite small forward, and the Heat get a solid player (instead of nothing) in return for Marion. Marion would help the Pistons as a whole, because he’s probably the most active player in the league, and he would set a good example for the rest of the starters to play with more effort and live up to their full potential.