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  • Pistons star Blake Griffin resting vs. Cavs

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons will be without the services of Blake Griffin for Monday night’s road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to rest, according to a report from Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. The Pistons, who are currently holding the No. 6..." March 18

  • Pistons coach thinks Andre Drummond can grow into three-point shooter

    Detroit Free Press "A couple of years earlier, Andre Drummond probably wouldn't have been on the court. Drummond's free throw woes made it nearly impossible for then coach Stan Van Gundy to keep him in at the end of close games. Drummond may not quite be at the level of Golden..." March 18

  • Blake Griffin was set off when Timberwolves fan called him ‘boy’

    Yardbarker "Blake Griffin had to be restrained from going after a heckler during a game in Minnesota earlier this season, and now we know what set him off. According to Detroit Pistons reporter Vince Ellis, being called “boy” is what triggered Griffin. Griffin had been..." March 16

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson ‘not worried’ about ankle injury

    Detroit News "It was almost déjà vu all over again. Again. In the fourth quarter of the Pistons’ 108-74 loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday, Reggie Jackson suffered another ankle injury and was writhing on the court. He tried to get up and get to the bench..." March 14

  • Healthy Ish Smith proves to be Pistons' 'X-factor' during playoff push

    Detroit News "Dressed in slacks and a sport coat, Ish Smith felt powerless. While his teammates struggled through their toughest part of the season, he could only sit back and watch, the best-dressed cheerleader on a Pistons squad that needed its difference-maker. Smith, recovering from a..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Andre Drummond could be had for right price

    Detroit Free Press "It wasn’t a memorable night – except for an exchange in the Detroit Pistons locker room. I can’t recall the evening, but it was after a loss. The team wasn’t playing well – deep in the throes of an 8-21 stretch that left the Pistons a..." March 08

  • Andre Drummond finds his ‘rhythm’ and Pistons reap benefits

    Michigan Live "A younger, less mature Andre Drummond might have unraveled, much to the detriment of the Detroit Pistons, after losing his cool like he did in the fourth quarter Wednesday. But Drummond is more focused these days, playing some of the best basketball of his career. After he..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Blake Griffin’s competitiveness has become contagious in Detroit

    SB Nation "When Blake Griffin was traded to Detroit in late-January of 2018, much of my Reader’s Digest scouting report on Griffin revolved significantly around his high-flying endeavors. I’d bet many in and around Detroit owned a similar short-sided take at the..." March 06

  • Pistons’ Luke Kennard aggressive, confident as game grows

    Michigan Live "Luke Kennard says aggressiveness and confidence are fueling his surge, not anger, as coach Dwane Casey has suggested. Kennard has no reason to be mad. He’s playing the best basketball of his brief NBA career over the past few weeks and his Detroit Pistons are 9-2 in their past..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Pistons' Casey relishing possibility of meeting Raptors in playoffs

    The Score "The inherent poetry of a potential first-round matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors is not lost on Pistons head coach Dwane Casey. "It would mean a lot," Casey told The Athletic's Joe Vardon on Friday. "This is a storied franchise in Detroit...." March 04

  • Griffin not satisfied despite Pistons' recent success: 'What have we done?'

    Detroit News "Despite what the schedule read, it wasn’t just another regular-season game. It was at least partly another in the growing grudge matches between coach Dwane Casey and his former team. Maybe it was an appetizer, a sampler platter of what could be if the Pistons and Raptors meet..." March 04

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Luke Kennard playing with 'screw-you attitude' to Detroit Pistons benefit

    Detroit Free Press "Dwane Casey played it coy. After saying he thinks Luke Kennard plays better when angry, the Detroit Pistons coach was asked if he ever intentionally gets under the talented second-year player’s skin. “Never, I wouldn’t do that,”..." February 26

  • Thon Maker is already making an impact in Detroit

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons’ decision to cut the cord on Stanley Johnson centered mostly around money, and allowing more of it to flow, but let’s not pretend is was all about the Benjamins. In return for Johnson, the Pistons acquired the services of Thon Maker, the 10th..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • How Reggie Jackson’s timely revival is reigniting Detroit’s playoff push

    Detroit Bad Boys "If you’re an outsider ‘round these parts, first off, welcome. Second, and just as a heads up, you might hear us DBBers refer to “2015-16 Reggie Jackson” in overly glowing terms and I feel it’s important to understand the context. I’ll admit..." February 15

  • Blake Griffin being sued after dog allegedly bit a man in LA restaurant

    TMZ "Blake Griffin's dog is a violent menace -- so says an L.A. man who claims the Detroit Pistons star's pooch bit the crap out of him at a fancy restaurant ... and now he's suing.  The man behind the suit is Emmanuel Aframian -- who claims he was dining at A Votre Sante..." February 13

  • Report: Pistons could’ve had Conley if they were willing to add Kennard to package with Jackson, 1st-round pick

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons were one of the teams eager to acquire veteran guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies before the trade deadline. Despite numerous discussions from both sides, no deal materialized as the buzzer sounded at 3:00 p.m. ET last..." February 13

  • Wayne Ellington signing with Pistons

    ESPN "After clearing waivers, guard Wayne Ellington is signing a free-agent deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. Ellington, who cleared waivers Saturday afternoon, was one of the top available players in the post-trade-deadline buyout market. The..." February 09

