Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons reportedly interested in Chauncey Billups for front office role

    Larry Brown Sports "Chauncey Billups was one of the candidates being considered for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ general manager job last summer before he withdrew his name from consideration, and it sounds like the former NBA point guard could end up joining the front office of a team he used to play for..." March 20

  • Blake Griffin's 3-point shooting binge for Detroit Pistons offers hope

    Detroit Free Press "Some critics say the Blake Griffin-Andre Drummond pairing can’t work in today’s NBA. The thought is playing with two traditional big men doesn’t provide enough shooting to keep up in this era of nightly 3-point barrages. But in a process that started toward the end of last season, Griffin..." March 20

  • Blake Griffin learned about Clippers’ true colors after trade

    Clutch Points "Blake Griffin seemed destined for another five years in Los Angeles after the L.A. Clippers signed him to a five-year, $173 million deal and infamously pointed to the banners in hopes to make him a lifelong franchise player. The contract would have kept him in the City of Angels until age 33,..." March 20

  • Stan Van Gundy Fined $15K for Public Criticism of Refs After Loss vs. Blazers

    Bleacher Report "The NBA fined Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy $15,000 Sunday for publicly criticizing officials following his team's 100-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. "They held and grabbed on every play and they got away with fouls all..." March 19

  • Detroit Pistons hope PG Reggie Jackson (ankle) can return this week

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Jackson was winded. But there was a smile as he spoke to reporters Sunday at a fitness center on the University of Portland campus. “Not in nearly basketball condition, but after missing three months, that’s expected,” he said Outside the gym, students worked out. Inside the..." March 19

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy furiously rips refs: 'Why the hell do we have you out there?'

    Detroit News "Stan Van Gundy wasn’t happy with the officiating in the Pistons’ loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. He also wasn’t concerned about a potential fine. Van Gundy unloaded in his postgame comments, frustrated that the Pistons weren’t getting the benefit of foul calls and..." March 18

  • Pistons’ Andre Drummond adds jumper to repertoire

    Detroit News "Against the Cleveland Cavaliers two weeks ago, Pistons center Andre Drummond got the ball around the free-throw line in a first-quarter possession. Instead of looking for the next pass or driving to the rim, he flipped the script. Drummond pulled up for a 15-foot jumper and made it. He..." March 17

  • NBA Rumors: Van Gundy's job likely hinges on quick turnaround

    Detroit News "The Pistons’ season seems to be hanging on by the thinnest of threads. After Tuesday’s embarrassing 31-point loss at Utah, they look to be sleepwalking through the final stretch of the season, playing defense with their eyes closed. At 30-37, they’re not mathematically eliminated from the..." March 15

  • Report: Dennis Rodman pleads guilty to DUI charges

    247 Sports "Five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman has found himself in the headlines once again for all the wrong reasons but, this time, he won't face jail time because of it. According to a report from TMZ Sports, Rodman entered a guilty plea to two counts of misdemeanor DUI charges in a California..." March 12

  • Pistons' Reggie Bullock doing OK following auto accident

    Detroit News "Pistons forward Reggie Bullock sustained minor injuries after being hit in a minor two-car accident on Sunday morning, coach Stan Van Gundy said. Bullock was on his way to the Pistons’ practice facility in Auburn Hills when the incident occurred on Adams Road. The Pistons were having their last..." March 12

  • Pistons owner Tom Gores says he and SVG will discuss future after season’s over

    NBA.com "Any decision on the future for the Pistons and Stan Van Gundy’s role won’t come until after the season. That was the clear message Pistons owner Tom Gores gave at halftime of Friday’s game with Chicago. And Van Gundy endorses that approach emphatically. “Stan and I talked the other day. We..." March 10

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson takes small steps toward return this season

