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Sunday, May 02, 2004

Pistons News 

Carlos Delphino is doing very well in the Euroleague playoffs. He got 27 points along with 5 rebounds in the semifinals. Delphino should come over next year and should play SG. Many scouts have said that if he didn't get hurt so close to the draft, or if he came out this year he would be an automatic lottery pick. In the game there were many other promising prospects. Milos Vujanic, a top flight prospect, only scored 12 points in the game. Delphino's stats for the year were 12.8 points per game(on 43.9% shooting), along with 6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.9 steals.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Pistons News: 

Pistons News: Memhet Okur has reportedly said that he doesn't want to remain a Piston if his playing time remains so low. Okur will become a Restricted Free Agent this offseason. Okur is a promising big man, but Larry Brown doesn't seem to feel that Memo gives 100% on the defensive end, so he doesn't give him as many minutes as his production might warrant. This also leads to the puzzling placement of Corliss Williamson as a power forward. Corliss is to small for that so we are more effective with Memo at the 4 and Corliss at the 3. Brown still seems to be trying to teach Okur a lesson. In the playoffs I don't understand this, it may cost us games down the road.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Lions Draft: In the second part of the draft we may have found some hidden gems.

5th round: Alex Lewis ILB Wisconsin, Lewis is a speedy linebacker(forty in the 4.5's) who should be a sub and a special teamer for his first year. Later on he may become a strong safety due to the fact that he is undersized for a ILB.

6th round: Kelly Butler OT Purdue, He might be the steal of the draft. Butler was ranked as the number 3 tackle in the draft, on talent, his stock fell though due to character issues. He got into a fight with a frat pledge after hearing that the pledge assaulted another frat member. This fact along with another fight nearer to the draft made his stock drop. This extremely talented tackle should back up Backus and McDougal and may see time at RG.

Undrafted: As of this time I only know one important signing, Jason Fife QB from Oregon. Fife may be learning from Mirer for the long term, or he could be Mike McMahon's ticket out of town. Fife had a fairly successful career at Oregon.
Other people the Lions are rumored to be pursuing include Shannon Snell OG Florida and Kyle Larson P Nebraska.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Lions Draft: So far the Lions are drafting better the anyone. We traded down our 1st with Cleveland and picked up a 2nd rounded, then we traded our 2nd, a 4th, and next years fifth for Kansas City's 1st.

So here's how it turned out.
#7 overall(from Cleveland): Roy Williams Wr Texas, He is 6 foot 3, he ran a 4.37 second forty, and he weighs 225lbs. He should line up across from C. Rodgers. Roy has great hands and should be a future Pro-Bowl caliber player.

#30 overall(from Kansas City): Kevin Jones Rb VTech, 6'1", 4.67 at the combine, but has been clocked as fast a 4.27. This year he should split time with A. Pinner, but in the future he could be a 1300-1500yard per year back.

#37overall(from Cleveland):Teddy Lehman Olb Oklahoma, 6'2", 4.55 forty, 240lbs. Should play weak-side Linebacker opposite our other fast LB Boss Baily. Teddy should be a solid player for years to come.

#73 overall: Keith Smith CB McNeese St., 6',4.40 forty. He will compete with Andre Goodman and Chris Cash for the Nickle back position. Cash may be moved to safety, with our CB depth. Smith didn't allow a single reception against him in 13 of his final 22 games.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Lions Mock Draft: Hey Lions fans, how does this sound?

1st (traded to Pitt. for their 1 and 2, then traded to New England for their 2 1sts, a 3rd, and a 4th)

1a. D.J. Williams LB Miami
1b. Vernon Carey OG Miami
2a. Kevin Jones RB VTech
2b. B.Watson TE Georgia
3a. J. Babins DE WMU
3b. K. Colbert WR USC
4a. I. Sopoga DT Oregon
4b. traded along with 2005 4th for Donavan Darius S Jax
5. J. Harris QB BG
6. B.J. Sander P OSU

Supp. Draft
#1. Mike Williams WR USC
Lions Rumor: The Lions are rumored to be pursuing Larry Allen OG of the Cowboys for a third or fourth rounder. Allen was once a top linemen but now because of his age and pricey contract he is on the trading block. The Oakland Raiders are also rumored to be in the bidding for Allen.
Lions News: The Lions are supposedly interested in trading down in the draft. Teams that we are rumored to be negotiating with include Pittsborgh(for their 1+2), New England (2 1sts and a 2nd), and Denver (1st and 2nd).
Lions Rumor: The Lions are said to be interested it Donovan Darius of the Jaguars. It would either be the #6 for the#9 and Darius, or this year and next years 4th rounder. The Jags are looking for cap room and because of Darius's high cap hit he is on the block. Darius is a very talented safety who would make the Lions hake one of the best defensive backfields in the league.
Tigers Rumor: Nate Cornejo and Brandon Inge may be traded to Anahiem for Jared Washbern.
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