Arenas: Without Webber the Pistons wi...

Arenas: Without Webber the Pistons will struggle

There are 15 comments on the Detroit Pistons Full-Court Press - MLive.com story from Oct 27, 2007, titled Arenas: Without Webber the Pistons will struggle. In it, Detroit Pistons Full-Court Press - MLive.com reports that:

Gilbert Arenas, seen here defending Pistons guard Jarvis Hayes, believes Detroit will struggle without a consistent scoring threat at center. via Detroit Pistons Full-Court Press - ML...

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Katrina

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2007
When is the last time Washington won something, Gilbert needs to worry about his own wack a$$ team, how many rings he got, oh none, while the pistons are reclaiming their throne, superstars like Gilbert will be lookin at trying to make their team better. He just secretly wishes he was a piston, that's all. Stop drinking haterade!
steve

San Jose, CA

#2 Oct 29, 2007
gilbert is a great player but needs to shut his mouth he is talking like the wizards are michal jordan and the bulls, they lost webber but still got three 20 point people in billups,prince,hamilton

read the whole conversation at msn.com he talks shit about every team in the east i cant wait to see the wizards 41-41 season

Since: Jul 07

Ganges, France

#3 Oct 31, 2007
Gilbert just taked about tactics and the fact that the pistons no longer have a low post player...from an offensive stand point, sheed and mc dyess play in front of the rim, so far away from it.
With c webb you have one more option kind of a "point center", who can score and deliver to, for the outside player.
You have more balance at the offensive end, and even if c webb is slow now, he still got game.
Gilbert is not stupid and you, you should think a little bit before writing, steve
LBoogie

Greensboro, NC

#4 Nov 2, 2007
Has anyone heard/seen where Chris Webber is now?
selwyn

New York, NY

#5 Nov 20, 2007
I believe Arena's is right. Detroit will struggle without Webber. Players become slow for many reasons but that does not mean that they loose the ability to play the game. It is not just putting up points, it is doing the other intangables such as contesting a shot, contesting for rebounds, making passes, knocking down the crucial open 20 footer and free throws. This is what Webber did for Detroit. Also having him gave them another player that play similar position that they can put in their line up to give the opposing team a different look to help with their rotation especially when they are in foul trouble. this is what detroit don't have now and they will struggle even more with McDyess being out.

Since: Jul 07

Clermont-ferrand, France

#6 Nov 22, 2007
Yeah, i agree selwin.
Does anyone knows what webber become?
Mele

United States

#7 Nov 26, 2007
Chris Webber would no longer cost a pro-rated amount of the veteran's minimum. He did offer some luxurious match-ups and get the ball out for a break better than the other big men, but he didn't prove to be a difference maker in the play-offs and isn't worth a large salary. Maxiell and Amir can develop more for the future. If Joe felt that C-Webb would significantly increase the Piston's chances of winning, he would be with the team. I also wouldn't be surprised if they brought him in late depending on what was happening at the time, but his time is basically up and Arenas makes a point, but I think Joe disagrees.
Mele

United States

#8 Nov 26, 2007
I hope this doesn't double post-I just wrote a response and it never showed up.

Arenas makes a point, but I believe that Joe disagrees. If C-Webb would make a significant diference in winning and having a championship run, then he would be a Piston right now. There are lots of positives to his game, but he wouldn't cost just a pro-rated amount of the veteran's minimum, he did not make a distinct difference in the play-offs and Maxiell and Amir have more time to get experience. There is a chance that C-Webb could come back late circumstantially, but there is no compelling reason for him to be there right now.
Mele

United States

#9 Nov 26, 2007
I hope this doesn't double post-I just wrote a response and it never showed up. This will be the third and final attempt, I am following the instructions and copying the correct number, but it is not posting.I hope it works now.

Arenas makes a point, but I believe that Joe disagrees. If C-Webb would make a significant diference in winning and having a championship run, then he would be a Piston right now. There are lots of positives to his game, but he wouldn't cost just a pro-rated amount of the veteran's minimum, he did not make a distinct difference in the play-offs and Maxiell and Amir have more time to get experience. There is a chance that C-Webb could come back late circumstantially, but there is no compelling reason for him to be there right now.
Mele

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2007
Posts not working!!!!!!!!!!
louise

Farmington, MI

#11 Nov 27, 2007
gilbert arenas needs to concentrate on staying healthy so that he can help his team and stop worrying about other teams
The Juggla

Australia

#12 Nov 27, 2007
webber should be playing with detroit! Its just sad to see C Webb stuck on the sidelines with no deal and the Pistons dropping games left, right and centre. Its a pretty easy fix if you ask me.
Sharon

Inkster, MI

#13 Dec 22, 2007
GILBERT IS RIGHT. IT IS OKAY FOR HIM TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT WHAT HE FEELS. YOU ALL SEEM TO HAVE ONE. WE DO NEED A SCORER AT THE CENTER POSITION.ALSO, CHRIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS FOR PASSING THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN.
shookknight

Folsom, CA

#14 Dec 23, 2007
The Pistons aren't going to win it again this year. Yes they are awesome in the eastern division. But the spurs,suns, mavericks, kings will beat the Pistons. They won't beat Cav's in the playoffs. They can't stop Lebron either. I hope the Celtic's pick up C webb so he can hit all those weapons. Tired of looking at the long range shooters of the Pistons. Won't work in the playoffs.Again.
dirty whiteboy

Traverse City, MI

#15 Dec 24, 2007
as much as i like webber the pistons will do fine without him. although they don't have a prototypical center they do have a bunch of people that can adequately fill that position.

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