Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons Claim Beno Udrih Off Waivers

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons have claimed Beno Udrih off waivers. The Miami Heat waived Udrih on Saturday." October 25

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wants over $20 mil/yr extension from Pistons

    Larry Brown Sports "Just six days remain before the deadline for 2013 first-round draft picks to sign a contract extension with their respective teams, and Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still has yet to do so. Now we may know why. According to a report by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press on..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • With Reggie Jackson out early, can Pistons still make their leap of faith?

    Michigan Live "One month ago, one player after another walked to the podium facing reporters uttering a variation of the team goal. It began with their leader, Stan Van Gundy -- who has coached a team to the NBA Finals once, but never won a title -- unveiling the unofficial motto. "Why not us?" The..." October 25

  • Tom Gores Pistons Owner Buys $100 Million Mansion!!!

    TMZ "One of the best properties in all of Los Angeles just sold ... for a cool $100 mil, TMZ has learned. Detroit Pistons' owner Tom Gores snagged the Holmby Hills estate Thursday. The place is spectacular ... 30,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a 10 car garage, ridiculous pools,..." October 22

  • Pistons sign 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye

    Oakland Press "Well, if 7-foot-4 backup center Boban Marjanovich gets hurt, the Detroit Pistons will have a ready-made replacement. The team announced Saturday it had signed 7-foot-6, 300-pound center Mamadou N’Diaye to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed." October 22

  • Rip Hamilton believes 2004 Pistons would beat 2016 Warriors

    247 Sports "In yet another case of former NBA players denouncing today's Golden State Warriors, Rip Hamilton is now in on the action. The former NBA champion, who won a title as the Detroit Pistons' starting shooting guard in 2004, believes his team would defeat the 2016-17 Warriors, via CBS Sports' NBA..." October 22

  • Pistons Pick Up Stanley Johnson’s 2017/18 Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have become the latest team to exercise a team option for 2017/18, having picked up the third-year option on Stanley Johnson‘s rookie contract, the club announced today in a press release. The move, which was due before October 31, guarantees Johnson’s $3.098MM salary for..." October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Tayshaun Prince: Pistons could've won four NBA titles if they drafted Melo

    CBS Sports "Tayshaun Prince joined CBS Sports Digital Thursday and told host Nick Kostos on the Crossover that the Pistons could have won as many as four championships if they had drafted Carmelo Anthony with the No. 2 pick instead of Darko Milicic. "I think if we did take Melo, maybe two, maybe three,..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Pistons forwards Harris, Baynes suffer broken noses

    Detroit News "Add forward Tobias Harris to the growing Pistons injury list. Stan Van Gundy said Harris suffered a non-displaced fracture of his nose in Monday’s exhibition victory over the Bucks. “It’s not as bad as it could’ve been, but he needs to get fitted for a mask,” Van Gundy said Tuesday. “He’s..." October 19

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson gets new kicks for foot pain

    Detroit Free Press "The second-year swingman took off the Kobes for another pair of Nikes, which he says won't be a big deal Gone were the Kobe Bryant kicks. In were a pair of black Nikes. One night after Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said doctors said Stanley Johnson's Kobe Bryant shoes were causing his..." October 19

  • Pistons' assistant Tim Hardaway suspended 3 games for DWI

    Fox Sports "Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway has been suspended three games for pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated with an excessive blood alcohol level, the NBA announced on Friday via official release. Hardaway was sentenced to 18 months probation and 10 days of community service..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Stan Van Gundy Banned Unnecessary Dribbling at Pistons Practice

    SLAM Online "Detroit Pistons head coach (and ball-handling wizard) Stan Van Gundy told his team that they couldn’t dribble at Wednesday’s practice, unless it was the result of a pick-and-roll or it was for the purpose of a dribble handoff. All-Star center Andre Drummond said the Pistons benefited from the..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Pistons' Jackson expected to miss 6-8 weeks

    Michigan Live "We knew about the tendinitis in Reggie Jackson's knee. Turns out there was also a bone bruise in the Detroit Pistons point guard's knee. And Monday, it was disclosed he's also suffering from a ligament sprain in his right thumb. Jackson received a platelet-rich plasma injection for his knee..." October 11

  • Pop made Marjanovic’s free-agency decision an easy one

    San Antonio Express-News "When he became a free agent last summer, Boban Marjanovic’s first choice was to stay in San Antonio. So coach Gregg Popovich sat the 7-foot-3 Serbian down for a math lesson. “He’s such a good kid, at some point I had to work to get him to understand that $21 million was different than $3..." October 11

