Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports:

But when Pistons coach John Kuester picked his starter at power forward for Tuesday night’s exhibition opener against the Heat, he turned to last season’s All-NBA rookie second teamer, Jonas Jerebko, to join fellow starters Ben Wallace, Rodney Stuckey, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince.

That’s not surprising, considering Jerebko quickly established himself last season as a willing defender and rebounder and was a burgeoning offensive presence as the season progressed.

Jerebko’s next starting assignment will not be any time soon. He left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and also suffered an injury to his right Achilles during the Heat’s 105-89 victory. His status will be in doubt for at least the time being.

Kuester, who is entering his second season, said in pregame comments that he will reserve the right to experiment with lineups during the exhibition season.