Pistons coach Michael Curry said Antonio McDyess might move into the starting lineup, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.
If McDyess prefers to come off the bench, I wouldn’t do it. Allen Iverson, Richard Hamilton and Jason Maxiell are already in uncomfortable roles. There’s no sense in spreading that discontent.
But if he has no preference, or prefers starting, I think it’s a good move. Sometimes, Amir Johnson provides quality energy, but he’s a non-factor too often.
Detroit doesn’t seem to have any presence on the glass until McDyess enters the game. That’s why he’s usually the first player off the bench — even ahead of Hamilton.
And with Hamilton, Maxiell and Johnson, the Pistons would still have plenty of punch in the second unit.