Detroit Pistons: Will Khris Middleton Be a Piston in 2012?

August 4th, 2012 by Chris Madden Leave a reply »
Training camp is still two months away and the Detroit Pistons' roster for 2012 is nearly assembled.

Players that were not part of Joe Dumars' long-term plans have left and new players that can help the Pistons take the next steps toward respectability have taken their place.

In addition, Dumars added three rookies via the NBA draft that could provide an immediate impact. Actually, only two of those rookies have been officially added. Dumars successfully signed Andre Drummond and Kim English in July.

Second-round pick Khris Middleton is the lone rookie left unsigned and the Pistons have one available roster spot. The question is whether Dumars has reserved that spot for Middleton or someone else.

Middleton was drafted for a reason. He's a classic swingman-type player who is built in the mold of Tayshaun Prince. He's got the same long arms and he's almost identical in height and weight as Prince is right now.

So those experts who say Middleton needs to add bulk to be successful in the NBA are way off. Prince certainly was successful.

Perhaps Middleton was drafted by D ...

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