Pharaoh wrote:Your ability to find the negative in every situation is a skill
Your attempts to moderate opinions here are irritating. WE GET IT: YOU'RE UPSET THAT PEOPLE ARE CRITICAL OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE TEAM
. That is exclusively your burden to bear.
BadMofoPimp wrote:My takeaway is the Pistons are probably targeting the Suns as as trade partner and wanted to showcase their vets.
Which veterans? The Suns have no use for Blake, and no means to acquire him anyway without surrendering Booker, Ayton, or CP3 in the process. The Suns similarly have no use for Rose; Booker and Paul are perfectly capable of managing the ball-handling duties, and the roster has other guys who can do so also---they've got nothing to gain from sacrificing their offensive scheme in order to hand Rose the keys. They've got no reason for interest in Plumlee, and neither does anybody else. The same goes for Okafor, who is ineffective on the court and a developmental dead end. Maybe there's some small chance that they'd be interested in Wright, but he's nothing special and would draw a minute return. And, finally, there's the fact that teams don't really "showcase" potentially tradeable players in this fashion; other teams have scouts (and film) for that purpose.
Casey shoveled minutes onto his veterans because that's what he does and that's what he's always done: he leans heavily on his veterans unless he doesn't have that option, and Weaver gave him a lineup full of veterans. I understand the desire to believe that Casey had some rational purpose behind his rotations, but the unfortunate reality is that the Pistons are simply playing under a bad coach.