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THE BOOK an opposing team's scout sizes up the Pistons
Marty Burns
October 30, 2000
"You don't want to let Jerry Stackhouse get to the middle of the floor. Channel him to the baseline, where you can cut off his angles by having your big guys ready to double-team him. He's a little out of control when he's driving.... They're going to miss Grant Hill a lot. When he and Stackhouse were their go-to guys, they made all the peripheral players better. Now the defense can load up on Stackhouse, and he's very selfish—terrific scorer, reluctant passer.... Cedric Ceballos was out of shape in the preseason. He's a guy who's just collecting a paycheck.... Mateen Cleaves's lack of scoring is going to hurt him. I know they said he had all the intangibles in college; he won every drill at practice, he won a national championship, but that was college. This is the NBA, and he's going to have to spend some time on his shot.... Ben Wallace, John Wallace and Jerome Williams are all high-energy guys. They're going to be tough on the glass."
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October 30, 2000

The Book An Opposing Team's Scout Sizes Up The Pistons

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"You don't want to let Jerry Stackhouse get to the middle of the floor. Channel him to the baseline, where you can cut off his angles by having your big guys ready to double-team him. He's a little out of control when he's driving.... They're going to miss Grant Hill a lot. When he and Stackhouse were their go-to guys, they made all the peripheral players better. Now the defense can load up on Stackhouse, and he's very selfish—terrific scorer, reluctant passer.... Cedric Ceballos was out of shape in the preseason. He's a guy who's just collecting a paycheck.... Mateen Cleaves's lack of scoring is going to hurt him. I know they said he had all the intangibles in college; he won every drill at practice, he won a national championship, but that was college. This is the NBA, and he's going to have to spend some time on his shot.... Ben Wallace, John Wallace and Jerome Williams are all high-energy guys. They're going to be tough on the glass."

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