Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson enters next stage in rehab process

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons returned from the All-Star break Wednesday still uncertain when Reggie Jackson can begin practicing, let alone when he'll be cleared to play, but there are some encouraging signs. Jackson is entering the next stage of his rehabilitation this week following his Grade 3 right..." February 22

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Sorting out Detroit Pistons rotation with Reggie Jackson

    Michigan Live "Some teams gaining separation in East We’re seeing some separation in the battle for the final few playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, and that’s not good for the Detroit Pistons. Washington is now five games ahead of the Pistons. Indiana, Milwaukee and Philadelphia are four games up on..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Blake Griffin’s ex in lawsuit: He had ‘toxic’ relationship with Clippers teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin is being sued by the mother of his chldren for allegedly abandoning her a week before the former couple was supposed to get married, and the lawsuit the woman filed also contains some juicy information about Griffin’s time with the Clippers. TMZ reports that Brynn Cameron has..." February 14

  • Blake Griffin Sued by ex for Palimony, Kendall Jenner Romance Cited

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin is being sued for palimony by his former girlfriend, Brynn Cameron. Per TMZ Sports, Cameron's lawsuit states Griffin called off their wedding and left her after "cruelly embarrassing his family with his public fawning over Kendall Jenner." Griffin and..." February 14

  • Blake Griffin Dumped Brynn Cameron 1 Week Before Wedding Over Prenup

    TMZ "Blake Griffin's ex, Brynn Cameron, claims the NBA star dumped her ONE WEEK before their wedding date because she wouldn't sign a prenup ... and then jetted to Vegas to party without her. In her lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brynn claims the NBA star made an oral agreement with her back in..." February 14

  • Are Pistons wasting the 'Blake Effect'?

    Detroit News "All that juice the Pistons generated from the Blake Griffin trade? Vaporized, swept away by waves of defensive lethargy. Barely a week after they made a bold move to save their season, the Pistons have reverted in alarming fashion. From a spark to a fizzle, the Pistons have lost three straight,..." February 13

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Blake Griffin doesn’t shake hands with former teammates after loss to Clippers

    The Sports Daily "The Blake Griffin revenge game took place on Friday, when the Pistons squared off against the Clippers at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin — who was a member of the Clippers for seven full seasons — got traded to the Pistons less than two weeks ago. The Pistons were undefeated with him on the..." February 10

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Report: Pistons acquire forward James Ennis from Memphis

    Click on Detroit "The Pistons have added some depth in a pre-Trade Deadline deal with Memphis. The Pistons have reportedly acquired small forward James Ennis from the Grizzlies in exchange for Brice Johnson, who Detroit acquired in the Blake Griffin trade. Pistons will also send a second-round pick to Memphis..." February 08

  • Pistons In Serious Talks To Acquire Dante Cunningham

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans and Pistons are engaged in discussions on a deal that would send Dante Cunningham to Detroit in exchange for Brice Johnson and a second-round pick, reports Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago (Twitter link). ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link) classifies those talks as..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Bulls To Trade Jameer Nelson To Pistons

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls are sending veteran point guard Jameer Nelson to the Pistons in a deadline-day trade, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). According to Charania, center Willie Reed will head to Chicago in the swap. Both Nelson and Reed have already been traded within the last week..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Pistons Awarded Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has awarded the Pistons a disabled player exception in the wake of Jon Leuer‘s season-ending ankle injury, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The exception will be worth $5,248,660, half of Leuer’s salary for 2017/18. The disabled player exception granted to the..." February 06

  • NBPA files grievance against league for 'excessive' Willie Reed suspension

    Clutch Points "The NBA announced that they have suspended Willie Reed six games without pay for a domestic violence situation that happened on Aug. 6 after he argued with his wife when she asked for a divorce. He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. His wife, however, didn’t want to press charges and..." February 06

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Pistons Newcomer Willie Reed Suspended For Domestic Violence Incident

