Elden's expected to combat Shaq again

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons added depth to
their frontcourt Friday by signing center Elden Campbell.

The Pistons could use the help, having lost their second game in a row in as many days. Detroit dropped a 95-87 decision at Seattle on Friday after a 100-97 outcome at Phoenix the previous night.

The Pistons used Campbell off the bench to guard
Shaquille O'Neal during last summer's NBA Finals win over the
Los Angeles Lakers. They could use the veteran in a similar fashion during the upcoming playoffs as the Pistons eye a matchup with O'Neal and the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat.

Campbell, who was traded to Utah on Jan. 21 along with a future
first-round pick for Carlos Arroyo, was waived by the Jazz and
signed by the New Jersey Nets on Jan. 28.

In 10 games with the Nets, Campbell had two points, 11 rebounds
and three assists in 50 total minutes. New Jersey waived Campbell
this week.

Campbell, 36, averaged 4.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 10.8 minutes
in 21 games this season with Detroit. He appeared in 65 games last
season and averaged 5.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per

In a related move, the Pistons placed guard Horace Jenkins on
the injured list with lower back spasms. In 14 games this season,
Jenkins has averaged 2.6 points per game.