Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NBA may not approve Pistons' move from Auburn Hills to new downtown arena

    Detroit Free Press "The NBA may not approve the Pistons' move to Detroit if all legal and financing matters are not settled before its board meets next month, according to an affidavit by the team's chief financial officer. In a sworn affidavit filed late Friday, Palace Sports & Entertainment and Detroit Pistons..." June 18

  • Pistons’ Bullock, Pacers’ Ellis suspended after violation of drug policy

    Sportsnet "Detroit Pistons small forward Reggie Bullock and Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis have been suspended without pay for five games each after violating terms of the league’s anti-drug policy, the NBA announced on Friday. The suspensions will begin at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Kevin..." June 16

  • Lakers, Pistons, Knicks Among Teams Interested in Luke Kennard

    Bleacher Report "Duke guard Luke Kennard scored a career-high 19.5 points per game in 2016-17 for the Blue Devils and has reportedly landed on the radar of multiple NBA teams heading into the draft. On Thursday, Chad Ford of ESPN.com said of Kennard "in recent weeks he's moved up fast" and noted the Duke..." June 16

  • Detroit Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gets probation in OWI case

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was sentenced to 12 months probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in connection with a March traffic stop in Auburn Hills. After an initial charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI), Caldwell-Pope pleaded guilty to..." June 15

  • Could Pistons get 2nd-round draft pick? Prospects cover all bases in Tuesday workout

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons don't have second-round pick for the NBA draft. But that didn’t stop mostly second-round prospects from attending a predraft workout Tuesday at the team's practice facility. It shows, perhaps, how the reality of today may be different by the time the draft begins on June..." June 13

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Kennard gets stronger, showcases shooting prowess for Pistons

    Detroit News "Just after Luke Kennard decided to forego his final two years of eligibility at Duke and enter the NBA draft, he knew he had some work to do. Even after a sophomore season in which he hit 44 percent from beyond the arc, Kennard went to the gym to continue working on his 3-point shot, preparing..." June 12

  • Pistons shopping Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond

    NESN "It’s difficult to figure out what the long-term plan is for the Detroit Pistons. Their roster has some impressive talent, but nobody has elite, superstar ability. In other words, none of their players would be the No. 1, or even No. 2 option on a championship team. Rumors already have..." June 09

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Jack McCloskey, architect of Detroit Pistons' Bad Boys, dies at 91

    Detroit Free Press "The architect of the Bad Boys has died. Jack McCloskey, the Detroit Pistons' general manager from 1979 to 1992, died Thursday afternoon in Savannah, Ga. He was 91. The organization made the announcement and his death will bring back many memories for area Pistons fans who marveled over..." June 02

  • Bucks receive permission to interview Heat's, Pistons' assistant GMs

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have received permission to interview Adam Simon and Pat Garrity for their general manager vacancy. Simon currently works for the Miami Heat, while Garrity is in the front office of the Detroit Pistons." June 02

  • Ben Gordon arrested in bizarre fire alarm incident at his apartment

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NBA guard Ben Gordon was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday morning after he reportedly lost his temper when he could not get into his apartment building. According to TMZ, Gordon “went into meltdown mode” when he was locked out of the building and decided to pull multiple fire alarms...." June 01

  • Detroit Pistons interested in Indiana Pacers sharpshooter C.J. Miles

    Indianapolis Star "The Detroit Pistons need shooting, but their cap situation likely prevents an expensive splurge. Indiana Pacers sharpshooter C.J. Miles could provide a solution. An ESPN.com report on Tuesday said Miles, 30, will opt out of the final year of his deal to become an unrestricted free..." June 01

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Pistons open to trading No. 12 pick in draft for win-now veteran

    CBS Sports "The Pistons failed to meet expectations last season. Reggie Jackson never became the player they needed, Andre Drummond struggled to take the next step and Stanley Johnson got sent to the D-League at one point. Stan Van Gundy has his work cut out for him as he tries to build a winning team from..." May 30

  • Detroit's Van Gundy recipient of Rudy Tomjanovich Award

    Detroit News "Stan Van Gundy didn’t have the success he had hoped this season, with the Pistons finishing 37-45 and missing the playoffs after a surprising trip to the postseason last year. But Van Gundy was recognized for his contributions to the media and coaching excellence, as he was named the winner of..." May 27

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Nets Will Pursue Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are planning an aggressive push for restricted free agents again, with Washington’s Otto Porter and Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as targets, tweets Keith Smith of RealGM. It would be the continuation of a strategy that resulted in a four-year, $75MM offer sheet for Portland’s..." May 26

  • Andre Drummond says Pistons' lineup shouldn’t change, team must improve camaraderie

