As expected, the Pistons recalled Kim English and Khris Middleton from the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Wednesday. The two rookies started all three games during their brief stay in Fort Wayne. From the team's official press release:
Middleton averaged 11.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 26.3 minutes in three games (all starts). He scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds against the Maine Red Claws on 12/14 - both highs for his D-League stint. Middleton was drafted 39th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Pistons. The Texas A&M product has appeared in three Pistons' games this season averaging 1.3 points, 0.7 assists and 0.7 steals. He scored a season-high four points and recorded two steals at Houston (11/10).
English averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 36.7 minutes in three games (all starts). He scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds against the Maine Red Claws on 12/14 - both highs for his stint in the D-League. English was the 44th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft from the University of Missouri and has seen action in 10 games with the Pistons this season. He scored a season-high eight points twice [vs. Houston (10/31) and at L.A. Lakers (11/4)] and is averaging 3.2 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists while shooting 50% (8-16) from three-point range.