Kwame Brown starting for Pistons

The Detroit News (Chris McCosky) reports on the Pistons: Kwame Brown is the new starting center, and he played two solid games, first against his former team, the Lakers (10 points, 10 rebounds), then in a loss to the Suns (10 points, three rebounds, tough defense). “Kwame’s done a really good job defensively,” Curry said. “I think he’s gotten better each game. The numbers maybe didn’t show it, but I thought he was better (against the Suns) than he was in the Lakers game.” Brown’s presence helps the starting unit a couple ways: He’s a true center, which allows Rasheed Wallace to play his natural power forward spot; and he also has a legitimate NBA big-man’s body, which the starting lineup sorely lacked previously.

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