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Troy Weaver gives us his “Form a Wall” moment

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Troy Weaver, the Detroit Pistons’ current General Manager, spoke with the media today. He had some interesting insights to offer, as well as the answer to a roster question that’s been in the back of my mind for some time now. However, that’s not REALLY what we’re here for. We’re here because Troy Weaver graced us with this:

MY.

CLIP.

WILL.

BE.

EMPTY.

Just gaze at it. Bask in it for a second. Couple things:

  • This is, how do the kids put it... Big DC Energy
  • You think the Pistons can finagle a Michigan Adventure tie-in out of all this? Give a little love to Pistons fans on the west side of the state? Get some photos of Weaver at the front of a roller coaster?
  • He just says the clip is empty, he doesn’t say whether or not he hit anything - which means we can use this quote regardless of whether Weaver succeeds or fails in his mission to build the team
  • How do you think Troy Weaver feels about those rides that are really tall, but only go up and down? These:

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We knew this about Troy Weaver. After the way he detonated and reconstructed the Pistons roster in about 10 days, if nothing else, you knew Troy Weaver had an idea of how he wanted this team to be built, and that the final form of the team was more important than whatever materials went into the construction.

We’ve talked about Weaver’s lack of desire to Red Paper Clip his way to the team he wanted. This is just who he is.

As someone who has chosen to view the particulars of what the Pistons do on a day-to-day basis, that can feel... a little bit like riding a roller coaster. With every quote, though, Troy Weaver enunciates that he has a vision and plan for how the Pistons team is going to run. And, if nothing else, I respect the clarity of vision Troy Weaver has.

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If you were wondering why the Pistons chose to keep Rodney McGruder over Dzanan Musa, well, here you go:

Where does this fall on the Deividas Sirvydis Favoritism Scale?

No news on whether or not Killian Hayes is getting surgery to repair his hip injury:

If I HAD to guess, I would guess Hayes is still evaluating his options.

Troy Weaver likes what he’s seen from the guys he’s drafted:

Lastly, Weaver started the availability with a (early?) victory lap on Jerami Grant:

But “My clip will be empty” joins “Significant recruiting victory,” and “Form a ******g wall” in recent Pistons quote history. Give us more notable quotables in the comments below.