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Flip Saunders intrigued by small lineup

We probably won't see it tonight with several starters sitting, but A. Sherrod Blakely reports that Flip Saunders has taken a liking to an interesting floor combination:

Saunders would like to see a little more of how a "small" lineup with Chauncey Billups, Ronald "Flip" Murray, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince and Wallace, plays together.

Saunders is optimistic that lineup can be good, with Murray being a key.

"Flip brings a different dimension where you can play small, you can do some different things," Saunders said. "That's the nice thing about his addition to the team."

I have a feeling we'll only see that combination in spurts this year -- the opposing coach could easily take it off the court by inserting two legitimate bigs -- but against smaller lineups I could see those five getting up and down the court in a hurry. Some of those who have watched Murray play in the past aren't optimistic that he'll be a good fit for the Pistons, but I have a feeling even Murray will know his spot on the totem pole when he's on the floor with the rest of Detroit's starters. Time will tell.