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  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson might not be full-go for start of camp

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons start training camp Tuesday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, but starting point guard Reggie Jackson isn't certain if he'll be a full participant. Jackson, who missed 37 games last season due to a Grade 3 sprain of his right ankle, told reporters during an..." September 21

  • Jackson: Fans will see ‘promise’ of Pistons in Casey’s system

    Detroit News "Reggie Jackson is getting close to stepping back on a basketball court. In the meantime, he’s getting close to his community. The Pistons guard – who missed 37 games last season due to a Grade 3 sprain in his right ankle – was on hand Wednesday representing his..." September 20

  • Blake Griffin could return to 'elite' status in first full season in Detroit

    Detroit News "For most of the summer, the Pistons players have been scattered around the country, getting in their last vacation time before the preseason begins in a couple weeks. The Pistons will get started with their media day on Sept. 24 and have training camp that week in Ann Arbor before starting the..." September 16

  • Blake Griffin and Jordan Brand agree to 2-year extension

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin has agreed to a two-year shoe deal extension with the iconic Jordan Brand, ahead of his current deal expiring this fall. September 11

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Stan Van Gundy still looms over Pistons

    Pro Basketball Talk "Stan Van Gundy built a solid, unspectacular, inflexible roster. Firing him didn’t undo that. The 2018-19 Pistons will play in the shadow of Van Gundy, whom Detroit fired as president and coach. Ed Stefanski replaced Van Gundy in the front office, and Dwane Casey takes..." September 05

  • Pistons still unsure of who will join Griffin, Drummond and Jackson in lineup

    Hoops Rumors "Determining the two starters who will join Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson in the lineup is one of the things to watch for during the Pistons’ training camp, according to Keith Langlois of the team’s website. Stanley Johnson, Reggie Bullock and Luke Kennard are the..." September 01

  • Reggie Jackson Looking To Mesh With New-Look Pistons

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson Position: Point guard Height/Weight: 6-3/208 Age: 28 2017-18 stats: 45 games, 26.7 minutes, 14.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 42.6 percent shooting, 30.8 percent 3-point shooting, 83.6 percent free-throw shooting. Career..." August 29

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Report: Pistons’ Henry Ellenson to play for USA Basketball in World Cup qualifying

    Pro Basketball Talk "Most of the NBA’s biggest names are candidates for Team USA in the 2019 World Cup. But the Americans first must qualify. FIBA, in its infinite wisdom, scheduled qualifying windows that largely overlap with the NBA season or come close to it. So, USA..." August 28

  • Report: Zaza Pachulia's accountant charged with tax fraud

    247 Sports "It appears as though former Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has been wronged by one of his most trusted advisers away from the floor of the NBA. According to a report from Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the two-time NBA champion's..." August 28

  • Blake Griffin to roast Jeff Ross on Comedy Central's 'Roast Battle'

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is about to show a national audience his comedic side on Comedy Central's "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle." If Griffin wasn't in the NBA, he'd probably be a stand-up comedian. He's performed on stage at the Laugh..." August 28

  • Pistons' Luke Kennard could see expanded role under Dwane Casey

    Yardbarker "The Pistons have big plans for second-year guard Luke Kennard and he rates as a breakout candidate for the upcoming season, Ben Nadeau of Basketball Insiders writes. Kennard averaged 11.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 2.5 APG during the last 19 games of his rookie season and his..." August 26

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Andre Drummond Says Kevin Durant Is the Best Pickup Basketball Player

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons All-Star center Andre Drummond said Wednesday there is no better pickup basketball player than Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. In an interview with TMZ Sports, Drummond praised KD, saying, "He's very fun to watch and play with. ... I..." August 23

  • Pistons' Blake Griffin says therapists have helped him 'find answers'

    Detroit News "The connection between sports and mental health has been a somewhat taboo topic, with many athletes hesitant to talk about the issues they’ve been going through, both on and off the court. This week, ESPN has put a spotlight on several aspects of mental health in a series by..." August 23

  • Marcus Morris smoked marijuana to deal with anxiety while with Pistons

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Suns traded Marcus Morris to the Pistons, he called it “betrayal.” It wasn’t that, but it’s also worth understanding why he felt that way – and what it means in a greater context. Marcus signed a below-market contract extension to stay..." August 21

  • Report: Jon Leuer expected to return to Pistons by start of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pistons big Jon Leuer underwent meniscus surgery, leaving plenty of doubt about his availability for next season. Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Jon Leuer could be ready to play by training camp

    Yardbarker "Pistons big man Jon Leuer is expected to be ready by the season opener and perhaps by the start of training camp, Vince Ellis of Detroit Free Press tweets. Leuer underwent surgery to repair a meniscus issue that arose during a workout earlier this month. Leuer appeared in..." August 17

  • Dwane Casey will struggle to replicate Raptors formula with Pistons

    The Score "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores was so intent on hiring Dwane Casey that he made himself a significant part of the last-minute sell job. But was it the right decision for his franchise? With big money comes bigger expectations, as the reigning Coach of the Year will be expected to..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma has same odds to win MVP as Blake Griffin

    Clutch Points "The bookmakers in Las Vegas are pretty high on Los Angeles Lakers youngster Kyle Kuzma. So much so that they have pegged him as having the same odds of taking home this upcoming season’s Most Valuable Player trophy as Detroit Pistonscornerstone player Blake Griffin, as explained..." August 12

