The parting advice Lawrence Frank gave Kim English and Khris Middleton before embarking on their D-League adventure proved accurate, the rookies confirmed upon their return to the Pistons.

“It was true,” Kim English said of Frank’s warning that D-Leaguers would come at them with extra relish because they had what those player wanted – one of the coveted NBA roster spots. “They know when an NBA guy is on the court and they definitely want to get that name against you. They definitely want to attack you.”

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