So the Pistons have realized that starting Josh Smith with their spacing-challenged frontcourt was a bad idea and doomed to failure. They’ve taken him out of the starting line up. Shooting 5 threes on sub-30% is not the thing you want to do if you want to keep your job, I guess.
And they’ve replaced him with the formerly benchbound Kyle Singler. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; if a team takes a player who doesn’t play a ton and, in the absence of injuries, decides to start him, that team is screwed. Not because the player in question sucks, but because it means the front office assembled a horrible team or the coach fancies himself a mad scientist.
It was all smiles for Singler, though. He doesn’t care that the Pistons are now paying Josh Smith a ridiculous amount of money to come off the bench. He’s just happy that he gets to start again. Start AND score a career high. What a great night. What does he care that the Pistons’ spacing is still totally farked and he can hardly get an open shot at all? Actually he probably does care about that.