Charlie Villanueva played just 12 minutes against the Knicks tonight, and he said it wasn’t because of his plantar fasciitis or his trip to the hospital today. From Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:
“I don’t know what it is,” Villanueva said. “I don’t know. I’m not going to suit up so they can monitor my minutes. I’m suiting up because I feel like I can play.
“So that’s a question you’ll have to ask him.”
And while the comments were in a subdued – not belligerent – tone, we do have some evidence that Kuester’s job of divvying up the minutes on this roster will definitely have some bumpy patches.