Charlie Villanueva and Austin Daye vent via Twitter

Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) isn’t happy. Anyone who’s watched him play or talk to the media this year could tell that. Apparently, things have gotten worse today. At 4:38 today, he Tweeted:

This has been a very fustrating year, it just only got worse 2day, I have never experienced, in my 5 years, what I have experience this year

After receiving several @ replies asking what’s up, Villanueva sent out another Tweet:

Let’s put it like this, I rather not say anything cause I don’t want to get fined

Reading the tea leaves

I have no idea what Villanueva is specifically talking about. But I think it’s personal.

He’s never played for a winning team. In his first four seasons, playing with the Raptors and Bucks, his team had 27, 28, 26 and 38 wins.

The Pistons (23-53) are slightly worse than that. But when he says he’s never experienced something like he’s experienced this year, I don’t think he means the Pistons’ miserable season. I think he’s referring to something that affects only him.

He’s been benched and brushed aside by John Kuester. His lack of defense can frustrating, so can his rebounding issues (although I think those more plantar fasciitis-related). He’s in a new city, and despite an early buzz about getting the halftime Tweeter, he hasn’t exactly endeared himself to Detroit fans.

We should get a better idea of what’s happening by tomorrow’s game against the 76ers – if not sooner.


Another Tweet:

I respect Joe D so much, that I will keep my mouth shut, just needed to vent a little

No mention of Kuester.

Update No. 2 : Austin Daye gets in on the Tweeting


Yo I’m sooo swisted right now hahaha I’m about to take off on this plain but I can’t wait till u come to LA imma show u a good time promise


@Adaye5 every1 I’m twisted (mad) right now but when I’m in LA imma work myself to death to try and get myself right for next year

Finally, Daye echoes Villanueva’s thoughts pretty closely:

Sonthin happened to me today that won’t every happen again and I’m just venting right now but I’m twisted mad and and gunna b ready 4 r game

OK, what the heck happened today?

Update No. 3

More from Daye:

Twitter sorry bout my episode earlier but I think the only thing that could make me feel better is get up sone shots I’ll holla @ yall later

Seriously, what the heck happened?

Final update?


I’m over it



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