    CBS Detroit "Willie Reed, acquired by the Pistons in the Blake Griffin trade, has been suspended six games for a domestic violence incident in August, according to NBA insider Shams Charania. Reed was jailed Aug. 5 in Miami on a battery charge after his wife told police he dragged her across the floor of..." February 06

  • Thunder, Bulls and Pistons all interested in Jazz guard Rodney Hood as trade deadline nears

    Salt Lake Tribune "With the NBA’s trade deadline looming Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are all showing interest in acquiring Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. League sources say the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic have also shown at..." February 05

  • SVG: Reggie Jackson’s return can give Pistons a ‘Big 3’

    Detroit News "With three days left until the NBA trade deadline, the Pistons have made the most significant move of the trade season, adding Blake Griffin to the frontcourt with Andre Drummond. The move took away two starting wing players, so the prevailing thought is the Pistons could be making another move..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Should Detroit Pistons make another trade?

    Michigan Live "Team could use another outside shooter Are the Detroit Pistons done dealing following last week's blockbuster trade that landed than All-Star forward Blake Griffin? The Pistons now have a strong one-two punch of big men in Griffin and Andre Drummond. But having relinquished Tobias Harris and..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Spurs Interested In Trading Stanley Johnson, Willy Hernangomez

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have interest in trading for Stanley Johnson and Willy Hernangomez. San Antonio assistant general manager Brian Wright held the same position with the Pistons when they drafted Johnson." February 02

  • Pistons' SVG: Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond will be terrific combo

    Michigan Live "When you acquire a player of Blake Griffin's caliber, you don't ask him to adjust to your style, you adjust your style to fit his game. That's what Detroit Pistons coach Stan Gundy said his team must do in a hurry, starting tonight in Griffin's debut against the Memphis Grizzlies at Little..." February 01

  • Blake Griffin says he found out about trade via Twitter

    Fanrag Sports "The Detroit Pistons have a new franchise centerpiece in forward Blake Griffin. Acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, Griffin had his introductory press conference as a member of the Pistons on Wednesday, still attempting to digest the news that he had been traded just months after..." February 01

  • Report: If Griffin deal fell through, Pistons wanted Kevin Love

    247 Sports "In a blockbuster trade on Monday, the Detroit Pistons acquired Blake Griffin from the Los Angels Clippers. The trade seemed to come out of nowhere but the Pistons were reportedly targeting Griffin for quite some time. And interestingly enough, if they weren't able to acquire the five-time All-Star..." February 01

  • The Pistons Explored Trades With The Lakers, Spurs And Others Before Locking In On Blake Griffin

    Uproxx "The Pistons made the first major move of 2018 in the NBA when they landed Blake Griffin in a blockbuster deal from the Clippers. Detroit gave up Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, a first and a second round pick for Griffin and his near-max contract in hopes of becoming a playoff team this year and for..." February 01

  • Blake Griffin takes shot at Clippers in Pistons' presser: 'This is a place that wants me'

    Sporting News "Blake Griffin was "shocked" to hear the Clippers traded him to the Pistons this week and the effects of his surprise were clear in his responses during Wednesday's introductory press conference in Detroit. "I want to play for an organization that wants me to play there and clearly this was an..." January 31

  • Pistons shopping young forward Stanley Johnson

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons just traded for Blake Griffin, and they’re not done yet. There is talk around the NBA that the Pistons, who just acquired a lot of salary on Griffin’s contract, went to improve their financial outlook by making more moves, and Stanley Johnson is one of the players that could..." January 31

  • SVG’s advice to newest Piston: Don’t worry about fitting in, just be Blake Griffin

    NBA.com "Stan Van Gundy’s advice to Blake Griffin, in a nutshell: You do you. “Just from my little bit talking to him, I think he wants to be a guy that just gets to know people and comes in and plays his game. I don’t think he’s going to, on a vocal level, try to take over right away. My only point to..." January 31

