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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at 11:27 am  |  21 responses

Pistons Lose Bench Player

Amidst all of their signings, the Detroit Pistons lost a player of their own this weekend. Reserve forward Walter Herrmann, a key player on Argentinia’s 2004 Gold Medal Team, has agreed to a deal with Tau Ceramica, a top-tier Spanish team. Never given major minutes over his three year NBA stay, Herrmann heads back to the EuroLeague, a place he more than held his own in prior to coming to the Bobcats before the 2006-2007 season.

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  • ave. joe

    good for him…he has talent…but not nba talent

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka Free Lester Hudson

    “Never given major minutes” – Well its not like he earned them and NBA teams are not usually in the business of letting players who lack skill and expeience eat up minutes on the floor. Exept for the Warriors, they do.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    he has nba talent

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    I never understood this guy. Sometimes he would have flashes of gold then he would disappear into the mist. Very odd.
    I guess he would be better suited for ‘I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT BUTTER’ commercials.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Meh.

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  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    He had a pretty good rookie year then it all went downhill. Juks, when you’re 6’9 and you can’t defend AND rebound for sh!t… well you’re gonna play in Spain.

  • Tuomas

    I’m weepy (not), although he WAS a fan favorite. But yeah, pretty much how Jukai said it.

  • Prison Mike

    He was a high character guy, the NBA could use more adults like him.

  • Bruno

    I’d prefer him on my team instead of varejao

  • rav

    6-8th man on a good team IMO – not entirely sure what his minutes were but his talent is more than good enough for 15-20 minutes in the NBA. and as said earlier, a high character guy, and you cant have enough of those

  • http://twitter.com/NotebookNick thesubwayconnection

    Co-sign Z.

  • finest hour

    how much is he getting paid in spain

  • Will Lee

    he has NBA talent for sure. He just played for the wrong teams. If he play in halfcourt fundamental teams like Utah, Houston he’ll be successful. Another great example of the difference between international ball and NBA.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Not just a bench player, but Michael Curry’s go to guy for game winning shots. One more reason in the entire Detroit debacle which didn’t have anything to do with Bubba Chuck.

  • alex

    he was a fifty fifty guy. I was the whole season. I believe he got plenty of minutes than he should’ve. the fans loved when he got on the floor even though his inability to be consistant. sometime he would make shoot, but a lot, he didn’t. shoot layup hooks like dr j. but I can’t help but to ponder on the scary fact that his mom his daughter and his wife got killed in a car accident. now that is some scary ish. I think he IS better off in the euro league. hope to see him in the olympics!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Blinguo, yeh he had a few attempts didn’t he? I remember that…
    BTW, this headline looks like something straight out of the onion. Belittling the content lol.

  • Oli

    when I read the headline i thought this post was about AI ;-D

  • andy

    a fan favorite for sure. Jeff Van Gundy said it best: “He looks like Fabio and finishes like Connie Hawkins” haha

  • Tuomas

    Yup, I really wonder if his hands are as big as Otis Thorpe’s. The underhanded trickshot three from the bench + a pound from Dave Cowens was an instant classic.

  • http://slamonline Blaze

    later Fabio.

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