Pistons Rumors & News

  • Kennard as good as SVG hoped (plus) on offense, dispels fears on D

    NBA.com "Rare is the player who convinces any coach of future NBA stardom based on Summer League performance, but every now and then the opposite proves true: players who give a coach scant reason to believe they have a path to any meaningful NBA role. Luke Kennard passed that last test, at least, with..." August 18

  • SVG: No concerns cap issues will keep Pistons from retaining Avery Bradley

    NBA.com "Ahead of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s free agency, conventional wisdom said the Pistons held not all but most of the cards. That’s the very nature of restricted free agency. In hindsight, it probably worked against the Pistons this time – and didn’t exactly work out the way Caldwell-Pope’s side..." August 14

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson, Avery Bradley will try to 'tear up the league'

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson had a front-row seat when the Detroit Pistons introduced Avery Bradley at a press conference last month. Jackson made a special trip from Los Angeles just to meet his new backcourt mate. "I got to see my man, got to let him know I'm all in with him," Jackson said. "Let's get..." August 13

  • Ish Smith: Detroit Pistons PG Reggie Jackson getting back to old form

    Detroit Free Press "Ish Smith, speaking recently at a Nike apparel store in downtown Detroit, said he stays in regular contact with Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson. After left knee tendinitis turned last season into Jackson’s personal nightmare, Smith said Jackson is in Los Angeles and is going to come..." August 12

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond: Conditions in South Africa were 'eye-opening'

    Detroit Free Press "Finding time to relax these days has been a challenge for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond. After recovering from April nose surgery to repair a deviated septum - an injury he suffered during his lone college season at Connecticut and hindered his breathing last season - Drummond became a..." August 12

  • SVG determined to give Boban more rope and make teams deal with his size, scoring

    NBA.com "Aron Baynes was perhaps the Pistons player Stan Van Gundy trusted most to carry out a game plan with maximum focus and effort the past two years. His departure leaves a void. Boban Marjanovic provides 7-foot-4 inches and 290 pounds to fill it. It might not be quite as neat and clean as..." August 11

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Pistons' extra attention in summer league big factor for Eric Moreland

    Detroit Free Press "It was a familiar sight. After every practice during Orlando Pro Summer League last month, Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower would pull Eric Moreland aside to work on free throws. It was ditto for pregame shootarounds. Considering Bower’s coaching background, it was not a..." August 07

  • Focus on strengths is Drummond’s way back to All-Star status, SVG expects

    NBA.com "For Andre Drummond to make his 2016 All-Star game berth routine, he needs to do more of less. That’s Stan Van Gundy’s wish for Drummond this season after a year where Drummond failed to make the All-Star team and the Pistons came up short of repeating their 2016 run to the playoffs. “That’s..." August 07

  • Stan Van Gundy says Pistons have spoken with Cavs about Irving

    Larry Brown Sports "Here’s what we know: Kyrie Irving wants to be traded from Cleveland. The 25-year-old point guard is tired of living in LeBron James’ shadow. Irving reportedly gave the Cavaliers a list of four teams that he’d be willing to be dealt to: San Antonio, Miami, Minnesota, and New York. Notice that..." August 06

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond: 'It was tough for my family and me to hear those (trade) rumors'

    Detroit Free Press "A year ago, life was good for Andre Drummond. Fresh off of signing a five-year, $127-million deal with the Detroit Pistons, the team that drafted him in 2012, the future looked bright for the 6 feet 11, 270 pound bundle of athleticism. But after a sluggish season where the entire team..." August 04

  • Jason Maxiell signs with Pistons to retire

    Pro Basketball Talk "Amar’e Stoudemire signed with the Knicks to retire last year. Paul Pierce followed suit with the Celtics this year. We might be headed into a full-blown trend – and one not limited to players with legitimate Hall of Fame cases. Pistons release: The Detroit Pistons announced today that..." August 04

  • SVG’s remaking of Pistons backcourt gets a thumbs up from Ish Smith

    NBA.com "Ish Smith has been a member of the Detroit Pistons for nearly 13 months. That makes it the longest tenure of his seven-year NBA career, which has seen him wear 10 different uniforms. So even a modicum of permanence is appreciated. And maybe that explains better than anything why Smith decided..." August 03

