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Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener?

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Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener? 

Post#1 » by Kaboom3 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm

Assuming all current players return and are healthy on opening night, who would you like to see start? Mine....

Rose
Kennard
Brown
Griffin
Wood
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Post#2 » by Laimbeer » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:55 pm

God aren't we depressed enough? :lol:
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Re: Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener? 

Post#3 » by bstein14 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:02 pm

Hopefully 5 guys all 25 and younger. Shouldn't be anyone older than Wood starting for us in an ideal rebuild.
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Post#4 » by Snakebites » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:09 pm

I mean, if we get a top 5 pick, whoever it is will probably be starting for the team.
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Post#5 » by pistons4ever » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:02 am

Top pick ball or haliburton

Rookie
Lavert (snell + kennard)
Sekou
Wood
Harrell (FA)



With top Reserve 5

Rose
Brown
Svi
Griffin
Maker

Rest

Bone
Thomas
Tillman (get a pick from brooklyn trade)
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Post#6 » by Pharaoh » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:12 am

Wood
Blake
Okoro #10 via Phoenix (Kennard trade)
Brown
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Post#7 » by MotownMadness » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18 am

Seeing as Blakes more then likely still starting do you guys think he would be better at the 5 at this point?

Just thinking with his mobility and athleticism way down now you may as well just put him there as a big body.
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Post#8 » by Pharaoh » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:10 am

MotownMadness wrote:Seeing as Blakes more then likely still starting do you guys think he would be better at the 5 at this point?

Just thinking with his mobility and athleticism way down now you may as well just put him there as a big body.


Think he'll struggle on D regardless of position. I'd pick n roll him to death if I was the opposing coach.

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Post#9 » by Uncle Mxy » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:33 am

Snakebites wrote:I mean, if we get a top 5 pick, whoever it is will probably be starting for the team.

I don't necessarily see most of the top 10 picks as day-1 starters, especially with the COVID-19 interruption in play.
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Post#10 » by Pharaoh » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:44 am

I was thinking the opposite!

If I was declaring for the Draft I'd find somewhere to get the work in.

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Post#11 » by Uncle Mxy » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:17 am

You're talkin' about practice. Not the game. :)

More seriously, the invitationals and scouting sessions are getting canceled. Heck, I just read an article about basketball being specifically prohibited around here, which echoes what's going on across the nation:

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2020/03/28/coronavirus-covid-19-group-sports-prohibited-parks-dearborn-police/5085631002/

So, I'm expecting vets get the nod unless we draft Wiseman, maybe put Blake in the second unit to limit his minutes and keep him healthy. I doubt any rookie PG will start over Derrick Rose. None of the wings seemed like day-1 prospects.
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Re: Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener? 

Post#12 » by theBigLip » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:27 pm

As much as I’ve been impressed with Blake’s attitude and play (in spite of the injuries), if we can trade him, that’s what we should do. That obviously changes our starting 5.
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Post#13 » by flow » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:34 pm

Snakebites wrote:I mean, if we get a top 5 pick, whoever it is will probably be starting for the team.

Considering the potential picks, and considering our coach, I'll be completely shocked if a rookie is in the starting lineup on opening night.
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Post#14 » by pistons4ever » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:06 pm

Only hypothetical..

Would you trade top 5 Pick and say snell for devin Booker??? And if yes you would trade even the 1st pick,??

I mean booker is young....a detroit Native...he loved the pistons...and a star

With harrell as FA we would have some nice Talent out there


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Griffin
Harrell
Maker
Doumbouya
Booker
Brown
Kennard
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Post#15 » by zeebneeb » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:27 pm

Laimbeer wrote:God aren't we depressed enough? :lol:
Saw this thread and came in to post this exact thing.

Perfection.
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Post#16 » by edmunder_prc » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:31 pm

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MotownMadness wrote:Seeing as Blakes more then likely still starting do you guys think he would be better at the 5 at this point?

Just thinking with his mobility and athleticism way down now you may as well just put him there as a big body.


Think he'll struggle on D regardless of position. I'd pick n roll him to death if I was the opposing coach.

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Yes I agree and mentioned this before.

Blake is done if comes back anything like he did this season. He could barely move laterally and changing direction to run out at guys shooting 3s was impossible for him.

No team can have a guy playing heavy minutes who can not guard anyone.

Blake might make a good backup if he shoots the 3 really well and focuses on passing/running the offense. He might also be out again next season.
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Re: Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener? 

Post#17 » by Drwho17 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:53 pm

theBigLip wrote:As much as I’ve been impressed with Blake’s attitude and play (in spite of the injuries), if we can trade him, that’s what we should do. That obviously changes our starting 5.

It will cost the pistons too much in assets to trade BG, better off just eating his deal for the remaining two years. Only problem would be is if he comes back healthy and helps them win too many games, but I think that is an unlikely outcome moving forward.
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Re: Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener? 

Post#18 » by Billl » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:36 pm

Assuming we don't trade anyone and blake is back...

Wood, blake, sekou,luke, drafted pg.
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Post#19 » by Manocad » Wed Apr 1, 2020 12:10 pm

Billl wrote:Assuming we don't trade anyone and blake is back...

Wood, blake, sekou,luke, drafted pg.

That's what I would expect. And keep Blake to 25 mpg.
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Re: Who is your starting 5 in 20/21 opener? 

Post#20 » by JohnReese » Wed Apr 1, 2020 9:18 pm

Haliburton-Kennard-Snell-Griffin-Wood
Rose-Brown-Svi-Sekou-Henson

Blake-Wood can play together, Sekou-Wood cannot.

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