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heWizard

  • joined Jun 29, 2010
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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Writer/director/thinker/time traveler in Los Angeles, CA. Co-author SO YOU CREATED A WORMHOLE: THE TIME TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO TIME TRAVEL. http://thetimetravelguide.com

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  • NBA Detroit Pistons
  • NCAAF Michigan St. Spartans
  • NCAAB Michigan St. Spartans
  • MLB Detroit Tigers
  • NFL Detroit Lions
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
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Owner Tom Gores, the Invisible Man, Hurts Pistons – Deadline Detroit

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An interesting tangential perspective on the mess of the Pistons, if for no other reason than that the idea of the Pistons being a mess is seeping into the public consciousness. However, I don't really agree with him. Dumars began unraveling the franchise when he traded Chauncey for AI, then hid behind "ownership transition" for 2 years after Mr. Davidson passed. Now it's the owner's fault again? The writer calls for Joe D's resignation, too, but from where I'm sitting, Gores' biggest mistake is trusting Joe D to begin with. Time to clean house and install someone who understands today's NBA. Also: TREY BURKE Warning.

Zach Lowe beats a dead moose

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Joe Dumars won't call this a playoffs-or-bust season, so I will: It's a playoffs-or-bust season for Detroit, especially given the ripple effects of Okafor's injury and the general unpredictability of the rest of the morass. The challenge: Detroit cannot afford to fall behind after starting 4-20 in 2011-12 and 0-8 last season, and that means Maurice Cheeks has to work out a lot of dicey rotation questions quickly. Detroit will start the fascinating Josh Smith–Greg Monroe–Andre Drummond ultra-big trio, with an often inefficient point guard in Brandon Jennings orchestrating on what will be a very, very cramped floor. The last starting spot is up for grabs, and if Cheeks gives it to Rodney Stuckey, a non-shooter, Detroit's offense could crater. All three of Chauncey Billups, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Kyle Singler would be better options, and though Gigi Datome lacks the foot speed to play the position, Cheeks has to find minutes for him. Datome is a deadeye shooter on the wing who should also be able to play some small-ball power forward — perhaps rendering Jonas Jerebko expendable. Cheeks has to learn a lot of stuff, and quickly — the right balance between lineup types; the best wing combinations; whether the league will let him implant an electric shock device he can activate whenever Smith rises for a 20-footer; and how well the Monroe-Drummond frontcourt can work defensively. Detroit is another candidate for a "win now" trade, though it's tough to find any appealing bait if it doesn't dangle Monroe — perhaps expendable now, with Smith aboard and Monroe's agent, David Falk, almost certainly demanding a max contract.

Grantland

I missed the game last night and wanted to see some of the excitement that was Drummond up (GET...

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I missed the game last night and wanted to see some of the excitement that was Drummond up (GET IT?!). Found it.

Chad Ford names Detroit as One of 3 Teams To Benefit Most From Anthony Davis

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Along with the Bobcats (duh), and the Nets. He also shows some love for Moose and says that with Davis the Pistons would be a "hot, young, up and coming playoff team." Plus it's only a few minutes in, so if you hate Simmons you don't have to stomach him for long.

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Fantasy Basketball Conundrum

I'll warn you all up front that this gets way into the nitty-gritty of my fantasy basketball league. But for what it's worth, I think my friends and I have developed a pretty solid system, which we...

So You Created A Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide To Time Travel in stores today.

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Great news for those of you who are excited about it--and even better news for those of you who wish I would shut up about it--my first book is in stores today. There are at least two easter eggs in there for DBBers. If you find them, I'll, uhh...uhh...send you some time machine-grade plutonium.

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A Look On The Bright Side - Pistons at Clippers Game Preview

For my first ever game preview, before the only Pistons game I'll attend this season, I thought I would take a look at this mediocre season and spruce it up with some much-needed positivity. And...

Completely OT: I made this video to promote So You Created A Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide To...

