What's up, guys? Welcome back to know the Pistons game for you to jump on, right? Is the game ended? Uh, school's not really indicative of what? The game, Woz.
I think that it was a lot closer than what the final score indicates.
We're still gonna kind of go over a couple quick things with this because it was actually a lot of fun to watch if you're not only rooting for wins and losses at this point, Uh, this Memphis team is actually much more fun to watch them, I realized, I mean, I've paid attention to the legal lot, but I'm not really watching the Democrats lose games.
Obviously, Um, I know you knew they were a little bit of a difference, Donna, but I'm used to watching with them.
But, um, it's still interesting to see that you go from what used to be the grit and grind days, and obviously I know it's a new coaching staff and on a whole new set of players, but like you against the Memphis being on this thesis, or were grind your board and I like you better turn bowling teams to watch and obviously hitting on back to back top five picks will help change that.
But, man, is it fun to watch these young guys play? And it wasn't even like a Estella game for, like, jaw Job was 6 11 but I think he was firstly, 10 20 minutes or so he was.
He didn't have any point.
It took forever to score his first bucket.
You were just kind of left wanting to see something that he really kind of got going a little bit in the second half of just you can see that some of his drives and his vision are so impressive at his age that whenever he gets even more seasoned, he's gonna be a huge problem in this league.
So that was fun to watch General Jackson.
It was insane in the first half.
I think you're 25 points.
I cough a lot in the second half, only ended up 29 overall, but obviously that was still enough for minute Michigan State Spartans, while I'm a Pistons fan of mud from, uh, to the State of Michigan, so it doesn't really hit me, but I know that we've got a really nice ovation.
Whenever he was introduced so that's always fun to see.
I actually remember he played in Detroit last year because he missed some time last season.
So if this was his first time playing against, uh, kind of like a hometown crowd, that's kind of cool to see.
Don't don't Box also killed the Pistons tonight.
27 points, and he was actually one of the more Bobby and forces in the fourth quarter.
Whenever the person's kind of took the lead, I think it was one on 1 100 or something like that was a one point game very late in the game, which is why I said that this 13 point deficit isn't exactly indicative of what the game was.
Was gay of runs more than anything.
So it was fun to watch.
Unless you're a Pistons fan, wants the wind.
I think tomorrow's game is more important to never card anyway.
We'll get to that later.
But, um, all a pretty interesting game.
I mean, uh, the young player from Memphis were pretty interesting.
Pretty fun to watch.
And then if you look into just the Pistons, guys there goes continue to ST 20 point games.
So now that record let sets its of the Pistons his previous record of time straight 20 point games.
Waas in his M V P season with the Bulls.
So somehow this season is the move.
That was from that season, which is kind of crazy to think about in terms of ah, Derrick Rose M v P.
So what he's doing now? Um, but he's able to get Pope once again, so that's kind of cool.
There's somebody and it's crazy saying this name now just based on where he's come.
But I'm I'm not gonna be a football fan, but the Steelers obviously picking Pittsburgh, I mean, no kidding.
And the joke for the longest time was that Antonio Brown had, like, 70 straight games or something.
That was seven catches.
So that was always the joke that, you know, whatever the bad game will probably lose, you may only has like before you became like the best receiver in the league For a time.
It was Well, you better get that seventh catch.
So it's kind of like that to an extent where Derrick Rose is getting 20 points.
But how much? How many people is it? I mean single game plus minus is not really indicative of much, but it's just because it's such a small sample size and things like that.
But it's pretty crazy when you're 22 points in your mind is 18 for the floor.
So, um, how much of an indicator is that? That he's helping winning basketball and came up too much? But he's so just his past.
The one I never saw highlight tonight for the Pistons was the three ranks backwards past two Christian would for the dunk was fantastic for most.
Um, it was the weirdest idea, Adam that you could really imagine because we have related announcements that Bruce and Dre would still be out Bruce with the flu.
Dre was still lip laceration.
I know he saw a specialist this week.
He was trying to be back.
I'm assuming if they said it was gonna be bad was going back for one of these two they're talking about for tomorrow's game.
Um, because you have no claim on second night of a back to back.
And as good as Jared Allen is and the under George, whatever he is at this point, they have like the physical bruiser going against Eunice would been for drinks.
I think that kind of makes a little bit of sense if you come in a little bit of some soreness that you kind of hold out a little bit longer.
Um, like the Bruce does a flu.
And then we got the whole announcement to Tony Snow also had the flu.
So you're sitting with a starting lineup of ready dear ex FEMA, Cairo, Sekou and fun maker.
Not something I ever thought I'd see him starting lineup on worked probably about a support as you'd expect.
