Pistons Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Harris, Morris power Pistons past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It could be worse, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. But Van Gundy and the Pistons hope Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers is a sign of things to come. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris scored 23 points apiece, and the Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak..." January 16

  • Pistons owner backs Van Gundy despite team's poor play

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores expressed "absolute confidence" in coach/president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy on Sunday despite his team's slow start to the season. The Pistons, with a 19-24 record a season after ending a six-year playoff drought in 2015-16, snapped a three-game..." January 16

  • Stan Van Gundy has an idea for speeding up NBA games: Get rid of replay

    Michigan Live "Millennials' dwindling attention spans have the National Basketball Association with ideas on how to speed up its games. Speaking Thursday in London, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league began studying the issue last year with regard to timeouts in the last two minutes. Detroit..." January 16

  • Jazz run away from Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- When Rodney Hood feels confident in his shot, there's nothing that can stop him from letting it fly and lighting up the scoreboard. After a prolonged shooting slump, Hood has finally found the magic touch from the perimeter again. It has made Utah that much more dangerous..." January 14

  • Stan Van Gundy disappointed in Andre Drummond’s defense

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond as an elite skill set and the physical tools to be one of the NBA’s very best big men, but he’s leaving his coach disappointed. Stan Van Gundy wants to see more from his center on the defensive end after his team’s 110-77 loss at Utah on Friday..." January 14

  • Frustration mounts for Pistons and their sinking defense

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson has not played in all 42 games this season (far from it, actually), but the Detroit Pistons point guard is beginning to feel his teammates' frustrations. The Pistons had just lost a 110-77 game to the Utah Jazz on Friday, their third straight loss and second blowout in as many..." January 14

  • Warriors shoot past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After watching his team make more than half of its 3-point shots Thursday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was reminded of a stat from the first 39 games that bothered him. A little more than two hours earlier, the Warriors took the court as the league's..." January 13

  • Man acquitted in slaying of Reggie Bullock's sister

    ESPN "A Baltimore jury has acquitted a man of all charges in the 2014 killing of the transgender sister of Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock. The Baltimore Sun reported that Shawn Oliver of Hagerstown, Maryland, was acquitted of all charges Thursday. Oliver, 46, was charged with first-degree..." January 13

  • Cousins helps Kings complete rally vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins hardly looked fatigued Tuesday night. Given the energy some of his Sacramento Kings teammates provided off the bench in the final quarter, it might not have mattered if he were. Cousins scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, both game highs, and his..." January 11

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson treated for dehydration after loss to Kings

    Michigan Live "It's become nearly an every-game routine for reporters covering the Detroit Pistons over the last two seasons. You walk in and see Reggie Jackson sitting in front of his locker, oftentimes there ready, waiting to speak to the media. Jackson's become the unofficial spokesman for the team,..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Late 3-pointer carries Pistons past Blazers in 2OTs

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Detroit Pistons weren't looking for a 3-point shot when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drilled a 26-footer over Allen Crabbe near the end of double overtime Sunday night at Moda Center. However, coach Stan Van Gundy wasn't complaining after Caldwell-Pope provided the winning..." January 09

  • Early word on Jon Leuer's knee: No structural damage, but MRI sought

    Michigan Live "Jon Leuer was able to start Sunday's double-overtime marathon game, but apparently couldn't finish it. The Detroit Pistons forward came out of with 5:45 left in the first quarter of the 125-124 win over the Portland Trail Blazers complaining of a sore right knee. No official details were..." January 09

  • Saturday's Pistons-Blazers game postponed due to ice and snow, moved to Sunday

    NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA have announced postponement of this weekend’s home game versus the Detroit Pistons from tonight to Sunday at 6 p.m. Local weather forecasts calling for dangerous levels of ice and snow in Oregon and Southwest Washington led to the postponement decision...." January 08

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Jackson, Marjanovic help Pistons hold off Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It's hard to miss Boban Marjanovic. The 7-foot-3 second-year center from Serbia stands out in any crowd and he has become a fan favorite with the Detroit Pistons. Somehow, coach Stan Van Gundy ignored Marjanovic in the closing minutes against the Charlotte Hornets, and..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Stan Van Gundy, Reggie Jackson blast Pistons' pitiful defense

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Pistons suffered their eight loss in 10 games on Tuesday with a 121-116 defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers, and they continue to sound like a team in the middle of a crisis. Coach Stan Van Gundy has already acknowledged that their season is "in jeopardy," and the players-only..." January 04

  • George scores 32 as Pacers down Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It took nearly half a season for the Indiana Pacers to string together three consecutive victories. Franchise player Paul George believes it's just the start of something big. "I felt that's all we needed. We needed to get a winning streak going, just so that momentum..." January 03

