PISTONS SELECT THE BIG MAXI
Even though Pistons first-round draft pick Jason Maxiell is more like Danny Fortson, the Pistons told the world Tuesday night that they miss Corliss Williamson, another undersized power forward who made a nitch in this league.
The Pistons want more scoring from the low block. That is why they've tried to convert Darko Milicic from a perimeter player to post player and that is why they took a gamble on Maxiell who right now cannot crack the Pistons rotation, but with a little coaching perhaps could.
On the surface this it not a good pick. However, the Pistons are gambling that they can teach this guy what it takes to get a couple buckets in the paint. They cannot rely on Ben Wallace to be consistent inside and Rasheed Wallace refuses.
Chauncey Billups can post up smaller guards, but come on. He is hardly the second coming of Wilt Chamberlain.
So now you get Mad Max, the Pistons newest Big Nasty. Or shall we call him the Big Maxi?