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Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:39 am
by Great
Nice. Nice.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:27 am
by bstein14
Like our end of bench depth more this year than last. Excited there will be no more Calderon.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:34 am
by Canadafan
Now trade Drummond for DeRozan and call it a day ;)

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:06 am
by kellmellus50
Wow, great front office move I was hoping for. This Big has skills and comes cheap. Other than passing on talent in the 2nd round that I would rather see on the roster, the offseason moves have been brilliant. Bravo Pistons.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:35 am
by Pharaoh
Pretty impressed with what the FO has done this off-season with extremely limited resources and wiggle room.

Lots of kids that need developing though

Brown, Thomas, Bone, Luke, Sekou, Svi, Wood & Thon (if he ain't 30)...half the roster!

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Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:24 am
by Pharaoh
Watched some highlights on Wood. Dude seems to make some smart cuts and runs some good lanes on the break.

Yeah his 3s were dropping and he was swatting people all over but kind of expect that in a highlight package. It's the other stuff that is more important to me

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Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:45 am
by vic
Really smart pick.

I always liked him. He’s the type of kid that has always had talent but came into the league young, but will get better every year the more muscle he adds. Smart pickup at age 23.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:51 am
by DBC10
He's only 23, thought he was around longer. So yeah, this is a good move, and again trending toward the "let's get younger direction", this FO has been up to lately.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:41 am
by The Moose
I like it

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm
by thesack12
Kilo wrote:
Worth pointing out we basically passed on #30 OA to be able to claim Christian Wood. Money we saved with a trade down and draft and stash left us the money under the tax for this guy. Does he outplay Claxton or Fernando?


The draft occurred before free agency. So at the time Detroit didn't know who they would/could sign nor how much money they were going to spend signing them.

That fact along with this waiver claim for Wood, lend more credence as to why I was never buying the draft moves being a money thing or a too many developmentals on the roster thing.

What Detroit did with #30 + #45 was terrible. They can try to frame it however they want, but it sure appears that the series of events starting with moving off of #30 was primarily made to get Gores some pocket money and do a favor for Arn Tellum's son.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:25 pm
by Kilo
thesack12 wrote:
Kilo wrote:
Worth pointing out we basically passed on #30 OA to be able to claim Christian Wood. Money we saved with a trade down and draft and stash left us the money under the tax for this guy. Does he outplay Claxton or Fernando?


The draft occurred before free agency. So at the time Detroit didn't know who they would/could sign nor how much money they were going to spend signing them.

That fact along with this waiver claim for Wood, lend more credence as to why I was never buying the draft moves being a money thing or a too many developmentals on the roster thing.

What Detroit did with #30 + #45 was terrible. They can try to frame it however they want, but it sure appears that the series of events starting with moving off of #30 was primarily made to get Gores some pocket money and do a favor for Arn Tellum's son.


I don't put much credence into the Michael Tellum angle simply because we had the 45th pick. If he made it to 45 we could have taken him then, and if he went before us then Tellum's player still got drafted.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:38 pm
by thesack12
Kilo wrote:
thesack12 wrote:
Kilo wrote:
Worth pointing out we basically passed on #30 OA to be able to claim Christian Wood. Money we saved with a trade down and draft and stash left us the money under the tax for this guy. Does he outplay Claxton or Fernando?


The draft occurred before free agency. So at the time Detroit didn't know who they would/could sign nor how much money they were going to spend signing them.

That fact along with this waiver claim for Wood, lend more credence as to why I was never buying the draft moves being a money thing or a too many developmentals on the roster thing.

What Detroit did with #30 + #45 was terrible. They can try to frame it however they want, but it sure appears that the series of events starting with moving off of #30 was primarily made to get Gores some pocket money and do a favor for Arn Tellum's son.


I don't put much credence into the Michael Tellum angle simply because we had the 45th pick. If he made it to 45 we could have taken him then, and if he went before us then Tellum's player still got drafted.


That's a valid point, but something just doesn't seem right about the pick. If the pick was being made as a pure draft and stash strategy, why is there question as to if he is going to return to his former team or not? We still don't know where this guy is going to be next season. His former team sure seems to be trying to push him out the door.

At the very least it appears Detroit didn't do enough homework on Sirvydis.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:45 pm
by NYPiston
Interesting. I much prefer this to all the old guys they've been picking up the last 2 years.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:17 pm
by Billl
Love it. Don't necessarily love Wood specifically, but this is the type of signing then need to make consistently when filling out a roster. We don't need any more 35 year old guys signed to be a "locker room presence." We need to keep bringing in young guys with upside. Yes, the majority of the time the won't pan out, but the small percentage of time they really hit can be major boosts for the franchise both on the court and in terms of salary cap.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:36 pm
by 440BB
This must be like Groundhog Day for Thon Maker

https://behindthebuckpass.com/2019/02/04/milwaukee-bucks-players-worth-targeting-thon-maker-trade/

Maybe a little future drama with this signing. If he's bumped, will Thon respond differently this time?

More importantly, does anybody care?

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:24 am
by treefi
He's slightly better than Thon Maker. Nice.

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:49 pm
by Hangry Jalapeno
Wood's a good pickup for sure but there's another player that's suddenly available that I've been super invested in since last years draft. Kostas Antetokounmpo, love his potential as a Giannis clone. Just got dropped by Dallas, I wish he was on the Pistons radar. Anyone else here like Kostas as a prospect? And would it be possible to claim him even with all our roster spots filled up?

Re: Pistons Claim Christian Wood

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:50 pm
by Hangry Jalapeno
Intersted in* not invested