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Former New Mexico State Aggie Zach Lofton signs with Detroit Pistons

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Former New Mexico State guard Zach Lofton has signed with the Detroit Pistons, he announced on his Instagram page on Saturday. Lofton, who played at NM State last season as a graduate transfer, played for Detroit in last month's Las Vegas NBA Summer League, earning the opportunity..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Stan Van Gundy 'really lost right now' after Pistons firing

    Detroit News "It wasn’t a happy ending from which Stan Van Gundy could ride off into the sunset, leaving the Pistons on his own terms, feeling like he had accomplished what he set out to do. Instead, it was an unceremonious end to a four-year tenure, with only one playoff appearance..." August 10

  • Pistons may lose frontcourt depth after Jon Leuer knee surgery

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons are hoping for good fortune on the injury front this season. Those hopes took a hit. The Pistons announced Thursday big man Jon Leuerunderwent right knee surgery in New York on Wednesday after suffering a right medial meniscus..." August 09

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Pistons staffers under Stan Van Gundy land with NBA teams

    Detroit Free Press "Former Detroit Pistons front executive J.R. Holden has landed a scouting job with the Philadelphia 76ers, joining the group of Stan Van Gundy staff members to land with NBA teams. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Keith Pompey was first to report the news over the..." August 07

  • Pistons Name Sachin Gupta Assistant GM

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have announced the hiring of Sachin Gupta as the team’s new assistant general manager. “We are pleased to welcome Sachin Gupta to the Detroit Pistons organization,” said Ed Stefanski, special advisor to..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Blake Griffin Only Paying $32k Per Month ... In Child Support

    TMZ "No, Blake Griffin is NOT paying $258k per month in child support -- he's only paying a fraction of that ... TMZ Sports has learned.  As we previously reported, the $258k figure that's being reported is wrong -- but sources tell us the NBA star is still cutting a..." August 03

  • Blake Griffin shoots off ‘Fake News’ tweet amid child support report

    Sportress of Blogitude "A report surfaced this week suggesting Blake Griffin is on the hook for some significant child support obligations. However, the Detroit Pistons superstar, while not directly addressing the report, seemingly made note of it with a cryptic tweet in which the oft-trumpeted “Fake News”..." August 03

  • Blake Griffin ordered to pay $3 million a year in child support

    Detroit Free Press "According to Radar Online, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin has been ordered to pay $258,000 a month in child support, the result of a paternity case in Los Angeles Superior Court. The celebrity gossip blog, which claims to have obtained court documents, reports that Griffin, who..." August 03

  • Why these six teams decided not to make any big moves this offseason

    CBS Sports "Now that the dust has settled on the offseason, it's time to catch up on some teams that we haven't talked about much because they didn't do a whole lot. Continuity can be great if it helps a team grow, but nobody wants to be seen as stagnant. We'll start in Miami, where next to..." August 03

  • Calderon, Pachulia Ideal Fits In Detroit

    Hoops Rumors "While it’s no guarantee that either player will crack new head coach Dwane Casey‘s rotation, both newly-acquired veterans Jose Calderon and Zaza Pachulia are ideal fits to complement the Pistons‘ roster, opines Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. “They can still..." August 02

  • Steven Adams throws shade at ex-teammate in new book

    Yardbarker "Steven Adams is generally seen as an agreeable fellow, but it turns out that he wasn’t exactly too fond of former teammate Reggie Jackson. The Oklahoma City Thunder center’s autobiography entitled “Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight” was released this week. One..." August 02

  • Blake Griffin Strikes Child Support Deal ... With Brynn Cameron

    TMZ "Blake Griffin has reached a truce with baby mama Brynn Cameron in their nasty custody fight -- striking a deal on child support payment and custody right before they were set to go to trial.  Blake and Brynn had 2 children together during their 8-year relationship -- and were..." August 01

  • Pistons To Sign Center Johnny Hamilton

    Hoops Rumors "Center Johnny Hamilton is signing a partially-guaranteed, one-year contract with the Pistons, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype tweets. It’s a training camp deal and he’ll likely be an affiliate player who will spend next season with their G League club, the Grand Rapids Drive,..." July 31

  • Drummond adding 3-pointer to arsenal: 'Those are shots I'm gonna be taking'

    The Score "One of the most fascinating sights of last week's Team USA minicamp could only be seen after Gregg Popovich's practices had ended. While media scrambled to join scrums with players who had already sat down to rest, and others recorded the one-on-one, post-practice battles..." July 31

  • DeMar DeRozan, like ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey, isn't talking to Toronto's team president

    CBS Sports "The Toronto Raptors put everything together in the last regular season, racking up a franchise-record 59 wins on their way to earning the No. 1 overall seed in the Eastern Conference. But everything came crashing down in the playoffs, as they were once again swept aside by their..." July 27

  • Pistons Sign Second-Rounder Khyri Thomas

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have signed second-round pick Khyri Thomas to his first NBA contract, according to the league’s official transactions log. A shooting guard out of Creighton, Thomas projects has three-and-D potential at the NBA level. He averaged 15.1 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 2.8 APG with a..." July 25