The Detroit Pistons are using the player groupings they think give them the best chance to win. But at 9-21, when might that change to a youth movement?
The answer appears to be not yet, and doing so would require a meeting of the minds that hasn’t occurred, head coach Lawrence Frank said.
"That would be an organizational move," Frank said. "We haven’t even discussed that. But that’s an organization decision."
"If you were to get in a mode where all you’re going to do is play your youth, you need to be very transparent about it," he said. "For us, we’re playing the guys that we think give us the best chance, whether young, veteran, regardless. Like I said, we haven’t even had a discussion about that (but) you’d be very transparent about it."
Honestly, I’m surprised Lawrence Frank even accepted the premise of the question. He’s usually so insistent about always playing to win in the present, I figured he’d never acknowledge the Pistons would even consider discussing the idea of a youth movement. So, I guess this is a sign of progress.
For what it’s worth, the Pistons have the NBA’s 10th-youngest team weighted for playing time.