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Pistons vs. Hornets preview: Caron Butler, Cartier Martin out for Detroit

On Tuesday night, the Pistons will be down a couple of their three-point specialists, who have been far from special this year.

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The Pistons will be down a couple players on Tuesday night against the Charlotte Hornets, but I wouldn't say we'll be missing them, Bob. Keith Langlois was all over it:

Martin, a career 38-percent three-point shooter when signed this past off-season, is shooting 18 percent on such shots this season. In fact, he hasn't hit a three-pointer since the beginning of December. Ouch.

Caron Butler was also brought in to rack up minutes on long distance calls in addition to providing veteran leadership. His three-point shooting is down a few percentage points this season and he has hit only 26 percent of threes since the turn of the new year.

Meanwhile, Jonas 'out of the mix, but in mix' Jerebko (37-percent three-point shooting and tenacity) has five DNP-CDs over the last few weeks. FREE JONAS!

As for the Hornets, they'll also be without a few of their players:

Tip is at 7 p.m. ET. We'll be back in a bit with the GameThread.

Now your thoughts.