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Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 10:30 am  |  82 responses

Brandon Jennings Says Pistons’ 4th Straight Loss an ‘Emergency’

Following a 112-84 beatdown at the hands of the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, a seething and dejected Brandon Jennings said things have reached “emergency” status for the sputtering Detroit Pistons. Per the Detroit News:

Beyond frustrated was Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks, who didn’t address the media until nearly a half-hour after the game’s end, as he probed his team in the locker room to get a feel for their input on yet another puzzling loss.

“I wasn’t talking about what happened,” Cheeks said. “I just wanted some insight for myself because I didn’t have it. This time. Normally I do but I didn’t.”

The Pistons scored just 11 in the third, missing 16 of their 21 shots while getting doubled up on the boards (18-9). It contributed to their 41 percent shooting, showing no signs of a team that just had five off days.

“It’s most definitely an emergency,” Jennings said. “Because right now it’s really slipping away from us. And if we don’t become a better second-half team then we’re gonna lose a lot of games.”

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  • pposse

    Brandon Jennings stepping up. If you want to compete for championships in this league then you can’t go on multiple 3 game losing streaks in the regular season.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if you want to compete for championships in this league, you don’t play Josh Smith as a full time small forward either

  • pposse

    lol true. Josh Smith could be really good, but has to be coached by one of the top 3 coaches in the league (Doc, Pop, or Thibs). They might be the only guys to get through to him.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he has to play PF …. it’s too insulting to his ego how teams guard him as a “3″ …. if his head fell off, maybe. but as long as it’s attached to his neck, there is no way he can play that position, ever.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    i like a smith drummond front line better than a monroe drummond front line if brandon jennings is the primary facilitator.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, whether they keep/like Smith/Monroe idk, but one of them gotta go.

  • Max

    They’ve been quite dissapointing this season imo.

  • pposse

    i just like the idea of mixing up a defensive minded 3 to go against some of the upper echelon 3′s (Melo, Bron, KD) and Josh Smith is that prototypical guy if he can just act right. Not every team can build around their small forward, but every team needs to be able to defend the small forward more than any other position nowadays.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ehh, Smith is a very good defender, but what good is it if he’s not good enough to counter the fact that your offense is in total hell with him at that position? i mean, he may hold those guys below their averages, but he is literally a nonfactor on offense, it’s not even like he is a threat to shoot, there are no spacing benefits. I would rather have PJ Tucker than Josh Smith if that’s the reason behind putting him at that position. At least PJ can hit the corner 3 and keep the defense honest on the other end.

  • spit hot fiyah

    who could have seen this coming. a terrible roster make up with coach who hasn’t proven he can win with talent

  • shockexchange

    Jennings can get Chris Smith cut from the Knicks but can he do his day job – lead Detroit to playoffs? http://clicky.me/7liY

  • pposse

    this team would be perfect for Phil Jackson to coach.

  • pposse

    what good is it if he’s not good enough to counter the fact that your offense is in total hell with him at that position -that is where superior coaching would come into play.

    Josh Smith needs to learn how to become a defensive animal at all times, even on offense he needs to think about hi lo action and crashing offensive boards (even the drummond and monroe will be doing this too). idk exactly, but he has to consistently be physical against the superior 3s on both ends of the floor. My thinking is that teams have to impose a different will on the game to teams that have accomplished more than them. If the team is Miami you have to shut down Lebron, Thunder stop Durant etc.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    superior coaching? there is no superior coaching that can make 3 guys without the ability to hit a shot outside 15 feet work simultaneously. basketball is not rocket science. Even the great Phil Jackson was reliant on spacing. Nobody could do anything with 3 of 5 players who can’t shoot.

  • pposse

    well josh smith thinks he can shoot 25 ft away from the basket. Smith would be a killer if he just had his mind right, he seems to have a shooting mentality just he is taking the wrong shots. It may be too late, but he could potentially be a decent mid range shooter.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    playing small forward, and being relegated to just mid range jump shots…..doesn’t help.

  • TR

    Whats Monroe’s market value right now? I figure Smith would be too hard to trade after the deal he got

  • Nathan Shane Long

    The Pistons on paper had a great VIDEO GAME-ESQUE starting lineup a “monster” frontcourt too bad this is real life and not NBA 2K14 OR LIVE 14

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Monroe is worth more than Smith. But with the Piston’s unique situation, they lack much in leverage. So they will probably have to take a hit in any trade.

