Re: Richard Hamilton would intrigue Ainge
posted at 1/25/2011 1:24 AM EST
In Response to Re: Richard Hamilton would intrigue Ainge
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Richard Hamilton would intrigue Ainge : I don't agree. i think the real issue with Rip is that for a long time he was THE man in Detroit. Chauncey had the ball in his hands but Rip was getting the most shots and plays run for him. As the new coaches changed the plan, Rip's production went down. Then this year, they went all out and switched to giving the young guys all the playing time to try to develop for the future.
So, Rip has shown a good attitude, bit his tongue, and sat quietly. I bet he's BURNING to show what he can do as a 6th man or backup shooter.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
man oh man. i think you are wrong. if detroit is "going all out" to get the younger guys the ball then why is ben gordon having a stinko year? i mean 11.7ppg? really?
if anyone is taking rip's minutes on tha team it is calcified tracey mcgreedy in some bizarre point forward role.
other than that, austin daye is awful. so are the whole pistons team.
i don't understand what you're saying about going all out with the young guys. they have no young guys taking rip's shots. they have no young guys doing any better than rip.
and rip on his best day the last two years plus has made the top 20 overpaid, overrated players in the league for his one-dmensionality. he is a more seasoned nick young, just a bit more versatile. but what can rip do other than shoot mid range? nothing is the answer.
and he doesn't have a stunning mid range game any more either.
if you can tell me what young guys on the pistons are taking rip's shots then maybe you have a point, but ben gordon is stinko at 27 minutes, career low and descending each year numbers, austin daye is awful. who else is there?