Friday, July 18, 2008

Bullet Points Are Handy: July 18

Will Bynum: Soon-to-be Piston?

Today's roundup of news brings you more Pistons summer league coverage, word on why Carlos Guillen was not with the Tigers last night, and more...
  • Again playing without guard Rodney Stuckey, the Pistons NBA Summer League team fell to the Dallas Mavericks last night, 79-73. Former Georgia Tech PG Will Bynum was the star for the Pistons, finishing with a line of 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and only one turnover. Bynum is pushing hard to make Detroit's final roster, and I would be happy if he made the cut. He's an athletic point guard who can score while managing the game and distributing the ball.
  • Carlos Guillen was not with the Tigers during their 6-5 victory over Baltimore last night (thanks, Todd Jones, for making that one far too interesting). According to, Guillen few to Detroit after playing in the All-Star Game to be with his wife, Amelia, who was suffering complications during childbirth. According to Jim Leyland, Amelia is fine now, and the Guillen's are now the proud parents of a healthy baby girl, Camelia, who was born on July 7th.
  • Zach Miner will be the Tigers' fifth starter for now, after Eddie Bonine was sent down to AAA Toledo. Hopefully Miner can regain his rookie form, before he started walking everyone in sight.
  • Via Michigan Sports Center, the Wolverines are currently listed as 7 point favorites in their season-opening game against Utah.
  • Jim Carty posted a transcript of Thursday's teleconference with now-former Wolverine Max Pacioretty. He had nothing but good things to say about Red Berenson and the Michigan hockey program, but it sounds like he was just ready to take the next step towards the NHL.

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