    Detroit Free Press "If center Andre Drummond had his druthers, the Detroit Pistons would stand pat this summer. After last season’s disappointment of finishing 37-45 and missing the playoffs, there’s the sense that change is coming to the roster. But after a season that was rocky from the outset with point..." May 19

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Former Pistons GM Jack McCloskey battling Alzheimer's disease

    Detroit Free Press "Jack McCloskey, the architect of the Detroit Pistons' back-to-back championship teams in 1989-90, is fighting Alzheimer's. McCloskey, 91, nicknamed “Trader Jack” for his many astute trades during his tenure as the team’s general manager in 1979-92, is at Insignia Personal Care Home in Savannah,..." May 18

  • Pistons should take Josh Jackson if they stunningly win No. 1 pick in NBA lottery

    Detroit Free Press "It’s not exactly a mystery, but there’s an obvious path to NBA title contention. For all the talk of dynamic point guards and deploying a bevy of shooters around the three-point arc, getting a dominant two-way forward eliminates some of the margin for error. For that reason, Kansas star Josh..." May 16

  • Pistons unveil new logo

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Trail Blazers unveiled a new logo that looked awfully similar to their previous logo. The Pistons are changing even less, though they’re drawing from an older logo. Pistons release: The Detroit Pistons unveiled a newly updated primary logo today which brings together the past and..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • SVG: Stanley Johnson unlikely to play at Orlando Pro Summer League for Detroit Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "After Detroit Pistons swingman Stanley Johnson told reporters late in the season that he was open to playing in the Orlando Pro Summer League, that's now unlikely to happen, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says. After sitting down with the second-year Piston in the season-ending exit meeting, Van..." May 13

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Pistons’ Boban could be ready to take center stage

    Detroit News "It’s one of the old tricks that high school basketball coaches use: find the tallest student in the school and put him on the basketball team. Even if he’s not very skilled, he can strike fear into opposing teams, who wonder who they’re going to defend him. In the NBA, it’s not quite the same —..." May 06

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond undergoes surgery to repair deviated septum

    Sporting News "Andre Drummond has become one of the best rebounders in the NBA, and the Pistons center has been dominating opponents on the glass with just one working nostril. Drummond explained Saturday he recently underwent nose surgery to repair a deviated septum that was first injured while playing his..." May 06

  • Marcus Morris denies standing in for twin brother Markieff

    CSN New England "The best possible sports conspiracy theory is that one player is actually another player in disguise. This Celtics-Wizards series has allowed for such a conspiracy theory. After Markieff Morris bounced back from an ankle injury to score 16 points in Game 2, speculation -- tongue-in-cheek or..." May 04

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Pistons plan to match any Kentavious Caldwell-Pope offer sheet, even a max

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bad news for the Nets or any team planning to pursue Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in restricted free agency this summer. Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: The Pistons are prepared to match any offer sheet he receives, even if it produced a maximum contract, according to multiple persons..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Stan Van Gundy: Veteran leader not magical salve for Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy has typically downplayed the old trope on veteran leadership, but he conceded it might be something the organization needs to consider when making moves this off-season. But even if the Pistons acquired a great veteran leader, it won’t do much good..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Pistons will match offer sheets for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Pistons are intent on keeping guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from leaving this summer. Caldwell-Pope is set to be a restricted free agent, but according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the team is ready to match any offer sheet that comes in for him. That includes..." April 17

  • Stan Van Gundy must avoid overvaluing Detroit Pistons' talent

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy expressed confidence in the roster this season. That’s understandable, considering the Pistons’ coach and president of basketball operations chose each player. But after the February trade deadline passed with the Pistons standing pat, something crossed my mind: Is Van..." April 16

  • Stan Van Gundy: Andre Drummond needs ‘sense of urgency’ to improve

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a disappointing season after it looked like he was poised to become one of the NBA’s best big men. His coach, Stan Van Gundy, emphasized that it’s not too late for Drummond to become a star — if he wants it. “I think that he needs to have a sense of..." April 15

  • Van Gundy backs Jackson: 'He'll come back and be better'

    Detroit News "Heading into the offseason, the Pistons have plenty of uncertainty. Coach Stan Van Gundy will have some tough decisions to make about which players to keep and which to try to deal to get the most out of the roster. One piece that seems to be a keeper is point guard Reggie Jackson. Van Gundy..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Magic end season with win vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- One last victory doesn't change another disappointing season, but it did provide a hint of hope for the Orlando Magic. The young guns shined on the closing night of the NBA season. Forward Aaron Gordon scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and point guard Elfrid..." April 12