Pistons Rumors & News

  • The Detroit Pistons Can Finally Trust Andre Drummond

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond was at a crossroads of sorts last June after finishing an underwhelming 2016-17 season. A team expected to take a step from playoff qualifier to contender in Stan Van Gundy's third year as coach and czar instead found itself outside of the playoffs. Rather..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Stan Van Gundy pens op-ed in support of athletes protesting

    Detroit News "Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy has taken strong stances in recent years about his views on political and social issues. He famously vented on the day after President Donald Trump was elected last year and has been outspoken about many issues, including protests by athletes about racial and..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • The secret to Andre Drummond's dramatic free throw improvement

    ESPN "Andre Drummond has been waiting on this moment for a long time. The Detroit Pistons All-Star center always knew he could knock down his free throws, but for a variety of reasons the work he put into that part of his professional craft never translated during games. Drummond came into this season..." November 09

  • With Avery Bradley, Pistons find shooting guard they've always needed

    Sporting News "When Stan Van Gundy took over the Pistons in 2014, he had a roster beset with problems. Chief among them was his shooting guard situation, where first-year man Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed some promise but couldn’t shoot, and the other options — out-of-position and over-his-head Kyle Singler..." November 08

  • Kennard’s Pistons apprenticeship stirs echoes of Prince

    Detroit News "The story was of little consequence to Pistons rookie Luke Kennard. It drew nothing more than a shrug and a smile. But maybe he could take some solace in it nevertheless. Before Tayshaun Prince became one of the heroes of the Pistons 2004 championship team, he was a first-round draft pick..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Confident, resilient Pistons off to best start since 2008

    Michigan Live "Playing on back-to-back nights against a reeling team on Saturday, the Detroit Pistons made too many mistakes defensively, went cold from the floor in the first half and let the Sacramento Kings hang around too long. It was a game last season's Pistons might have lost. But this year's..." November 06

  • Savannah Chrisley Rips Ex Luke Kennard: 'I Dodged A Bullet'

    The Big Lead "Savannah Chrisley has ripped her former boyfriend, Detroit Pistons rookie shooting guard Luke Kennard. The reality star claims she “dodged a bullet” when the pair’s relationship ended this summer. Here’s what Chrisley had to say about the split: “I’m great today. You live and you learn...." November 05

  • Pistons’ Van Gundy: We’re not trading Jackson for Bledsoe

    Detroit News "It’s not quite February, but Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had to revert to his trade-deadline mode a little earlier than usual on Friday. With rumors emerging that the Pistons were in trade discussions involving Reggie Jackson going to the Phoenix Suns for Eric Bledsoe and others involving a..." November 03

  • Pistons reportedly interested in Eric Bledsoe, but may have to sweeten deal

    Michigan Live "The Phoenix Suns may not have much in terms of leverage, but it can't hurt to ask for more when it comes to potential trades for point guard Eric Bledsoe. According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the Detroit Pistons are among the teams interested in Bledsoe, who last month asked to be..." November 02

  • Pistons' Galloway signs shoe deal with upstart outfitter Q4 Sports

    SLAM Online "It’s early in the season, but Langston Galloway has already established himself as one of the League’s premier sneakerheads. A few months before he wore the “Gloria” Nike Air Zoom Generation on-court, Galloway launched a sneakers-only Instagram page to flex his deep collection of fire kicks. We’ve..." November 01

  • Drummond’s new ‘hub’ role a key in Pistons’ surge

    Detroit News "In Saturday’s matchup against the Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was in a quandary: stay with Andre Drummond or flash out to help defend Reggie Jackson. The dilemma is nothing new, as Jackson and Drummond have teamed to form one of the best pick-and-roll combinations in the..." October 31

  • Pistons’ early foul trouble tough to figure out

    Detroit News "In their first four games, the Pistons have been hampered by foul trouble, sidelining some of their starters in the first few minutes and throwing coach Stan Van Gundy’s rotation into further flux. It’s notably happened to Avery Bradley and Stanley Johnson — the Pistons’ best two perimeter..." October 25

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Eric Bledsoe for Reggie Jackson: Should the Pistons have trade interest?

    Michigan Live "The next time Eric Bledsoe puts on an NBA uniform, it won't be for the Phoenix Suns. Could it be for the Detroit Pistons? They are just among the many potential teams for the point guard who made his dissatisfaction with the organization public over the weekend, tweeting, "I Dont wanna be..." October 24

  • Why Avery Bradley Holds No Grudge Against Celtics Despite Post-Trade ‘What-Ifs’

    NESN "When it comes to his feelings about his former employer, Avery Bradley is a little more Jae Crowder than Isaiah Thomas. Bradley was one of many casualties of the Celtics’ offseason, as Boston traded him to the Detroit Pistons in a deal involving Marcus Morris. Many fans were sad to see Bradley..." October 24

  • Joel Embiid calls defensive chops of Andre Drummond into question

    ESPN "Joel Embiid said he was well-prepared for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond -- trash talk and all. But Drummond didn't see Monday night's wake-up call coming, according to his Philadelphia 76ers counterpart. Embiid dominated the six-year veteran, scoring 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting..." October 24