  • Jackson, Drummond burn Heat in Pistons' win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Reggie Jackson continues to progress from the injury that sidelined him for the first quarter of the season. On Sunday night, the Detroit Pistons' point guard, who missed the team's first 21 games because of a knee injury, had his best scoring performances since his return. Jackson..." January 01

  • Hawks beat Pistons to climb over .500

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- For one of the few times this season, the Atlanta Hawks looked more like the team that reached the Eastern Conference final than the one that has struggled to find a consistent attack. Forward Paul Millsap and guard Kyle Korver -- two key pieces of the club that won 60 games in..." December 30

  • Van Gundy: “Everything Is On The Table” To Stop Pistons’ Slide

    Hoops Rumors "After a solid home win against Cleveland earlier this week, the Pistons appeared to be on their way toward righting the ship, but Detroit suffered another bad home loss on Wednesday night, falling 119-94 to Milwaukee. It was the club’s sixth loss in seven games, prompting head coach Stan Van Gundy..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Parker helps Bucks cruise past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jabari Parker had a much different feeling about his team on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks forward said his team panicked when it squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead in Washington on Monday. There was no reason for concern in their latest outing, as the..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Pistons take advantage of Cavs giving James a night off

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Desperate for a victory, the Detroit Pistons needed to catch a break. Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue delivered that gift a day after Christmas, resting the game's biggest star. LeBron James got the night off as the Pistons snapped a five-game losing streak by..." December 26

  • Warriors find their way past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- In their final tuneup before the Christmas Day showdown in Cleveland, the Golden State Warriors couldn't hang onto the ball. Normally, sloppy play comes back to haunt teams. For the Warriors, all that did was make their game against the slumping Detroit Pistons closer..." December 23

  • Pistons to retire Rip Hamilton's jersey

    Detroit Free Press "The Free Press reported in February that Rip Hamilton's No. 32 would be the next one to be raised to the rafters at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Detroit Pistons made that official today. The organization will retire Hamilton's jersey during a halftime ceremony Feb. 26, when the Pistons..." December 23

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Gasol scores 38 to power Grizzlies past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marc Gasol didn't know he had a chance to set a career high in points when he stepped to the free-throw line with 36.4 seconds remaining. He wasn't at all disappointed that he only tied his previous mark by missing one of the foul shots. "I never care one bit about..." December 21

  • Reggie Jackson, Stan Van Gundy blame each other for Pistons point guard’s passivity

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pistons lost three of four, including a home loss to the lowly 76ers and a hard-fought win over the lower Mavericks, then called a team meeting. The result? A 31-point loss to the Bulls. “Team meeting, my a—,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. Van Gundy is right. Talk is..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • Stan Van Gundy derides value of players-only meeting

    Detroit News "Stan Van Gundy didn’t want to hear about it. The team meeting after Saturday’s blowout loss to the Pacers seemed like lip service more than a call to action. And the Pistons followed the meeting with another dud, this time, a 31-point loss at Chicago. Van Gundy snarled at the notion that..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Bulls end three-game slide by beating Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the first time in nearly two weeks, Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler was able to sit in front of his locker and flash a big smile. "Everything is better when you make shots," Butler said. On Monday night, Butler and his teammates made plenty. The Bulls shot 59.8..." December 19

  • Lions Fans Upset on Twitter That Andre Drummond Who is From NY is a Giants Fan

    Black Sports Online "Drummond is from Money Earning Mount Vernon, NY, so it makes sense he would be either a Giants or Jets fan. He speaks of NY all the time, so when the Lions were playing the Giants he was rooting for the Giants understandably." December 19

  • Pistons hope players-only meeting helps team stop their stumbling

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy’s late appearance was the first sign that things were even more amiss after the Detroit Pistons’ latest no-show – a 105-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He did not make his appearance at the podium until 40 minutes after Saturday night’s game. And after a long session when he..." December 18

  • Stanley Johnson back in Pistons rotation

    Detroit News "Less than a week ago, Stanley Johnson had plenty of questions about where things were going. He was on a temporary assignment in basketball purgatory, playing for Grand Rapids in the NBA Development League. It was far away from the luxury of his usual space at The Palace, and seemingly light..." December 17

  • George helps Pacers cruise past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The NBA's worst rebounding team got plenty of help from its backcourt on Saturday night. Indiana point guard Jeff Teague came close to a triple-double and backcourt partner Glenn Robinson III posted his second double-double of the season. That allowed the Pacers to..." December 17

  • Wall, Beal lead Wizards past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards have plenty of work remaining before their record reaches .500, let alone look like a team capable of a playoff run. Then again, if this recent run of strong performances turns into a lengthy trend, perceptions could change quickly. John Wall had 29..." December 16

  • Pistons bounce back to defeat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Big contributions off the bench and a strong finish lifted the Detroit Pistons past the Dallas Mavericks 95-85 on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. Jon Leuer led the reserve brigade with a season-high 19 points as the Pistons (14-13) bounced back from a lethargic effort..." December 15

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15