GreekAlex wrote:There’s been a lot of talk about who will get the last roster spot.
Get your vote in!
If you vote other, please specify in a post who will be cut if you believe it’s a different player.
Personally I’d like to keep both but if I had to choose one, I’d keep Wood. I really like what he brings as a three point shooting rim protector.
I’ve always thought there was no point in having “lame duck” players so I wish there was an opportunity for the Pistons to trade Langston Galloway & Thon Maker in a 2 for 1 deal to open up an extra roster spot. I don’t see either player on the team next season and I don’t think either player brings any intangibles that’s worth investing a roster spot for a full season.
Unless Thon Makers work in the off season and extra muscle has transformed his game, I don’t see anything he does better than Wood.
It’s either Galloway or Thomas. Wood has earned not a spot but rotation minutes. ISO will end up being a part time get a bucket guy or someone you put in at the end of games as a decoy who can score.
I think Thomas is worth keeping and developing. His offensive game is way ahead of Bruce’s (my favorite current Piston) and his handle, size, and versatility gives him greater value than Gallo.
However even streaky, Galloway still looks like the better shooter from range. I believe if Thomas doesn’t get minutes in the remaining preseason games, the decision has been made.
If he plays and falters, he’ll cost himself the spot. The only thing that could save Thomas is if we pull off we find a way to deal Gallo for future picks and cash. Or package Gallo and Reg for someone.
Otherwise a really development player (Khyri Thomas) is going to lose his spot in favor of a streaky shooter with shaky handles who plays hard.