  • Blake Griffin trade could lead the way for Stan Van Gundy vacating presidency

    Clutch Points "The blockbuster trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons sent waves not only among L.A. Clippers faithful, who lost their cornerstone player, but also into the Motor City front office, who has clearly shifted focus to a win-now mindset. Having come short of the postseason in..." January 30

  • Detroit already out here selling Blake Griffin jerseys

    Sportsnaut "It has barely been one full day since the Detroit Pistons shocked the NBA world by acquiring All-Star Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. But those in the retail industry and the NBA league office are not wasting any time profiting off the trade. Here, we see official Blake Griffin..." January 30

  • Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond to replace Washington Wizards' John Wall in 2018 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Washington Wizards guard John Wall on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET). Drummond earned his..." January 30

  • LeBron: Griffin trade 'unfortunate' because he wanted to stay with Clippers

    Complex "Blake Griffin is the talk of the NBA right now. On Monday, the Clippers dealt their longtime superstar to the Detroit Pistons. Los Angeles threw Brice Johnson and Willie Read into the deal, and in return, they received a slew of pieces: Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round..." January 30

  • SVG: Trading for Blake Griffin was 'worth the risk'

    ESPN "Stan Van Gundy knows there is risk in dealing for Blake Griffin, but it's a risk the Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations was willing to take for a franchise in need of a boost. "Our thinking was this: The hardest thing to do in this league is to get a proven star," Van..." January 30

  • How Blake Griffin Trade Could Have Serious Impact On NBA Free Agency

    NESN "We’re no detectives. But we’re guessing this isn’t how Blake Griffin drew it up. Griffin learned Monday night he’d be moving from sunny Los Angeles to (less sunny) Detroit, of all places, as the Clippers sent the five-time All-Star and his $171 million contract to the Pistons in a blockbuster..." January 30

  • Report: Dennis Rodman’s BAC was more than twice legal limit at time of DUI

    Larry Brown Sports "Dennis Rodman was charged with driving while under the influence earlier this month, and it sounds like the former NBA star had an awful lot to drink before he decided to get behind the wheel. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Rodman has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of..." January 30

  • Lolo Jones Trashed Blake Griffin’s Kissing Abilities After He Was Traded

    Total Pro Sports "As if Blake Griffin wasn’t having a bad enough go of it with the shocking news that the star had been dealt to Detroit, he’s now contending with a seemingly unrelated matter that’s perhaps even less dignified. Moments after his trade to the Pistons was announced, U.S. soccer star/olympian Lolo..." January 30

  • Pistons' desperation move for Blake Griffin will go down as all-time awful trade

    Sporting News "Just under seven months ago, the Clippers decided to bring Blake Griffin back at just under a full maximum contract (five years, $171.2 million) that immediately became one of the league’s biggest albatrosses. It earned a place on that list despite Griffin being a productive player when healthy,..." January 30

  • Report: Clippers In ‘Terrible’ Mood After Trading Blake Griffin

    SLAM Online "The mood within the Clippers organization was reportedly “terrible” after the team made the difficult decision to trade Blake Griffin. According to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, the front office did not feel good about trading “a Clipper for life.”" January 30

  • Blake Griffin May Have Learned That He Was Going To Be Traded Last Week

    Uproxx "For many people around the basketball-watching universe, the Blake Griffin trade came straight out of left field. In the span of a few minutes on Monday evening, Griffin went from a perceived Clipper for life, to being at the center of talks between Los Angeles and Detroit, to a member of the..." January 30

  • Blake Griffin may have to change jersey numbers with Pistons

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Pistons will be welcoming Blake Griffin to the franchise following Monday’s trade, but there may be one hurdle. Griffin wore jersey number 32 his entire career with the Los Angeles Clippers. Richard Hamilton, who wore jersey number 32 during his career with the Pistons, just had his..." January 30

  • Report: Pistons, Clippers in 'serious talks' on trade for Blake Griffin

    Click on Detroit "The Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers could be close to a deal in a trade involving Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Monday afternoon: The Clippers and Pistons are engaged in serious talks on a deal centered on All-Star forward Blake Griffin, league sources tell..." January 29