Blakely Weblog October 30 Pistons update... The last week or so, I've gotten a good number of e-mails asking about Jalen Rose, who was waived by the New York Knicks on Monday. There will be a story online tomorrow examing Detroit's pursuit of Jalen, and what impact it'll have on the team's current roster. There are some who question whether Jalen still has anything left in the tank, for the Pistons, or any other team for that matter. The answer to that question is yes ... and no! He can be a very productive player, even at 33 years of age - which is AARP time in the NBA. However, he's not going to give you a lot if you're expecting him to play 25-30 minutes a night. If you only need him 15-20 minutes a night, he can be a good addition to any ball club that's a legit playoff team. Detroit doesn't have a definite need for him right now, but what he brings - the ability to impact games in short spurts from multiple positions because of his versatility - could come in handy come playoff time. And as far as those who believe Jalen isn't down to go anywhere that doesn't give him a chance to play decent minutes, I'm not convinced that's where his head is right now. It certainly wasn't there when he and I talked in March when the Pistons were in New York City. He talked about wanting to be in a winning situation, sooner than later. And whenever we talk, he ALWAYS talks about how Detroit was his team growing up, how he loved Isiah and those guys, the way they played and how someday, he'd love to play for Detroit. I asked him at the time about playing time, because my thinking - and from what I've gathered, a number of GMs have the same concern - was that it might be a potential stumbling block for him . He told me he was like any player in the league; he wanted to play as much as he could, just as long as it wasn't hurting the team. But at this point in his career, it's more important to be with good guys who were all about winning which, when translated, means 'I'll take a cut in playing time if it means a few more Ws.'