John Kuester gets around a lot of questions about his lineups by saying he’ll evaluate the team. Of course, he will. That’s his job.
But that doesn’t tell us anything about what specifically he’s evaluating or how serious he is about changes. It’s a rather meaningless statement.
So, when the coach talked about “adjustments” after the Pistons lost to the Heat on Wednesday, I didn’t put much stock into his statements.
I think I was wrong. After reading Keith Langlois’ article yesterday, I believe there will be a significant change in the Pistons’ rotation.
John Kuester is about as tight-lipped as it comes with regard to anything he’s thinking, discussing with assistant coaches or telling his team. So when Kuester said after Wednesday’s loss at Miami that “there are going to be adjustments going into the next game,” the expectation, at least, is that some significant alterations could be afoot.
Maybe it won’t be anything as dramatic as a change in the starting lineup. Maybe it’ll be something like minor tinkering at the back end of the rotation. But because Kuester guards information so vigilantly, when he says something as declarative as his Miami postgame statement, my inclination – more than it would be with other coaches – is to think it might be more than tinkering.
The most logical – and maybe even likely – change would be making Charlie Villanueva the starting power forward.
I wouldn’t be shocked if nothing happens, but at this point, I’m leaning toward a shakeup of some sort.