Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Stan Van Gundy wants Reggie Jackson to simmer his off-season regimen

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson is going to be asked to do less this offseason. Best with difficulties all season stemming from a preseason procedure to treat tendinitis in his knee, the Detroit Pistons point guard has sat the bench and watched his team's last seven games. Jackson will remain there Wednesday..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Wizards beat Pistons in Palace of Auburn Hills finale

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris wouldn't let the Detroit Pistons close their building on a high note. The duo scored the Wizards' last 15 points, and Washington ruined the Pistons' final game at The Palace of Auburn Hills with a 105-101 victory on Monday night...." April 10

  • Pistons Unable To Complete Signing Of Lorenzo Brown, Release Of Beno Udrih

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons were set to sign Lorenzo Brown from the D-League while waiving Beno Udrih, but were unable to complete the transaction in time. Sunday was the deadline to release Udrih. Brown has appeared in 63 games in the NBA over the past three seasons. Brown averaged 23.6 points, 7.7..." April 10

  • Pistons’ Beno Udrih shifts focus to coaching skills

    Detroit News "For most of his first season with the Pistons, Beno Udrih has had a seat on the opposite end of the bench from coach Stan Van Gundy. As the third point guard, he’s been away from the action and mostly has been able to keep his warm-ups on. For almost two months, Udrih was relegated to the end..." April 09

  • Pistons use big second half to beat Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy knew the playoff-bound Grizzlies were not going to give their starters extended playing time Sunday. And he was aware Memphis' regulars likely would see limited court time in the second half. Still, Van Gundy was impressed with his..." April 09

  • Backups jump-start Pistons over Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy deemed his decision to ride with a crew of reserves down the stretch of the fourth quarter on Friday night a reward for their enthusiasm. In the end, that decision paid surprising dividends. Stanley Johnson drilled a go-ahead 3-pointer..." April 07

  • Stan Van Gundy’s job safe with Pistons

    Pro Basketball Talk "No team has fallen further short of its preseason betting win line than the Pistons, who were pegged to win 45.5 games but are 35-43. Detroit effectively shut down a healthy-enough-to-play Reggie Jackson rather than use him down the stretch while still seriously in the playoff race. Andre..." April 07

  • Pistons shut down Reggie Jackson to 'clear his mind'

    ESPN "The Detroit Pistons are cutting Reggie Jackson's season short, with coach Stan Van Gundy saying the point guard will not play in the team's final four games of the regular season. "He won't play these last four," Van Gundy told reporters after practice Thursday. "The plan is to let him step..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Lowry returns to lead Raptors past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kyle Lowry sat in front of his locker with both knees wrapped in ice, another ice-encased bandage covering his lower right arm and his feet in a cold tub. About the only thing that wasn't aching and sore was Lowry's spirit. Lowry erupted for 27 points and 10..." April 05

  • Pistons regret not sitting Reggie Jackson earlier

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy said he was done talking about Reggie Jackson. That lasted for, oh, about a week. The Detroit Pistons president-coach was asked about his beleaguered point guard again on Tuesday, and he expressed some regret in the way he handled Jackson this season. "What we were asking..." April 05

  • Pistons' collapse out of playoff picture could be temporary

    Detroit Free Press "He’s made mistakes. Lots of them. That he’s the first to admit them is why Pistons president and head coach, Stan Van Gundy, escapes so much criticism. Honesty and self-awareness are disarming qualities. Van Gundy treats those in his NBA life -- including the media – like most of us navigate..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DUI Arrest Video ... 'I Only Had 2 Drinks'

    TMZ "Detroit Pistons star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was surprisingly calm for a guy suspected of DUI ... at least, it seemed that way in the video of his arrest, obtained by TMZ Sports. Kentavious was arrested in the early hours of March 29 -- after the Pistons had lost to the Miami Heat. KCP..." April 03

  • Bucks rally to defeat Pistons in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton will get the credit for knocking down a game-winning 3-pointer in the waning moments of the Milwaukee Bucks' 108-105 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the Bradley Center, but it almost certainly would not have been possible without a hustle play..." April 01

  • SVG backs Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: ‘The best people make mistakes’

    Detroit Free Press "After Friday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a brief response to questions about arrest on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday morning. Earlier, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy defended the young player, saying “the best people make..." April 01

  • Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope arrested on suspected DUI

    Detroit News "Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the Auburn Hills Police Department, Caldwell-Pope, 24, was pulled over at 2:50 a.m. on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. He reportedly..." March 31

  • Stan Van Gundy wants to stop talking about Reggie Jackson

    Michigan Live "He said it Tuesday night after a crushing loss to the Miami Heat, and even trying to broach the topic today was met with a sigh. Stan Van Gundy is done talking about Reggie Jackson. The Detroit Pistons point guard has been the center of attention since Monday, when the decision was made to..." March 30

  • Smith's clutch shot helps Pistons sink Nets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Coach Stan Van Gundy begged his struggling team for better ball movement. The Detroit Pistons finally listened to him at a crucial moment. Tobias Harris found Ish Smith in the corner for a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds remaining, and the Pistons snapped a..." March 30

  • Whiteside's buzzer-beater tip lifts Heat over Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra paid center Hassan Whiteside a left-handed compliment. There was no disrespect involved in the remark. Whiteside sustained a cut to his right hand that required 13 stitches last week. In the closing seconds on Tuesday night, Whiteside..." March 28

  • Pistons' Jackson gets rest, could be done for season

    Detroit News "When it came down to it, Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy had to make the call. With point guard Reggie Jackson struggling through a knee tendinitis injury all season, it was time to give him some rest. How long that rest will be is the question. Van Gundy scratched Jackson from the..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Patrick Ewing gets major endorsement for coaching gig

    New York Post "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy gave one of the strongest endorsements yet for Patrick Ewing as the coach for Georgetown. “I cannot imagine that you’re at Georgetown and you do not hire Patrick Ewing,” Van Gundy said before his Pistons met the Knicks at the Garden on Monday. “College..." March 28