What's up, guys? This is Corby.
You get my lot of reactions.
I decided to try to go right as soon as the game ended.
And, uh, I'm glad I didn't click live right beforehand, because you probably have heard some language.
Look, I'm probably not supposed to use on here.
Um, that was a tough end of the game.
And it was where it was probably gonna start.
Anyone for whether or not we won, I probably have been a little bit more positive if we had one.
Um, and try not to focus on it.
The Derrick Rose killed us tonight, man.
He was just not good.
But there's no other where there's no really getting around.
It is he and I bring up the box score, so bear with me while I bring that up.
But he was just It was It was a mass, all right.
There's a lot of times when he would just drive to the hoop, get caught up and not have anything to do with it.
And it was a killer.
And six for 15 trooping is just not not getting it done.
Amos, this is good.
Like I mean, there's some positives, but I don't know how you have 10 seconds and turning to eight to bring the ball up and you drive into traffic and then kick it with no way to actually get a shot off.
It's it's it's pretty mind blowing, huh? And that's something Coach is gonna be really upset about.
And I can't like.
I mean, you have three shots and he won.
You almost lost it off on a steel.
Then they found, because there has gotta break wasted right there.
He was almost the hero, but, wow, that that was a very frustrating ending sequence there.
It was not a great game to begin with.
I mean, we were.
We were very lackadaisical for much of the night.
It started off strong being up by five at the half.
We just started pouring outside.
So bear with me What freak out about the weather? Um, it and we were back home with the half, but the third was brutal.
That's the story for the Pistons all year.
Um, and they never really recovered.
I mean, Drummond wasn't in foul trouble early.
He was looking good.
And then, by the end of gaming at five fouls.
It was kind of a little bit of a mess.
So, um, pretty rough ending, 14 point putting on board synthesis for Dre. It's really tough toe.
Don't complain about his effort, their banks, and cooled off significantly since the last time we played them.
Luke was also kind of hit or miss.
You could tell that.
Maybe I don't know if it was the Duke lost last night that they kept dating him in 10 minutes over or what? But it was just a little bit just a little bit off.
That's That's the big takeaway from and get four.
Big Three took 11 of them, which less than ideal.
But 26 points is is a nice outing for Blake, and he looked kind of like it would Blake, and it would take over in certain spurts.
Uh, Bruce Brown looks like a point guard tonight, so I'm a big fan of that.
Uh, I go back and forth on Bruce.
I like him a lot.
I think he's really good.
Appease your bench guard and I think he will be eventually obviously with Reggie eventually going back, maybe next week and then um going forward, you'll probably make a move for another.
Garnet can imagine giving the next season with Bruce Brown is your only starting off guard, but, uh, that he still shows moments where he kind of gets and that's that's really promising his defense of still stellar, uh, the other development, and we'll think much.
Just look at the salad.
Might be the worst stat line of the season so far.
Uh, Christian would play 10 minutes and phone Maker didn't get in the game.
So it was exciting in the first half when he got in and then thought, didn't on the fact that it got to the point worth on.
I think it's a step in the right direction.
I know that, uh, some Pistons writers will tell you different, but I've actually been pretty Perth on here.
It was going to have Tony Snow back.
He badly played didn't really have much of an impact on the floor, but it's good to see him back out there.
We were getting closer every day to actually having a team that we signed up for this year, so that's that's a good feeling.
Um, so you got some moments again.
Still pretty good on defense.
Only at 13 this time.
Um, actually, all of his field goal attempts were from three.
And I think that's kind of be kind gonna be the way they use him.
If he's making shots and playing defense will be on the court.
If he isn't, he won't be on.
We'll go from there.
So, uh, it's tough.
I don't try to be positive because this was also gonna be like my Thanksgiving show.
Kind of going over some things and you'll notice I have the Hornet shirt on tonight.
I was trying to do a little bit of reverse things.
Plus, I might do this more often.
I have a lot of someone who's collected jerseys and shirts where I go and stuff like that.
I might try to wear the opposing team's gear.
Sometimes I'm here just because I mean, I'm superstitious and nothing else seems to be working.
So let's try to get something that works.
That it's also when I didn't work tonight, it almost did, uh, came down to the wire.
So we'll see where Friday takes us.
Um, I probably won't be watching the game.
I'm on Friday, some stuff going on family for outs by Friday.
But with the holiday weekend, it's gonna be a top.
So I'm gonna try to do it after the Spurs game.
Um, so I kind of don't really watch the prince again.
I don't know about you guys, but if you've watched these Hornets games, their watches, the horn is young guys look really cool.
Um, it's good to see them develop.
PJ Washington just looks like a stud.
Um, he just they were abusing their putting.
Luke threw the runner on defense and one end when he was on him, they just took advantage of that match up.
Uh, what? The grand looked really good.
I mean, obviously, that's been one of the stories.
Stories of the season so far, for them is how good he's looked.
And I haven't been fancy.
And it's been I mean, you don't want tonight whenever your buddy there he's planning entry team, But he looked He looked really solid tonight.
And 15 assists is insane.
