Friday, October 8, 2010

Pistons Missing Several Players

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

For a second season in a row, it appears the Pistons are going to have to make adjustments on the fly in terms of their rotation. The team is already missing injured swingmen Jonas Jerebko and Terrico White, and they played last night without the services of veterans Rip Hamilton and Tracy McGrady.

McGrady, still recovering from multiple injuries from the past two seasons, was given the night off by John Kuester, Pistons Head Coach. Hamilton, meanwhile, returned home for the birth of his second child.

In addition, veteran big man Chris Wilcox remains day-to-day with a sore hamstring. It's unfortunate timing as Detroit is anxious to see Wilcox this preseason, particularly now that Jerebko is out for essentially the season. It's possible he could challenge veteran Charlie Villanueva for the starting power forward spot.

Kuester says he'll continue to experiment with various lineups as the Pistons head into the regular season at the end of the month.

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