There is no magic number for how deep an NBA rotation should go. The same coach who plays seven or eight players under one set of circumstances might go 10 or 11 deep under another.
Lawrence Frank, in fact, did just that over his time with New Jersey.
The Detroit Pistons dug themselves an early hole this season as they struggled on the road.
Detroit still has a ways to go to reach the break-even point, but it's heading in the right direction by taking care of business at Auburn Hills.
The Pistons look to push their home winning streak to four - and post their first set of back-to-back victories this season - on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns.
When opportunity arrived at Kyle Singler’s door, he answered before the knock echoed down the hallway.
Singler’s place in the starting lineup was supposed to last one game, or however long it took Rodney Stuckey to shake the flu bug. It would have, by all accounts, if Stuckey – after watching Singler’s immense contributions as the Pistons notched their first win to snap an eight-game skid at Philadelphia on Nov. 14 – hadn’t volunteered to come off the bench.
The Detroit Pistons have lost 12 straight to Western Conference opponents, but could be catching a break in their bid to end that skid.
The Portland Trail Blazers may be without All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge as they visit the Pistons on Monday night.
Aldridge, averaging 19.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, missed his first game Sunday when he sat out a 98-85 loss at Brooklyn with a stiff back. Portland (6-7) was competitive throughout a contest that was tied after three quarters before falling to 2-4 on the road.