detroits website they say that there going to sit back and see what happens and wait for somebody not signed to get desperate most likely center i would think
Why do they want Villanueva more than Lee or Millsap? He plays zero defense. I guess he brings some scoring but so can the other guys. I thought Dumars was a good GM and maybe he is, but this is pretty questionable. There's no way be plans on keeping rip with the signing of Gordon. This is interesting. Idk if I like Charlie V with the Pistons. What do you guys think about it? and 7 million a year.. that's not a lot and that's about right for him but why get tied up with him when there is such a good class coming in the summer of 2010?
Gordon is a huge improvement over Iverson. He isn't a ball hog and actually makes his shots. Gordon shot 45% from the field compared to Iverson's 41%, Gordon was 41% from threes compared to Iverson's 28% and Gordon had 86% free throws compared to 78% from free throws. Gordon is strong and can at least play some defense and he isn't a team killer like AI.
Both Millsap and Lee are restricted free agents... Millsap is too much like Maxiell... and Lee has alot of suitors which may become an all out bid war. Villanueva can stretch the floor with his shooting ala Sheed, but his defense and rebounding is lacking. I personally think they would have been better off resigning Sheed bcuz he is a good defender and has the versatility to play center. Letting Sheed walk leaves the front court pretty thin in talent with either Oberto or Kwame starting at Center and Maxiell behind Charlie.
Gordon is a good pick up because he does not have to dominate the ball to get his points. He can simply play the roll he had with Chicago which is a swing guard who specializes in scoring. He could be even more effective in Detriot considering Tayshuan has great vision as a point foward allowing Gordon and RIP to both run off screen at the same time