Pistons Rumors & News

  • Poor-shooting Hornets get past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have been mediocre at the Spectrum Center this season, and so taking care of business at home has become a point of emphasis lately. The Hornets took a step in the right direction on Wednesday night as they were able to grind out an ugly 87-77 victory..." December 07

  • Pistons hold off Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy found a productive lineup and stuck with it. He didn't care that four starters were left out of the mix. The Detroit Pistons coach got the boost he was seeking from four bench players in a 102-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday at The Palace...." December 06

  • Pistons' Jackson to make season debut against Magic

    USA Today "Stanley Johnson bristled at the notion. A few minutes earlier, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had described the second-year swingman’s work ethic as “inconsistent.” Johnson, the promising prospect who has fallen out of the playing rotation, forcefully disagreed. “There’s no issue..." December 04

  • Ibaka helps Magic end drought in Detroit

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- On his best outings, Serge Ibaka can provide a little bit of everything. The Orlando Magic acquired the versatile Ibaka from Oklahoma City this summer because of his ability to impact both ends of the court. Ibaka had one of those nights on Sunday, piling up 21 points,..." December 04

  • Stan Van Gundy wants better work ethic out of Pistons' Stanley Johnson

    Michigan Live "We now have more clarity on the Stanley Johnson situation. The second-year forward has not played in three games over the last two weeks and watched as his spot in the Detroit Pistons' rotation fall to other players. He worked on his shooting over the summer, so what's been the..." December 03

  • Pistons top Hawks to end perfect road swing

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Detroit Pistons, who started the season 1-8 on the road, completed a 3-0 trip by handing the Atlanta Hawks a fifth consecutive loss. Former University of Georgia standout Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a big homecoming with 23 points and the Pistons got over .500 for the first..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Pistons’ Andre Drummond fined $15,000 for elbow to Roy Hibbert’s head

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone knew this was coming. Andre Drummond included. Tuesday night during the Pistons’ eventual win in Charlotte, Drummond was battling for a rebound when he threw a high elbow to the back of Roy Hibbert‘s head. We can debate if it was intentional, but that question is moot — elbow someone..." December 01

  • Pistons need Jackson to return with flourish

    Detroit News "The change in seasons has brought some rain and a little snow. But the sky isn’t falling. Not yet. The Pistons are off to a slow start, and their road woes have continued. But the biggest issue has been the absence of their leading scorer, Reggie Jackson, who is working his way back from..." November 30

  • Caldwell-Pope, Pistons pound Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Defense has been the Detroit Pistons' calling card for most of the season, but their offense carried them past the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led a group of four 20-point scorers for the Pistons, who shot a sizzling 55.2 percent (48 of 87) and..." November 30

  • Harris leads Pistons over Hornets in rare road win

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Detroit Pistons lost Andre Drummond in the first half on Tuesday night, but that only motivated them to dig deeper. The Pistons responded without their star center and rolled to an impressive 112-89 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center, for just..." November 29

  • Westbrook's triple-double carries Thunder past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Stan Van Gundy isn't one to mince words. The Detroit coach has no problem giving honest appraisals about almost any topic that is put to him. But Van Gundy saves some of his most biting and frank comments about his team whenever they play below his expectations. That was the..." November 26

  • Detroit Pistons' Reggie Bullock out with meniscus tear

    Detroit Free Press "The Pistons announced Friday, after this story was written, that Bullock suffered a left knee meniscus tear. He will not play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers and will continue to be evaluated. The original article follows: Shooters shoot. And when they miss, they still believe that..." November 25

  • Pistons beat Clippers for first time since 2010

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- None of the Detroit Pistons were on the roster the last time they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers. Following their last flop against the Western Conference powerhouse, the Pistons finally had enough. Marcus Morris led a balanced attack with 17 points and the Pistons..." November 25

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson suspended 1 game for violating team rules

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson will not play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Palace. Johnson has been suspended for violating team rules, said Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Johnson would likely have been an option off the bench for Reggie Bullock, who the Pistons..." November 25

  • Udonis Haslem said ‘a lot of disrespect’ led to confrontation with spectator during loss to Pistons

    Palm Beach Post "A night that included a loss and a verbal confrontation with a male spectator sitting courtside at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday. The incident occurred with 5:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Heat’s 107-84 loss to the Pistons. Haslem walked straight over to the spectator and..." November 24

  • Pistons snap skid with win vs. Heat

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Andre Drummond doesn't have a hard time getting motivated to play one of the top centers in the league. His matchup against Miami's Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday was lopsided, and so was the outcome. Drummond racked up 18 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and four..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Harden, Rockets slip past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- James Harden missed so many free throws in the closing minutes on Monday that he found it humorous. The Houston Rockets superstar clanged five foul shots in the final 2:15, but it ultimately didn't prove costly as his team walked away with a 99-96 victory over the..." November 22

  • Reggie Jackson Cleared For Contact Drills

    Real GM Basketball "Reggie Jackson has been cleared for contact drills in practice as he continues rehabbing his left knee. Jackson underwent plasma injection therapy to treat tendinitis on Oct. 10th. "How much, I don't know," Stan Van Gundy said. "But that he'll be able to do some" November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Pistons to make Detroit move official today

    Detroit News "For the first time in nearly 40 years, all four of Detroit’s professional sports teams will play in the city they represent. The Detroit Pistons will announce Tuesday that they’ll leave The Palace of Auburn Hills to join the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit for the..." November 22

  • Stan Van Gundy decries 'selfish' play after Pistons' latest loss

    Michigan Live "One-on-one play has been a lingering problem all season long, and it crept up on the Detroit Pistons again Monday. The Pistons, 99-96 losers to Houston Rockets at the Palace, held their opponent to 18 first-quarter points before the Rockets erupted for 33 in the second and took a five-point..." November 22