  • Reggie Jackson throws shade at Andre Drummond after game versus Wizards

    Clutch Points "There seems to be some trouble brewing in the Motor City. After putting up a gallant stand albeit losing to the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson is now throwing shade at teammate Andre Drummond. Speaking to reporters inside the locker room, Jackson noted how the..." October 21

  • Jackson rips refs: 'I'd be ashamed of myself if I wore stripes' Friday

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy lamented 19 turnovers. And 32 fouls didn’t help, either. But Reggie Jackson wanted to talk about another factor — the officiating. After the Pistons staked a claim as a must-watch team on NBA League Pass in Friday night’s close 115-111 loss to the..." October 21

  • Pistons Draw Just 9,528 Fans For Opener At New Arena

    Michigan Live "There were lots of empty seats at Little Caesars Arena Wednesday night for the first regular-season game played in the new home of the Detroit Pistons. And it's got people talking. Tthe Pistons announced a sellout crowd of 20,491 for their 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets but there..." October 19

  • Pistons have new home but direction is unknown

    Detroit News "The Pistons keep moving pieces, and now are moving places, back downtown for the first time in decades. And yet, three years into the Stan Van Gundy regime, the question still simmers: Where are they going? This is a riddle seeking a rhyme, as the Pistons open the season tonight with another..." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Pistons Pick Up Options On Johnson, Ellenson

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have picked up their fourth-year option on Stanley Johnson and third-year option on Henry Ellenson for 2018/19, the team announced in a press release Sunday. Detroit faced an Oct. 31 deadline to pick up their options for 2018/19. Johnson will make $3,940,402 next season while Ellenson..." October 16

  • Pistons waive guard Beno Udrih

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Pistons may have a roster move in the offing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Pistons have waived backup guard Beno Udrih. In itself, this is not particularly significant move, but it means the Pistons only have 14 guaranteed contracts on the books — making this a..." October 15

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Pistons Cut Landry Nnoko, Derek Willis

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have made a pair of roster cuts, waiving Landry Nnoko and Derek Willis, per Rod Beard of The Detroit News (Twitter link). Both players are on track to join the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit’s G League squad, as affiliate players. Nnoko, a 6’10” center, joined the Pistons this summer..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson eyeing quick return

    Detroit News "During Tuesday night’s “Meet the Team” event, Pistons guard Reggie Jackson did a little dance to help entertain the fans. On Wednesday and Friday, he sat out the first two preseason games because of groin soreness. But his time is coming — and it could be this week. After being limited this..." October 09

  • Pistons’ depth presents problems for Van Gundy

    Detroit News "The preseason will present Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy with an opportunity to tinker with the lineup a little bit. The first nine days of training camp have given him some indication of what he’d like to do in terms of a playing rotation, but there’s still plenty more to determine in locking..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Pistons impressed during first look at Little Caesars Arena

    Michigan Live "They threw up jump shots at their new home Tuesday. Then they tossed around some compliments. The Detroit Pistons hit the court for the first time at Little Caesars Arena during a "Meet the Team" event. They liked what they saw from the $863 million facility. "It was awesome. It's..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson emerges from contact practice pain-free

    Detroit News "Reggie Jackson cleared another hurdle Friday. It’s a small one, but it’s important nonetheless. Jackson went through his first full-contact practice of training camp, another step in his return from being shut down this summer on a 16-week protocol to manage the wear-and-tear on his knee..." September 30

  • Stan Van Gundy: You want NBA parity? Eliminate draft, max contracts

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy doesn't have a strong opinion about lottery reform. But he does have ideas on how to improve the NBA that go beyond addressing tanking. But if the league truly wants to create more parity, the Detroit Pistons team president and coach proposed radical changes Friday after the..." September 30

  • Pistons’ ‘spotty’ effort on defense rankles Van Gundy

    Detroit News "At this point of the season, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy almost expects poor defense, so there’s no need in getting into a huff about it. That doesn’t mean that it’s not frustrating, though. Following a scrimmage in Thursday’s only practice, Van Gundy lamented the defensive effort his team..." September 29

  • Pistons may be interested in trade with Cleveland

    Cavs Nation "Now that they have officially signed three-time champion Dwyane Wade, the Cleveland Cavaliers could be facing some difficult roster decisions. As most hoops fans know, teams in the NBA are allowed to have 15 men on their roster, as well as a pair of two-ways contracts for their respective G-League..." September 29

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Pistons owner Tom Gores supports players' right to 'raise awareness'

    Michigan Live "Sunday's NFL games featured more protests by players, who in some cases were joined on their field by owners, than ever before. Many players kneeled during the national anthem, many locked arms. A few teams remained in their locker room during the anthems. It was a response to comments made..." September 25

  • Report: Pistons ‘Found Little Interest’ in Andre Drummond on Trade Market

    SLAM Online "The Detroit Pistons have reportedly “found little interest” in Andre Drummond since making their 24-year-old center available last season. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, Drummond’s regression on defense has hurt his trade value. The Pistons sniffed out the Drummond trade market for much of..." September 22