What's up, guys? This is Cory.
Come back in with another post game.
The game's still on, but you can argue that it ended probably about an hour ago.
It's been a pretty rough flight for Pistons fans.
Someone could get into this early, and then we'll probably bounce around.
Um, whenever things were going this poorly for the distance, it's tough to focus on just them.
That's where we'll start, because that's kind of where Exume more often than not, I wore the Chauncey Billups little Pistons jersey today, Uh, because yesterday was the 15 year anniversary of the Mouse Palace.
So we can kind of start there before you should get into the into the post game, because by then the game will actually be officially over.
Um, it's kind of crazy that it's been 15 years since that happened.
I was a freshman in high school, and that happened, and I remember watching the game live and, um, man basketball was different back then.
It's it's kind of crazy.
You hear all the stories this week with Steven Jackson saying that run our test didn't know they'd even be in trouble.
Um, for us, if you think of something that happened today, man, the world would end.
Sports is ESPN would shut down.
They wouldn't know what to talk about.
So I would just be that.
So it's kind of I mean, look what happened last week which smiles.
Garrett giving Mason Rudolph in the head of the helmet.
Um, Now translate that Them that happening to fans, it would be crazy.
So, um, it was kind of cool to see, even if it's for something bad to see the Pistons in news yesterday, it's gonna be, but I don't get to talk about often.
And well, thanks.
The recommended get talked about any time soon lists them considering selling everything off.
Um, I said this whenever we talked last week that I thought that things could be getting tougher, uh, for the Pistons going forward.
And last Friday was the first time that I was feeling kind of bad about things.
And it was the first result that I was pretty upset about.
And things don't get better tonight.
I was kind of helpful man in because we've been off since Friday.
Uh, trying to see what will happen if we could kind of rebound from a rough game again. Charlotte.
Um, man, is it bad to say that these are the rough games were having when you look at the schedule going forward and they were playing the Bulls tonight who have not been great either? I mean, coming into this game, there are four in 10 and, uh, they smoked us.
I mean, we was tied after one.
Um, but it's just they just the visions don't look up it.
And tonight was the worst name for a lot of people.
Um, Lake looked really bad.
And I guess that's really the big focal point.
Um, if you just look at the wrong number 16 and eight bath at, um, for a guy that this is just his third game.
Um, but he's four for 15 from the field and he looks like he's moving on one leg, and it's really bothersome because that injury is not one that's gonna go away.
It only goes away with breasts and they can't afford to rest them because after this will be four in 10.
And if you want to trade them, which I've been pretty against trading on blowing it up.
I'm starting to come around a little bit.
Um, because what do you do? Like I mean, but if he saw some people saying on Twitter, he came past physical.
So if you can pass a physical at this point, you can trade them.
Um, so I think if we're kind of in this place this time next month or the month after, I think you'll really start to see things that jump up and talk about trading the pieces away.
Because, I mean, if you would be right now, they're writing in line with other the warriors, They're right there near the bottom.
Uh, if you do tank on and things like that, they the bottom five record in the league.
So I guess that's good.
If you would like to see them kind of, uh, get into the lottery and see what they can.
D'oh! There's all point guards at the top of the draft next year, which has been a need for the Pistons since.
I mean, are you since Chauncey Billups left, uh, the bit about how you feel about Reggie Jackson, I'm pretty against.
I've never been a fan of Reggie's game, so I'm definitely in that camp.
Ah, but, man, you can tell it isn't miss him right now.
Um, so yeah, it's just it's a tough night.
I mean, Drummond found out again and just didn't six points or clean boards, but three for 10 Shooting is just really bad.
Um, and I don't even like the biggest issue when you're watching them, as you can tell, if it's low effort or it if it is just bad play, if there aren't healthy a mixture of all of these things, you can tell.
Blake's not quite healthy yet, and you can tell that Dre is very hit or miss.
Other than that, um, it was cool to see their hosts get another nice ovation in Chicago.
Um, they have been married.
It's crazy watching the game like the He's giving out a lot of reaction than some of the most of the Bulls players, and he wasn't great.
But he was right about his season averages and just did enough to really endear himself to you every game.
Um, it's tough because if this team was better, he'd probably look like 1/6 Man of the year.