  • Pistons add thumb injury to Reggie Jackson’s injury trouble

    Today's Fastbreak "Detroit Pistons’ point guard Reggie Jackson has been officially listed as out for the next six-to-eight weeks due to not only left knee tendonitis, which has required a PRP injection, but also a sprained right thumb. The Pistons will go forth with point guard Ish Smith to begin the..." October 11

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson chooses plasma injection to treat injured knee

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson has decided on a course of action to help with the pain in his left knee, and it's a familiar one. The Detroit Pistons point guard will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection Monday in New York, coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed. It's the same non-surgical procedure Jackson..." October 09

  • Pistons to lean on Ish Smith with Jackson injured

    Detroit News "Ish Smith signed with the Pistons to be the backup point guard. In some cases, the backup would be happy to move into the starting role. But not Smith. After Reggie Jackson had recurring issues with tendinitis in his left knee, coach Stan Van Gundy revealed Wednesday that Jackson will..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Pistons notes: Ish Smith ready to step in 'and hold down the fort'

    Michigan Live "The news that Reggie Jackson will miss the first four preseason games - and quite possibly more - sparks changes to the point guard position for the Detroit Pistons. Ish Smith, signed to a three-year, $18-million contract in the offseason, will be pressed into starting duty Thursday in the..." October 06

  • Pistons' Ray McCallum on Stan Van Gundy's system: ‘My style of play’

    Detroit Free Press "Ray McCallum was asked: Are there differences between coach Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs’ philosophy and the Pistons’ current administration? “This is kind of right at the top,” said the former Birmingham Detroit Country Day and Detroit Mercy star. “It kind of reminds me of..." October 05

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Pistons To Explore PG Market With Jackson Ailing

    Hoops Rumors "Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters this afternoon that surgery isn’t likely for Jackson, but the point guard could be out for six to eight weeks (Twitter links via Rod Beard of The Detroit News). While Detroit will explore its options at the point, Van Gundy said he’s comfortable..." October 05

  • Pistons fear Reggie Jackson will miss extended time to begin season, seeking point guard

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pistons have trended upward since hiring Stan Van Gundy, and they hoped to ride the Reggie Jackson–Andre Drummond combination to ascend further. But Jackson – who had been limited in practice due to longstanding knee issues – might not be available for a while. Jackson has been essential..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Reggie Jackson, battling recurring knee tendinitis, has new respect for the grind

    Michigan Live "It became a common scene last season: Reggie Jackson sitting in front of his stall in the Detroit Pistons locker room, entertaining questions from reporters with his knees wrapped in ice. No one thought twice about it at the time. Here was the starting point guard, out there giving maximum..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Pistons' Leuer makes favorable impression on Van Gundy

    Detroit News "When the Pistons signed big man Jon Leuer in free agency, the notion was he’d help them most on offense. After shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers last season, the 6-foot-10 forward has a rare mix of post and perimeter skills the Pistons coveted. At Wisconsin, Leuer provided deceptive range and..." October 02

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Hasheem Thabeet reportedly eyeing NBA comeback, several teams interested

    Larry Brown Sports "The reclamation project to define all reclamation projects could be upon us in the 2016-17 NBA season. According to a report by Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Thursday, former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet is pursuing an NBA comeback and is generating interest from several..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Andre Drummond finds outside-the-box path to help become a better foul shooter

    NBA.com "Technology once so exclusively pricey it was largely available only to the United States military might play a critical role in the success of the 2016-17 Detroit Pistons. And if you had any doubts about whether Stan Van Gundy was a hidebound basketball traditionalist or embracing of every new..." September 27

  • Pistons' Drummond: 'I'm going to win the rebounding crown again'

    NBA.com "It wasn’t until his fourth NBA season that Andre Drummond ceded the title of “youngest Pistons player” to Stanley Johnson. Having turned 23 last month, he’s still the third-youngest player on the roster, 19-year-old Henry Ellenson replacing Johnson as the youngest this season. But Drummond is..." September 25

  • Pistons discussing extensions for KCP, Bullock

    Detroit Free Press "As first-round picks entering their fourth seasons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock are eligible for contract extensions before the Oct. 31 deadline. Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower said today the organization has had preliminary discussions with the camps of both..." September 24

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson stays in summer pad with Pacers' Paul George

    Detroit Free Press "It was a good plan. Good friends and Central Division rivals Reggie Jackson and Paul George agreed to split the cost of renting a place just south of Los Angeles during the summer. Sensible, since George is a California guy and Jackson conducts his off-season workout regimen on the West..." September 21