Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  24 responses

Charlie Villanueva Unhappy with John Kuester

Charlie V and Kuester is the latest player/coach feud in Detroit. It’s what the Pistons specialize in. The Detroit News has the report: “Rasheed Wallace and Flip Saunders had their issues. Last year, it was Richard Hamilton and Michael Curry. This time around, Charlie Villanueva and John Kuester aren’t clicking. Villanueva was in uniform, but did not play in Wednesday night’s 98-81 loss to Miami, as Kuester preferred to give rookies Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers more playing time. While it was known Summers and Daye would get more opportunities to play as the season winds down, Villanueva didn’t know it would be at his expense. ‘I found out yesterday through the (news)papers,’ Villanueva said after Thursday’s practice. ‘Nothing was (said) to me. He already made up his mind that he wasn’t going to play me. We would have been cool if he would have said, ‘This is what I’m going to do.’ Wednesday after the game, Villanueva said he and Kuester weren’t on the same page. Kuester disputed that notion. ‘We’re on the same page; I know what I expect out of him,’ Kuester said. ‘You have to be ready to play. It doesn’t matter if it’s Charlie or DaJuan Summers.”’

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  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    nobody cares

  • underdog

    Charlie V is not just an overpaid bench player anymore. He became an overpaid bench player, who doesn’t even get minutes. Money well spent. I feel bad for all the Pistons fans out there. It was a fast way from the conference finals to here.

  • The Philosopher

    He hasn’t been hungry since he made it to the League. And, especially since he signed that contract.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to James Edwards.

  • T-Money

    Pistons blew a 100 mil on a soft tweener who plays no D and an undersized 2 who also plays no D.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    John Kuester and the rest of the Pistons and their fans and anyone who has rooted for Charlie V over the years are unhappy with Charlie Villanueva.

  • Coney Islander


  • http://slamonline.com JL

    why did the pistons sign two average but decent players to big contracts before they even really have a franchise player? And they have these vets who are expensive too, like tayshaun and rip. Not sure what Dumars is thinking.


    This just in: John Kuester unhappy with Charlie V.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    ***shakes head, wipes away a tear***

  • Rich

    The Pistons are a joke. I can’t believe you would overpay Gordon and Charlie V, and then just let them rot on the bench. Their coach is crazy. Dumars, what were you thinking?

  • barnabusb

    +1 to dirty frank. CV needs to get healthy and start producing.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I die a little more inside when there is Pistons realated news these days…unless it has to do with Jonas Jerebko…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Joe Dumars: GM of the Decade

  • http://twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I know he hasn’t been a top producer on the team, but it would still be nice to know you’re not going to play, if you had previously been in the rotation.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    THE GM OF THE DECADE made another great move by signing this overrated punk, they could have gotten other players, then the overrated GM signed a HOBBIT to play as a two guard. THe lord of the rings should have explained to him, that he can only turn one HOBBIT looking dude (Billups) into a star and get credit for having great GM skills. Also Isaih should have told the backup I don’t understand how the heck he made the Hall of Famer, that Darko was a bust. This cat is living off of his wack defensive skills back in the 80s’ he is a back up player and got two back up players and one a title with great back up players. We should call him MR. DARKO, now, because he passed on maybe 5 hall of famers, for a player who was worst than MJ’s number one pick in Kwame Brown. That speaks for itself.

  • http://twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Tell us how you really feel The Seed.

  • nastierthanu

    But why male models???

  • JLP

    Coach and player both should be ashamed. But who cares anyway, Detroit is a non-factor in the NBA!

  • ab_40

    sdumb fkuc should’ve signed with cleveland.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That’s Detroit for you. Bunch of nobodys. Bunch of overrated players. I’m looking at you Tay and Rip!

  • TD

    On another note, the entire state of Michigan is unhappy with Charlie….

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    lol Someone keeps posting as me! Tay and Rip are good players that I like, fyi.

  • http://big11mel@yahoo.com Big Mel

    Did that dummy say Joe D was a backup player? Must be a Bulls fan.