So, um, never met a fantastic game for for everybody.
Intel looks very comfortable still in that minute restriction, but people so play 23 minutes a sec.
Eso letting print that Nothing amazing.
Nothing crazy, but, um, still little bit inefficient for the field.
But they're still moments where you can just see the flashes of old Reggie.
And the thing that really resonates the most is you could just tell that he loves being out there And what is being back and loves playing with this team.
All my dislike of Reggie aside, which I've never been a fan um, it's great to see that it's It's a lot of fun to watch a guy that, you know we're losing and struggling a little bit, Um, so things get to be out there, so that's always a good time.
Um, so a form to service one double figures.
It's crazy that the other that was it was Sekou was going to see him back in the starting line.
I'm only attempted four shots.
Nothing really, to write home about with him.
I thought had 11 8 It's probably his best game.
Um, then he's had in a while, which really says what? Um and then Christian would have another good game.
That was that was probably a little bit highlight from tonight.
He had 20 again with six rebounds, 33 So he really before the lead stretched out in the final quarter.
He wasn't only one really keeping it close at all.
Um, so that's always been the watch.
So thus the medical there's looking at 14 minutes, which is kind of crazy.
We've got a second quarter minutes, which is really unheard of for this team, so it'll be interesting to see if he starts putting up a roller.
That's just because the lead scratch attendants.
Now, um, so we'll see what happens.
For what? I'm hoping that Bruce is able to go tomorrow.
And Snow was able to go tomorrow and graze able to go tomorrow.
If not, I mean, it is what it is, but, like, hopefully they're feeling but unable to get out there.
Um, so first the most.
The Nets tomorrow.
And I think that's the thing.
That's the more important game.
Um, there are more understanding because only one behind in the win column.
But we played, I think, four more games.
Um, 26 for six games.
They've played 40.
We put three more games.
So right now, with the loss tonight, we're not tied with the Bulls for ninth and we are two and 1/2 behind the Nets.
I don't know the Bulls. Another boulder playing night.
Um, we'll see what they're doing right now.
Their trail of the King's right now, which would be kind of a bad loss with them looking bench, but yield, which is weird but intrigued to see what happens.
I think if they can get back on track and when Tomorrow that kind of offset some of the negativity of better loss tonight if you really care about the playoff race at this point.
But that's what I'm gonna speak to until we really have a real direction in terms of trades and things like that, the direction of the folks on the young guys right now.
But you're still the bottom of the East is so much worse that your key would have literally lose every game and even for a while that we only dropped like 10.
So, um, I think that we're probably gonna be in the Malays and hoped, Oh, either get lucky on a lottery pick, like jump up in the watery or, um, maybe make the playoffs and get drugged by the bucks again.
So I just I'm just gonna when I do need some kind of gonna look at it from the perspective, Why enjoy watching? And right now, enjoy watching them play hard, kind of play competitive with some people and hoping to get a win tomorrow against the Nets.
It's any time we can play against the Eastern coven.
Steam, especially one like that.
Been struggling a lot.
Um, you hope you get when I think Bruce will be important that match match up just because he I think he would've been even a dot struggled early.
I think watching him against that would've been a lot of fun.
He's been able to walk down some of the premier offensive guards and only XO didn't think we could get a guy in a factory somehow even younger than he is s o hoping his back tomorrow, Goggans Curry.
And, uh, we'll see where things shake out from that because I'm gonna be heading into another week with only a little bit over a little bit under two weeks.
Until the trade deadline, things were really starting to fall into place.
I think a little bit.
It was announced there is toxic.
And today that most of the teams have really backed off of the Andre Drummond market.
It's cool a lot because on seems, don't wanna meet the asking price.
Where the towards either, Actually, for a first round pick, a young player, I don't get completely reasonable.
Ask Honestly, I think one of the two should be involved.
I understand that he has a prior option for a lot of money.
He's theoretically a rental.
Uh, thanks, guys.
For the follow limits in some of the kick out earlier.
And thank you, Uh, looking here for the followers.
I appreciate it.
So I think that that's a reasonable asking price.
And if you're not gonna get that, then I wouldn't really be interested.
I know that there's a chance to be picked up, picks up the option next year, and then you're paying in 0.8 million.
But Andre has been a stalwart for the seams of the biggest risk is we'll be paying 28 million next year.
I could live with that for one year.
Um, the report today was I think it was just kind of caught.
People rise today.
And it actually came out.
Was, um, something said the Kevin Clark. Kevin.
Coming upon a for the wringer.
He came on set with a hammer. Just got aggregated to him.
But there's reports that the Pistons have called the thunder in regards to Danilo Gala nine.
I'm kind of confused by that.
He would fit the team.