Yeah, 16 7 and 15 for a guard.
Just really, really good.
I can't really argue with that.
Um, this may be undergoing for 19 stuff, you know? I mean, that's just not you don't want somebody of that caliber going off on you, but, I mean, there's a reason why he was a lottery pick years ago.
He's never really quite lived up to that gets.
That he had seen showed signs in Toronto, which earned him a contract that he's.
I think he's still in that now or not.
But, um, everyone will want to have a huge game and shooting it for a little from the field.
But, I mean, they're all right near the Ram.
That's that's still production.
You can't really can't complain about that of your fan.
Nick Batum finally looked like he had a really good game, and, uh, this is I didn't realize this that, but I give up on the screen while I was in the game and it's really disheartening.
But it also makes a lot more sense because you go into these and it's the kind of thing.
However, if you're gonna be an optimistic ma'am, you sing well these games against the playoff games, like the Bucks last weekend, that's probably lost.
But these teams, we never at the bottom of the league.
You don't even think about what the matchups are.
You just gobble their bad.
I think we're better than them.
That's probably when we haven't beaten Charlotte since November of 2016.
So and they have been good for other years.
Neither we so it's kind of almost the Spider Man name I think we have.
Especially that should be more top end talent.
I mean, last year you could argue that it was very similar with Kemba still there.
But I mean, it might just be a bad matchup then and that's I'm not making excuses with that.
It's just sometimes sometimes have your number.
It doesn't always make sense like how, and we could ring.
Tone on the first broadcast that I did for here was before this.
We had beaten the Timberwolves eight straight times, where most people would tell you that Cat is better than Drummond.
But Cat hadn't beat drumming until that game this year, so you never know.
I mean, it's just sometimes it's a little wonky things, whether it's a coach being ableto another Christian and individual matchup, just have about read on them.
Certain players get up for certain matchups or Whatever it is, I don't think anyone was really going out on experiencing the Charlotte nightlife last night.
Uh, have a credible.
Is Devon trial in that wouldn't tell me that they be out there getting crazy.
Uh, but it was, um so I want to be optimistic about Friday's game because that was based on fact about especially losing with the second left tonight, Um, is that you really would set yourself up going into this weekend to build a little bit of a win streak if you have beaten them tonight and then again on Friday, I've been throwing around and sound stupid, saying expiate only 11 So, yes, obviously, if you win the next two minutes, three in a row.
But if you could have taken those two from Charlotte, which is a team beatable of many of San Antonio on Sunday, you're feeling much better.
I think it kind of learned my lesson from the buzzer, but tonight we're nothing.
Let myself get emotional about one result, because I mean, after that shot that was really upset and kind of hurt Pistons fans a lot and made them want Think about trades uh, even if we were just average After that, you were coming into tonight's game.
You with a 10 feet, which that's not impressive, but it's right there, all right.
You won tonight.
You have in the eight you didn't see you're still right around 10 area, but you're not out of it by any stretch of the imagination.
And that's partially because you're finally getting people healthy again.
And Reggie should be back next week, and another part of it is the time of the East just isn't all that good.
And that's that's something that you benefit from while your sweat six and six and 12 now, UM, and 38 1 team could get a playoff spot in this conference, and it's only November, so I'm not gonna sit here and act like season's over.
I saw one of my mind leave my lead.
My business Li Po words out of the back said that he thought that the fourth quarter was a season altering quarter.
I wouldn't go that far.
I understand where he's coming from because you do build a lot of positive momentum if you do take the winning that game.
But at the same time, I'm not gonna sit here and say the season's over because we lost the game on November 27th.
The Charlotte It's just there's a lot more basketball left to be played a lot more time together, a lot more healthy basketball.
Hopefully with Snell and, uh, Reggie Jackson in the lineup.
Um, look, playing better than deny there grows on throwing the ball away at the end.
Um, And then somewhere down the line, we see Sekou and whatever moves you're gonna make to bolster this roster.
So, um, not a great result tonight, but not, I mean, it's not the end of the world.
Sure, that might be better than everyone thought coming in early if they played harder than everyone thought.
And, um, sometimes you lose lose those games.
They have a nice young core with Washington Bridge is Graham, which no one really saw Graham coming.
And that's I mean, Monk and a good gaming princess.
Last time he didn't really have it tonight.
Uh, but that's gonna it's gonna boil down to them for that.
I mean, I've never been a terrier.
Is your fan that I mean, sometimes let's go up on you, So they're not as bad as we thought on.
We'll see kind of what what Friday brings us.
But before, before we wrap this up, I kind of go over in the Thanksgiving tradition.
Things that we're thankful for is a Pistons fan.
Um, a cz Muchas.
I just fashion with the evening this pod cat that was broadcast.
I'm thankful that they're roses on team.
He's already It's only been, what, 18 games, and he's already been super exciting.
The first, the first couple weeks, especially when Blake was out.
Uh, it was really fun to watch him be What, like the best bench player in the league averaging 24 game? Um, so, uh, if nothing else, it shows you that we you consign those kind of creations that are like the top two year better, like the bench player that a lot of teams should went.
