I know lots of pistons fans on here ( or I assume) didn’t see much talk about van gundys ouster. I actually fell like I’m good at predicting players and I have to say I liked van gundys moves for the most part and I’m surprised they haven’t done better.
I’m not a piston fan although I root for them on the side a lot. I’m pretty baffled for instance about Stanley Johnson . I loved the pick and I loved him as a player. I thought he’d develop into at worst a very good third option on a good team with potential to be a cornerstone.
I also loved the Ellenson pick. I thought he was asleeper and could turn into a good player. He still might. Very young and not much of a chance yet. He had some nice numbers down the stretch when he finally got 25-32 minutes so maybe there’s hope.
I’m not as high on kennard but I’d have to look at who went after him.
Finally trading for Blake I thought was a great move considering what they gave up. Now I don’t think Blake is a franchise player who wins you titles as a main guy but he could be an elite side kick particularly in the east. I thought it was worth the gamble for sure. Kinda perplexed at how they fell they should have pushed for Rubio harder. I think he’s the pg they needed and could get to right the ship. What are your thoughts? Any other nba musings? Again the nba off-season is far mOre interesting then the predictable seasons and it’s coming upon us.