    If I were them, going one of Smith/Monroe for Gallinari/Chandler/Picks is where I would probably go if Denver were willing to deal.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    thank god it’s not LIVE 14 in any situation ever.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    It’s not broken like 2K14 LOL NBA LIVE 14:WHERE WORKING SERVERS ACTUALLY HAPPEN

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    The Internet, where ignorance yells at you in all caps

    …..the servers in Live can’t be overloaded, because only you are on it Nathan.

    anyway, did you really buy Live over 2k because of online play? lol, the actual game isn’t what matters to you, it’s telling people they are troll’s on a microphone over the internet huh?

  • Nathan Shane Long

    It’s just very funny to me how all these 2K fanboys have been crying over the past few weeks about how they can’t play there precious 2K myplayer mode because the servers have been terrible while Live 14 has been fully functionable from launch while 2K14 will continue to be a BROKEN PATCHFEST

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    let me say this differently.
    .
    servers work better with less people on them.
    .
    they will work perfectly if less people own the game then the pre-release prediction dictated.
    .
    companies arm their servers based on the number of people they predict to own their games.
    .
    Live works perfectly fine because less people own the game then EA predicted.
    .
    2k Servers, as usual, suck ass, because more people bought 2k than was initially predicted.

    Get it?

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Yeah right lets just keep making excuses for 2K and why their next gen launch has been an EPIC FAIL while Live has had a good return and believe or not LIVE 14 does have an AUDIENCE of players more so on the PS4 and while 2K14 has had major issues all your BRAINWASHED FANBOY SHEEP will just keep following and being suckered in every year just for the record i got both NBA games for PS4

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL, Live has sold less than 50 thousand units.

    here is a headline from November,
    “EA Sports NBA Live 14 Flops on PS4, Sells less than 22K”

    here is their metacritic page, showing all reviews from everyone.

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/nba-live-14

    it has a user score of 2.6 hahahaha you might like it. but you are the only one.

  • guest

    Which one do you think has better gameplay?

  • Nathan Shane Long

    The only thing that 2K has over Live is the graphics and visuals when it comes down to raw gameplay Live is better more so after the patch they released 3 weeks ago they fixed all there minor issues and also consider the fact that Live works 100% all day everyday unlike broken ass 2K14

  • Caboose

    Damn, under 50k? That’s pathetic…though I guess that’s what they get for making a sh!tty game.

  • Caboose

    3 of 5 players who can’t shoot but more than 2 who think they can…

  • Nathan Shane Long

    lets see consider the fact that very people actually knew that Live had returned but also consider that fact that it’s ironic 2K made a game that REQUIRES you and is reliant to always be connected online but yet the servers are horrible and renders 80% of the game content and features ineffective and plagued with bugs

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Ain’t nothing Sh*tty about a game that works 100% of the time

  • Caboose

    I’ve got 2K for the 360. When I’ve wanted to play, the servers have been down for me a total of 2 times. For like an hour each.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    here, let me have EA handle this for you Nathan.

    executive producer Sean O’Brien in a post on the EA Sports blog. “As you can imagine, this isn’t exactly the NBA Live comeback story we were hoping for this year. We hear loud and clear that some of you are disappointed in various aspects of NBA Live 14, and I’m sorry if the game doesn’t live up to your expectations.”

    sorry buddy.

  • Caboose

    Um, yes there is. If I told you that you could have GTA V where 10% of the city is unable to be played, or a glitch free Fast and Furious: Showdown, which would you take?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    don’t listen to anyone. just watch video of each game, or download the demo’s.

  • Caboose

    Quote from PSXtreme:

    “NBA Live is a colossal disappointment in more ways then one; the technical aspects are well below average, the physics and animations are some of the worst we’ve seen this year, the AI is mentally deficient, and worst of all, nothing about this feels real.”

    Maybe it’s because you can actually beat the “mentally deficient” AI that you like this excuse for a game.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    believe this the Live 14 ain’t like the full retail version now you could get 2K14 patchfest edition if you want but more than likely the game would crash

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    let’s just put it like this, NBA Live’s sales numbers are so bad, they are not available on any sales charts (that i’ve seen), and they had to reduce the price within 2 weeks of release.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i have been playing 2k14 on PS4 since Christmas, and have not been kicked out of the 2k serves since the 27th….when they had a handle on how many people were using their servers at once.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Yeah and that was from early December and since that post the EA team has fixed those minor “problems” to the game and has some updates coming up that will improve the visuals to the game since that what everyone cares about these days is graphics and nothing else case in point next gen 2K14

  • Nathan Shane Long

    We talking about next gen get outta here talking about 360

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    the point of next gen was to improve the graphics and capabilities of a game. not release a game that wouldn’t stand out on the last generation.

    like i’ve been saying, Live 14 would have been excusable had it been on 360/PS3 …. but not on next-gen. it’s trash. ignore it if you want, but if you genuinely think what they released on the next gen consoles is ok, you don’t at all understand the industry that you are participating in. EA should be (and is) ashamed of themselves for fooling people into buying that game. but money trumps morals. and the beauty of stupid people is that they don’t know they are stupid.