    Detroit News "As Reggie Jackson continued his rehabilitation from a severely sprained right ankle, he did some shooting drills with forward Henry Ellenson and assistant coach Otis Smith after Wednesday’s shootaround. On Monday, Jackson played one-on-one with Pistons assistant video coordinator Jordan Brink,..." March 07

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Stan Van Gundy convinced Detroit Pistons can rebound, save season

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy’s words say he is keeping the faith. But it’s starting to sound like false bravado from a coach with an uncertain future. After the Pistons’ latest loss — a 112-90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night to conclude a winless three-game trip — Van..." March 06

  • Van Gundy: I haven’t been told anything about future with Pistons

    Detroit News "This season hasn’t gone well for Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy. The Pistons are 29-32, in ninth place in the East and out of the playoff picture for now, with 21 games remaining. It’s stoked some rumors that maybe Van Gundy is on the hot seat for at least one of his roles, unless the..." March 03

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

  • Pistons doing poor job utilizing Blake Griffin offensively

    Michigan Live "Blake Griffin has been with the Detroit Pistons for one month and the team still hasn't found a solution for his offensive struggles. Griffin is shooting just 40.1 percent in 11 games, far below his career average of 51.2 percent with the Los Angeles Clippers. He has made more than half of his..." February 28

  • Adam Silver cautions NBA teams to protect integrity of game

    USA Today "A week after the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for his public admission of tanking, the race to the bottom has continued in full force. Entering Wednesday, just six games separate the last nine teams in the league — from the New York Knicks on down to the Atlanta Hawks...." February 28

  • Success of Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin trade rests with Reggie Jackson

    Detroit Free Press "If it’s not clear by now, the Detroit Pistons have moved on to next season. You won’t hear it publicly. Over the next few weeks, you will hear clichés of not quitting and keeping the faith until they are officially eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoff chase. But after Monday..." February 28

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson ‘progressing’ toward return

    Detroit News "Monday marked two months since Reggie Jackson suffered a Grade-3 sprain in his right ankle, in a game against the Indiana Pacers. Monday also provided an encouraging update from coach Stan Van Gundy on when Jackson might return to practice. Jackson had been ramping up his rehabilitation..." February 27

  • NBA Execs Believe Tanking Has Never Never Been More Widespread

    Real GM Basketball "Multiple NBA executives believe the current season features one of the most widespread tanking efforts the league has seen to date. The combination of lottery reform set to begin next year and a top-heavy draft class featuring five to seven prospects has created an atmosphere where eight teams..." February 27

  • Stan Van Gundy: NCAA is 'maybe the worst organization in sports'

    SI "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy discussed the recent reports about the FBI investigation into college basketball before Detroit's game against the Hornets Sunday, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. Van Gundy told reporters the NCAA and college presidents should be getting more of..." February 25

  • Michele Roberts: Cap smoothing was ‘disgraceful request’ by NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2016, new national TV contracts pushed the NBA’s salary cap from $70 million to $94.143 million – a larger jump than over the entire previous decade. Free agents cashed in majorly that summer. But now, the cap is leveling off. It went up to just $99.093 million last year and is projected to..." February 23

  • Nelson brings savvy, familiarity to Van Gundy, Pistons

    Detroit News "Jameer Nelson was as surprised as anybody. On Feb. 8, the day of the NBA trade deadline, he was making yet another move. Veterans have a way of understanding the business side of the NBA, and Nelson is no different. A week after being traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Chicago Bulls in..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson enters next stage in rehab process

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons returned from the All-Star break Wednesday still uncertain when Reggie Jackson can begin practicing, let alone when he'll be cleared to play, but there are some encouraging signs. Jackson is entering the next stage of his rehabilitation this week following his Grade 3 right..." February 22

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Sorting out Detroit Pistons rotation with Reggie Jackson