About four in 10.
He's probably just gonna be forgotten by most of the league, which is unfortunate because, uh the way he's performing, the way he's handling himself.
And most importantly, I think a lot of guys would come here and be like, Why am I here, this socks? I came here thinking I was gonna contribute to something.
But he's just been a true professional, clearly like it looks like he likes being here.
And when he's on the floor, it's a totally different game, and I don't know what that means because he should be your fourth best player.
But, I mean, there was one point when we were done by, I think, 15 at the time and the broadcast, never.
At that point, they're closest plus tag.
Single game plus minus is not a sad that I ever really gonna rely on, so I understand how flawed that is.
But whatever, you're down 15 and he's plus time that shows just how much of an influence he has.
Uh, the team started off extremely slow and then finally got going when they're first came in.
Soon she goes off the court, lead dies, and it's still weird seeing him play with Blake like, you can tell that they really are gonna take some time getting used to playing with each other.
And I don't know if they're gonna get that time just based on health or what the team ends up doing.
Um, Luke cannot was okay tonight.
It was not his best game, but he mean he shot only 2% from three.
So he was a little bit better and that we're going, I think he would have.
We would come away feeling a little bit better about that.
Langston Galloway cooled off a little bit, but it's still somehow one of your more dependable offensive players.
Um, Speed hit a 37 school.
He started to put himself a little bit better when he's getting more minutes.
So I'm so not sure what to expect from him.
But it's cool to see him getting a chance, and I think going forward, we'll probably see more of the young guys.
Uh, while Thorne was still off the bench before Christian would tonight, question would look fantastic.
Uh, he's still not gonna be great on defense.
He was out for three from 3 12 points.
That's in 18 minutes.
That's pretty cool, yet a couple huge dunks in transition.
And I think the best way to put it is, if you want something, it's more consistent, especially on defense.
You can rely on Thon Don knows House I m B.
A defense, to an extent Christian would at this point just doesn't.
But when Woods out there, things happen.
And I think that he's the kind of guy that whether or not, no matter what direction they go in, I think you have to see what you have in him.
I think if you start selling things off, he has to stay and just give him this time if you sell.
If you try to stand Pat and try to build around the roster, I wouldn't want to get up on him.
Um, I'd go so far as to say that other than Saeko, he's the one I'm I'm the most interested in, like I like Denard alive meth.
But I hear some people say Cunard's untradeable and that's just not true.
I mean, if if you want to make a move to get better, I think you can't involve him.
At this point, I don't know what that move is.
If it's something like a Drew holiday, I think the business at this point, the record is bad enough that that's not something I would look at.
But if it like, I mean, so you have to consider all options.
And if that's what you wanna think about doing, and I wouldn't be surprised if they try to make more of a win now move While is probably not a good idea.
Tom Gores has shown that he doesn't really like the idea of tanking.
They might do it without trying Thio.
I mean, like their foreign 10 right now, which, like Let's look at the standings real quick.
I think that puts them coming into the night.
That put them in 5th 5th worst records.
But sorry about that.
Lacks in the division.
Ah, so right now they are tied with the Hawks and Tabs for the second worst record in the league and only one loss behind the Knicks.
And that's like, that's what really? And then they would be second to last in the West as well only behind the Warriors, who got completely demolished by the Mavericks tonight Um, but that's not what I'm talking about.
So, like, right now, you'd have, like, the third their best lottery odds.
Third best lottery odds.
So make it there on their own.
And it's It's funny because you hear the Knicks get destroyed in the media and made fun of a lot.
And for good reason.
I'm not saying they don't deserve it.
Um, and the Hawks are gonna get excuses because they're young and John Collins is suspended.
But like when you're in league with the Cavs and the Knicks and close to what the Warriors are right now, you deserve more criticism than this on, and I know they've been having been healthy, so I guess it's an excuse you could make.
But watching them, they just look bad.
And whenever you can't tell if it's that bad or their effort or what it's, it's tough.
So, um, it'll be interesting to see where we go moving forward.
I will back at it on Fry with Let's see who's who's the next who's next team to get right against the Pashtuns.
