As offense sputters, Pistons look to add point guard

Starting point guard Brandon Jennings is out for the season with ruptured Achilles


DETROIT – After the Detroit Pistons only managed a measly 69 points against one of the NBA's worst, the Philadelphia 76ers, it is clear they need help to fill the void of Brandon Jennings.

Many hoped back up point guards D.J. Augustin and rookie Spencer Dinwiddie would be able to step up and fill offensive gap, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

The Pistons have lost 4 straight games, 3 of them without Jennings. With that, the rumor mill is quite busy.

Stan Van Gundy has insisted he won't give up assets to add a third point guard. They are looking to add a point guard sometime this weekend.

"We're not going to go out and give away assets, picks or anything like that. No, we're not gonna do that," Van Gundy told The Detroit Free Press.

Reports have linked the team to Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole and Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni. Free agent options include Jordan Farmar and Nate Robinson, who has reportedly drawn interest from the Clippers.

It is unclear what Van Gundy is willing to give up to fix his point guard problem, but it is clear they must do something -- before it's too late. The Pistons are only 2.5 games out of a playoff spot in a weak Eastern Conference.

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