  • NBA unanimously approves Pistons move downtown

    Detroit Free Press "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously has approved the Pistons' move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. Approval of the move, which came late Wednesday, was expected. The NBA’s advisory and finance committee sent a memo to the Board of Governors last week, recommending a ‘yes’ vote..." August 03

  • Why Kyrie Irving is unrealistic trade acquisition for Detroit Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "The joke’s on us for thinking off-season acquisitions were (basically) over in the NBA. Kyrie Irving made sure of it. Irving sent the NBA into a tizzy last week after word leaked out that the Cleveland Cavaliers' star point guard requested a trade in a meeting with team owner and Detroit..." July 28

  • Pistons Sign Landry Nnoko

    Hoops Rumors "Ex-Clemson big man Landry Nnoko has signed a partially guaranteed minimum deal with the Pistons, tweets Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. The 23-year-old Cameroon native played with Detroit’s summer league team in Orlando, averaging 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in three games. " July 27

  • Andre Drummond On Trade Rumblings: 'All I Know Is I'm In Detroit Now'

    TMZ "Andre Drummond is keeping it pretty real when it comes to his future -- telling TMZ Sports when it comes to blockbuster trade rumors, "Anything is possible in this league." The rumors are heating up that the Detroit Pistons star could be shipped out before the season starts -- and even engaged..." July 26

  • Detroit Pistons become latest team with jersey ad deal, link up with Flagstar Bank

    Pro Basketball Talk "Those new Nike NBA jerseys will have a little more flair and style than the Adidas ones — and I like that teams now can choose what color to wear at home, rather than be forced to don white. Those jerseys also will have ads on them for a lot of teams. Detroit is going to be one of them,..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson: 'It’s time to shine, it’s time to do my thing'

    Detroit Free Press "The building housing one of the country’s premier workout facilities is nondescript. Situated in a gentrifying neighborhood a couple of blocks from a beachfront nestled against the Pacific Ocean, a couple of art studios are across the street from Peak Performance Project (P3). To the right..." July 22

  • Luis Montero Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Luis Montero has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons. Montero played 12 games with the Portland Trail Blazers in 15-16." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Pistons get 'leadership and character' with Anthony Tolliver

    Detroit News "In many ways, Anthony Tolliver didn’t need an introductory news conference. He had been with the Pistons for almost two seasons before signing with the Kings as a free agent last summer. He did a news conference anyway — sort of a re-introduction to the Pistons — after signing a contract to..." July 17

  • Avery Bradley says Kyrie Irving is toughest player to guard in NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Who would you list as the toughest player to guard in the NBA? Russell Westbrook? LeBron James? Stephen Curry? James Harden? Kevin Durant? New Piston and defensive stopper Avery Bradley went another direction — Kyrie Irving. Bradley didn’t have to think too far back too far to come up with..." July 15

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Pistons and Pelicans Discussing Reggie Jackson Trade

    Basketball Insiders "The Detroit Pistons and the New Orleans Pelicans have discussed a trade of Reggie Jackson for E’Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Quincy Pondexter’s name has also surfaced in the trade talks and could be included in the deal, Basketball Insiders has..." July 12

  • Lakers To Sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers have reached an agreement to sign free agent shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Windhorst reports that Caldwell-Pope will receive a one-year, $18MM deal from the club. It has been an unusual offseason for Caldwell-Pope,..." July 12

  • Pistons, Anthony Tolliver Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have agreed to a one-year, $3.3MM deal with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). Detroit will use its bi-annual exception to complete the signing. Tolliver, 32, spent the better part of two seasons with the Pistons from 2014 to..." July 11

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy says trading Marcus Morris hardest decision he's made

    Michigan Live "Moving Marcus Morris was the most difficult decision Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said he's had to do in his current job. That's the price he had to pay to pry Avery Bradley, one of the top two-way guards in the NBA, from the Boston Celtics. The..." July 11

  • Pistons agree to 2-year deal with Reggie Bullock

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Bullock will return to the Detroit Pistons. A person with firsthand knowledge of the process told the Free Press tonight that the 6-foot-7 swingman has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal to re-sign with the Pistons. But the second year isn't guaranteed. The move comes days after..." July 11

  • Pistons offered Kentavious Caldwell-Pope five-year, $80 million contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Entering the offseason, the Pistons were reportedly prepared to match a max offer sheet for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Instead, they renounced him and let him hit unrestricted free agency. Obviously, Detroit drafting Luke Kennard, signing Langston Galloway then – most importantly – trading..." July 10

