Selecting a guard with their lone draft pick wasn’t a surprise, but taking a point guard seemed to raise a few eyebrows among Pistons fans, especially considering there’s no definitive timetable for when Spencer Dinwiddie will take the floor.

Dinwiddie, a second-round draft pick from Colorado, is recovering from a torn left ACL he suffered in mid-January, an injury that caused him to miss the rest of the regular season — and subsequently costing him numerous draft spots and lots of cash.

“I talked to the coaching staff and they don’t want me to set a direct timetable for my recovery,” he said minutes after being drafted 38th on Thursday. “That’s all I can say right now.”

Dinwiddie will accompany the team to Orlando for Summer League, but will not participate. ACL injuries typically take nine months for full recovery, although every player in every sport handles it differently.

The time it takes for a player to get to full speed also is immeasurable, which is why the Pistons are taking such a cautious approach so expectations aren’t unfairly tabbed upon him.

The Pistons had to like what they saw, to not only in taking a player who won’t hit the floor upon his arrival, but also in resisting the urge to move up into the first round to take a shooter or swingman — two qualities desperately missing from the roster.