Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has set his playing rotation for the beginning of the 2015-16 regular season and he will go with Steve Blake as the main backup at point guard behind Reggie Jackson, the starter. From Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:
- "After a concussion limited the veteran only to Friday night's exhibition finale, Van Gundy said Blake is the likely backup point guard when the Pistons open the regular season at Atlanta on Tuesday night. Blake will be the first choice when starter Reggie Jackson needs a break — despite second-year point Spencer Dinwiddie putting up solid performances during the latter part of the exhibition season. 'He's just got a lot of experience,' Van Gundy said of Blake on Sunday. 'I like the way he moves the ball, passes the ball.' ... Blake, 35, was acquired in the off-season from the Brooklyn Nets."
Blake was brought in since Brandon Jennings (torn Achilles) won't be ready to play until sometime in December. Once Jennings returns, he will compete with Blake for the backup minutes.