More importantly, though, he doesn’t seem like a rookie on the floor; he almost seems nonchalant.
His demeanor is so even-keel Greg Monroe calls him Sleepy.
"I think he has a really good feel. You wouldn’t know if he were rattled or not," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "He can really score and have a lot of qualities that are going to help him in this league."
I’m all for nicknames, especially ones more imaginative than K-Mid. But someone wake me up (pun intended) when Middleton’s most commonly used first name becomes Sleepy. Otherwise, he’s behind the curve.