    Michigan Live "Some teams gaining separation in East We’re seeing some separation in the battle for the final few playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, and that’s not good for the Detroit Pistons. Washington is now five games ahead of the Pistons. Indiana, Milwaukee and Philadelphia are four games up on..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Blake Griffin’s ex in lawsuit: He had ‘toxic’ relationship with Clippers teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin is being sued by the mother of his chldren for allegedly abandoning her a week before the former couple was supposed to get married, and the lawsuit the woman filed also contains some juicy information about Griffin’s time with the Clippers. TMZ reports that Brynn Cameron has..." February 14

  • Blake Griffin Sued by ex for Palimony, Kendall Jenner Romance Cited

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin is being sued for palimony by his former girlfriend, Brynn Cameron. Per TMZ Sports, Cameron's lawsuit states Griffin called off their wedding and left her after "cruelly embarrassing his family with his public fawning over Kendall Jenner." Griffin and..." February 14

  • Blake Griffin Dumped Brynn Cameron 1 Week Before Wedding Over Prenup

    TMZ "Blake Griffin's ex, Brynn Cameron, claims the NBA star dumped her ONE WEEK before their wedding date because she wouldn't sign a prenup ... and then jetted to Vegas to party without her. In her lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brynn claims the NBA star made an oral agreement with her back in..." February 14

  • Are Pistons wasting the 'Blake Effect'?

    Detroit News "All that juice the Pistons generated from the Blake Griffin trade? Vaporized, swept away by waves of defensive lethargy. Barely a week after they made a bold move to save their season, the Pistons have reverted in alarming fashion. From a spark to a fizzle, the Pistons have lost three straight,..." February 13

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Blake Griffin doesn’t shake hands with former teammates after loss to Clippers

    The Sports Daily "The Blake Griffin revenge game took place on Friday, when the Pistons squared off against the Clippers at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin — who was a member of the Clippers for seven full seasons — got traded to the Pistons less than two weeks ago. The Pistons were undefeated with him on the..." February 10

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Report: Pistons acquire forward James Ennis from Memphis

    Click on Detroit "The Pistons have added some depth in a pre-Trade Deadline deal with Memphis. The Pistons have reportedly acquired small forward James Ennis from the Grizzlies in exchange for Brice Johnson, who Detroit acquired in the Blake Griffin trade. Pistons will also send a second-round pick to Memphis..." February 08

  • Pistons In Serious Talks To Acquire Dante Cunningham

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans and Pistons are engaged in discussions on a deal that would send Dante Cunningham to Detroit in exchange for Brice Johnson and a second-round pick, reports Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago (Twitter link). ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link) classifies those talks as..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Bulls To Trade Jameer Nelson To Pistons

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls are sending veteran point guard Jameer Nelson to the Pistons in a deadline-day trade, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). According to Charania, center Willie Reed will head to Chicago in the swap. Both Nelson and Reed have already been traded within the last week..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Pistons Awarded Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has awarded the Pistons a disabled player exception in the wake of Jon Leuer‘s season-ending ankle injury, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The exception will be worth $5,248,660, half of Leuer’s salary for 2017/18. The disabled player exception granted to the..." February 06

  • NBPA files grievance against league for 'excessive' Willie Reed suspension

    Clutch Points "The NBA announced that they have suspended Willie Reed six games without pay for a domestic violence situation that happened on Aug. 6 after he argued with his wife when she asked for a divorce. He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. His wife, however, didn’t want to press charges and..." February 06

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Pistons Newcomer Willie Reed Suspended For Domestic Violence Incident

    CBS Detroit "Willie Reed, acquired by the Pistons in the Blake Griffin trade, has been suspended six games for a domestic violence incident in August, according to NBA insider Shams Charania. Reed was jailed Aug. 5 in Miami on a battery charge after his wife told police he dragged her across the floor of..." February 06

  • Thunder, Bulls and Pistons all interested in Jazz guard Rodney Hood as trade deadline nears

    Salt Lake Tribune "With the NBA’s trade deadline looming Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are all showing interest in acquiring Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. League sources say the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic have also shown at..." February 05