Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons officially sign 1st round draft pick Henry Ellenson

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Pistons announced via press release on Tuesday morning that they officially signed their first round draft pick Henry Ellenson to a rookie-scale contract. Ellenson out of Marquette was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He put up over 12 points and seven rebounds in starting every..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope not worried about pending contract extension

    Detroit Free Press "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wants the focus to be on his improving game — not his contract status. But with the Detroit Pistons’ fourth-year shooting guard eligible for a contract extension, the questions will keep coming until it’s resolved. Caldwell-Pope says the situation is not on his..." July 19

  • PG Brown could land Pistons' final roster spot

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons haven’t closed the door to adding a veteran point guard. But with Lorenzo Brown’s Orlando Pro Summer League performance and the need to retain future financial flexibility, team president Stan Van Gundy said Friday that the Pistons’ off-season maneuvering could be..." July 17

  • Drummond 'found something that works' to improve free-throw shooting

    The Score "There seems to be no happy medium with Andre Drummond. He's the best rebounder in the game, but also the worst free-throw shooter in the history of the NBA. The Detroit Pistons think they've found a solution for the latter. Fresh off signing the big man to a max contract, head coach Stan Van..." July 16

  • Pistons officially sign Drummond to reported 5-year, $130M deal

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons officially announced the signing of center Andre Drummond to a reported five-year, $130-million contract on Friday. Drummond finished the season as the league's rebounding leader, averaging 14.8 boards per game. The 22-year-old also chipped in 16.2 points per game and 1.5..." July 15

  • Pistons ink Michael Gbinije to three-year deal

    Detroit Bad Boys "Michael Gbinije signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, the team disclosed Thursday via press release. Gbinije was the 49th overall pick in the NBA Draft and played just one game for the Pistons before a sprained ankle sidelined him for the duration of the Orlando Summer..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Rip Hamilton eyeing NBA opportunities, training for comeback

    CBS Sports "With the deluge of money flooding free agency this summer, several notable former NBA players have expressed interest in making a comeback. Like Ray Allen, who has been rumored to be making a comeback for quite some time now. But it's not merely Allen. Stephen Jackson is hoping to try out for..." July 13

  • When will the Pistons extend KCP?

    Detroit Bad Boys "We are reaching the point of the offseason where things begin to slow to a long, painful crawl until the start of the season. Most of the free agent money has been thrown out like a person with a gambling problem at a casino, and all of the big names are signed. Summer League is finished for..." July 12

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Pistons sign Boban Marjanovic to 3-year, $21 million offer sheet

    SB Nation "Looking for additional cover behind Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons will sign Spurs giant Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million offer sheet, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Marjanovic is a restricted free agent, so the Spurs will have three days to match. Though Marjanovic was very..." July 07

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Kings sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "The Kings struck out on getting the stretch four of their dreams in Ryan Anderson, who decided to join the Houston Rockets on a whopping 4 year, $80 million deal. Sacramento apparently had a backup plan though, and that was to sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal. That second year..." July 03

  • "Rumblings" that Pistons are interested in Jon Leuer

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons struggled to shoot the ball last year, and all their moves in the offseason is make the problem worse. First, they traded away their best shooter in Jodie Meeks (per his request) and are set to sign Ish Smith, a no-shooting point guard who can push the pace and find other..." July 02

  • Pistons interested in Lance Thomas to bolster bench

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons had two holes to fill this offseason -- backup point guard and backup power forward. The Pistons filled their point guard need by agreeing to sign Ish Smith, but the hunt is still on for a reserve big man. The latest rumor has the Pistons showing interest in Knicks free..." July 02

  • Success whets Morris’ appetite for more as he gets back to work earlier than ever

    NBA.com "Success can affect those who experience it in nearly as many ways as there are members of the club. But it usually breaks down into two main camps: it makes you fat and sassy or it whets your appetite for even more. Count Marcus Morris in that second group. You might even want to make him the..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Jon Leuer agrees to four year, $42 million deal with the Pistons, per report

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons have lured Jon Leuer to the Motor City. The free agent power forward has signed a four-year, $42-million contract with the Pistons, his agency said Saturday." July 02

  • Andre Drummond to sign a five-year, $130 million deal

    Detroit Bad Boys "The inevitable day has finally arrived. Andre Drummond will sign a maximum contract valued at $130 million over five years, numbers according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Pistons owner Tom Gores said Drummond was a max player more than two years ago. This summer, he put his money where his mouth was...." July 01

  • Pistons reach 3-year agreement with PG Ish Smith

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons didn’t wait long to make their first move in NBA free agency. Early Friday morning, the team agreed to terms on a three-year deal with point guard Ish Smith, according to a person with firsthand knowledge of the situation. Terms were not available. Teams can negotiate with..." July 01