  • Caboose

    NBA Live 14:

    -Ranked in the worst 30 games of 2013 according to Metacritic
    -10th worst game of 2013 according to LazyGamer
    -Ranked in the 10 worst games of 2013 according to GameInformer
    -10th worst game of 2013 according to Yahoo!

    I mean, that’s a pretty prestigious resume, right?

  • Caboose

    Oh, you mean the gen where Live has even WORSE reviews than on the 360/PS3?

  • TriggaMan

    Does anyone realize they have 4 lefties starting lol.
    shade right

  • Nathan Shane Long

    But yet all the 2K fanboys are crying and trying to start a petition to get 2K to give them some type of reimbursement for getting screwed for buying a bug infested ineffective unplayable game

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Yeah where 2K paid off website like IGN and GAMESPOT TO GIVE LIVE BAD REVIEWS

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    or just the people who bought it for myteam* mode. lol, but ok nathan.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    false. and illegal.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Which is pretty much everyone that got the game

  • Nathan Shane Long

    but they did it though nevertheless

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it is? weird, i must be the only one who has never even fired it up.

    but i am pretty ticked off about how reliant modes like mygm are on VC. but still, it’s so much better than Live.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    do you need the definition of false or is your operating memory based only on the last 2 words that come across your line of site?

    ……

    i know, i know.

    “of site” isn’t a sentence.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    so you got it to do what then?

  • Nathan Shane Long

    And none of them are sports game websites either

  • pickleback

    Your just being a hipster and trying to disagree with everyone. you video game hipster

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Not to play my team trading card mode. The NBA isn’t Pokemon. Lol most people who bought 2k don’t play that mode, at all.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Really when that was there selling point for next gen

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    No it wasn’t lol.

    Go find me a “myteam” marketing campaign. One commercial that aired on television, maybe a poster? Nothing. There selling point was the gameplay. Which, oddly enough, is the bread and butter of their product ….. As it should be, in a game about the realistic gameplay of NBA basketball

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Yeah your right they had a couple of lame ass music videos CRACKER ASS MACKLEMORE and PHIL COLLINS just showing random pre-rendered gameplay

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Bingo

  • Feez_22

    As a long term pistons fan, all i can say is this:

    “Sigh”

  • Caboose

    Find me ANY game review site (not some random blog) that says Live is better than 2K. Just one. I’ll shut up if there is ONE respectable game review site that says so.

  • Caboose

    Honestly, the f*ck is wrong with you? You can’t actually believe that.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh right… Phil jackson needs at least a team loaded with talent 2 of the players must be top 5

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    trigggaa mayne how u do

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    it depends on what you want to do with the game. just playing at the crib with the squad live 14 is better. I don’t do sports game on the internet. Only Call and Halo

  • pposse

    it would be phils chance to prove you wrong..this ad is killingm e btw

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Dang this ad is too life like carmelos got that ice cold veins so that ad freezes

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Yeah because that what happened 2K in these websites pockets to try to blackball NBA Live return

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    r u in mensa

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    No

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    o k

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    play new command conquer game

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol that’s a weird ass question to randomly ask a person

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    nah i was trying figure out something

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    I told you bro bulls are blowing up the squad…. They traded Luol deng for bynum. Now bynum’s game has become a zydruans iglaksus type which doesn’t help d rose so he’ll probably not be kept. But boozer is removed. Maybe they;ll keep noah but the Bulls realize Rose isn’t taking them anywhere unless they get another superstar with him. Maybe Lebron should sign there. I wouldn’t mind seeing a big three of Rose, James, Noah. with great supporting cast of jimmy butler, taj gibson.

  • pposse

    opportunity was knocking thats why we traded Luol for Bynum. And the play is to go after Melo in FA this summer.

    You keep trying to solve the problems of all teams immediately and constantly just vary ways for Lebron to join this team or that team to win. There is only one Lebron it would be more constructive if you thought of other ways for teams to win.

  • Caboose

    My internet was down for a week, and 2K Association mode is still the most fun thing to do in any basketball game.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Are you on comcast? You should try command and conquer. Repetitive dynasty modes get boring real fast. It’s hard play newer sports games. You might be too young to remember this game nfl blitz for n64 that’s best sports game of all time.

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