Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bring back the Bad Boys Defense

As expected, one of the main focus that Pistons will have this training camp is their defense intensity accoutability mandated by their new coach Michael Curry. Rodney Stuckey talked about this during his tour in Michigan.

MLive.com: OK, for you as the third guard on the team, you split time being on the court with Billups sometimes and Hamilton sometimes. Do you adjust your game or play any differently depending on who you are on the court with?

Stuckey: "No, not really. I think when I'm in the game with Chauncey, coach wants to have the ball in Chauncey's hands more. When I'm in with Rip, he wants the ball in my hands more so Rip can come off screens and what not. Things are gonna be the same offensively with stuff like that, but I'll tell you one thing, our defense and defensive standpoint, things are going to be a lot different. We're gonna be picking up full court, trying to get back to our old ways of playing Bad Boys defense. That's something to look forward to this coming year."

Mlive: Does that pressure defense suit your (individual) game better?

Stuckey: "Yeah, absolutely. I mean, that's what I did in high school and college, gettin' up full court, putting a little bit of pressure on the offense, you know, taking a little time off the shot clock, that's what we're trying to do. You know, we're gonna do a lot more trapping and stuff like that. That's my type of game. It leads to easy baskets for us."

Did Stuckey say "....get back to our old ways of playing Bad Boys defense."? Can't wait to see that!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Look Around The League

The Pistons are more likely wrapped up with their roster for the exhibition game in October. As of this time, Kwame Brown was the move that Pistons made this summer. How will it work? We'll have to see.

Mo Williams is the newest edition to Lebron's Cavs. Interesting move that we'll have to see in the season as well.

In addition to Eastern moves, Elton Brand gives strength to the Sixers, assuming his achilles injury is 100% recovered.

No love for San Antonio Spurs and the Detroit Pistons this year from ESPN "expert" (commentator) about making a run for the title. What can I say......one word, "bandwagon".

Few routes that Rip takes while running around during the game. It's not all speed, but the trick is to trick his defender to the direction where he's going.