Darko got some flack, in the Detroit media, for complaining about Joe not forcing the coaches to play him: Sports [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Milicic said he repeatedly had conversations with Pistons' general manager Joe Dumars during his time in Detroit about his lack of playing time. What miffed him was that he said Dumars wanted him on the court, but that he couldn't overrule head coaches Larry Brown and then Flip Saunders.[/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman, serif] [/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]"I don't know if I can buy that," Milicic said. "If you are the GM and you keep telling me that you want me to get the chance to play 10 or 15 minutes, you can't tell me you can't make it happen. But I still respect (Dumars) a lot because he's a great guy. But that's a story that I can't buy."[/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]But, just a few hours after this comment, JMax's string of DNPs suddenly ends, and he gets 17 minutes. Coincindence? And then, this comment from McCoskey's weblog:[/FONT] But here's the deal. I have been told that the Pistons are not looking at another back-up point at this time. The reason is Will Blalock. The Pistons want, sooner or later, to see what they have in this kid. If Murray falters, Dumars and John Hammond, want to see how Blalock handles the challenge. Dumars and John Hammond, no Flip. And when you consider Saunders said Delfino was out of the rotation, yet Delfino played the next game, have to believe Joe is putting some pressure on Saunders, and that pressure is growing. No wonder Flip took some extra time off to "visit the family" in Minnesota. Any chance he's already taken the job for U of Minny?