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08:13 AM ET 03.14 | There have been all manner of reactions to John Kuester from his players this season, not all good. But after the latest humiliation -- a 30-point drubbing at the hands of the Nuggets on Saturday night featuring the team's 17th different starting lineup of the season -- there was only a sense of acceptance and calendar watching until the end of the regular season next month. ... Kuester put Tracy McGrady at power forward. McGrady said he hasn't played inside since high school. The sense of resignation has been there for quite some time, but there were only veiled cracks at Kuester's constant shuffling of the lineup in the Pistons' locker room afterward. The only public comments were from Tayshaun Prince, who said people "shouldn't be surprised" at the constant lineup shuffling because that has been the trend all season.

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March 14, 2011  08:20 AM ET

I am torn about the pistons..Part of me says that coach has to go. But then i say they have gotten rid of a lot of decent coaches, rick carlisle, sanders, these guys are coach killers, they have to realize they are just players

March 14, 2011  08:31 AM ET
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I am torn about the pistons..Part of me says that coach has to go........

I'm not torn about them at all. As a matter of fact, I never really give them a thought unless they're playing the Bulls.

All the same, how about this.....instead of letting the coach OR the players go.....how about we let the whole darned franchise go ;-) ?

Yeah.....THAT'S the ticket :-D !!!

March 14, 2011  08:32 AM ET

And why is it that EVERY thread about the Pistons has that same picture of Deng driving in for a dunk?

Not that THAT"S a bad thing......I'm just sayin' :rolleyes: ...

March 14, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Could it be Dumar's fault? Or is he the Teflon GM?

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March 14, 2011  09:31 AM ET

Your tank is on empty, Bros.

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March 14, 2011  10:21 AM ET
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It's funny but there was a time when I thought Dumars was one of the best GMs in the league. Then a series of questionable decisions made me realize he was winging it all along and just got lucky sometimes.

I use to think that too...then he traded CB for AI and I suddenly realized he doesn't know anything.

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March 14, 2011  11:16 AM ET

Everyone is to blame.
coaches, players, & mgmt.

the greatest issue at hand, IMO
is the transfer of ownership.

Until a sale goes through,
this maddening continues.

March 14, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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I'm not torn about them at all. As a matter of fact, I never really give them a thought unless they're playing the Bulls.All the same, how about this.....instead of letting the coach OR the players go.....how about we let the whole darned franchise go ;-) ?Yeah.....THAT'S the ticket :-D !!!

Punch yourself in the face...lol No just kidding but you cant get rid of what is usually a very classy franchise. I am a huge Joe D fan but dude has to GO!!!!!!!!!! He took us to the top only to drop us head first.

March 14, 2011  12:01 PM ET

Why does every Pistons story have Deng scoring on them?

March 14, 2011  12:03 PM ET
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And why is it that EVERY thread about the Pistons has that same picture of Deng driving in for a dunk? Not that THAT"S a bad thing......I'm just sayin' :rolleyes: ...

I should have read our post before I posted... my thoughts exactly.

March 14, 2011  12:04 PM ET

The Pistons are just a mess, what player is they cornerstone? What is the future in Detroit? Who do you keep off this team? Who else would pay Ben Gordon 12 million a season? ;) I could help myself on that last one

March 14, 2011  12:30 PM ET

Wasn't a lot of this disarray due to the owner wanting to sell the team as well?

March 14, 2011  12:30 PM ET
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The Pistons are just a mess, what player is they cornerstone? What is the future in Detroit? Who do you keep off this team? Who else would pay Ben Gordon 12 million a season? ;) I could help myself on that last one

don't have a cornerstone player
no other team would pay Gordon that money
-at least not for 5 years

Who to keep off this team?
Monroe, Jerebko, Daye, Stuckey, Gordon, & T-Mac

 
March 14, 2011  02:26 PM ET

They messed up when they spent their $$ that they were trying to free up from the Billups - AI deal on KG's BFF & Ben Gordon

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