So that's, uh, some, like coming into tonight, similar coming tonight, that you would think that it would be a winnable game.
But I mean, would it shock anyone if Trey Young came in and dropped 35 and Jabari Parker cooked this team like, it wouldn't shock me at this point? Um, so it'll be interesting.
I don't I don't like our chances against the Hawks, and I can't imagine liking our chances against anybody until we're back to being healthy.
And I don't know if we're going to get there.
Um, so I start being a little bit more negative on these streams were kind of looking at things from a different perspective.
Uh, like I said, I like seeing the young guys get more of a chance.
And I wasn't that person before.
Um, thing point.
Bruce has kind of, ah, ship sailed.
He's he was off in the night, and I really like Bruce, but I think he's more of a bench guard.
Um, that can come in and defend, uh, second to your guards.
But I don't think I think expecting anything more from him at this point is just going to disappoint you.
Um, so it was a rough night for the piston.
Hopefully, Friday will be better I have my doubts, but this plant, just about seeing Lee get help and then seeing what happens going forward.
The most players from the summer aren't available to be traded until just under a month, December 15th so I don't think anything crazy will happen till then.
So that's that's kind of the next deadline that we're looking at.
Um, if they can right the ship by then, who knows where they'll be? But the schedule gets tougher going into December, as it has the last two years in the last two years, we had the cushion of having a pretty positive record going on him, and that's not gonna be the case this time.
So, um, it may be time for a full overhaul.
What we'll see in terms of the rest of league, there's there's other positives to go around, luckily, so we'll go over some of the real quick.
Um, the Knicks battled pretty hard all night and almost came away with a win against Philly, where the probably the biggest news really happened.
If you if you want to be really tongue in cheek.
Uh, Ben Simmons had his first career three in the regular season, Um, first quarter.
So that's kind of cool.
I'm I've always been a pretty big believer in Ben Simmons, so I kind of think that seeing him if he can ever add that to his game, man, that's even like a semi consistent basis.
It's kind of like how you are Mrs Like, Obviously, Ben Simmons isn't as good as the honest.
But if you can add a consistent chopped a three point shot to his game, it takes him to hold another level and my team to a whole another level when they're already really high up.
A lot of people aren't necessarily sure if him and indeed can stay playing together, because just the way they kind of closed the floor a little bit him, adding a three would be important for the development or important if you're gonna send him away.
So um yeah, that's that's pretty cool.
In the Knicks, like people are upset if they're losing.
I don't understand why I understand that you thought they might be better this year.
The best thing they can do is get another top five pick.
Like I said earlier, I'm talking about the Pistons other than James Wiseman, which I can ransom and a little bit.
But other than him Ah, it's very guard heavy at the top.
And that's exactly what the next need.
I like then a Smith Jr.
But neither of them are really putting themselves as the answer going forward.
So Ah, cool Anthony or something like that would be a lie.
Mellow would be fantastic for this team.
So kind of, I think.
I think that's probably the best thing that could happen.
So just developed.
The young guys kind of keep it.
Keep the game's entertaining.
Losing its fine.
Um, let's see what else has gone final.
The Wizards beat the Spurs, Man, the Spurs are in freefall.
I wasn't very high on them coming in.
Um, I know it's on the road, but it's just they're bad.
And I That's another team thing, that you could see them trading their pieces.
There's an omelet.
Things about the Martians this summer.
A story came out today that maybe little Marcus wants to go back to Portland.
I don't know how that happens, but I just don't see things last thing very long there, um, the Raptors beat the Magic.
Uh, Vucevic's and Gordon went out with ankle injuries.
Watch that for the Magic.
They've been really unlucky with them.
And Jonathan Isaac.
They're not able to stay healthy, so it's gonna make it very tough for them.
Get back to the playoffs again this season.
Who? I thought they would be a playoff team again.
I thought I became drunk on Isaac and you could see him taking that stuff forward before he got hurt.
So hopefully they can.
Um, bucks over Hawks.
No real surprises there.
Um, Jazz beat the Timberwolves.
They just played earlier this week where the Timberwolves won.
So now each team is one of the others home court this week, so it's kind of funny.
Uh, he beat towns by 25.
Again, No real, No surprises There.
The heat look much better than I would expect it coming in.