  • Sources: Andre Drummond, Pistons closing on five-year max deal

    ESPN "Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons are nearing agreement on a five-year maximum contract in the $130 million range, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Drummond and the Pistons have quickly moved to the final stages of negotiations on a verbal agreement since free agency..." July 01

  • Pistons working to meet with Al Horford

    SB Nation "The Detroit Pistons are pushing for a meeting with big man Al Horford after the beginning of free agency, reports ESPN's Zach Lowe. Horford, a four-time All-Star, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday and should have several suitors for his services. A max contract is a lock for..." June 30

  • Pistons trading Jodie Meeks to Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical. The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap." June 29

  • Henry Ellenson may actually change Pistons' plans after all

    Detroit Bad Boys "Stan Van Gundy was emphatic about it before the NBA draft. The draft would not impact the Pistons' approach to free agency. They weren't paying attention to the position of the player. They weren't paying attention to mock drafts. This was a pick that they were looking at how the pick could..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • SVG barely scouted No. 18 pick Henry Ellenson; Pistons had him rated 10th

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons were so certain Henry Ellenson would be off the board before their first-round pick in the NBA draft that Stan Van Gundy barely scouted him at all. Van Gundy said before the draft that there were 11 prospects who appeared out of the Pistons' reach at No. 18 overall, so he..." June 24

  • Pistons looking to move Jodie Meeks

    The Score "With the NBA draft having come and gone, the Detroit Pistons will turn their attention to retooling the roster over the summer, with moving guard Jodie Meeks on their to-do list. The franchise is shopping the 28-year-old in an effort to find him a new team, league sources told The Vertical's..." June 24

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Pistons, Magic, Lakers expected to make run at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "The free agency buzz hasn’t quite shifted into high gear yet but teams are making preparations for what will be a wild month of July. The Atlanta Hawks figure to be at the forefront of a lot of that with two key players in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore hitting the open market. Horford in particular..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • The Bulls acquired Spencer Dinwiddie from the Pistons in exchange for Cameron Bairstow

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today they have acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward/center Cameron Bairstow. Dinwiddie (6-6, 200) played the last two seasons in Detroit, where he posted 4.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game. " June 17

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Pistons Promote Pat Garrity, Andrew Loomis, Bob Beyer

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons have promoted Pat Garrity to assistant general manager, Andrew Loomis to chief of staff and Bob Beyer to associate head coach. Quentin Richardson is leaving the organization for personal reasons. “I’m proud to announce the restructuring of our basketball staff knowing..." June 15

  • Metta World Peace Allegedly ‘Speaks Daily’ To The ‘Malice At The Palace’ Cup Thrower

    Dime Magazine "Stephen Jackson has become a regular on The Jump with Rachel Nichols, and the world is a better place for it. He has incredible stories, like the one he loves to tell about how, in the aftermath of the Malice at the Palace, then-Ron Artest turned to him in the locker room and asked him sincerely..." June 15

  • Pistons agree to extension with GM Jeff Bower

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower has reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension, league sources told The Vertical. Bower, who works under president and coach Stan Van Gundy, was entering the final season of his original three-year deal, league sources said. Van Gundy..." June 12

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • ‘Mystery Man’ Thon Maker gives Pistons something to think about with the 18th pick

    NBA.com "On April Fool’s Day in 1985, Sports Illustrated caused a sensational stir with a cover story on an out-of-nowhere baseball phenom named Sidd Finch whose fastball exploded radar guns at 168 mph. It was a hoax, of course. But Thon Maker is real – and generating nearly as much buzz in the weeks..." June 06

  • Thon Maker makes 'em laugh after Detroit Pistons workout

    Detroit Free Press "The question sounded better in my head, before I started talking. The need to add bulk and strength is an obvious area for improvement for 7-foot NBA draft prospect Thon Mark of Sudan. So ... “What do you do to gain weight?” I asked. After a brief pause and look of bewilderment, Maker..." June 04

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Drummond’s Twitter Reaction to Local Media Saying He’s Not Franchise Player

    Black Sports Online "According to Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit Pistons can do a lot better than Andre Drummond. I’m not sure that the All Star center agrees with that sentiment. In the report, Sharp points out how he feels that Drummond has basically peaked as a basketball player, and that any..." June 01

  • Pistons won't contend for title with Drummond as centerpiece

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons risk wasting the goodwill they accrued from their first playoff appearance in seven years. They didn’t win a single game in their short stay in the LeBron Invitational (otherwise known as the Eastern Conference playoffs). But that’s not held against them because they’re..." June 01