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  • Pistons address bench, defense with off-season moves

    Michigan Live "Ed Stefanski has been busy during his first two months in charge of personnel moves for the Detroit Pistons as the team’s senior adviser. With limited salary cap space the Pistons haven’t made any major moves – a big trade or splash in free agency – but they..." July 16

  • Pistons keep Reggie Bullock with team option after breakout season

    Detroit News "There wasn’t much of a decision for the Detroit Pistons to make. Good player. Low-cost contract. No-brainer. The Pistons retained wing Reggie Bullock by exercising their team option for an economical $2.5 million for next season. It was a predictable outcome for..." July 16

  • Pistons Hire Micah Nori As Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons have hired Micah Nori to complete the coaching staff of Dwane Casey. " July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Warriors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets, Pacers interested in Rodney Stuckey

    Clutch Points "As many as five teams have sent representatives to watch guard Rodney Stuckey put out an individual workout in Las Vegas, according to international reporter David Pick. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, and..." July 12

  • Dwane Casey puts stamp on Detroit Pistons 2018 free-agent class

    Detroit Free Press "Dwane Casey made the first call of free agency representing the new-look Detroit Pistons at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. The Pistons coach got small forward Glenn Robinson III on the line for a sales pitch. Robinson agreed to join the Pistons on..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • How will Pistons newcomers mix with stars?

    Detroit News "The Detroit Pistons have been more active in the eight days of free agency than originally projected, with some smaller moves to shape their roster. The biggest addition was getting Glenn Robinson III to bolster their corps at small forward. They also added a pair of wings in the..." July 10

  • Pistons Waive Eric Moreland

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons have requested waivers on center Eric Moreland. Moreland, 6-10, 238, played in a career-high 67 games " July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Detroit agrees to deal with Zaza Pachulia

    Clutch Points "Former Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Pachulia played the last two seasons with the Warriors, winning a pair of championships while starting at center for the..." July 08

  • Pistons Sign Second-Rounder Bruce Brown

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have signed second-round pick Bruce Brown to his first NBA contract, per RealGM’s official transactions log. While full details of the deal aren’t yet known, it’ll be a multiyear pact. Detroit is over the cap, but the team could give Brown a contract..." July 07

  • Luke Kennard injury delays summer plan to play at point guard

    Detroit News "Sometimes, even the best-laid plans don’t make it to fruition. That means adapting to alternatives, which the Pistons will have to do in the Summer League. Luke Kennard was projected to be one of Detroit's centerpieces for the 30-team tournament, with some sneak peeks..." July 05

  • How good can Detroit Pistons be in the East post-LeBron James?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons didn't have the money to pursue LeBron James. And even if they did, they would not have had a shot.  That's not news. Just reality for NBA teams in markets like ours. Or Indiana's. Or Milwaukee's. Or..." July 03

  • Pistons will pay Josh Smith nearly as much as Warriors owe Cousins

    Sportsnaut "Josh Smith has played a grand total of 12 NBA minutes over the last two seasons. He’ll earn only a few thousand dollars less than DeMarcus Cousins in 2018-19. Cousins agreed to a one-year contract to join the Golden State Warriors, who took advantage of the taxpayer..." July 03

  • Jose Calderon returns to Pistons on one-year deal

    Detroit News "Jose Calderon reportedly is coming back to the Detroit Pistons. The free agent point guard, who played for the Pistons for part of one season (2012-13), will sign a one-year deal for $2.4 million, ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported. In Detroit, Calderon will be reunited with..." July 02

  • Pistons' Glenn Robinson: Returning to state of Michigan

    CBS Sports "Robinson will sign a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. After spending the last three seasons with Indiana, the former Michigan Wolverine will return to the glove state to join the Pistons. Detroit will be getting what could become a..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Why Detroit Pistons will shop for free agent help under tight budget

    Detroit Free Press "Dwane Casey is evidently a fan of Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells. Asked about his role in the Detroit Pistons’ decision-making process, the newly-hired head coach invoked the quote Parcells said famously when he left the New England Patriots after the 1996..." June 29

  • Pistons reportedly sign Keenan Evans to two-way deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons have signed 6-3 guard Keenan Evans of Texas Tech to a two-way contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Evans averaged 17.6 points, 3.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds as a senior. He shot a career-best 47.1 percent from the floor, but his 3-point shooting..." June 28

  • Dwane Casey: There’s no part of me that hopes the Raptors fail

    Sportsnet "If there’s any way former Raptors coach Dwane Casey wants Toronto fans to remember him, it would be his endearing class and humility. Having won the NBA’s coach of the year Tuesday for a season that saw him get fired by the Raptors and then shortly finding new employment..." June 28

  • Pistons choose Malik Rose as assistant GM

    Detroit News "The Detroit Pistons have their coach. Now they're piecing together their new front office. Malik Rose soon will be introduced as the Pistons' new assistant general manager, a source close to the situation confirmed to The Detroit News on Tuesday night. The..." June 27

  • Pistons won't extend qualifying offer to Oakland's Kay Felder

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons have several upcoming roster decisions. One decision has been resolved. Two league sources told the Free Press on Monday that the Pistons will not extend a qualifying to point guard Kay Felder, who was signed to a two-way deal last season, by..." June 27

  • Recently-fired Dwane Casey is named NBA Coach of the Year

    Give Me Sport "Another one of the much-debated categories at the 2018 NBA Award Show was Coach of the Year. As always, awarding a winner became more complicated because it didn’t take the playoffs into consideration. It’s safe to say that the nominees may have received different votes if..." June 26

