Pistons coach Lawrence Frank has a locker room with some obvious internal divisions. Will Bynum and Jonas Jerebko have slipped out of the rotation. Austin Daye and three rookies, two of whom are in the NBA Developmental League right now, never were in it. They are the disaffected.
I don’t mind players being unhappy with smaller roles. Just making the NBA takes so much effort, only extremely competitive people have a chance. Within the league, of course, there are players who are more or less competitive than others. In the context of real life, though, everyone in the NBA is competitive.
However, players upset with their minutes can handle it in productive ways. So far, I’ve seen no indication Will Bynum, Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye, Viacheslav Kravtsov, Kim English and Khris Middleton have strayed from doing that. Until they do, I don’t really consider this a problem.
Leave a Reply