Hey, what's up, guys? This is Corey.
I know I said these were gonna be posters games, but if you can see how his game was going for the Pistons, another pulling it back a little bit closer now.
But it's kind of post game from the start, So I figured kind of jump on a little bit early and kind of discuss what we're seeing so far.
I got the Pistons hoody on today because it's a pretty cool day for anyone between a Pistons fan.
It's a tough day with a Blake and there goes missing again.
It was kind of expected since they were in the minutes restriction last night, and now they're on a second night of a back to back and the gun and super late.
I don't know if you guys really pay attention that they didn't land until 5 a.m.
So, uh, kind of a messed up night for these guys that were it was already gonna be a tough kind of, as people call it a schedule loss coming in on my second out of a back to back our third back, the back, all right, and, um playing Miami team that has been really impressive so far this season.
Ah, very spot for us to be in and it got ugly early.
It's pulled within 13 now, so we'll see if they can kind of make it close.
First half is just really bad for Langston and Luke starting off over 50.
Uh, the one positive is that Christian, we've got Midst tonight, which is what we were talking about last night.
We really want to see would get minutes and he definitely got in over Ah song tonight.
So so far, he's double up Thorn in minutes and he's a efficient four for six from the field.
He's never be great defensively.
That's not really what we're looking at him for.
We're gonna help hoping that somebody else will step up another little bit of a high ladies speed hit a three, which I know that sounds like it's not much, but that's something we've been really hoping for coming into this season after we traded for him.
We don't want people looking the Lakers last year, and I'm a big fan of Reggie and made sense because he was gonna be an expert bearing contract and you gotta pick for him.
But you also got speed.
Just little take it.
Take a look at him.
So, uh, he hasn't really gotten too much run and he's got a little bit so far this season, they've been kind of a mass self.
You can find his shot.
That's a really good way for him there.
Any spot in the rocks on the roster, especially with Kyrie out and Kyrie doesn't really look like he's gonna get a chance.
Um, so hoping to see a little bit more from Bruce and Speedy and Luke and just get more of the young guys as we're moving along.
What's obviously in that in that campus? Well, he didn't start with us, but Pistons Twitter fell in love with him over the preseason because it looked like he really had something to show on offense.
So is the events is still not great.
And, uh, I don't think it's not going to get better tonight.
I think I think this game kind of, you know, it's pulling closer and I don't know.
I tend to be a little bit more optimistic.
I think this one was kind of a lost before we started like I said hopefully travel.
And the second night of a back to back we played the most games a week so far.
I think Times Game 11 from yeah, him.
There were four Ford service this game 12 already.
Um, it's it's crazy.
So we have a little bit of, ah, down period coming up soon.
I think in the next seven days between now and next next Wednesday, we'll leave one game.
So it'll be a nice chance for us to get some rest in there, get get healthy, get a little bit more practice and film time in together to kind of boost us as a team.
And it's it's really what we need.
The votes, that we have a talent on this roster, Um, and and you could see them flashes last night whenever people on the four together.
But they need to get a little bit more rhythm a little bit more healthy, hoping, hoping that Blake and come back.
And I don't really think that he's never gonna be a back to back guy a back to back game night er this season.
I think we might see more of a load management approach with Blake, and that may upset some people, since we're not in it for a lower playoff seed.
But we're looking at this for more than just this year.
We are only relevant, not we're only relevant, but we're only going to stay our ceiling.
If Blake's healthy and managing, that is the most important thing for us to try to maybe take a couple games in the playoffs.
That's that's the big thing right now is progressive.
The young guys and the goal should be to win a playoff game.
That's a pretty neat or cool, but the franchise haven't done that in over 10 years.
So, um, I'm I'm finally baby steps for franchise like this, especially with this being the last year of being extremely capped out.
Uh, I think that's, I think, that realistic goal, Um, so if we can, we can do that load Magical.
He's on the third year of a Max contract, and he has.
He has a history of health issues.
He showed that he can adapt this game, so it's just about making it so that you can stay on the court.
That's the biggest thing to me, so I'm fine.
with that if, if Kate Coach Casey can maintain the rotations, uh, adapt as he goes along.
And I think that's what the biggest thing for this week is gonna be, uh, way.
Always talk about how Casey takes a while to adapt.
Well, having no days of practice and game after game after game the most except like like I said, the most in the league so far doesn't give him a real chance to adapt through practice.
So I think having just Charlotte in the next week gives him a chance to kind of figure things out on the fly and hopefully adapt and look better this time next week.
I mean, obviously the record will will be foreign aid after tonight.
Hopefully, they can get the win on Friday and be five and eight and, well, it's felt ugly a lot of the time, clearly not out of it.
If you're fine, if if you'd have performed, even if it for nine, I mean, it's it's it's not where you want to be, but it's certainly sal***eable.
I mean, I'm not.
I'm not completely out on the team yet for obvious reasons, they've shown enough that when they're healthy of Abel Clay, they will compete.
It's about getting healthy.
Uh, and I mean, we're not gonna be there for a month ready.
Jackson's not coming back for a month, and I've never been a Reggie fan, but you see a lot of, Ah, Tim Fraser and, uh, I like Bruce a lot.
Bo. He's ready to be the full time before you guard.
There's There's another denying that this time would be better.
Better with Reggie Jackson.
So I would like to kind of see what their full potential could be with him.
