It's been a minute since I've chimed in and there are some stories floating around that should garner your attention (or be killed with a hand grenade):
- I've seen an influx of spectrums dropping from rectums in the comments lately, and Mr. Keith Langlois tried to drop a big pot of gold at the end of one of those reading rainbows by trying to legitimately ask if Jonas Jerebko is All-Rookie team material. Don't get me wrong, I love the Swede as much as the next Piston fan (I'm still waiting for my brother to upload pics from my recent trip, so I can show you all my new Jerebko t-shirt), but knowing that the voting does not discriminate by position, it's pretty much common knowledge that he's not going to crack the All-Rookie team with all the break out guards (unless we're talking about the all-rookie surprise team, then he'd be a lock). BUT if you must indulge, look here and here for quality assessments (And a Flynn, Blair, Collison, Jerebko statistical comparison here).
I haven't been very vocal in it, but I'm a big fan of the "Who Wants to be a Piston?" FanPost by Quick Darshan. Patrick Hayes at MLIVE has a similarly catchy series called "Sign that Man," which he used to lobby for the signing of one Joey Dorsey, who was just waived by the woeful Kings:
Dorsey has only played in 18 games in his career. Last season, as a second round pick in Houston, he was buried behind talented frontcourt players like Yao Ming, Chuck Hayes, Luis Scola and Carl Landry.
Dorsey's put up monster numbers in the D-League and has good per-36 minute numbers in his career — about 8 points and 14 rebounds per 36.
If a team like Sacramento is cutting him, he obviously has some issues. Namely, he's not good offensively and he's had occasional maturity issues dating back to his days in college at Memphis. But beggars can't be choosers, and big men don't grow on trees. Dorsey would be cheap and there's a chance he could help Detroit in the future more than, say, playing Kwame Brown helps the team long-term.
- And maybe Ben Wallace could help groom Dorsey's defensive game. Vince Ellis is telling us don't be surprised if Big Ben returns next season. As hard as it is to believe, Wallace has had a lot of fun this season and feels good enough for a 14th season. I've read that he could return this season, but I know some of the astute faithful here said they heard Eli Zaret announce last game that he would be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Either way, I'd welcome him back next season with open arms, assuming he'll be healthy by then. I know it's been said before, but seriously, imagine how much worse this team would have been without him earlier this season. Yeah, the thought alone makes me want to put on some kill myself music or better yet, revisit the Nets recap.
Other Links (and video after the jump):
- Skylar posted this the other day: CV wants to prove himself to teammates and fans next season.
- Ben Gordon has no regrets on move -- Freep
- A look at the NBA Draft Lottery battle -- Pistons Point
Use this as your open thread. Barring any breaking news or interjections from Matt W, Kevin, and/or Mike, the rest of the day is all yours. Me? I go to school to learrrn.