Cheeks: Pistons Having an ‘Old-School’ Camp
With a roster with an average age of 25 and eight new players, the (Detroit) Pistons want to give minutes to their young players and for their regulars to start developing chemistry.
There are also several camp battles to watch so it should make for a competitive environment.
“This is probably what, in the old-school days, training camp was about, … competing for spots, competing for minutes, and it gets no better than this right here when you have a lot of guys who can play different positions and in order to get minutes they have to be able to beat out another guy,” (Coach Maurice) Cheeks said last week. “Over the years, this is what training camp has been about, competing. This training camp will be like years ago where you have guys who have to actually compete for a spot. Once you figure out who’s going to be playing, then you figure out where they play.”