When you trade away both your starting and second-string small forwards, there's going to be a void in the lineup. Monday night was point guard Jose Calderon's Piston debut, and with Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye no longer on the roster, Lawrence Frank had some major adjustments to make at the small forward spot. Starting shooting guard Kyle Singler, who had originally been drafted as a three, was moved into the starting small forward spot. Brandon Knight filled the shooting guard role with Calderon taking control of the point. The starting lineup was different, but no one could say that it wasn't Frank's best option.
"Jose's going to be very good for us, and it's just going to be a process of getting all our guys on the same page," Frank said in the post game. "You're going to see some, as we move forward, some different lineups out there. Like I said, we're going to continue to evaluate…we have to continue to evaluate, see where we're at, and see how different pieces work together."