Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince Return, John Kuester Able to Set Rotation

December 30th, 2009 by Alex Calles Leave a reply »
The Detroit Pistons extended their losing streak to eight games last night in a hapless 87-104 defeat to the New York Knicks. That's right, the Knicks!

It's been a frustrating experience for rookie head coach John Kuester, who has been forced to mix and match his rotation due to constant injury concerns.

Currently the Pistons are nearly at 100 percent capacity with the return of shooting guard Richard Hamilton (ankle), small forward Tayshaun Prince (back), and backup shooting guard Ben Gordon (ankle). I say nearly 100 percent because backup point guard Will Bynum is still battling an ankle injury.

Even though injuries have hampered the Balla's from the D, it's been a pleasant surprise to witness the maturation process of rookies like Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye, and even DeJuan Summers.

However, I'd like to see Jason Maxiell inserted back into the starting lineup at power forward instead of Jerebko, whose size could be a big disadvantage against players like Kevin Garnett.

I do like Kuester's decision to bring season acquisition Charlie Villanueva off the bench, as it seems to be working well.

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