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Pistons fan here. If you wonder about Sekou's potential, I made a fanpost at your site with plenty of clips from his promising rookie campaign in G League.
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Thanks Guys for all the comments!
But allow me to point some misunderstanding. Never did I mentioned that the inconsistency in Troy’s proceedings this offseason wipe out all that he has achieve during his short tenure with the Detroit Pistons. Contrary, I try to emphasize an underwhelming nature of some of the moves he made this offseason when compared with those he had made earlier and that, in a couple of cases (BB trade, DRose trade), they even undermined the possible bigger gains we could get from those prior moves (using the 37th pick to trade Mason, whose contract would probably has a value if we didn’t need to rush dealing him away, instead of drafting someone with high upside).
Nah, I didn’t spent the whole last season to praise the direction this team has taken with Troy’s arrival in all the pieces I have written, to start whining about future of our franchise just because Troy gave $10 mil contract to Cory and resigned Rodney. But because I did have written some about the direction Troy has gave this team, I felt obligated to point some inconsistency I thought I saw.
Maybe it sounds a little dramatic, but I think we might underestimate the Kelly Olynyk signing. I will try to do a separate piece on this, but Kelly from Rockets, putted in DC system, can flourish like another Jerami. He was a mismatch nightmare in Houston and DC’s motion offense is able to create and take advantage of mismatches in bunches. Even if he isn’t the best interior defender we can dream of, playing along such long and skillful perimeter defenders like Killian, Cade, Saben, Saddiq and Jerami, his ability to be serviceable inside should suffice for the Pistons to play winning basketball on that end too. And judging by what he has given up to sign Kelly (not only the cash but also Plumlee trade), Troy rather thought the same. And I doubt that Kelly came to Detroit to give he’s best basketball to fight for lotto balls.
So with the youngsters on the one side and Jerami and Kelly on the other, we could have a third way (as I described it in here) mixture of players able to climb in standings and challenge the play-in. But now put Cory into this equation. He’s too good for DC not to be tempted to use him extensively when Killian or Cade or Saben will go through some growing pains. But he isn’t the type of perimeter defender this team would need for Kelly to not be overburdened with interior defense. So in the case of some struggles of our youngsters, instead of making them grow through those struggles with a little relief from some third string veteran PG like Teague (by the way great point Laz about Teague being like Calderon as Calderon was good in his second stint with the Pistons as a third PG and started to struggle when out of necessity he became backup PG, and I think the type of third string PG Calderon was before being made backup is exactly what current team would need), we’ll might end up playing too much Cory, not winning enough to fight for play-in, yet still win enough to not be players for high lotto odds.
Now imagine this. How do you like this against the background of a team we thought Troy started to build last year? And that was my point, wouldn’t it be underwhelming against that background? For me it very much would, hence the piece.
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