The concerns we all had about floor spacing with the Detroit Pistons are showing. Reasons why I thought of this deal. The Pistons sends Greg Monroe & Jonas Jerebko, to the New Orleans Pelicans, for Ryan Anderson & Jason Smith. Monroe's asking price is reportedly the max, which the Pistons don't want to give him, so it's best to part ways now. Monroe could play center for the Pelicans, while AD plays power forward. Anderson's outside shooting will spread the floor for Drummond and Josh Smith, plus driving lanes for Brandon Jennings...Pistons 2 guard position needs to be addressed too. I would trade Stuckey and a 2014 1st round pick, to Orlando, for former Piston Arron Aflalo...This trade gives the Magic a extra first round pick in a deep draft, and with Aflalo gone Olidipo could start
Never going to happen. Anderson is the most import player for the pelicans not named Davis. I think they're going to improve a lot now that he's back.
Call me crazy but I would like to see a
Rudy Gay and Landry Fields
Greg Monroe Rodney Stuckey and Charlie V
Raps get Monroe to pair with Jonas and form nice big man tandem and can build around those 2 along with Terrance Ross. Stuckey and Charlie V's contract will be up at years end so that would clear up space for the Raptors to chase free agents and they will be bad enough that they will have a chance for a top 5 pick, and a little help from Adam Silver can get the 1st pick and select Andrew Wiggins and they can still trade Demar and Lowry (Lowry on the last year of his deal I believe) and get safe assets from those trades.
Pistons get a scorer and a real small forwards in Rudy Gay even though he is not efficient at all and sharing the ball between Gay, Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings might be a problem sometimes but when clicking those 3 along with Andre the Giant's rebounding and defense this team could be a nice threat. Landry Fields when healthy can provide that glue guy for the team like he did his rookie year in New York and spread the floor at the 2 until KCP is ready to take over that role. Rudy can opt out and sign for a 4year 48 million dollar deal and they can become the new Atlanta Hawks a team that's going to never get past the 2nd round but they will be entertaining.
Just imaging the combination of Jennings, Gay and Smith on the same team. A GM would have to be full blown retarded to ever let that happen.
I think your trade does benefit both teams...However, when you look at the pelicans roster the first thing you see is they need more depth at the big man spot. I agree monroe would be a great fit for the pelicans but your losing a big for a big. Perhaps a trade more like some sort of package involving monroe and whomever for EG and whomever. Then you dont need to make the extra trade for Afflalo.
Detroit: Brandon Jennings, Eric Gordon, Singler/Jerebko, J-Smoove, Drummond
Bench: KCP, stuckey
NO: Jrue, Morrow, Aminu, Davis, Monroe
Bench: Tyreke, anderson
Monroe is very good skilled player, and a damn near perfect pf to have next to Drummond because he is suited for the center spot. The Pistons shouldnt careless about Jennings future with the team. He shouldnt be in the long term equation. Watched a couple Pistons game this year and he is terrible. I cant think of a team that would give Monroe a max contract. So I think the Pistons should offer him somewhere around 40 to 60 mills. If that isnt good enough let him walk.
The two guard position has been addrressed in the draft with KCP. I can tell he is a baller, give him at least a year before you forget about him all together. He is going to be solid for them.
Also Pistons dont have their 2014 first rounder, bobcats have it.
If anything the thing they could use is a true point guard. Jennings is just a chucker and as KG would say he said about Charlie V "He's a cancer to his team"
Well the pistons should either trade Monroe or wait until the end of the season and let him go via free agency. There are teams that without a doubt would give Monroe a max deal..
Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith doesn't have nowhere near the value the pistons want for Greg Monroe.
Rudy Gay wouldn't be bad, however giving up 2 expring contracts, and a top center for another superstar and a now bench warmer for the raptors wouldn't seal it.
Only trade that comes to mind would be to ship Stuckey and Villanueva to orlando for affalo. This gives the pistons some outside shooting, someone who can guard the perimeter and can play sg and sf (he played primarily backup to Tayshaun when he was in detroit). With this trade also, wouldn't require us to trade Smith or monroe...smith can still start at sf but when the pistons play the quicker sf's like p.george Affalo can guard them and they can interchange Smith,Monroe, and Drummond at Pf and C. Also I believe KCP and Affalo would be a great Defensive tandem...in time.along with Smith and Drummond. As for the Magic it gives them another scorer in stuckey, and allow them to trade Jameer Nelson. From the froncourt, Villanueva gives them a stretch 4 and more space to Vucevic. This trade ultimetly give the magic more cap space for the FA of 2014, along with a better chance in the 2014 draft as well.
No need to trade monroe, or Smith
Greg Monroe is the Pistons' best player. He is the only player they have who can post up on their team opposed to Drummond who still scores off of putbacks and alley-oops. He shoots over .500 from the field and get nearly 10 rpg as well. I actually think he complements Drummond very well. Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings are the problems on this team. Jennings needs 18 shots to get the 18 pts he is currently averaging right now, and Josh Smith is up to his old ways chucking up six threes per game when he shoots over 50% from inside the arc. Will Bynum honestly does a better job at running the offense than Jennings simply because he doesn't take so many God-awful shots. How often do you see a Smith or Jennings missed three turn in to a fastbreak bucket for the other team?
Monroe is the Pistons best player. They should have enough cap space to sign him and should do everything in their power to sign him.
We just got over the Charlie V and Ben Gordon contracts now we are faced with Jennings and Josh Smith. What stings even more is that we paid more for Jennings than what Teague got in Atlanta and if Joe Dumars was not happy with Knight (I still think he would of developed under Billups) he should of drafted Michigan's Trey Burke.