We harped on Antonio McDyess' shooting troubles earlier in the year, but to his credit he's turned things around. He shot just 37% from the field in November, but after going 5-of-7 in Monday's game, he's now shooting 60.7% from the floor in December.
His overall mark (43.6%) is still below his career levels (49.3%), but progress is progress. And his 7.4 ppg for December is still below last year's 9.6 ppg, but he's also playing three fewer minutes a game as the Pistons now have a legitimate eight-man rotation. In any case, McDyess is officially off the hook for his slow start in my book.