Stanley Johnson has been forced to play point guard in practice for the Detroit Pistons due to injuries.
Reggie Jackson has a thigh contusion, while Steve Blake suffered a concussion.
"Stanley was really good today — really good. Even at the point. He played well," said Stan Van Gundy.
Van Gundy said he'll use Johnson in pick-and-roll situations and envisions him becoming a guy who can consistently run offense.
"I'm not a (point guard) so I don't want to play it, but do I want to have the ball in my hands? Do I want to get into high ball screens? Do I want to make plays with the ball in my hands? Yes," Johnson said.
He added: "That was definitely something (Van Gundy) said he'd let me do — as long as I don't turn the ball over, which makes total sense. If I'm turning the ball over I don't need the ball in my hands. I'll either be on the bench or in the corner."