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Big3 MVP Joe Johnson working out for Pistons

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Big3 MVP Joe Johnson working out for Pistons 

Post#1 » by Uncle Mxy » Tue Sep 3, 2019 10:45 am

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2019/09/02/detroit-pistons-joe-johnson/2194555001/

Earning more than $200 million over 17 seasons, the 2001 first-round pick appeared to be wealthy. But he starred in the Big 3, a league mostly made up of cash-strapped former players, making the winning shot for the Triplets in Sunday's championship game.


Should Joe Johnson play for us and delay his inevitable HOF induction?

Do we offer him a max contract like so many other teams?

Will Luke "The Puke From Duke" Kennard be traded for a bag of chips?
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Post#2 » by thesack12 » Tue Sep 3, 2019 11:16 am

The team is currently over the luxury tax, over the roster limit, and has 5 SG's.

Makes a ton of sense to bring in a 38 year old SG.
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Post#3 » by Billl » Tue Sep 3, 2019 1:01 pm

For perspective, Joe Johnson averaged 21.9 ppg in the Big3. Wil Bynum was at 18.2.
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Post#4 » by MotownMadness » Tue Sep 3, 2019 1:28 pm

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Post#5 » by Moses ShamMoses » Tue Sep 3, 2019 4:11 pm

Isn't Big 3 half court basketball? Big difference between that and full court NBA games.
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Post#6 » by Neptune » Tue Sep 3, 2019 5:49 pm

Joe Johnson can get a look from multiple teams, but nothing is said about Camelo??????? :-? Blackballed maybe?
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Post#7 » by Rodya » Tue Sep 3, 2019 6:18 pm

Where's this idea that Melo being blackballed coming from? His talents are severely diminished, but the drama and media coverage seems to have only picked up steam this past year. No coach wants a malcontent on their bench, let alone explaining a players minutes to the media after every game. He's simply not worth a roster spot.
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Post#8 » by Laimbeer » Tue Sep 3, 2019 7:55 pm

Billl wrote:For perspective, Joe Johnson averaged 21.9 ppg in the Big3. Wil Bynum was at 18.2.


So we should bring in Wil too..
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Post#9 » by Invictus88 » Wed Sep 4, 2019 12:38 am

I might be overplaying the significance of a player working out with a team but my first thought was that it was a bad sign that we are still actively looking at castoffs to sign at the 3/4 positions. It makes me feel a bit better that he appears to be getting looks from better teams though.

As others have alluded to, I have serious doubts he still has the legs to do anything besides spot up shooting (i.e. play defense).
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Post#10 » by Kilo » Wed Sep 4, 2019 12:52 am

He was a Tellum client.
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Post#11 » by GreekAlex » Wed Sep 4, 2019 5:27 am

Kilo wrote:He was a Tellum client.



Ahhhhh yes, the connection is established lol

Well at least he’s still more athletic than Deividas Sirvydis, another Tellum client of sorts. :lol:
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Post#12 » by Drwho17 » Wed Sep 4, 2019 4:49 pm

Joe Johnson at 40 may still be better than anyone the Pistons are rolling out at SF. Baron Davis is available too I heard.
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Post#13 » by Manocad » Wed Sep 4, 2019 8:03 pm

Drwho17 wrote:Joe Johnson at 40 may still be better than anyone the Pistons are rolling out at SF. Baron Davis is available too I heard.

There is no point in chasing the fraction of improvement that Joe Johnson MAY bring. That’s treadmill talk right there.
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Post#14 » by BadMofoPimp » Thu Sep 5, 2019 12:29 am

Joe Johnson, Welcome to the Pistones!!!
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Post#15 » by Southern Piston » Thu Sep 5, 2019 7:36 pm

Well we need him after we trade Jackson, Snell, Galloway, Maker and 2 1st rd picks for Devin Booker
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Post#16 » by bstein14 » Thu Sep 5, 2019 8:51 pm

Southern Piston wrote:Well we need him after we trade Jackson, Snell, Galloway, Maker and 2 1st rd picks for Devin Booker


More like we might need some bodies after a Chris Paul trade. Would probably be a 4 for 2, or even a 4 for 1 type trade.
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Post#17 » by Canadafan » Thu Sep 5, 2019 9:33 pm

bstein14 wrote:
Southern Piston wrote:Well we need him after we trade Jackson, Snell, Galloway, Maker and 2 1st rd picks for Devin Booker


More like we might need some bodies after a Chris Paul trade. Would probably be a 4 for 2, or even a 4 for 1 type trade.


Ya I see this happening now. I know his contract suckssss but he really is Detroit pistons type player
If we did RJ LG Snell for him would we get a draft pick too?
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Post#18 » by DBC10 » Fri Sep 6, 2019 3:24 pm

Southern Piston wrote:Well we need him after we trade Jackson, Snell, Galloway, Maker and 2 1st rd picks for Devin Booker


Pipe dream, but I really want to bring the guy home.
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Post#19 » by MrBigShot » Fri Sep 6, 2019 6:56 pm

Joe Johnson is done playing meaningful mins. He excelled in the big 3 because everyone there is washed up and its a picture perfect rule set and style for his methodical, isolation heavy game.
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Post#20 » by Canadafan » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:53 pm

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There is familiarity in Detroit with Johnson once represented by Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman of the Pistons. Detroit currently has an open roster spot. Michael Beasley and Christian Wood are both on a non-guaranteed contract. <a href="https://t.co/LUnSXIqG5N">https://t.co/LUnSXIqG5N</a></p>&mdash; Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) <a href="
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