Probably this prices and I Ah, and like, I think everyone coming in would have expected that the Mavs, we're gonna beat the Warriors just cause the word's been bad and the maps have been pretty pretty positive this season.
Um, but they won by by 48 Luca almost are.
Luke outscored the Warriors in the first quarter.
Hey, had 22 points in the first quarter.
He had a 30 point triple double by the third quarter, Um, and finished with the stat line of 35 11 and 10.
I know triple doubles have been become kind of ah, weird stat at this point with, uh, West broken stuff over the last couple of years.
But, um, that's still very impressive. I mean, it's insane.
I mean, ah, lot of people I brought the I like the man's a lot after this summer, and I was afraid to put them in the playoffs.
And I switched him out the last day, huh? In playoff predictions, and I regret it.
I really do think that Luca, uh, is good enough, and it's taking one step forward to carry them to the playoffs, even if no one else performs.
Um, I think it's just one of those players that I'm not saying he's gonna He's gonna like when your title on his own, but I think he can get you to, like, a 45 win range.
And while we came in thinking that the mother wife was elite.
I think that 45 ones probably get you a playoff spot in the West, and I think he's good enough and the rest of the roster has Okay, uh, it's Christmas has not been amazing, but any just missed a year and 1/2 with a knee injury, so I'm gonna give him some time.
But I really started to panic.
Okay, Uh, he's just you can tell that's gonna take some time, but they have other players that are never gonna be, like, super outstanding, but they contribute really well.
So, um, it'll be interesting to see.
I think Luca is probably for me.
He's a topping a VP candidate right now.
Him, you honest and Hardin are all kind of in the mix.
And, um, it's just it's amazing.
I mean, it's easy to make fun of organizations like the sun when kings who passed on him in the draft last year, but like it was, it was a mistake in real time, and it looks worse every day, but, uh, you just gonna enjoy it.
I mean, they may have ugly third jerseys and we can talk about jerseys anytime I'm gonna be I'm working on a new article where I rank all the city jerseys.
I've kind of been waiting for them to get revealed my Pistons ones hated them in a better first reveal.
I'm coming around to them.
Ah, I think by the time they're actually out now that I've c'mon, Blake and Dre and they put out today I'm liking them a little bit more, which I know puts me in the minority.
I just love having the Reds back.
Um, I could do without stripes.
I would love to have the deal's back, but, um, the cool.
I've really hated the gray jerseys over the last couple of years, So I think my standards were set pretty low.
So I will take the red jerseys.
Um, the Masters is a pretty hideous.
They're like blue and green graffiti, but we'll go over that a little bit more whenever that article comes up.
Actually it again and do my research.
Um, the last point and this is completely unrelated.
But I cannot talk about it because it was one of the bigger sports stories of today was the James Wiseman staff, Uh, then see that he's, um, suspended.
I think through January.
That's not the important thing is important.
Obviously, if you care about Memphis basketball and seeing this kid develop, um, but what would really stuck with me? I love Marie Bothered enough that they suspended him because I'm pretty, a pretty empty I NC double A.
I think they're really corrupt and this $11,500 find they hit him with Well, here's to donate it to a charity of his choosing is just absurd to May I? It's just really disgusting how you see an organization like this, um, who claims to be for these kids and giving them better and not corrupt, not for profit, blah, blah, blah.
But this kid, who's clearly if he was taking money, was doing it because his family needed that, and you're going to penalize him and make him give $11,500 out of his pocket.
I just I don't That doesn't make any sense to me.
It's a really bad love.
Um, I mean, I don't have any of you that air following me, watching them watching this have an extra pair.
$11,500 to just give away.
So, um, it just seems like a really, really awful look.
It's really was who you think.
I mean, they're trying to make it, and you're gonna have them like that.
I just I think it's disgusting.
It's what's another? Just another, uh, another notch the belt about why I've been pretty anti and see a play for quite a few years.
But I'll get off my off my soapbox.
Um, that kind of wraps it up for tonight.
I know it wasn't very pistons focused, but when you lose by 22 the Bulls, there's not much to really focus on.
So, uh, I'll come back to you guys on Friday and we'll touch base then, but, uh see, I guess