Pistons Rumors & News

  • Marcus Thornton Joins Pistons’ G League Team

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran NBA guard Marcus Thornton has signed a G League contract and has been acquired from the available player pool by the Pistons’ affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, a league source tells Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days (Twitter link). The G League’s official transactions log confirms the..." December 14

  • Van Gundy looks to tweak Pistons out of skid

    Detroit News "Two weeks ago the Pistons were the toast of the NBA, with a 14-6 record, riding a three-game winning streak and getting attention from many of the national pundits as one of the best stories in the season. They had wins at Oklahoma City and Boston and a dominating win over the Suns. Their..." December 14

  • After losing seven straight, Stan Van Gundy calls out Andre Drummond, Pistons stars

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just a few weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons were the No. 2 seed in the East and were one of the darlings of the early season. We thought the transformation would stick — Andre Drummond was hitting free throws, Tobias Harris had picked up his game, and Detroit was defending well. They looked like a..." December 13

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • SVG: Andre Drummond can't be Pistons' sole rebounder

    Detroit News "When the outcome was in the balance in the last three minutes, the Pistons desperately needed to get a stop for a chance to stay close to the surging San Antonio Spurs. The shot went up and four Pistons defenders started going the other way, almost assuming that Andre Drummond would get the..." December 06

  • Avery Bradley's shooting slump hurting skidding Detroit Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "he disgust was palpable from Avery Bradley. After playing 33 minutes and scoring three points on 1-for-9 shooting in the Detroit Pistons' 96-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the shooting guard expressed disbelief over his prolonged shooting slump. Standing in the visitor's locker room of..." December 05

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • Jon Leuer to miss several weeks

    Fanrag Sports "Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy says that big man Jon Leuer will receive injections in his sprained ankle and will return to the court in three-to-five weeks, according to Rod Beard of The Detroit News. Leuer has not played since back on October 31 due to the lingering setback. In the..." December 04

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • Andre Drummond says Joel Embiid can talk to him when he 'plays a whole season'

    CBS Sports "Andre Drummond and Joel Embiid have a little bit of a feud going. The two clashed earlier in the season which left Embiid yelling about how Drummond doesn't play any defense. The two are getting ready to play each other again Saturday night and Embiid had more to say about Drummond. "He can't..." December 03

  • Embiid disses Drummond again: 'He can't shoot'

    Detroit News "Sixers center Joel Embiid is no stranger to making waves — on social media and in interviews. He added another gem to his voluminous collection of soundbytes on Saturday morning ahead of the evening matchup against the Detroit Pistons and center Andre Drummond. Asked about Drummond’s..." December 02

  • Pistons' Johnson sees beefed up 'D' paying off offensively

    Detroit News "It’s a bit of a change of scenery for Stanley Johnson. As he looks around, he no longer has a mishmash of reserves in the lineup on the court. It’s the same when he looks at the player he’s guarding: no longer is it the best bench scorer — now, it’s an elite-level scorer such as the Thunder’s..." November 30

  • Ex-Bull Ben Gordon arrested for felony robbery — report

    Chicago Sun-Times "Gordon was arrested Monday for felony robbery at the Los Angeles apartment complex where he once lived, according to a TMZ report. From TMZ: Law enforcement sources tell us … the 34-year-old went to the apartment complex where he used to live in an effort to get his security deposit back...." November 28

  • 'No hard feelings' for Avery Bradley, who's enjoying life in Detroit

    NBC Sports Boston "It was only fitting that Avery Bradley was in Boston on Sunday, his 27th birthday. He has a new lease on his basketball life with the Detroit Pistons now. But the birth of Avery Bradley as an NBA player began in Boston with the Celtics, the only NBA franchise he played prior to this season...." November 27

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Pistons center Andre Drummond must fight being too 'unselfish'

    Detroit Free Press "With Reggie Jackson playing well, the Cleveland Cavaliers dusted off an old strategy for the Detroit Pistons. In Monday night’s 116-88 victory, the Cavs blitzed Jackson pick-and-rolls, forcing Jackson to move the basketball. Jackson was reluctant to get off the ball early in the 2016..." November 23

  • The Detroit Pistons Can Finally Trust Andre Drummond

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond was at a crossroads of sorts last June after finishing an underwhelming 2016-17 season. A team expected to take a step from playoff qualifier to contender in Stan Van Gundy's third year as coach and czar instead found itself outside of the playoffs. Rather..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Stan Van Gundy pens op-ed in support of athletes protesting

    Detroit News "Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy has taken strong stances in recent years about his views on political and social issues. He famously vented on the day after President Donald Trump was elected last year and has been outspoken about many issues, including protests by athletes about racial and..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • The secret to Andre Drummond's dramatic free throw improvement

    ESPN "Andre Drummond has been waiting on this moment for a long time. The Detroit Pistons All-Star center always knew he could knock down his free throws, but for a variety of reasons the work he put into that part of his professional craft never translated during games. Drummond came into this season..." November 09

  • With Avery Bradley, Pistons find shooting guard they've always needed

    Sporting News "When Stan Van Gundy took over the Pistons in 2014, he had a roster beset with problems. Chief among them was his shooting guard situation, where first-year man Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed some promise but couldn’t shoot, and the other options — out-of-position and over-his-head Kyle Singler..." November 08

  • Kennard’s Pistons apprenticeship stirs echoes of Prince

    Detroit News "The story was of little consequence to Pistons rookie Luke Kennard. It drew nothing more than a shrug and a smile. But maybe he could take some solace in it nevertheless. Before Tayshaun Prince became one of the heroes of the Pistons 2004 championship team, he was a first-round draft pick..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Confident, resilient Pistons off to best start since 2008

