Stan Van Gundy is considering promoting Ish Smith into the starting lineup over Reggie Jackson.

Van Gundy said the Detroit Pistons need better effort out of their starting point guard.

"He says he's fine, our medical people say he's fine," Van Gundy said of Jackson. "The difference right now is an energy difference. That's what I talked about with Reggie today. I think for us to be successful with him on the floor, his defense and his energy have to improve."

Smith averaged 9.3 points and 5.7 assists per game in February, and has gradually watched his minutes creep up to nearly 23 minutes a night.