  • With small moves, Pistons are realistic, not foolish

    Detroit News "For a moment at least, the Pistons stopped chasing flimsy dreams and bad deals. That’s a positive start, although only a start. This isn’t about what the Pistons did at the trade deadline — adding raw, interesting talents in 7-foot-1 Thon Maker and rookie Svi..." February 08

  • Pistons, Wayne Ellington Nearing Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "Wayne Ellington, who is currently on waivers and will become a free agent this weekend, is closing in on a contract agreement with the Pistons, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Ellington, who spent most of the season with the Heat, was sent from Miami to..." February 08

  • Report: Raptors not pursuing deal for Grizzlies' Conley, Pistons pessimistic

    The Score "Contrary to recent reports linking the Toronto Raptors with Mike Conley, the team isn't currently pursuing a trade for the Memphis Grizzlies' longtime point guard, a league source told The New York Times' Marc Stein. The framework of one..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Bucks, Pistons Finalizing Stanley Johnson, Thon Maker Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks and Pistons are in the process of finalizing a trade that will send forward Stanley Johnson to Milwaukee and big man Thon Maker to Detroit, a league source tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski (via..." February 06

  • Reggie Bullock Acquired From Pistons For Svi Mykhailiuk & Pick

    Lakers Nation "The next couple of days are expected to be busy on the NBA trade front with the deadline looming on Thursday afternoon, and all eyes seem to be on the Los Angeles Lakers and a potential Anthony Davis deal. As it currently stands, the Lakers reportedly pulled out of talks with the..." February 06

  • Casey works to get Pistons to block out trade chatter

    Detroit News "The week of trade deadline brings out more paranoia than usual for many players. Whether it’s a rumor on Twitter or an unexpected text message from their agent, players are wearier this week, with the deadline approaching on Thursday afternoon. It’s sometimes a..." February 05

  • The creative ways teams are defending Blake Griffin and how it’s wearing him down

    Detroit Bad Boys "News flash: Blake Griffin needs offensive help. I’ll allow for some time to let this sink in. As you pick your jaw up off the floor, you’ll notice that defenses continue to overload on Detroit’s All-Star while blatantly daring someone else on the roster to..." February 05

  • NBA Rumors: NBA scouts’ opinions differ in Griffin’s trade value

    Clutch Points "As we approach the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, more and more names pop up as potential trade bait. Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin has become one of those possible trade chips. As Detroit tries to figure out whether they will be buyers or sellers at the deadline,..." February 05

  • Pistons want to trade, but is dealing 1st-round picks worth it?

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a debate raging within Detroit Pistons Nation. On one side, you have the crowd wanting the struggling Pistons to crater for better odds in the 2019 draft lottery in May. On the other side, you have fans who desperately want a move before..." February 05

  • NBA Rumors: Mike Conley, Marc Gasol both on Pistons’ radar

    Detroit Bad Boys "The NBA trade deadline is less than a week away, and there are several reports that indicate that the Detroit Pistons are after one or both of Mike Conley and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies. At this point, there is so much smoke there..." February 04

  • Pistons must settle on course of action as rumors emerge

    Detroit News "Three people can see the same problem and have three different possible solutions. It’s not that any of them is wrong; it’s that they have differing opinions on how to resolve the same issue. Looking at the Pistons’ current situation might bring about more..." February 04

  • Lakers Called Pistons About Reggie Bullock

    Lakers Nation "Heading into the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline on Feb. 7, all of the attention is on the Los Angeles Lakers attempting to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. While there are conflicting reports, the latest has the Pelicans reportedly underwhelmed by the team’s..." February 02

  • Andre Drummond responds to Nikola Vucevic's All-Star selection with Soulja Boy meme

    Sporting News "Quite a few NBA players are upset about All-Star snubs. Pistons center Andre Drummond is a two-time All-Star. He might not have been too thrilled about Magic center Nikola Vucevic making the roster over him, so he took to Twitter to post a meme possiby directed at Orlando's big..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Pistons' plan has failed, blowup is needed

    Detroit News "It’s not working, by virtually any measure and any metric. Pistons owner Tom Gores still thinks it’ll work, or hopes it’ll work, or says it’ll work, but that’s flimsy optimism wrapped in delusion. Almost precisely one year ago, the Pistons made a bold..." January 31

  • Detroit Pistons' Tom Gores on trades: We must look at all possibilities

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores was seated courtside for Tuesday night’s 115-105 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He spoke with reporters at halftime on the state of the team that sits at 21-28 (with the loss), three games out of the Eastern Conference’s eighth and..." January 30

  • Pistons star Blake Griffin absolutely shuts down trade rumors

    Michigan Live "Blake Griffin is frustrated, as he should be. He’s having a great season, but his Detroit Pistons have plummeted since early December. They are three games out of the final playoff spot and are showing few positive signs. But don’t expect Griffin to follow the lead of..." January 30

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • Report: Mavs, Pistons haven’t discussed Blake Griffin trade

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons reportedly haven’t discussed a trade centered around All-Star power forward Blake Griffin, according to Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com. The Pistons have been a disappointment this season and there have been..." January 30

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29