Friday, November 30, 2007

I Like What I'm Seeing From Chauncey Billups This Season

Chauncey Billups seem to be more aggressive, this season. He's playing the way a two time All-Star with a $60 million contract should. He's more consistent in driving hard to the basket, which is really helping the Pistons break down the defense of their opponents, he seem to have gotten smarter in his decision making, and even athletic wise he seem to have gotten quicker.

In fact I like what I'm seeing from the other starters as well. Tayshaun Prince seems to be a lot more aggressive and assertive, and more of a leader this season. Rip Hamilton seem to have grown as a player. I like the fact that he's getting more assists. Rasheed Wallace's game is excellent as usual. I think changing him to center was a great move. Most importantly, Antonio McDyess seem to be comfortable in his role as a starter, which I am very pleased about. He brings a lot more offense to the first unit. I don't really have any complaints, except for the fact that they don't seem to play the Bulls as well as I know they can.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pistons Win Against The Cavaliers 109-74

I'm glad that the Pistons beat the Cavaliers, although I wish Lebron was on the floor when they won. As you know, he got injured late in the 2nd quarter, and didn't return for the second half. That kind of spoiled the victory, since, lets face it, Lebron James is The Cavaliers. Nevertheless, the Pistons were going to win whether Lebron played or not, but if he had played the remaining quarters, they certainly wasn't going to win by 35 points that's for sure.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Flashback: Flip Murray Dunk on Kirk Hinrich

If you're having a bad day, just watch this video. It'll make you feel so much better.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Rip Hamilton And His Girlfriend T.J. Lottie

You can find a picture of Rip Hamilton and his girlfriend T.J Lottie at Go to, click on Editorial, click sport, type Rip Hamilton in the search bar, click on location to the left of the screen, click see all..., click on Nevada. You should see a picture of them at the AllStar game.

I think this is the same T.J. Lottie.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Rookie Cheikh Samb Might Not Be Going To The D-League After-all

Like I had hoped, Cheikh Samb might not be going to the D-league this season...

Detroit Free Press

CHANGE OF PLANS? After rookie Cheikh Samb made a solid showing against the Lakers on Friday, there's a chance the Pistons will wait -- maybe indefinitely -- to send him to the NBA-Development League.

"I think we've talked a little bit, and I think we'll hold off for now," Saunders said. "There's no question we can throw him in the game. He has a presence. ... You're not afraid to put someone like that on the floor."

Saunders has always favored keeping Samb around. The 7-foot-1 center has been too impressive, too quickly for Saunders to want to give him up.

"I felt all along how Cheikh has played, he has really played exceptionally well," Saunders said. "His growth as a player, both physically and mentally, has been nothing short of astronomical."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pistons Overcome A 22 Point Deficit and Win Against the Warriors 111-104

Get this! The Pistons, without Chauncey (due to a hip and knee injury) and Antonio McDyess (shoulder injury), overcame a 22 point deficit and beat the Warriors Wednesday night 111-104. Flip Murray and Jason Maxiell both did a superb job filling in for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess. Flip had 15 points and 12 assists and Jason Maxiell had a double-double, 14 points and 14 rebounds. A Good example of how deep the Pistons are this year. The starters Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince, had 22 points each. Next opponent the L.A Lakers, Friday night at 10:30 pm. GO PISTONS!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Dyess and Chauncey Shoot Lights Out Against The Clippers

The Pistons was excellent against the Clippers Friday night. Antonio McDyess shot with surgical precision. He shot 7 for 7 and had 14 points. Chauncey, once again made it known why he is "Mr Big Shot", knocking down 6 3-pointers. He finished with 23 points and 5 assists. Rip had 10 points and 10 assists. Nazr Mohammed was very active. First he caught a long pass from Rip and made the shot, even though he was fouled. Then in the second quarter he scored on a tip-in after a Chauncey Billups miss. Nazr finished with an impressive, 15 points, 7 rebounds and two blocks. Flip Saunders did not play the starters in the fourth quarter, giving Amir Johnson a chance to play for the entire quarter. He didn't score, but he contributed with a nice pass to to Nazr, a sweet pass to Jarvis and a block at the other end. The Pistons won 103-79.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bulls Slaughter Pistons In Paint And Wins 97-93

