Aarwich's Comment Wall

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Wednesday 26th November 2008, 6:48pm
Joe D.! You thinkin what I'm thinkin? AarWich-November 26, 2008 Since June I have been saying that “Joe Dumars needs to be a player in the 2010 free agent auction.” Dumars is a highly respected GM through-out the NBA, and for you saposid basketball enthusiasts who say Detroit isn't a “big market,” you need to do your homework. The Pistons organization is right on track as one of the prime players in the LaBron James sweep steaks. However, honestly, I believe LaBron wants to play in New York, and thats fine. I would rather have Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade or Amare Stoudemire. Wouldn't you? This is Joe's plan. I guaranty it. Look at the facts, A.I. and his 22 million come off the books after this season along with Sheed's 13.7 million. Also Rip's 11.4 mil. is erased after next season, and if Brown and Johnson don't improve you can bet they won't be resigned. With that extra 7.8 mil we have a total of about 55 million off the books. Now, factor in the re-signing of Sharp and Bynum, and extending Stuckey and Afflalo. Plus, keep in mind, at least one or two roster spots will be filled by '08-'10 draft picks (not including Walter Sharp). Also, '09 free agent market is weak when you consider Kobe and A. Bynum won't leave L.A. and if Boozer leaves Utah, he's going home to Miami. So who ever we pick up to fill the voids, will receive one year contracts or minimal cash. Of course you offer these fine athletes a plethora of cabbage to play next to Rip, Tay and Stuckey in the hopes of winning a 'ship in 2009. If you can land a guy like Boozer, locating in Detroit looks that much more appealing if your Wade, Stoudemire, Bosh, or even LaBron James. In short, I believe Joe Dumars and the Detroit Pistons will make a big splash in the free agent market and continue to be a force in NBA. Possible line-ups in 2010 (projected salary cap = 64.7million) bench- Bynum-1.5mil, Sharp-1.5mil, Afflalo-2mil, Maxiell-5mil. +3mil.=13 mil. starters- 1.) Stuckey-2.8mil, Wade-19mil, Prince-11mil, Boozer-17mil, center-1.9mil. -Detroit might look appealing to Wade with this line-up and 20 million. *2.) Stuckey, Afflalo, Prince, Bosh-18mil, Stoudemire-17mil. -Sign one and another will follow. Would be one of the best front courts ever. 3.) Stuckey, McGrady-16mil, Prince, Bosh, center-4mil. -McGrady wants a championship. I'll bet if Bosh signs first, T-Mac will sign for 12mil. 4.) Stuckey, Afflalo, Prince, Stoudemire, Nowitzki-13mil. -leaves 6 mil. for bench -Like McGrady, Dirk is running out of time. feel free to play along at home...
john leone
Friday 31st October 2008, 1:55pm
Well I guess the Max deal should put you at ease now that its been settled. to me he still has a lot to prove. In hindsight we could have locked up mehmet okur for around the same amount of money. Who would you rather have now? By the way, in your 2nd sentence you confuse me as to wether its max's 4th or 5th season.

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