It was early in the first quarter of Monday night's loss to the New Orleans Hornets when Brandon Knight found himself in the clear for an easy lay-up.

Out of the corner of his eye he saw Greg Monroe, hustling down the floor to become available for a pass or get in position for the offensive rebound in case of a Knight miss.

Decisions, decisions for the second-year guard.

Knight opted for an easy pass to Monroe, who made the lay-up.

That could be a sign that the newest Piston, point guard Jose Calderon, could be rubbing off on Knight.

At least that's the hope when it comes to Knight's future with the Detroit Pistons.

"As long as you're selfless, those things always work themselves out, and that's why we feel it has a very good chance of working," coach Lawrence Frank said of Calderon and Knight. "Just because we're going to put Jose in there ... I mean Brandon is going to handle the ball."

Always a point guard
Knight, who is taking part in this weekend's All-Star festivities in Houston, starting with tonight's Rising Stars Challenge, always has played on the ball -- even when paired with NBA rookie Austin Rivers and current Florida senior Kenny Boynton on the AAU circuit.

It's what he has always known, so it's understandable if his mind started wondering when the Pistons obtained Calderon from the Raptors in a deal that sent longtime Piston Tayshaun Prince to the Memphis Grizzlies last month.