Mavs v. Pistons (Preseason)
The game's still going on...but it's a blowout and they aren't doing anything out of the ordinary.....
Dirk played his usual style once again, expect a typical Dirk season.
Jason Terry's jumper was cash this game especially with his feet set. He'll be the favorite for the 6th man again. He also is a nice on-ball defender and transition player.
Roddy Beaubois got into early foul trouble (3 fouls in the 1st qtr) and even though he's a very impressive player to me, he has a low bball IQ and isn't much of a defender yet despite his physical tools. I think he will be, but right now he's prone to making defensive mistakes on and off the rock. He can be a combo guard as well, but he's a much better PG than 2. He didn't play good at all tonight, and is definitely a year away.
Dampier and Gooden are serviceable, but they aren't serious contenders with them teaming down low. Gooden does provide a change-of-pace with some offense though, but not nearly enough.
Kris Humphries and Matt Carrol may have roles as a rebounder/grinder and shooter respectively. Humphries looks more impressive out of the 2.
Singleton and Ross are decent defensive specialists types.
JJ Barea looks to have lost a little favor to me. He clearly is effected by Beaubois and likely would be moved if the Mavs make a trade.
Stuckey was the only player that looked truly impressive for the Pistons. He's a good defender and I think he has the potential to develop into a menace against PG's in time.
Kwame Brown still couldn't catch a cold butt naked in Antarctica, but he got plenty of rebounds and made some dunks at the rim off of them. He still plays too stiff to be a threat on offense, but he's a pretty good post defender and rebounder for limited minutes. Still not a starter or anything though.
Ben Gordon was OK, provided shooting and that floater. And of course, nothing else. he was pretty unselfish though for him.
Austin Daye played OK, but he's weak and it finally showed in his ability to get rebounds and a little on D. His shot is a thing of beauty and he could play the point if they chose to do so for spot minutes.
Will Bynum is good to me. He's a strong player with a football player's mentality when slashing and he is a physical defender. He just needs to show he can run an offense to be the best player he can be.
Maxiell looks like a disappointment for the 2nd year in a row.
DaJuan Summers is one of those guys that looks like Tarzan and plays like Jane. He isn't aggressive and mainly looks to spot up shoot.
Jonas Jerebko is big, and grinding. He isn't very talented on offense, but he feels the lanes on the breaks and dunks it when he's close to the rim. Also a decent rebounder. Is a little stiff on D though.
Wilcox is explosive athletically, but he still hasn't quite caught up in his bball skills. He's not very aggressive at all and he's not very polished on either end.
Yea Stuckey is the only player on the Pistons who caught my eye,really,but he needs to keep developing that Jumper,its good,but if he was a knock down jumpshooter, he would be tough as hell to guard, I think he settles abit too much instead of taking it in, which he should
is wilcox gonna get much PT this year? I drafted him in my fantasy draft expecting him to beat out Kwame and Wallace for the starting spot, should I dump him?
I think you should let him go, hell give you 8 and 8 at best on this Piston team, pretty much a waste of a roster spot, or include him in a trade packaged along with a good player to get a better player.
Yea Wilcox isn't going to be that big a factor for them...he'll get about 7 and 7 at most for them.
alright guys be safe and eat your wheaties, hopefully ill get on tomorrow to talk some ball, peace