  • Cavs handle Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue has insisted throughout the Cavaliers' terrific start that they still hadn't played a full game. The defense had been suspect, the shooting erratic. All of that changed Friday. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and passed for a season-high 11 assists,..." November 19

  • Horford putback, block in final seconds lifts Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Al Horford looked like a $113 million player in his return to action Saturday. Boston's prized free agent acquisition scored on a putback with 1.3 seconds remaining and made a game-clinching block, giving the Celtics a 94-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons at The..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Stan Van Gundy: I’ve never used ‘posse’ for white players, and it’s not right

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson described LeBron James‘ friends and business associates as LeBron’s “posse” – drawing objection from Maverick Carter, LeBron and Carmelo Anthony. Why? Because Jackson’s usage of the word matched its most common usage when describing people around an athlete or entertainer – to..." November 18

  • Stan Van Gundy, Magic Johnson speak on Jackson’s use of ‘posse’

    Newsday "The fallout from Phil Jackson’s criticism of LeBron James continued into Wednesday, as a basketball icon took to defending Jackson’s intentions, while Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, called the use of the word “posse” to classify a black athlete’s business associates “not right.” “When that all..." November 17

  • Porzingis scores career-high 35 as Knicks top Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It was not quite the same zone as Michael Jordan shrugging his shoulders for hitting six 3-pointers in the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Still, with how well it was going for Kristaps Porzingis, his teammates could not help but be awestruck from watching the best..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Drummond doubtful to play vs. Thunder with right ankle sprain

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons could be without their All-Star center Andre Drummond tonight. Drummond was listed by the team as doubtful with a right ankle sprain for Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Palace (7:30 p.m., FOX Sports Detroit) No word yet on severity, or when it took..." November 14

  • Backup center guides Pistons past Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Aron Baynes doesn't get too many opportunities to start. His coach doesn't want the rest of the NBA to figure out he's on par with most of the starting centers in the league. Making just his second start since joining the Detroit Pistons prior to last season, Baynes..." November 14

  • Harris, Drummond power Pistons past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Stan Van Gundy said he thinks the argument that playing at altitude gives the Denver Nuggets a bit advantage is a myth. His team backed up its coach's claim with an impressive victory. Tobias Harris scored 19 points and Andre Drummond had 14 and 12 rebounds as the Detroit..." November 13

  • Gasol, Spurs fend off Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Pau Gasol just seems to have the knack for making the plays to beat the Detroit Pistons, no matter what uniform he wearing and which team he's playing for. Gasol broke out of a mini-scoring slump when he hit for a season-high 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting as the San Antonio..." November 12

  • Bledsoe, Suns have enough left to beat Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Finally, the Phoenix Suns didn't need a last-second shot or overtime to win. But they did need a fourth-quarter rally. Eric Bledsoe scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and eight during a decisive 13-1 run as the Suns kept the Detroit Pistons winless on the road this..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Stan Van Gundy Says Donald Trump Is ‘Openly and Brazenly Racist and Misogynistic’

    SLAM Online "The Pistons and Suns take the court tonight, but hoops was the last thing on Stan Van Gundy’s mind when me met with the media earlier today. Never one to bite his tongue, SVG launched into a diatribe on everything involving Donald Trump being voted as the next President of the United States...." November 10

  • Clippers continue to dominate Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The lopsided defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night won't go away anytime soon, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said. "It's not something you want to brush off, but it's something you want to keep in the back of your head so you don't have that feeling..." November 08

  • Deal to move Pistons to Detroit could be finalized in next few weeks

    Michigan Live "There's still nothing official on the proposed Pistons-to-Detroit front just yet, but a deal to move the NBA franchise in with the Detroit Red Wings is nearing completion. Tom Gores, Pistons owner and founder of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity, told reporters Monday during..." November 08

  • Chinese Team Interested In Josh Smith

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Smith may be nearing a deal to play in China, tweets international basketball writer David Pick. The Sichuan Whales are interested in the 30-year-old forward, who spent 12 years in the NBA. Smith divided last year between the Clippers and Rockets, playing 55 total games and averaging 6.0..." November 07

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson begins basketball activities Monday

    Detroit News "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy got some encouraging news before the West Coast trip, which begins Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Point guard Reggie Jackson, who has missed the last month after having treatment for tendinitis in his left knee, will begin basketball activities Monday. The..." November 06

  • Drummond-led Pistons roll over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Right from the start, Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons served notice they weren't going to follow one bad performance with another. Drummond blocked a Jusuf Nurkic layup try on the Denver Nuggets' first possession, a sign of things to come for the Pistons...." November 05

  • Stan Van Gundy doesn’t believe in resting his players

    Larry Brown Sports "If the #NoDaysOff movement needs a new poster boy, perhaps they need look no further than Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy. Speaking with the media ahead of Detroit’s third game in four nights on Wednesday, Van Gundy was asked about the league-wide trend of resting players and made it..." November 03

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Lopez, Nets shoot past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The recovery from the worst loss of the young season began with Brook Lopez making 3-pointers and ended with Sean Kilpatrick handling point guard duties. Even with a few shaky moments in the fourth quarter, it all worked out for the Brooklyn Nets. Lopez hit a career-high..." November 02

  • Pistons prevail by holding Knicks scoreless in final 5:40

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday, the Detroit Pistons were hoping to tighten up their defense. They far exceeded any reasonable expectations of that goal. In a game where coach Stan Van Gundy saw plenty of breakdowns, his club held the New York Knicks..." November 01