Hey, Joe, now you need a backup point guard

Updated: February 16, 2006, 6:24 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
OK, Joe Dumars, the clock's ticking. You have seven shopping days left to find yourself a backup point guard.

The trade of Darko Milicic was the big news Wednesday night, but for the Detroit Pistons, the bigger story come June will be who backs up starting point guard Chauncey Billups. The Pistons sent the previous backup, Carlos Arroyo, to Orlando along with Milicic, and since the trade only returned Kelvin Cato's expiring contract and a draft pick, the Pistons will have to fill that void somehow.

One obvious option is Lindsey Hunter, who recently returned from an injury and has won the trust of his teammates with his performances the past two seasons. However, Hunter is 35 years old and, although a pesky defender, he's a huge liability offensively.


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