David Mayo of MLive and Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News both have stories on Kim English today, and both are filled with the types of quotes we’ve all come to love from English. This one from Goodwill’s story was the best:
“I’m elated,” English said of Singler’s starting role. “We work out together. I’m thrilled to see him take this opportunity and run with it and have a great rookie year.”
Kyle Singler is starting for the Pistons mainly because Rodney Stuckey crashed and burned as the team’s starting shooting guard and the Pistons needed a perimeter shooter in their starting lineup desperately. English is 50 percent of his 3-point attempts on the season. He’s a natural shooting guard who has had good moments in the preseason and in the handful of regular season games he got to play in. Last most of us saw of Singler, when he was in college at Duke, dude was a power forward. English could’ve very easily been jealous or felt like, since he’s actually a shooting guard and all and also happened to play decently in spot minutes, maybe he should’ve got that first opportunity at a starting spot and big minutes. Instead, he’s ‘ecstatic’ for his teammate’s newly found position and solid production.
Seriously Lawrence Frank, find some minutes for English. (Hint: It shouldn’t be hard. Most of your guards have played awful this season.)