Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons already popping up in NBA draft rumor mill

    Detroit Free Press "There is more than a month until the June 25 NBA draft, and the Detroit Pistons rumor mill is up and running with two recent tidbits. ESPN.com's Chad Ford said on Twitter this week to expect the Pistons to seriously consider trading their first-round pick (No. 8 overall). He said that the..." May 22

  • Report: Kristaps Porzingis will draw ‘significant interest’ from Magic, Kings, Pistons in NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis was rumored to be worthy of the number one overall selection in this summer’s NBA Draft, and since then, has been projected to go with one of the top three picks. While teams evaluating Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay..." May 22

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Pistons lack lottery luck again but 'excited' for draft

    Detroit Free Press "The odds said Detroit Pistons had a 72.4% chance of landing the eighth pick in next month's NBA draft. And the odds were right when the Pistons logo came up in the eighth slot at tonight's NBA draft lottery in New York. It's the sixth straight season the Pistons have been in the lottery and..." May 20

  • Pistons' Jennings trying to get back early, earn role

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings said Tuesday night that his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon is ahead of schedule. While Jennings said he hoped to be 100% by November or December, Pistons physical therapist Arnie Kander has set an aggressive timetable for him to at least..." May 20

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Pistons focus on small forwards, big men at combine

    Detroit News "Last year on May 14, Stan Van Gundy was named president and coach of the Pistons. He'll celebrate his one-year anniversary on the job Thursday by trying to improve the team. Van Gundy and his staff will be in Chicago on Thursday and Friday for the NBA combine evaluating talent ahead of the..." May 14

  • Pistons' brass visits Europe to scout draft prospects

    Detroit Free Press "Scouting in Europe has become a necessity in the NBA, and Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy and general manager Jeff Bower recently returned from overseas. They went to Europe to scout two players, in particular, according to pistons.com: Mario Hezonja..." May 08

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Pistons visit Spain in search of big men who can shoot

    Detroit News "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy is looking for a few big men who can shoot. That's why he and general manager Jeff Bowers are in Spain looking at Mario Hezonja (6-foot-8) and Kristaps Porzingis (7-1). Both have the ability to shoot from the outside. The downside is both are immature and lack..." May 05

  • Celtics to pursue Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Boston Celtics will be making a run at Greg Monroe during the offseason, as they are determined to land a marquee bigman at any cost, reports CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely. Monroe is amongst a small group of big men that Danny Ainge will be making a strong push for. Per Blakely, the..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Tolliver, Martin hope stay in Detroit is final

    Detroit News "She stood by him in Iowa and Germany, Spain and Idaho. That's is how Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver knew his college sweetheart, Jessica Svoboda, was the one for him. She didn't care about the money and fame — he had none. Tolliver was a journeyman, making 15 stops before finally landing..." April 23

  • As Andre Drummond fine-tunes game, Detroit Pistons pursue long-term extension

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy coached Dwight Howard in Orlando but isn't fond of making comparisons between the young center he coached then and the one he coaches today, Detroit's Andre Drummond. But just as rebounders, they are quite similar, with one exception, Van Gundy said. Howard was, and is, a much..." April 22

  • Drummond wants Draymond as teammate, but is it tampering?

    Detroit News "Pistons center Andre Drummond might have violated NBA tampering rules when he tweeted Saturday night that he wanted to play with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. The tweet has been deleted. The tweet came shortly after Green scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Warriors'..." April 22

  • Caron Butler wants to return to Pistons; is it mutual?

    Detroit Free Press "The NBA draft and free agency dominate off-season headlines, but the statuses of several players already on the Detroit Pistons' roster are in flux for next season. Veteran small forward Caron Butler, 35, is one such player, with the Pistons holding a $4.5-million contract option. Butler let..." April 21

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Stan Van Gundy on Pistons’ free agents Greg Monroe and Reggie Jackson: We want them back

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pistons beat the Knicks by 22 points on the final night of the regular season, but with only ping pong balls in play for what essentially was little more than an exhibition contest, talk of what may become of Detroit’s roster in the future dominated the pregame conversation. Greg Monroe and..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Gores wants Monroe, says Drummond deserves max deal

    Detroit News "Pistons owner Tom Gores wants to keep his big guys together and is going to do everything he can to re-sign forward Greg Monroe and take care of center Andre Drummond financially when the time comes. Gores said he will be involved in the recruitment of Monroe, who becomes an unrestricted free..." April 16

  • Pistons close season with victory over Knicks

    Detroit News "Another ugly problem that has plagued the Pistons for most of the season nearly ruined the final game for them. Their perimeter defense has been a problem, and it is something Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy wants to address in the offseason. This time it was former Michigan star Tim Hardaway Jr...." April 16

  • Monroe insists he might re-sign with Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe repeated his stance from the entire season Wednesday morning. The unrestricted free agent remains open to re-signing with the Detroit Pistons. "Yeah, I've been here," Monroe said at Madison Square Garden. "Different things have happened, and there's been a lot of change..." April 16

