DWCP2 wrote:8305 wrote:Have to agree with Wiz. You extend West. If we intend to have a team built in the image of the 2004 to 2008 Pistons you can't have a guy like Tyler in the starting lineup. He simply isn't nor will he ever be that good. With Pendergraph and the possibility of resigning Amundson, I'd be fine with moving Tyler for GSW pick 30 or Bobcats pick 31. There are some interesting guys who will likely still be available.
By signing West they bought Hansbrough time to develop.
Yeah ok he needs to develop a left hand. So what? Bird made that comment about Granger what was it last yearr? 2 years ago?
I expect things to unravel slowly when they trade Collison on draft night or not long after.
I can't say for sure what the objective was when West was signed but after watching what you get with West as opposed to Tyler for a year I'd say you ride David as long as possible. Developing a left hand won't make Tyler a better rebounder or defender or make him a quicker jumper. It won't give him a feel for the game that allows him to participate in an offense that calls for ball movement and making the extra pass. The guys 26 years old. He might marginally improve some of his weaknesses but at this point he is what he is.
I'll say it again, he will never be a starting caliber power forward.