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mitchell sivaThe Pistons announced Thursday that Tony Mitchell and Peyton Siva will be sent to their D-League affiliate in Fort Wayne.

Mitchell saw very little minutes this season, while Siva had a chance with the injuries to Chauncey Billups and Will Bynum. It’s a great chance for the pair to get some valuable playing time, especially Siva, who showed promise, but clearly wasn’t ready to run the show.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Friday night loss to Maine

  • Khris Middleton with 19 points, nine boards, three assist and a steal.
  • Kim English with 24 points, three steals, three assists and six boards.

The #Pistons announced that they were assigning Khris Middleton and Kim English to the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. The two are being sent down to get some playing time.  They shouldn’t be gone very long.  It looks like they’ll be in Ft Wayne for the Mad Ants three home game stint and then return to the Pistons.

The playing time with the team should be valuable for the rookies who havn’t seen much time, but I’m sure most of you would like to see Slava Kravtsov send down for some playing time too.  He hasn’t dressed for a single regular season game, and many want to see what the Ukrainian center can do. He may just be the next to go.

You can follow Middleton and English at the Mad Ants site.

 

The Mad Ants are losing their star point guard as Walker Russell has been called up to the Detroit Pistons.

Walker, who was in training camp with the Pistons earlier this season, leads the D-League in assists this season at 9.9 per game to go with 16 points.

It will be the 29-year old Russell’s first stint with an NBA team during the regular season. Via Wane.com

Hat tip to @WTFDetroit_com who let me know.  Walker is also on Twitter @WalkRussell if you want to follow the new Piston.