If the Pistons plan on being dealers before the February 2014 trade deadline they have a glut of small forwards and guards to possibly offer if that’s team president Joe Dumars’ plan.

“We have a lot of flexibility” newly acquired Josh Smith said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if guys played different positions in the backcourt or along the front line depending on matchups.”

Smith is expected to start at small forward and also see time at power forward. Also on the roster are Kyle Singler Jonas Jerebko and rookie Luigi Datome who made a splash overseas with his shot-making ability and athleticism.

That’s four small forwards and there aren’t enough minutes to play them all. Singler played out of position at shooting guard during parts of his rookie season but currently the backcourt is overloaded. Jerebko could see some time at power forward to loosen the logjam if coach Maurice Cheeks wanted to go in that direction.

At point guard there’s Chauncey Billups Brandon Jennings Will Bynum and Rodney Stuckey. The team also signed rookie point guard Peyton Siva who was drafted in the second round.