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:
Cartier Martin (right ankle), Caron Butler (back) are, indeed, out tonight. KCP, Meeks, Singler could soak up all minutes. Jonas in mix.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 10, 2015
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:
Hornets have done well playing through injury. Missing 3 tonight: Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 10, 2015
Tip is at 7 p.m. ET. We'll be back in a bit with the GameThread.
Now your thoughts.