What a difference two years can make. In Orlando, Fla., against the Magic, forward Charlie Villanueva lit them up, scoring 22 in the fourth quarter (28 total), nearly single-handedly carrying the Pistons to a road win in his first week with his new team. He scored everywhere, as the Magic were unable to find an answer for him, and at that point he looked to be a gem, having just signed a five-year, $35 million deal. Tuesday, as the Pistons (20-33) beat the short-handed Magic at The Palace, 102-95, Villanueva sat glued to the bench, as memories of that earlier game, along with the expectations that he carried with him at that time, have long faded into the background.
Frustration grows for Pistons' Charlie Villanueva
Detroit News | Apr 4