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Completely OT: I made this video to promote So You Created A Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide To Time Travel. Just wanted to share it with my favorite group of intertubes buddies with no regard for the sanctity of the timeline.

Knicks in lead for Chandler

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Knicks are apparently now in the lead for Tyson Chandler, which, according to Ken Berger, would mean Chauncey gets amnesty'd. Billussance?

Pistons meet with Lawrence Frank, Kelvin Sampson next

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"Slimy cheater with questionable morals who was run out of the NCAA, or Lawrence Frank, who has never out-coached anybody in his life." Why do I get the feeling I'm going to be disappointed by the coaching decision no matter who GoDumares picks? M-O-N-T-H O-F M-U-R-D-E-R-S

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Conference Finals Quasi-Un-Official Game(s) Thread

Do we have one of these? We need one of these. In case you're inattentive, slow, or prone to red panda attacks, the match-ups are: Chicago Bullshit How Can You Root For Our Most Hated Central...

Red Pandas Miscategorized as "Cute"

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Note that she never mentions their murderous tendencies, ability to chew through human bone and penchant for orgies. NOT PICTURED: The pack of Red Pandas below the poor woman's waist, making sure she doesn't "slip up."

Red Pandas are already training hard in the early NBA offseason. "Playing in the snow is good for...

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Red Pandas are already training hard in the early NBA offseason. "Playing in the snow is good for leaping ability," says strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander. He added that a diet of "some tree I guess" is important for keeping off those Chunky summer pounds. Pistons fans are eager to see the Red Pandas back on the DBB message boards in time for pre-season Kool-Aid drinking.

TOM GORES NOT THOM BUYS THE MF'N' D-TOWN PISTONS

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HALLELUJAH!

"Rodney is maybe 24 now and he’s a good, young player. We like him. He’ll be a part of our core...

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"Rodney is maybe 24 now and he’s a good, young player. We like him. He’ll be a part of our core going forward and we have every intention of re-signing him and going forward with him." -- JOD

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/8t5mo0

Help Erect a Robocop Statue in Detroit

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Someone started a kickstarter to fund the erection of a Robocop statue. This is awesome. Perhaps if we contribute enough as a collective, his chin can be Black and we can make a slight alteration to the placard.

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AJ for Rip?

Sadly, the Al Jefferson "experiment" is failing in Utah. Sadly, because I've always liked AJ, ever since he was shuttled to 'Sota like a piece of scrap meat in the KG deal, and then continued to...

CV Wants Out?

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It looks like Chunks has grown tired of jacking 3s and his low rebounding rate, which are both undoubtedly a result of the system in which he plays. Just look at this thinly veiled tweet from earlier today. It seems, my fellow DBBers, that the writing is on the wall.

Sh*t just got REAL

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Mikhail tells management to ditch the Melo trade. Power play? Russian business technique? Idiocy? Vodka?

Does Masai Ujiri LOOK like a b*tch?

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Denver "threatening" to trade Melo to Knicks unless NJ changes their "tone." Guys, that's not a tone! It's Russian!

Billups wants to retire a Nugget

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Ol' Chauncey wants no part of a trade to NJ, and would prefer to remain in his hometown, even through a rebuilding situation. Would demand a buy-out if dealt. Probably hampers the chances deal a bit, don't you think?

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I am a Bad fan

Full disclosure: I kinda forgot the Pistons were in town tonight until right around 11:30 this morning. THEN, I spent the day wallowing and wishing that either I had less work to do, the game was...

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Pandas, Batsignals and Man-Children: A Night at Staples Center

As promised, a mega-fan post recounting my night at the Staples Center behind the Pistons bench. I had two $9.50 Bud Lights, got my picture taken with Greg Kelser, was screen-captured by MFDBB, ...

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Staples Center - Visitor's Bench

I've had a string of financial good fortune lately. To celebrate, I just bought me and my girlfriend tickets to the Pistons-Clips game this Friday night -- ROW 1 BEHIND THE VISITOR'S BENCH.Thank...

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