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According to A. Sherrod Blakely, Chauncey Billups will return, but Antonio McDyess will not. You know what that means, right?

That means Jason Maxiell will be in the starting lineup for the third straight game. It also likely means a few minutes for Cheikh Samb who has altered the thinking of the Pistons as far as how much he will play this season.

He was expected to spend most of his time with the team's D-League affiliate in Ft. Wayne, Ind. But it sounds like Pistons coach Flip Saunders has other plans for the 7-foot-1 rookie.

"His growth, as far as a player, both physically and mentally, has been short of astronomical," Saunders said.

Should be a fun one. Kevin Martin doesn't get much press on this side of the country, but he's a superstar in the making -- containing (or at least slowing) him will be key. As usual, leave your thoughts in the comments.