chrbal wrote:kalenclayton wrote:Hey all.
Hopefully this helps someone. I know there will probably be plenty who disagree with me, but I’m being honest with y’all in what I see in the guy. He’s still an NBA player and he has faults. Hopefully those faults can be masked by a coach who understands his personnel. I think Detroit has a better chance at that than Sacramento.
The post as a whole is really informative, thank you.
All of this is good and all, my issue with him is really the fact that he is easily ready to go for Wrights role and playing time. When we have free agents to be in Lee, Smith, and Frank Jackson in terms of point guards. At this point it’s more important to get them as much as exposure to evaluate them.
Also with his guarantee being only $2.4 million while his full contract is 12.6 million. To me that makes it obvious that if he isn’t waived now, he’s off the team in the offseason.
So if he’s fine with a smaller role in terms of game time, great. But with his ability and history with Casey I can’t see that happening.
And being perfectly honest, I just want one of McGruder, Ellington, or Joseph cut so we can bring in another upside guy take a flier on. As well as being able to open up playing time.
Basically try to lose as much as possible without going full Hinkie.
The desire to evaluate the younger PGs on the roster is reasonable and probably the right thing to do. I recommend that you and other Pistons fans approach this situation with caution though. As I said in my post, coaches like him a lot. He’s consistently been a rotation piece for his whole career and I don’t necessarily expect that to change... even on a team that needs evaluate Lee, Smith, and Jackson. If we lived in an ideal world where teams reasonably switched to developing players once winning was out of the question, then your proposed situation would be perfect. I’m with you on the thought process and have pushed the same idea for my stupid Kings team in some way every year. There’s hope that Casey decides CoJo doesn’t play or keeps playing time to a minimum, but there’s also a great chance that CoJo becomes the coach’s steady presence on the court. I’m saying all this to push one point: be prepared.
I hope it works out well for you guys.