  • Stanley Johnson's time is now after Detroit Pistons trade Marcus Morris

    Detroit Free Press "For the first time in his short career, Stanley Johnson wasn’t the center of attention for the Detroit Pistons at Orlando Pro Summer League. On hand to scrimmage with the Pistons, he practiced for a few days and hung around to catch the first game. He then departed from Orlando. The..." July 09

  • Clippers had interest in acquiring Avery Bradley before trade to Detroit

    Larry Brown Sports "Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Doc Rivers apparently tried to acquire another one of his former players from the Boston Celtics. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports Saturday that the Clippers were “very interested” in trading for Avery Bradley before he was dealt to Detroit." July 09

  • Lakers have significant interest in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Larry Brown Sports "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is suddenly an unrestricted free agent, and one somewhat surprising suitor has emerged. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports Friday that the Lakers have “significant interest” in a one-year “balloon” deal with Caldwell-Pope, whose rights were renounced by the Detroit..." July 08

  • Celtics Agree To Trade Avery Bradley To Pistons For Marcus Morris

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have agreed to send Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons for Marcus Morris. Bradley is entering the final season of his contract and Boston needed to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward." July 07

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Rights Renounced by Pistons, SG Will Become UFA

    Bleacher Report "The Detroit Pistons are renouncing their rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, which means he will now become an unrestricted free agent. Caldwell-Pope was previously a restricted free agent, but with the Pistons hard-capped following the signing of..." July 07

  • Can Pistons be better than just average?

    Detroit News "Free agency opened last week with a flurry of movement, including big names switching teams for big contracts. A couple more superstars, including Paul George and Chris Paul, were involved in trades, furthering a seismic shift to the Western Conference, as teams look to unseat the Golden State..." July 05

  • Former Cal star, NBA veteran Darrall Imhoff dies at 78

    Sporting News "Former NBA player and Cal Bears star Darrall Imhoff died Friday of a heart attack in Bend, Ore. He was 78. After his retirement from the NBA, Imhoff did radio commentary for the Trail Blazers, who announced the news of his death on Saturday. The 6-10 Imhoff starred at the University of..." July 02

  • Pistons sign first-round pick Luke Kennard to rookie deal

    Detroit News "The Pistons got another piece of their offseason business handled Saturday. The team announced that first-round pick Luke Kennard has signed his rookie contract, after being selected 12th overall last week in the NBA draft. Terms of the contract were not released but the NBA rookie salary..." July 01

  • Pistons signing Langston Galloway to a three-year, $21 million contract

    Sportando "The Detroit Pistons are signing Langston Galloway to a three-year, $21 million contract. The guard ended the season with the Kings. " July 01

  • Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Reportedly Nets' Free-Agency Targets

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly planning to make a significant push for Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter and Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in free agency. Marc Stein of ESPN noted Friday both the Wizards and Pistons are "bracing" for the Nets to make lucrative offers to..." June 30

  • Kennard, Ellenson headline Pistons’ summer league team

    Detroit News "Detroit Pistons fans will get a glimpse this summer of the team’s recent work in the draft. The Pistons last three draft picks — Luke Kennard, Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinje — headline the Pistons’ summer league roster, released Tuesday. The Pistons will play in the Orlando Pro Summer..." June 27

  • Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond getting used to NBA trade rumor mill

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy was asked to address the present, on a night made for looking to the future. Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond once again was the subject of trade rumors – this time with the Sacramento Kings – several hours before Thursday night's NBA draft. Van Gundy, the Pistons'..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended for pleading guilty to DUI

    USA Today "Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended for two games without pay for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, the league announced Friday. His suspension will begin at the start of the 2017-18 NBA season, assuming he is eligible and physically..." June 23

  • Kings reportedly showing major interest in Andre Drummond

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Andre Drummond the Sacramento Kings’ post-DeMarcus Cousins savior? Detroit sportscaster Matt Dery reports on Thursday that the Kings have “big interest” in the Detroit Pistons center and talks are centered around Arron Afflalo and the No. 10 overall pick." June 22

  • Pistons’ Aron Baynes Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Pistons big man Aron Baynes has turned down his player option for the 2017/18 season, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). As our list of early player option decision dates shows, Baynes had to make a call on his $6.5MM option today. Baynes, 30, was a part-time player for the..." June 20