Homer News: Detroit Pistons (21-35)

Back to his old self, Richard Hamilton scores 30 as Pistons beat Kings
Hamilton scored 30 points and Detroit pulled away in the third quarter to defeat the struggling Sacramento Kings, 101-89, on Tuesday night.

“He’s getting his legs back, that’s important,” Pistons coach John Kuester said. “He’s coming off screens well, and it’s allowing him to get good looks.”

Hamilton severely sprained an ankle in the first game of the season and didn’t return until the second week of December. It has taken a while for his game to come around completely.

Averaging 30.5 points in his past four games, he made 12-of-20 shots and hit all five free throws to extend his streak to 51 in a row.
Michigan Live

Pistons’ vets abuse rookie
It was easy to tell the Pistons’ offensive game plan Tuesday night just by looking at their bench.
A noticeable buzz emanated whenever Kings forward Omri Casspi was matched up against Tayshaun Prince and Rip Hamilton.

And the veteran duo delivered, constantly abusing the rookie from Israel by combining for 52 points on 23-for-37 shooting to lead the Pistons (21-35) to an easy 101-89 victory.

“Well, it’s a pretty simple story as far as I can see, we couldn’t stop Prince or Hamilton,” Kings coach Paul Westphal said. “They gave them the lift – particularly at the start of the first half it was Prince, start of he second half it was Hamilton.

“They were going at Omri with Prince and he had his way with him. There’s no other way to put it.”
Detroit Free Press

Jonas Jerebko: Small Forward or Power Forward?
I’ve thought about this more than someone with a life would (approximately ten minutes) and I’ve settled on this:

Offensively, Jonas Jerebko is better suited to be a Power Forward. As a Small Forward, he’s not a good enough ball handler to be able to get to the rim. He has a fairly decent outside shot, but his release is very slow and I can’t see him getting shots off against most SFs. His post game is not good enough to take advantage of his size. As a Power Forward, he’s shown the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. His outside shot can stretch the defense and he has more time to get it off. Also, his quickness makes him a dangerous offensive rebounder.

Defensively, he’s probably better suited to play the three. He can handle himself against some Power Forwards but he does need more strength.
Detroit Bad Boys

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