Whoop-Dee-Damn-Doo!: The Pistons traded Corliss Williamson to Philly for Derrick Coleman and Amal McCaskill. LB and DC reunited in the motor city, stay tuned two weeks from now when LB demands that Joe D. send DC packing.
posted by lilnemo to basketball at 08:12 PM - 9 comments
LB has always been able to get career underachievers to work hard and contribute, but does anyone else think this hurts the Pistons chances of repeating? DC won't see starters minutes, and he could be effective coming off of the bench. But... he's a locker room cancer. Do you really want this guy hanging out with Darko?
posted by lilnemo at 08:18 PM on August 04
And in other news: Derrick Coleman is still playing basketball. Man, am I ever out of touch with the NBA. I thought Coleman sucked a couple of years ago and retired.
posted by NoMich at 09:49 PM on August 04
NoMich: you're not alone in thinking that. Count me in too. And who is Amal McCaskill?
posted by tieguy at 02:21 AM on August 05
I would guess words appearing near his name might include upside or contract fodder. But I am also out of touch with the NBA. so maybe he is good or something.
posted by gspm at 05:08 AM on August 05
Now we have Derrick Coleman and Rasheed Wallace. Dumars must be one of those guys who hits 16 when the dealer has a five showing.
posted by dzot at 08:38 AM on August 05
Crap. Now I might have to go to a Sixers game this year, so I can cheer for Big Nasty. LB has a serious jones for DC.
posted by mbd1 at 09:31 AM on August 05
Joe D. has yet to make a bad deal since taking over the team, and he's won a championship sooner than anyone expected...based on that, I'm gonna take a wait-and-see on this deal. Sorry to see Big Nasty go, tho...DC better come to play, dammit...
posted by MeatSaber at 01:01 PM on August 05
It wouldn't totally surprise me if DC broke out of last year's funk and turned in a very good year. Locally, Williamson was thought to be in Brown's doghouse for his defensive play (well, lack of). Corliss played well in the Finals but you could see his defensive unawareness exposed quite a bit at times. Rasheed and DC is a little scary, but they could turn into being very scary on the court, too.
posted by BobbyC at 04:24 PM on August 05
Williamson was thought to be in Brown's doghouse for his defensive play (well, lack of). Very true. Corliss went from sixth man to what, 7th, 8th? Rasheed and DC is a little scary, but they could turn into being very scary on the court, too. They both have plenty of skillz/versatility but their age/history of injuries could be a factor late in the season. I think this trade is a wash.
posted by lilnemo at 06:58 PM on August 05
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