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Who needs Burke when you have Ish Smith!

Discussion in 'Detroit Pistons' started by ZachMlive, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. ZachMlive

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    We'd be in the playoffs right now if we got him when Jackson went down. He's been great for the Knicks.
     



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    He's played in 10 games so far where he's played more than 25 minutes and in that stretch, he's averaging 21 points and 7 assists. Buycks was a fine pickup and it will be nice to have him as a 3rd pg next year, but to think we would tread water with Ish for so long is what ultimately will cost Stan his job.
     
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    Pistons are the worst run franchise in the NBA right now.

    Van Gundy's record the last 5 seasons. Speaks for itself

    Orlando 2010–11 82 52 30 .634 2nd in Southeast 6 2 4 .333
    Lost in First Round

    Orlando 2011–12 66 37 29 .561 3rd in Southeast 5 1 4 .200
    Lost in First Round

    Detroit 2014–15 82 32 50 .390 5th in Central — — — —
    Missed playoffs

    Detroit 2015–16 82 44 38 .537 3rd in Central 4 0 4 .000
    Lost in First Round

    Detroit 2016–17 82 37 45 .451 5th in Central — — — —
    Missed playoffs

    Career
    825 484 341 .587 91 48 43

    .527 career winning percentage!!

    Picking a sorry ass white dude over Donovan Mitchell last year is fireable enough. Then dude sells the farm for a has been PF.
     
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    Kennard is far from bad dude. H's a very solid pick for the 12th pick in any draft. 11 other teams missed on Mitchel. You think Philly is saying damn! we should have taken Mitchell over that sorry Fultz dude. And what farm did we sell? We lost a top 14 pick. That's it. Were you going to pay Tobias harris 20-30 million a season? I wasen't and a lot of fans wouldn't
     
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    We got a solid player in Kennard with the 12th pick. Philly gave up a very high draft pick to move up two spots for Fultz, when they could have kept their pick and grabbed Mitchell, or better yet traded down.

    Mitchel should have been a top 5 pick. Apparently 7 GMs should have been fired for passing on him. Several of those GMs ended up with a player that likely is not as good as Kennard.

    I am glad Burke has had a few good games, but I am not yet sold on him as a backup PG, let alone a starter. It will be interesting to see how he does next season. The Knicks are reportedly debating what to do about the PG situation next year because they have several guys unable to separate from each other.
     
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    The Knicks won't play him more because they want to tank. That's why Mudiay and their rookie keep playing. Burke is a good story of hard work and dedication. Not going to China and proving he was worth a roster spot by balling out in the GLeague. He has obviously worked on his lateral quickness. All these Iverson comparisons lately when he dribbles are not far off.
     
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    I think Burke should get an NBA contract this summer, not just a two way deal, but that doesn't automatically mean he will get regular minutes. If we trade Ish for a combo guard, which I want to do, I would consider offering Burke a vet minimum contract and let him compete with Buyks for limited minutes as our 3rd string PG and fourth guard.
     
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    Knicks have him for at least another year. He has a 1.8 nonguaranteed contract for next season and then they'll have his early bird rights to go over the cap to keep him the following year.
     
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    I did not realize he was signed for next season. If Burke is actually as good as he has looked lately, the Knicks will either play him or trade him next season. Either way, we will find out next year if he has really turned the corner.
     
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