I've been wondering what is really going on with his playing time lately. I picked him up in the later rounds for one of my fantasy teams this year. I expected him to be one of those sleeper kind of guys for those rounds since the Pistons don't really have any good big men this year. I figured once he got better from the injury he would be pretty good. For some reason he just isn't playing and apparently he isn't happy about it.
Then why did the Pistonsí prized free-agent acquisition Charlie Villanueva play only 12 minutes, going scoreless in the 104-87 blowout at the hands of the Knicks on Tuesday night? Villanueva, who said he was fine afterward, put the focus squarely on Pistons coach John Kuester. ďI donít know what it is,Ē Villanueva said. ďI donít know. Iím not going to suit up so they can monitor my minutes. Iím suiting up because I feel like I can play. ďSo thatís a question youíll have to ask him.Ē And while the comments were in a subdued - not belligerent - tone, we do have some evidence that Kuesterís job of divvying up the minutes on this roster will definitely have some bumpy patches. ó Detroit News