So that's a step in the right direction.
Something you could that the Blakes back hoping that he can be healthy and kind of great.
The ship gets back in playoff remembered, thankful that we have the best rebounder in a generation.
And Andre Drummond, um thankful that Sekou and Jordan bone are still down and Grand Rapids, uh, cut their teeth and carbon people up and looking forward to the future of the Pistons.
And yeah, so I mean, I know that somewhat, but it's been a season support.
There are still positive takeaway from it.
Uh, don't be thankful when we have help again.
So you'd never think that John and I don't want it now because I could have mobility on, um, Friday.
This is a little bit looking a little like with the headlines are that are going around a little bit kind of previewing Sunday's game because the tie.
Then this week it was mentioned that the Pistons might be interested in tomorrow to Rosa.
I'm not usually a fan of that.
It all depends on the trade package because I kind of get into it with people where, uh, they don't didn't like any of the trades that are out there.
And I was like, never traded a young guy who we have.
But then they complain that were not successful on.
They just act like and they act like some of these young guys are untradeable, and I live in no I won't even say anyone's actually feel like everyone should be available in the right package.
I'm a little bit hesitant to trade Sekou just cause we haven't seen it yet.
Obviously, he's a rookie youngest.
Finally, we go over this every part, every broadcast.
But, um, I don't want to give up on him yet.
I like Luke and bogus encryption will lot but the right deal.
I think they're movable.
I don't think that deal is the Rosen, but I still listen.
I've never liked the Rosens game.
I'm pretty pretty into, uh, played second trip threes or, well, a more modern style of basketball.
But, uh, my our coup people over about he, uh, he covers the pistons, uh, put it better than anyone else.
I've seen where he's that one of the roses.
Your first option. There's a ceiling.
But even in Toronto, where he was option one A.
Depending on the day with Kyle Lowry, they're stealing with the 58 wind team, and I would do I think it would have a here. Absolutely not.
But like even last year in San Antonio, where he was like their second option with LaMarcus Aldridge in a tougher conference.
They want 48 games and he would be the second best player here.
Depending on how you feel about drumming the third best player here, that's pretty interesting.
I think he could really add something special to the team.
So the rumor package going around wa something like on and Langston and and I want to say, Sweetie, and maybe a pick.
I I don't mind that trade.
I think that's something you you look at.
I know he could be a free agent this summer, but I still think that's something you consider just because, uh, if you're starting lineup one healthy Reggie and Damar and Tony Snell and Blake and Drummond with Luke and Derrick Rose coming off the bench with Bruce Brown coming off the bench and Christian would coming off the bench.
Markeith Moritz, that's up.
That's a very interesting team.
I think that the ceiling does raise with that move, definitely shortened the window to the point where you're gonna be capped out very quickly.
But I mean this organization once before that they made the move with the expectation that they would be ah playoff team this year and given for taking a step further while you still have Blake's prime.
So I don't I don't see a reason to capitalize on that if something becomes available.
And I would tell you this.
For most star ish level players, guys that could still be all stars, they drew holiday.
I would be in on, um, anyone who fall in my writing left year knows that I was beating the drum hard for Mike Conley.
I thought they should have gone after him at the trade deadline.
He hasn't looked for Utah so far.
I get that, but I still think that when you can add somebody of that caliber and not have to give up much, it's always worth considering because you committed to winning the second.
You you got Blake Griffin in here, and I know that's a former GM, and that's a former coach.
But it's still the same owner, and that's the way he used.
You're still running this team in its defense, used on that same trap with him.
I mean, obviously, that's why job, but I think that looking at not be super in the wind now, mother, because obviously, even if you go for when? Now move.
You're not going to win a title this year.
I mean, I'm just going to be with the Pistons fans.
I wanted the title this year.
No matter, unless we get Coop I or LeBron, we're not.
We're not gonna win a title this year, so but setting ourselves up to be a better team and win back fan support is important.
So, um, I think that it will be interesting.
I don't think I mean move.
They're really gonna come and splatter December 15.
So I'm gonna be throwing these ideas out there as we go along and till then and they're really not gonna go anywhere.
It's kind of just me talking off the top of my head with things that I see that are being talked about things considered her, Um and that's really about it.
I think that these next two games are really important.
If we want to kind of get right back on track, I don't know that we'll win them.
I think splitting them is definitely an option, definitely something that is very doable.
And while I wouldn't love to be 7 13 it's definitely better than it could be, uh, given all the injuries that we've had.
So I'm just hoping to see a better, healthier game on Friday.
I like I said, I won't be watching it liable. Watch the highlights.
So I'm not gonna come on here and do one of these for you guys.
If I'm not actually watching the game, I feel like I'd be doing you guys just wasting your time with less than ideal coverage.
Um, but I'll be back after the Spurs game to talk about that a little bit more, hoping to have some wins under our about.
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It's It's I don't want to talk about it yet, but I will tell you that it is my favorite article that I've ever written, And I will put that a little bit more. Whatever it comes out.
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