  • Greg Monroe is Knicks’ best shot, but agent preaches caution

    New York Post "Superagent David Falk said Pistons impending unrestricted free-agent center Greg Monroe hasn’t yet made his “short list’’ of teams he’s interested in, but indicated strongly the Knicks are expected to be squarely on it. Monroe and his deft post game will play the Garden on Wednesday night in..." April 15

  • LeBron James' triple-double, JR Smith's 8 3s and Kyrie Irving exiting highlight a 109-97 beating of Detroit Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Detroit Pistons are in evaluation mode as the organization assesses a few young players and how they might fit moving forward. But the obvious assessment was that they didn't belong on the same court with the Cavaliers on Monday at The Q, because they were manhandled 109-97, the Cavaliers'..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Tayshaun Prince not likely to play last 2 games, either, unless foul trouble/injury strike. Quincy Miller going to get 20-plus minutes.

  • Pistons close home schedule with rout over Hornets

    Detroit News "The final image for Pistons fans on Fan Appreciation Day at the Palace of Auburn Hill was a great one. It was starters and rotation players throwing their hands in the air and celebrating the accomplishments of guys that don't play as much. It was Andre Drummond (15 points, 19 rebounds)..." April 13

  • Greg Monroe denies 'done deal' report with Knicks

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe denied a New York Daily News report today in which an unnamed NBA personnel executive said the player's move this summer to the New York Knicks is virtually a "done deal." "You write it's a done deal, there must be another Greg Monroe around here that I don't..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • It's no secret the Knicks have eyes on Pistons forward Greg Monroe

    New York Daily News "Maybe the worst kept secret in the NBA is that Phil Jackson plans to pursue Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe in free agency this summer. In fact, one league executive called it “about as close to a done deal as you can get.” A done deal is illegal of course and would open Jackson and the..." April 12

  • Pacers continue chase with win over Pistons

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers have often repeated the maxim of staying in the fight, which as of late has taken on the meaning of the playoff race. Just when the Pacers' fingertips nearly slipped from a Friday night matchup against the Detroit Pistons – and inside different arenas, the Boston Celtics and..." April 11

  • Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics past Pistons for big win

    Boston Herald "For the few and proud who braved a raw Michigan evening and the Pistons’ 30-47 record to take in last night’s game, the backing vocal on the Celtics’ 113-103 victory had to sound odd and even a little troubling. As the Palace public address announcer dutifully reported each time he scored,..." April 11

  • Matt Barnes Recalls Stealing Money From Allen Iverson at Strip Clubs

    Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11

  • Isaiah Thomas, Celtics bench Pistons

    Boston Herald "For the few and proud who braved a raw Michigan evening and the Pistons’ 30-47 record to take in last night’s game, the backing vocal on the Celtics’ 113-103 victory had to sound odd and even a little troubling. As the Palace public address announcer dutifully reported each time he scored,..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Brandon Jennings Owns Twitter Troll About Skipping College: ‘I Went And Got $1.2 Million’

    Uproxx "Brandon Jennings has a lot of free time on his hands these days, and he likes to spend a vast majority of it amusing himself on social media, whether that means taking pot shots at LeBron James or owning a Twitter troll, like he did yesterday. It all started with a relatively innocuous tweet..." April 07

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Greg Monroe went through practice and will start Wednesday vs Celtics. Dinwiddie still out

  • Greg Monroe participates in practice, will start Wednesday against Boston

    Detroit Bad Boys "Greg Monroe has missed the last 11 games with a strained knee. After participating in practice, Monroe is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. In what has appeared to be a fluke injury, Greg Monroe sat out the last 11 games due to a strained knee. Including the two-game..." April 06

  • SVG admits he needs patience with KCP, young Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Hold on for second. If you were thinking Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy is down on second-year shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from reading comments after Wednesday night's 24-point loss at Charlotte, think again. Caldwell-Pope, 22, has still made a solid jump in..." April 05

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    The 2014-15 Kennedy Citizenship Award finalists are: Tobias Harris, Greg Monroe, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul & Zach Randolph.

  • Freedom allows Pistons' PGs to thrive under Van Gundy

    Detroit Free Press "You can add John Lucas III to the list of point guards who have found success with the Detroit Pistons this season. Playing for the first time in more than two weeks, Lucas delivered 15 points in 21 minutes in Tuesday night's 105-95 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta..." April 02

  • Hornets cruise past Pistons, 102-78, after fast start

    Charlotte Observer "Shortly after a 102-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford set out to clear up a misconception: That players do or don’t play because of who Clifford “likes.” “People say, 'He doesn’t like P.J. (Hairston), he doesn’t like Lance (Stephenson).’ I just want..." April 02

  • Lopez, Monroe revival could be eye-opener for Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn’s raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the Nets arrived at the Garden Wednesday, and nipped the Knicks in the final seconds, 100-98, in a..." April 02

  • Pistons beat East's top-seeded Hawks

    Detroit News "Whether the Pistons are playing the NBA's best teams or the dregs, they've shown that they can give a strong effort. Facing the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Pistons got big contributions from their key players — and a boost from the bench — when it counted most. Against the Hawks,..." April 01