Terry Foster of The Detroit News has a collection of one-sentence paragraphs on Pistons rookie Kyle Singler today. Aside from pointing out the fact that Singler, at age 24, has already won titles at the high school, college and pro levels, there was also this bit:
The Pistons don’t call plays for Singler. He gets most of his points off hustle, dives and just being in the right place at the right time.
Now, I don’t point that out because it’s surprising, but it does reinforce what makes Singler a good fit in the starting lineup. His shooting has been an obvious benefit, but replacing a player that the team did have to call a lot of plays for so that he could get shots in Rodney Stuckey with a player who scores efficiently and barely has to touch the ball to do so has been the biggest reason he’s made such an impact in his three games as a starter.