    Michigan Live "Playing on back-to-back nights against a reeling team on Saturday, the Detroit Pistons made too many mistakes defensively, went cold from the floor in the first half and let the Sacramento Kings hang around too long. It was a game last season's Pistons might have lost. But this year's..." November 06

  • Savannah Chrisley Rips Ex Luke Kennard: 'I Dodged A Bullet'

    The Big Lead "Savannah Chrisley has ripped her former boyfriend, Detroit Pistons rookie shooting guard Luke Kennard. The reality star claims she “dodged a bullet” when the pair’s relationship ended this summer. Here’s what Chrisley had to say about the split: “I’m great today. You live and you learn...." November 05

  • Pistons’ Van Gundy: We’re not trading Jackson for Bledsoe

    Detroit News "It’s not quite February, but Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had to revert to his trade-deadline mode a little earlier than usual on Friday. With rumors emerging that the Pistons were in trade discussions involving Reggie Jackson going to the Phoenix Suns for Eric Bledsoe and others involving a..." November 03

  • Pistons reportedly interested in Eric Bledsoe, but may have to sweeten deal

    Michigan Live "The Phoenix Suns may not have much in terms of leverage, but it can't hurt to ask for more when it comes to potential trades for point guard Eric Bledsoe. According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the Detroit Pistons are among the teams interested in Bledsoe, who last month asked to be..." November 02

  • Pistons' Galloway signs shoe deal with upstart outfitter Q4 Sports

    SLAM Online "It’s early in the season, but Langston Galloway has already established himself as one of the League’s premier sneakerheads. A few months before he wore the “Gloria” Nike Air Zoom Generation on-court, Galloway launched a sneakers-only Instagram page to flex his deep collection of fire kicks. We’ve..." November 01

  • Drummond’s new ‘hub’ role a key in Pistons’ surge

    Detroit News "In Saturday’s matchup against the Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was in a quandary: stay with Andre Drummond or flash out to help defend Reggie Jackson. The dilemma is nothing new, as Jackson and Drummond have teamed to form one of the best pick-and-roll combinations in the..." October 31

  • Pistons’ early foul trouble tough to figure out

    Detroit News "In their first four games, the Pistons have been hampered by foul trouble, sidelining some of their starters in the first few minutes and throwing coach Stan Van Gundy’s rotation into further flux. It’s notably happened to Avery Bradley and Stanley Johnson — the Pistons’ best two perimeter..." October 25

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Eric Bledsoe for Reggie Jackson: Should the Pistons have trade interest?

    Michigan Live "The next time Eric Bledsoe puts on an NBA uniform, it won't be for the Phoenix Suns. Could it be for the Detroit Pistons? They are just among the many potential teams for the point guard who made his dissatisfaction with the organization public over the weekend, tweeting, "I Dont wanna be..." October 24

  • Why Avery Bradley Holds No Grudge Against Celtics Despite Post-Trade ‘What-Ifs’

    NESN "When it comes to his feelings about his former employer, Avery Bradley is a little more Jae Crowder than Isaiah Thomas. Bradley was one of many casualties of the Celtics’ offseason, as Boston traded him to the Detroit Pistons in a deal involving Marcus Morris. Many fans were sad to see Bradley..." October 24

  • Joel Embiid calls defensive chops of Andre Drummond into question

    ESPN "Joel Embiid said he was well-prepared for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond -- trash talk and all. But Drummond didn't see Monday night's wake-up call coming, according to his Philadelphia 76ers counterpart. Embiid dominated the six-year veteran, scoring 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting..." October 24

  • Reggie Jackson throws shade at Andre Drummond after game versus Wizards

    Clutch Points "There seems to be some trouble brewing in the Motor City. After putting up a gallant stand albeit losing to the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson is now throwing shade at teammate Andre Drummond. Speaking to reporters inside the locker room, Jackson noted how the..." October 21

  • Jackson rips refs: 'I'd be ashamed of myself if I wore stripes' Friday

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy lamented 19 turnovers. And 32 fouls didn’t help, either. But Reggie Jackson wanted to talk about another factor — the officiating. After the Pistons staked a claim as a must-watch team on NBA League Pass in Friday night’s close 115-111 loss to the..." October 21

  • Pistons Draw Just 9,528 Fans For Opener At New Arena

    Michigan Live "There were lots of empty seats at Little Caesars Arena Wednesday night for the first regular-season game played in the new home of the Detroit Pistons. And it's got people talking. Tthe Pistons announced a sellout crowd of 20,491 for their 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets but there..." October 19

  • Pistons have new home but direction is unknown

    Detroit News "The Pistons keep moving pieces, and now are moving places, back downtown for the first time in decades. And yet, three years into the Stan Van Gundy regime, the question still simmers: Where are they going? This is a riddle seeking a rhyme, as the Pistons open the season tonight with another..." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Pistons Pick Up Options On Johnson, Ellenson

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have picked up their fourth-year option on Stanley Johnson and third-year option on Henry Ellenson for 2018/19, the team announced in a press release Sunday. Detroit faced an Oct. 31 deadline to pick up their options for 2018/19. Johnson will make $3,940,402 next season while Ellenson..." October 16

  • Pistons waive guard Beno Udrih

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Pistons may have a roster move in the offing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Pistons have waived backup guard Beno Udrih. In itself, this is not particularly significant move, but it means the Pistons only have 14 guaranteed contracts on the books — making this a..." October 15

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Pistons Cut Landry Nnoko, Derek Willis

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have made a pair of roster cuts, waiving Landry Nnoko and Derek Willis, per Rod Beard of The Detroit News (Twitter link). Both players are on track to join the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit’s G League squad, as affiliate players. Nnoko, a 6’10” center, joined the Pistons this summer..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10