I love the Pistons of course, otherwise I wouldn't be a Pistons Fan, but what I hate about the Pistons is that every time they play the Bulls, its like their mind is somewhere else. Once again they stood around like a bunch of deers caught in headlights, as the Bulls continued to punk them all up in the paint area. They're reaction was slow, as if they had concrete stuck to their feet. None of the starters seemed to be interested in playing any type of defense, not even slightly. They uncharacteristically turned the ball over 17 times, and couldn't rebound if there lives depended on it. Still they only lost by four points. I'm not trying to take anything away from the Bulls, they're a good team, but not nearly as good as the Pistons make them look. Although they don't want to admit it, the Pistons have not gotten over Ben Wallace, and although Ben tries to act all "buddy buddy" with his new teammates, in front of the view of the camera, he hasn't gotten over the Pistons either.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rip A Proud Daddy

The Pistons' newest dad pulled thick cigars from a black Nike bag and passed them out to teammates while proudly showing off photos of 4-day-old Richard Clay Hamilton III...

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Tayshaun Prince Blazes the Heat

Tayshaun Prince was on fire Thursday night against the Heat, scoring 34 points. He also had 12 rebounds. Rip Hamilton was excused from playing due to the birth of his first son Richard Clay Hamilton II (8 pounds and 21 inches) who was born on Halloween.. The Piston's beat the Heat 91-80. Lets hope Tay continues to play like this all season long, especially during the play-offs.

Chauncey Billups On Quite Frankly

For those who missed Chauncey Billups on Quite Frankly, you're not the only one I missed that show too. Good thing I've got the video below.

What's 'Sheed Talking About, Huh?

Freak'N Hilarious...

Richard Hamilton and Chauncey Billups on ESPN's Teammates

This video is hilarious. It's fun to see how the Pistons players act off court. For those who didn't see Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups on ESPN's Teamates, I've got the video below.

Jarvis Hayes Really Does Have A Twin Brother

Did you know that Jarvis Hayes has an identical twin brother?

Rodney Stuckey Breaks His Hand - Ben Wallaces' "Fro" Good Luck Afterall.

Good and bad news. The Good news is the Pistons beat the Wizards Wednesday night at the Palace 105-85. The bad news is, Rodney Stuckey, who was by far having is best game as a Piston, broke his hand.

What the heck is going on here. The injuries just seem to be piling up. First it was Nazr Mohammed, then it was Amir Johnson, Rip Hamilton, and now Rodney Stuckey... I'm not used to the Pistons having so many injuries. The strange thing about is, it seems like after Ben Wallace left, the Pistons became more prone to injury than ever. So maybe Ben's "Fro" was Good Luck after-all.

Pistons Are Looking Good This Season With Rookies Rodney Stuckey, Aaron Afflalo and others

Wow am I excited about the Pistons this year! I am happy to say that the Rookies Rodney Stuckey and Aaron Afflalo, who are expected to crack the rotation this season, are great additions to the team. They can score, their not afraid to shoot the ball or attack the basket... Lets face it, these guys are fierce. Then theirs Cheikh Samb. Yes, don't forget to add Cheikh Samb to the family. His quickness, defense and rebounding is very much needed as well, especially after Ben Wallace left, taking with him the Pistons defensive edge and swagger. Yes, I say the team needs Cheikh now, and I think he's ready for the challenge. Come on! Don't send him off to the the D-League just yet! Besides what better experience can a Rookie have, than playing along side a group of All Star Veterans?

Speaking of D-League, Mr. D-League graduate himself, Amir Johnson is back and I think I speak for all Pistons Fans when I say, I can't wait to see what he brings to the mix. Lets hope his ankle heals so he can get some playing time this pre-season. Last but not least, lets welcome Jarvis Hayes to the team. I used to think that two bald heads on one team was Taboo... Not any more... If Chauncey Billups is "Mr. Big Shot", then Jarvis Hayes must be his bald headed twin brother, "Mr. Hot Shot". Wow can this dude score, which is exactly the type of production this team needs coming off the bench. I mean, I like Delfino and all, and I have to admit, I felt sad when he left...but with the new additions to the Pistons family, I certainly realize it was time for him to move on. Go Pistons!