While it just depends what you're giving up.
If it's I saw last chance say this visors Jackson from Detroit. Bad boys.
If, um, it's something like Tony Snow, Langston Galloway, because the salaries working, maybe we attach a second.
What? Secondly, we have or a fiery comments or something like that.
And sure, I'm interested.
Um, because I think he would fit very well on Tony Snow's starting spot.
It opens up a roster spot to either bring upon the D League guys full time or kind of taken us one on somebody on the market.
Um, but if it's if used to give up a first round pick or one of your actual like good young players for him on expiring for FEMA's best chasing the eight seed, I'm not interested in it.
I think he is very talented and is this like I mean, but he's gonna get paid this summer, and you can't really rely on his health, so I don't expect from that deal.
There's still a lot of rumors about death.
I was getting moved.
I don't want to move him.
I think he's one of few highlights for this team right now, other than me and I have any of the young guys and I think that he could be next year. With Blake coming back healthy.
I'm betting that Blake will be back healthy.
I know, but there's always that chance.
And if he isn't ducks don't play like this next year.
Um, I think we can get optimistic about the team again.
So I guess I would have to be in office.
Would really I want to blow me away, because that's not gonna happen.
Gonna retrain the guy, That's what, like, $7 million.
But I have to be something that was actually worth being excited about.
It can't just be like while here, here, this enjoy, like a I right off the coast of interest before.
But if it was like before, sure, I get it because of young talent.
But if it's like some little which will expire Smith from the Sixers and that like, mm, just saddle you fill him? No, thanks.
I'll keep Derek and and just kind of roll with it.
So, uh, it'll be interesting next two weeks.
I am still holding out hope that when I get to get the game on Super Bowl Sunday, so somehow always, um, nine days away.
Um, they're still there because that's what? I'm getting my bear.
Close your eyes and I would just be perfect that I walk in, grab the jersey forgot it's already been traded, but I would see him again.
I'd like to see Dre again.
So I'm hoping that we get a little bit more health.
Um, guys out with the flu and stuff like that.
I know that we're obviously not gonna break anything back but kind of cool to see a closer to full squad.
I don't think because I think this is going to definitely after the All Star break.
So I'm hoping for the second time I go to look, we'll be back.
But that's a look right now.
I was hoping to get safely back on track.
This streak of good Christian would gain, hopefully have been tomorrow and take a step forward with playoff in the playoff rankings.
And things like that were there.
Now, that's something that other things you're interested in, I'm not at this point.
We're 46 games in and 12 games under 500 so I get it if if that's not really what you're looking for.
But at the end of the day, I'm always for watching a more fun and entertaining product, So I will hope that the Pistons get that win tomorrow and kind of strength in that draft visitor that, um, I'm slipping enough into that playoff position next three games, actually pretty calling for the Piston so that I think one Raptor, the last game of the month, Um, the next story.
What's really telling for me? I think that it really determined where they see themselves right before the trade deadline.
It's It's pretty good timing because you have the Nets twice, and in between them, you have a game against the Cavs.
I don't ingredients say that all three should be wins, but they're all three very winnable games.
If you can get all three of those, you really establish yourself right now playoff position so you can make you can make more informed decisions, especially because after that you have the raps and then the Nuggets.
Before you play the Grizzlies again.
So and the Grizzlies are actually the day, but But before the trade deadline, I think, or the day at, like right around there, let me see what they're The trade deadline is I'll bring up the calendar.
Okay, so the trade that runs off Thursday.
So the game against the Grizzlies is too before is the Monday and then on the Wednesday So the last game before the trade deadline, it is the sun's.
So that kind of gives you an idea of what we're looking at going in.
Ah, bunch of teams right around us in terms of winds.
In between there, we have a game against the defending champions who have common interests this year and then against the Nuggets, who, while they are one of the better times in the last, our ailing dealing with a lot of injuries.
So it is a winnable game in theory, especially because it will be in Detroit at 12 30 said, I'm coming across country, playing that early is and I mean, I know it's not completely across country, but it'll definitely be an advantage for the team.
So I'm hoping to get a little bit more of a competitive advantage there.
So, um, I'm not sure that I'm gonna get to watch the game and I had some family stuff going on tomorrow.
I have some family stuff going on the mile uh, thanks for the follow control, but I think that's what it says. My eyes. You, Campbell.
Um, so if I will try to do a post in the market, even if it did get a chance to watch it.
If not, I will come back on after sometime earlier this week. Probably.
Um, after the Cleveland game, if nothing else to kind of out there were rats.
See what's going on.
If they traded between now and then, I'll come back on and, uh, discuss that can see where the direction of the team is, but until then, you gotta go to work.