Orlando Summer League: Pistons vs. Magic

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The Detroit Pistons head back onto the court today to face the young guns from the Orlando Magic. Official game time is 3 p.m. but the game before them could go long and push the start time anywhere from five to 15 minutes. The game will be aired on NBA TV and you can purchase a summer league package to stream online for $15 from NBA.com.

Game Tips at 3 p.m. EST

Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic

The Situation

Andre Drummond was one of many pleasant surprises in the Pistons first game of summer league action. Drummond had a few nice dunks, a step-back jumper, some quality rebounds in traffic (though he struggled with positoning) and a handful of blocks. Other standouts included Kyle Singler who had a nice all-around game and scored in a variety of ways and Kim English who played solid defense, drew some charges and connected on three of four 3-pointers.

Today's game suddenly takes on a bit more importance as it seems Ben Wallace might return for one more season. If he does so and the Pistons also bring over Vyacheslav Kravtsov (I might just start calling him Ctrl-V as I've never had the guts to spell out his name) then the Pistons will have 16 players for a 15-man roster.

That means the Pistons' fringiest players (probably Khris Middelton and Austin Daye) are suddenly playing for their place on the team.

The Magic bring a pair of big men that should prove a good test for Drummond in Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O'Quinn. Drummond outplayed the Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter on Monday, but Nicholson and O'Quinn combined for 40 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in the Magic's win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Questions for the Game

Will Austin Daye string two halves of solid play together? Can Brandon Knight do more "point guard things" and will Khris Middleton actually get some legitimate burn?

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