  • Pistons To Hire Sidney Lowe As Lead Assistant

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have reached an agreement with veteran coach Sidney Lowe and will add him to Dwane Casey‘s new staff, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Lowe will be the lead assistant in Detroit. Lowe, who has..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Two top picks will be hustling for court time with Pistons

    Yardbarker "The Pistons were looking to add depth at the wing spots and got two players who will compete for minutes next season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com writes. Detroit didn’t have a first-round pick but traded away two future second-rounders to the Sixers to nab Creighton’s Khyri Thomas..." June 23

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Report: Detroit Pistons offer Malik Rose front office role

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons have offered a front office role to Atlanta Hawks executive Malik Rose, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. The team and Rose are in coversations toward a deal, Charania reports. " June 20

  • Pistons Will Exercise Patience In Free Agent Market

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons will wait until the big free-agent signings are made before trying to fill out their roster, new senior advisor Ed Stefanski told Rod Beard of the Detroit News. Salary constraints will likely prevent Detroit from being active during the early days of free..." June 15

  • Pistons expected to pick up option on Reggie Bullock

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons aren’t expected to make many moves this offseason, having recently hired Dwane Casey on a five-year deal to coach the team until the 2022-23 season and due to the lack of a first-round selection, now gone as part of the Blake Griffin trade. Instead,..." June 14

  • Dwane Casey right choice to maximize Detroit Pistons' talent

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons are a long way from competing for an NBA championship in a league where superstars band together to form a select group of super teams. But they should have been better than 39-43 and ninth place in the Eastern Conference, regardless of injuries. They underachieved..." June 12

  • What do Pistons look like under Dwane Casey? Expect more Blake Griffin

    Pro Basketball Talk "Once Blake Griffin was traded to Detroit last February at the deadline, Stan Van Gundy put the ball in his hands a lot — a 29.8 percent usage rate. Griffin was handed the ball in the post a lot (especially the high post) and the Pistons averaged an impressive 105 points per possession..." June 12

  • Pistons To Hire Dwane Casey As Head Coach

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons are hiring Dwane Casey as their new head coach, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Casey and the Pistons reached an agreement on a five-year contract for the former Raptors coach. Having been on the lookout for a new..." June 11

  • Tayshaun Prince could be considered as Pistons’ next GM

    Clutch Points "Former NBA player Tayshaun Prince could be considered as the Detroit Pistons’ next general manager, a team which he helped guide to a championship in the early 2000s. As reported by Gerry Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, the Pistons are looking to fill in the..." June 11

  • Dwane Casey: Nothing finalized with Pistons yet

    Sportsnet "Dwane Casey watch is on in Detroit — and in Toronto, for that matter, as Raptors fans wait to see where their longtime coach heads next. Casey was first reported to be a “primary target” for the Pistons head coaching job late last month, a few weeks after the coach..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Former No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams auditions for Pistons in bid to get back into NBA

    Detroit News "There was a time when Derrick Williams had all the promise and upside he needed. As the No. 2 overall pick behind Kyrie Irving in the 2011 NBA draft, Williams looked to have everything in front of him. Then the questions started: Was he a small forward or power forward? Where did he..." June 07

  • Kenny Smith Still In Running For Pistons’ HC Job

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons‘ list of finalists for their head coaching position lost one name on Wednesday when John Beilein announced that he’ll remain at the University of Michigan, but another name has emerged, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. Stein reports (via..." June 06

  • Detroit Pistons coaching job down to Dwane Casey, Ime Udoka

    Michigan Live "One was selected as the top NBA coach this past season by his peers, has nine years of head-coaching experience in the league and is 61. The other has never been a head coach at any level but as an assistant learned under one of the all-time greatest coaches, and at age 40 is..." June 06

  • Tinashe and Blake Griffin Spotted Together in Las Vegas

    Complex "Tinashe and Blake Griffin might be using each other to annoy their respective exes Ben Simmons and Kendall Jenner. In the ongoing saga of breakups, cheating allegations, and “Kardashian shit,” the singer and Detroit Pistons star were spotted hanging out together in Las Vegas,..." June 05

  • John Beilein 'can make the adjustment' to NBA game with Pistons

    Detroit News "For Michigan fans, the news came out of nowhere on Friday: John Beilein had interviewed with the Pistons. After the Wolverines made the championship game in March, everything seemed to be in place for Beilein and his returning players to make another run at the Final Four. Hold on..." June 05

  • Pistons focusing coaching search on Dwane Casey, John Beilein, report says

    Sporting News "The Pistons have apparently narrowed their coaching search. Detroit is focusing on former Raptors coach Dwane Casey and current University of Michigan coach John Beilein, according to a report by ESPN. Casey and Beilein have both already interviewed with the Pistons front..." June 04

  • Tinashe and Blake Griffin hang out in Las Vegas

    Page Six "After Page Six exclusively reported that Kendall Jenner and 76ers star Ben Simmons are an item, their exes, singer Tinashe and Pistons star Blake Griffin, were hanging out together in Las Vegas. Spies tell us that Simmons and Tinashe, whom he..." June 04

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Report: John Beilein legitimately interested in Pistons job, is not seeking leverage

    Yardbarker "When news broke that the Detroit Pistons were interviewing Michigan coach John Beilein for their coaching job, one theory floated prominently was that Beilein was using the Pistons as leverage in contract negotiations with the Wolverines. That’s not the case, according to..." June 03

  • Pistons to interview Jason Kidd

    The Sports Daily "In the aftermath of the Stan Van Gundy’s firing in the motor city, the Pistons are now looking for the next head coach for the future. Detroit will be interviewing former Bucks head coach Jason Kidd today according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Previously, it..." June 02