Each weekend, we will highlight the trends, rumors and stories going around the NBA that we may miss during the busy week.
I noted this in the Starting 5 this morning after Charlie Villanueva hit the game-winning 3-pointer for Detroit in Milwaukee. Charlie Villanueva has had a rought four years. He signed a 5-year deal in 2009 and has failed to live up to expectations.
His minutes have been all over the place and, for someone making $8 million per year on a young team, you expect him to contribute more. You do not expect him to be out of the rotation for long stretches or to miss games with the dreaded "DNP-CD."
That has become Villanueva's reality and now he is back to being a highly paid role player trying to find his way on the team.
This year, Villanueva is averaging 7.7 points per game and is shooting 41.6 percent from the floor. Villanueva has struggled to find any footing in Detroit the past four years as his scoring numbers have sharply decline...