Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Gersson Rosas Withdraws From Consideration For Pistons GM Job

    Hoops Rumors "Rockets executive Gersson Rosas has withdrawn from consideration for the Pistons‘ general manager/senior basketball leadership position, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Rossas has spent more than a decade with the Rockets and is currently the executive vice president of..." June 02

  • Detroit Pistons news likely signals end is near for coach, GM searches

    Detroit Free Press "That escalated quickly. After mostly radio silence regarding the Detroit Pistons’ head coaching search, the multiple names were leaked Wednesday. Two names emerged – former coaches to reportedly help the Pistons pick a head coach. Then..." June 01

  • Report: John Beilein interviews for Pistons coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Pistons are looking at some very surprising candidates for their open head coaching position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pistons interviewed Michigan basketball coach John Beilein for their vacant position on Thursday. June 01

  • GM Jeff Bower, Pistons Reportedly Part Ways Amid Front Office Shakeup

    Bleacher Report "The Detroit Pistons and general manager Jeff Bower reportedly parted ways Friday amid a restructuring of the organization. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news, which ends Bower's four-year run in Detroit. The Pistons hired Bower in June 2014. He..." June 01

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • Pistons put off by Jerry Stackhouse: ‘He does rub some people the wrong way’

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons are fresh off interviewing San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon and Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse for their coaching vacancy, but they’re unlikely to have much interest in either of them, according to Vince Ellis of The Detroit..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Report: Detroit Pistons interview Dwane Casey for head coach opening

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons reportedly interviewed the NBA's coach of the year Thursday. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday evening the Pistons met with Dwane Casey to discuss the team's vacant head coaching job. The report states..." May 31

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Detroit Pistons to interview Fab Five's Juwan Howard for coach

    Detroit Free Press "The list of candidates for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching search appears to be growing by the minute.  Earlier Wednesday evening, the Free Press confirmed that the Pistons planned to interview TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith. Now, a new person has emerged with..." May 30

  • Pistons will interview Kenny Smith for coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Smith is getting another coaching interview. The TNT analyst will interview with the Detroit Pistons for their vacant coaching job, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Smith has come out of nowhere as a coaching candidate. This won’t be his first..." May 30

  • NBA To Be Sued In G-League Player Zeke Upshaw's Death

    SI "The NBA is facing a lawsuit that will be filed by the mother of a G-League player that collapsed and died during a game in March. Prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, lawyer Bob Hilliard and Upshaw's mother, will file a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. District Court..." May 30

  • Shane Battier Withdraws From Consideration For Pistons’ Front Office Role

    Hoops Rumors "After meeting with the Pistons about a leading role in their new-look front office, Shane Battier has withdrawn from consideration, reports ESPN’s Zach Lowe (via Twitter). The Pistons – who received permission from the Heat to interview Battier – were said to be..." May 29

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Report: Dwane Casey top candidate to be Detroit Pistons coach

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons reportedly have identified former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey as the top candidate to replace Stan Van Gundy as head coach.  ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported to news Thursday, citing an anonymous league source.  The Pistons have..." May 24

  • Pistons GM Jeff Bower amid uncertainty: 'We're continuing with our normal duties'

    Detroit News "Even in a state of limbo, it’s business as usual for Pistons general manager Jeff Bower.  Until he’s told differently, he’s still in charge of the front office, two weeks after the Pistons owner Tom Gores parted ways with coach and team president Stan..." May 23

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • No-brainer: Detroit Pistons should hire Shane Battier to front office

    Detroit Free Press "When are the Detroit Pistons going to stop messing around and name Shane Battier the president of basketball operations? This is the no-brainer to end all no-brainers, and it is that way on a couple of fronts. First, the emotional side of it. Battier, 39,..." May 23

  • NBA Rumors: Clippers offered Blake Griffin for Karl-Anthony Towns

    Clutch Points "With a reported rift between the Minnesota Timberwolves and franchise piece Karl-Anthony Towns, teams have prepared to phone up and explore a potential trade to acquire the talented big man. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the L.A. Clippers called the Wolves..." May 22

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Shane Battier Expected To Get Second Interview With Pistons

    Hoops Rumors "Heat director of basketball development and analytics Shane Battier is expected to interview with the Pistons for a second time, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald (Twitter link). We initially heard last week that the Heat had granted Battier permission to meet..." May 22

  • Pistons using virtual reality in interviews with prospective draft picks

    CBS Sports "The Pistons' front office may be in a state of flux -- they still don't have a coach yet -- but they're taking an innovative approach to looking for draftees at this year's NBACombine. The Pistons are employing virtual reality with prospective draft..." May 18

  • 'She's interesting, qualified': Pistons likely to consider Hammon for coach

    Detroit News "The Pistons aren’t looking for a woman to be their coach. They’re looking for a coach. That search likely will lead them to consider Becky Hammon, an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs since 2014. That Hammon is a good coach only enhances her..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • Bower still working on Pistons' draft despite job limbo

    Detroit Free Press "As Jeff Bower stood outside a ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton on Tuesday night, my eyes were drawn to the security badge that dangled from his neck. It read: Jeff Bower, Detroit Pistons. Bower was in Chicago to observe the NBA draft lottery that produced an unkind..." May 16

  • Shane Battier Gets Permission To Interview With Pistons

    Hoops Rumors "Shane Battier has received permission from the Heat to discuss a possible front office job with the Pistons, tweets Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. Battier was among several candidates revealed earlier today to be under consideration for positions in Detroit. He currently serves as..." May 16