I think that you would put everybody in a better position to succeed, so hopefully when I gets re evaluated, I think it's about three weeks now that we're in a little bit of a better place and ah, records a little bit more stable.
As I said, I thought this game was outta panda.
I think they've got on both global run since I got on the boat on this, so we're gonna bounce around a little bit more.
I know focused primarily on the Pistons, but since there's not really much positive to talk about when uh Langston's one for nine, Cunard's four for 11.
It's just a pretty ugly day overall, Um, I'm gonna kind of bounce around and talk about some of the things What's going on in the league? Uh, so there's a There's a bunch of other games on tonight.
The Knicks are hanging tough with the Bulls after the Bulls or any serious challenge.
But, um, it's interesting to see how the next respond.
I'm a pretty big coach Fizdale guy.
I really like him in my I thought, Can I got a raw deal in Memphis? It's It's interesting cause he doesn't stand for a lot of the same things that I tend to believe it.
I'm pretty big into.
While I don't necessarily understand all the ****ytics and I'm trying to get smarter every day, I think there is something you can take from looking at data.
There's there's a reason why so many people do that and he was famously against ****ytics in Memphis, but it was somewhat successful there and I think he has a lot of potential.
I don't think they sent this roster to succeed, but after they caught him out in the media, they're done only six at the half to Chicago, which she goes better than them.
I mean, it just is what it is.
I like a lot of the next players. Individually.
I don't necessary like them as a collection, so it'll be interesting to see if they can kind of mess for the other. Let's see what's going on.
It looks like our tree bears having a big first half, which, uh, I like them.
I like him a lot.
I know that kind of got a Rod like coming out of his freshman year at Duke, even though he was such a dynamic scorer, it was all about the top two picks, and people tried to act like New York lost, and they certainly did didn't get high on.
So that's definitely a bummer.
But I think they can really don't around Barrett in a way that could really be interesting. Moving forward.
Eso just kind of giving him as me reps is possible.
This is also uh, that a Smith's first came back and he has had a rough start so far.
But it's good to see him back after losing that family member.
That's a tough situation for any anyone to go through so it's good to see him back.
And I think that's kind of the biggest issue is this roster was already thin and not six set up to succeed as it is.
So losing him and losing Peyton for an extended period of time and, um, that that's just there's not gonna be a way for them to really flow is an offense to frequently mill.
Kina still is not doing well offensively, but he's still exactly what we went.
People thought this.
He was gonna be a solid defensive player, so it'll be interesting to see what they can get from him.
But other than that, I mean, this next room just leaves a lot to be desired.
But though, um will be tough to another hot scoring start, that's not really the most surprising thing in the world.
Uh, other than that, there's not a lot going on the world basketball right now.
I mean, I guess the biggest surprise that I know how you feel about this is the Pacers smash the thunder tonight.
Uh, I do picks every day on my Twitter, trying to keep myself honest, and I was I was feeling the thunder just because I thought it was odd that Indy was favored by I think this four and 1/2 or something like that.
Well, I was wrong in the one by 26 are 26.
So that shows you how little I know sometimes, I guess.
Some biases. Businessman.
Because until the last game, where we cooked by the Pacers with no point guards, we seem to handle them pretty favorably.
And I just thought the thunder would do the same, and they they kind of took the opposite approach was killed tonight, but, uh, it should be interesting.
There's a lot of injuries and leave right now, more so if it feels crazy.
I know we have injuries every year, but with Hayward and Middle 10 and Dion Fox all within the last couple days, it's Ah, it's tough, like we all think that.
I mean, if you're watching this, there's a very solid chance your Pistons fan, you think that we have a terrible coach.
Blake hasn't played yet and Derek said to miss games, but that was every franchise.
I mean, Boston would run looking like they were the number one seed in the east so far, and Gordon Hayward up for Who knows how long and Milton's essential for the box.
I don't really I'm not a huge fan of Bucks roster.
I love you on this, but I think that if Middleton's your second highest paid player, you're kind of in a problem spot and he's gonna miss some time with this.
So it'll be interesting to see where we go from here.
Um, that's about it.
I mean, I'm gonna jump off and try to catch the others Kristen's game and hope to see something positive to take from it.
Uh, but I want again because I didn't think there was any reason really Wait until beyond.
We kind of know where where this one's going.
I just kind of wanna watch Luke, uh, just give us his shooting feet some more.
I mean, that's that's a stretch.
It's what we know it is.
But it would be cool to just any anytime he conduced.
This confidence is the best thing for this team because, well, he's not gonna be your best player.
He the way he can help space the floor and, uh, kind of create a little bit more free moving offense.
I know Novak, who writes for the Earth.
This product Pistons lead alongside me, kind of put it on this one, but he he's watching the heat.
Is that Why can't we ever have this type of ball movement? We don't have these kind of shocked creators and looks one of them, and he just doesn't.
He's building the confidence.
I mean, it's in the earth, but you can see the potential is there.
And if we can really get there, I think there's a chance that couple years in line this could be something that we really get behind.
So it'll be interesting to see if you can claw back into this.
I mean, they let up 90 91 points and it's only in the end of the third order yet.
So, uh, that's not exactly the best look that's that's the weakness of this team's defense.
But hopefully, when I come to you after the game with Charlotte on Friday, I'm coming with some better news and until then, good business