Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm On To You Know Rodney Stuckey

The Pistons finally won against the Magic last night after losing eight in a row. I wasn't too impressed because it was about time anyways. I mean, they can't lose for ever, Right?

Rip Hamilton is back in the starting line-up, and as usual he brought a lot of energy, but I saw signs of the Pistons coming back to life even before Rip re-joined the starting line-up. Unfortunately, in one of the games where the Pistons were playing very well, Allen Iverson got injured.

The following game the Pistons were even more close to winning, but Rasheed Wallace lost his temper over a no-call, and the team once again had to play without one of their key players. Both games the Pistons could have won.

For those who don't like Allen Iverson and want to say that the Pistons won because he wasn't playing, how do you explain the Pistons winnig seven in a row while Rip Hamilton was out due to injury?

Was Rodney Stuckey deliberately playing the worst that he could possibly play to help Rip Hamilton get back into the starting line-up?

Well I don't know if it was intentional, but Stuckey, may have been playing poorly because he felt bad about replacing Rip in the starting line-up.

The reason why coach Curry refused to put Rodney Stuckey back on the bench is obviously because he wasn't convinced that he couldn't play well alongside Allen Iverson, and I'm no longer convinced either.

I think coach Curry simply gave up trying to make Rodney play right with Allen Iverson in the starting line-up.

Then when Rip Hamilton started complaining about his role, he just completely gave up and let Stuckey, and Rip have what they wanted. Anything to stop the losing streak from growing.

Rip A Slick Dude

I'm glad that Rip Hamilton made his way back into the starting line-up, but I can't help but to notice how slick this dude is.

Rip knew that the Pistons eventually had to start playing better after they got over the initial shock of him being placed on the bench. Unfortunately Allen Iverson got hurt, right as they started playing better.

This was the perfect time for him to make his move. If you notice Rip was very cooperative and didn't complain the whole time about coming off the bench, or how the team was losing with him on the bench, until Allen Iverson got injured.

Rodney Stuckey Vs. Allen Iverson

Rodney Stuckey is a great player, but he tend to disappear against teams that play good defense, whereas Allen Iverson can't be stopped. That's why, in my opinion, Allen Iverson should be in the a starting line-up as opposed to Rodney Stuckey.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Curry Puts Allen Iverson On Bench For Rip Hamilton

After loosing eight games in a row, Michael Curry decided to bench Allen Iverson and put Rip Hamilton back into the starting line-up. He says that this is his final move, but I don't think so.

I don't believe that Rodney Stuckey, who is just in his second season in the NBA is ready to lead the team as a starter. It's too much pressure for him right now. Eventually, Curry is going to have to put Rodeny back on the bench where he's comfortable.

The only reason why coach Curry haven't put Rodney Stuckey back on the bench yet is because coach he have this silly notion/theory that Allen Iverson and Rip Hamilton can't play well together, simply because their style of play is different. I've seem Rip Hamilton and Allen Iverson play alongside each other, and they seem to play well together. So what's the problem?

It was actually the three guard line-up of Rodeny Stuckey, Allen Iverson and Rip Hamilton that wasn't working. A young guy like Rodney Stuckey who is only in his second season in the NBA, simply could not handle that type of talent all at once.

So the problem is not a lack of chemistry between Allen Iverson and Rip Hamilton, the problem is coach Curry's decision to insert a point guard in the starting line-up who simply isn't ready for the task.

I understand him wanting to insert some young guys in the starting line-up, but he needs to come to the realization that the young guys just aren't ready.

There's been a lot of talk about the Pistons poor record with Allen Iverson on the team, but the Pistons lost eight in a row with Rodney Stuckey in the starting line-up, and there's no talk about that.

I wish I was the coach. If I was the coach, I would put Rodney Stuckey back on the bench where he's comfortable and let Allen Iverson due his thing alongside Rip Hamilton.

Yes, Allen Iverson can play the point guard position, but as usual coach Curry have the wrong notion about that too.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rodney Stuckey Is Playing Sucky

It was a close game, but the Pistons lost to the Spurs last night.

Yes, coach Curry decided to leave Rodney Stuckey in in the game, despite the fact that hes been playing awful.

Had Curry sat Stuckey on the bench, the Pistons probably would have won. I kept waiting for coach Curry to call Arron Afflalo into the game, but he opted to leave him on the bench the entire night.

Whatever psychological issues Rodney Stucky is having, the Pistons honestly do not have time to worry about it right now.

If it was up to me I'd let him work it out on the bench and start Arron Afflao instead. Atleast for the next few games.

Then if I like what I see, I'd promote Arron Afflalo to the starting lineup.

What the Pistons need right now is an established leader, and I believe that Allen Iverson and Arron Afflalo are fully capable of being co-leaders of this team, if given the chance.

What I like about both Arron Afflalo and Allen Iverson is that no one have to tell them to be aggressive.

They are equally hardworking and competitive by nature and therefore give the same effort every game.

That's why I can envision those two doing an great job on the court together as starters and leaders of the team.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Coach Curry, Give Arron Afflalo A Chance!

I see Coach Curry took my advice and put 'Dyess in the starting line-up. That was a smart move. However, he needs to make one more move to make this team better, and that is, put Rodney Stuckey back on the bench.

Sure, Stuckey had a couple of great games scoring 30 and 40 points as a starter, but a couple of great games doesn't make the Pistons a better team.

Lately, Rodney Stuckey has been invisible. I don't believe he's quit ready to be a starter in this league. Like Amir Johnson, I believe he's more comfortable coming off the bench for now.

If they think that the starting lineup would be too old if they placed Rip back into the starting line-up, then how about this... give Arron Afflalo a chance to start.

Ironically, Coach Curry gave all of the young guys a chance to start this season but Arron Afflalo. The only young guy who has been consistent this whole season.

I think Arron Afflalo can handle being a starter. 1. He's very mature for his age, 2. he's a gym rat and 3. he's very competitive... all the things that make a great leader. I bet he would do a great job playing alongside Allen Iverson.

Afflalo could be a defensive leader for the starting unit, just like Jason Maxiell is the defensive leader for the bench.

What do you say coach Curry?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Allen Iveron Cut His Hair

Allen Iverson wore his hair in braids for so long that he has a permanent part down the middle of his head.... that's hilarious. It's going to take a whole lot of brushing to get rid of that part A.I.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pistons Finally Win One In Over Time

The Pistons had to force an overtime against the Bucks Saturday night. Yep, somehow the Bucks had the lead in the second half, despite Rasheed Wallace knocking down seven three's. Incredible!

Nevertheless, the Pistons finally got a win in overtime. So, it was bittersweet ending.