The Pistons had their open practice on Saturday, here are links to all the relevant stuff out there, and whatever else I could find. Let's get at it:
- Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is aggressive
- Corey Maggette and Kim English add a different dimension for the Pistons' offense
- Slava Kravtsov is a big, physical player
- Greg Monroe should be the centerpiece for the offense this season
David Mayo - Detroit Pistons' power forward competition taking shape as the most compelling of training camp
Greg Monroe sported three butterfly strips over a blackened right eye Saturday, courtesy of Detroit Pistons teammate Jason Maxiell, and anyone desiring to start in the Pistons' front court this season should take notice of that competitiveness.
Only English found a way to compensate among the rookie perimeter group, scoring a couple of times in transition, including a crafty left-handed finish in a multi-player transition opportunity for his team's final basket and the fourth-quarter win, which fellow second-round draft pick Middleton's tired legs wouldn't allow him to snatch away.
The Pistons' scrimmage Saturday at Oakland University was attended by about 1,000 fans. The sides were divided into blue and white teams, with John Loyer coaching the white team and Brian Hill the blue.
The scrimmage was divided into four 6-minute quarters.
Piston Powered - Slava Kravstov is ready to play right away, and other observations, sights and video from Detroit Pistons open practice
- Slava Kravstov is for real
- Andre Drummond needs work
- Jonas Jerebko’s jumper looks better
- Is Brandon Knight figuring out the point guard thing?
- Is Tayshaun Prince back to the old Tayshaun Prince?
- Greg Monroe’s evolution
- Don’t close the book on Charlie Villanueva yet
- Singler struggled
Considering the team began practicing just this week, both sides showed significant rust on the offensive and defensive ends of the court. With new teammates and plenty of rookies, that’s understandable, but still something that the coaching staff will need to work on.
If you aren't into the whole "reading" thing, you can enjoy the mesmerizingly unfocused game footage from some random dude on youtube.
Edit: If you consider Bleacher Report News: