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  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Blake Griffin takes shot at Raptors in support of Dwane Casey

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin fired a shot at the Raptors in support of Dwane Casey following Detroit’s win over Toronto on Wednesday night. Griffin’s Pistons beat the Raptors 106-104 in Toronto on Wednesday on a last-second shot by Reggie Bullock on an inbounds pass. The play..." November 15

  • Dwane Casey returns to Toronto free of Raptors’ high expectations

    Sportsnet "Former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has settled in. He’s found a home with the Detroit Pistons. His kids are happily ensconced at one of the most prestigious private schools in the United States. It was recommended to him by none other than one of its wealthiest..." November 13

  • John Wall a potential trade target for Detroit? If Wizards blow it up all bets are off

    Detroit Bad Boys "SBNation’s Kristian Winfield just penned a piece, The Wizards need to blow it up. Let’s start by finding a new home for John Wall which most certainly got my attention. You see up until and including when the Pistons blew out the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night my..." November 13

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Glenn Robinson III looks to find fit with Pistons starters

    Detroit News "Soon after Glenn Robinson III signed with the Pistons as a free agent, the speculation began as to whether he’d contend for the starting role that Stanley Johnson seemed to have cemented. A sluggish start and some poor shooting have hastened the change, with Robinson..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Glenn Robinson III as starter can help boost Pistons' shooting

    Michigan Live "Shots weren't falling at a high enough rate for the Detroit Pistons, so something had to be done. Coach Dwane Casey inserted Glenn Robinson III in the starting lineup Monday, replacing Stanley Johnson. Robinson might not be as strong a defender as Johnson, but he's no slouch,..." November 06

  • Pistons’ Henry Ellenson, Khyri Thomas off to Grand Rapids

    Detroit News "Henry Ellenson and Khyri Thomas were assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive in time for Friday night's G League opener, the Pistons announced Friday. The Pistons declined next season's fourth-year option this week for Ellenson, who scored seven points in his only Detroit..." November 02

  • Blake Griffin Isn’t Bitter. Detroit Has Made Him Better.

    New York Times "It was around this time a year ago that Blake Griffin was the undisputed centerpiece of the post-Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers. A lengthy article on his evolving game and changing stature lauded him under a headline that read: “The Clippers Are All-In on Blake..." November 02

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Detroit Pistons 'City' uniforms made official: 'Motor City' on front

    Detroit Free Press "There was a leak of the new alternate back in October 19 on social media of the Detroit Pistons "City" uniform, and some first reaction from fans is disgust. ESPN's Darren Rovell revealed on Twitter on Thursday the new uniform, worn by Andre Drummond, which..." November 01

  • Pistons Exercise 19-20 Option On Luke Kennard

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons have exercised its team option on the contract of guard Luke Kennard through the 2019-20 NBA season. Kennard, 6-6, 206, was selected 12th overall by the Pistons in the 2017 " October 31

  • Pistons To Decline Henry Ellenson’s 2019/20 Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons will not exercise Henry Ellenson‘s rookie scale option for the 2019/20 season in advance of Wednesday’s deadline, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). By turning down that option, Detroit will put Ellenson on a path to unrestricted free..." October 30

  • Pistons Exercise 2019/20 Option On Luke Kennard

    NBC 25 News "he Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has exercised its team option on the contract of guard Luke Kennard through the 2019-20 NBA season. Kennard, 6-6, 206, was selected 12th overall by the Pistons in the 2017 NBA Draft from Duke. " October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Reggie Jackson adjusts to new role in Pistons offense

    Detroit News "Reggie Jackson stood in the corner, hands on his sides, watching as Blake Griffin dribbled and initiated the offense. Jackson waiting to see how Griffin would break down the defense, as the safety valve in case his defender cheated toward the paint to help on Griffin’s..." October 29

  • Pistons' Kennard diagnosed with right shoulder sprain

    NBA.com "Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard will be out at least two weeks after suffering a shoulder injury on Thursday night. The Pistons announced that an MRI of Kennard's right shoulder revealed an AC joint sprain. Kennard exited Thursday night's game between Cleveland and Detroit..." October 26

  • Chauncey Billups: Former Pistons coach Larry Brown ‘choked’ in 2005 NBA Finals

    Pro Basketball Talk "Robert Horry hit more than his fair share of huge shots. Perhaps, none was bigger than his game-winning 3-pointer in Game 5 of the 2005 NBA Finals. Few single shots in have swung championship odds from one team’s favor to another’s. That one did. With the series tied 2-2,..." October 26

  • Luke Kennard leaves Cleveland game with shoulder injury

    Detroit Free Press "  Luke Kennard was all smiles in the corridor at Little Caesars Arena late Thursday..." October 26

  • Pistons' Dwane Casey won't hold back on Blake Griffin's minutes

    Detroit News "  After shouldering the load throughout much of the first three games of the season, coach Dwane..." October 25

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond: Second technical foul rescinded

    CBS Sports "The NBA has rescinded the second technical foul assigned to Drummond during Tuesday's win over the Sixers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The technical resulted in Drummond being ejected from the game, though there was never much of a concern that he'd face any..." October 24

  • Suns’ Josh Jackson was at Malice in the Palace, says he threw water bottle

    Pro Basketball Talk "It remains the most famous brawl in NBA history, what former commissioner David Stern remembers as the toughest thing to happen to him as commissioner: The Malice at the Palace. It was the final minute of an already decided game between the Pistons and Pacers on Nov. 19,..." October 24

  • This isn't Blake Griffin's revival. It's his reinvention

    The Score "NBA basketball, like most professional sports, is constantly mutating. Stylistic revolutions are followed by counterrevolutions and the exploitation of newly realized inefficiencies; players' bodies and habits change, as does accepted wisdom. Disruption has become the norm. In the..." October 24

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Pistons want Andre Drummond to play through foul trouble

    Clutch Points "When a team’s star player gets into foul trouble, the head coach usually takes him out of the game early or tells him to play conservatively on defense. Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey, however, is going to do the exact opposite with center Andre Drummond. The..." October 22

  • Pistons' Luke Kennard was almost a Michigan quarterback

    Detroit News "It would have been very easy for things to turn out differently for Pistons guard Luke Kennard. Instead of going to Duke for basketball, Kennard could have gone to Michigan, where he was heavily recruited by coach John Beilein. Kennard also could have been wearing maize and blue for..." October 19

  • Johnson, Bullock absences have Pistons flailing on the wings

    Detroit News "The regular season didn’t start the way the Pistons had planned. The health of Reggie Jackson and Blake Griffin had been a concern for most of the summer and during the preseason to ensure they were ready for the season opener. The issue isn’t Jackson or Griffin —..." October 18

  • Pistons coach Dwane Casey's system offers 'no boundaries'

    Detroit Free Press "Andre Drummond and Ish Smith were practically giddy following the Detroit Pistons exhibition season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pistons won the Oct. 5 game, but that wasn’t the reason for the mood. The two players were discussing ways..." October 17

  • Pistons' Langston Galloway's fresh mentally aided by newborn

    Detroit Free Press "Langston Galloway didn't have any trouble putting a disappointing first season with the Detroit Pistons behind him. He had something more important to dwell on — a newborn. Galloway's wife, Sabrina, gave birth on May 11 to Langston Galloway II, whom..." October 16

  • Energized Drummond working overtime to round out his game

    Detroit News "Andre Drummond was one of the last players on the practice court, shooting 3-pointers with Pistons assistant coach Tim Grgurich. When Drummond’s final two attempts missed the mark, he took off running, with a smile on his face. It’s an odd juxtaposition seeing Drummond..." October 16

  • Reggie Jackson's shooting gives Pistons multiple-guard lineup options

    Detroit News "For most of the past few seasons, Reggie Jackson has been the focus of the Pistons’ offense. As the point guard, he initiated pick-and-roll plays and was the engine that drove the offense under Stan Van Gundy. He handled the ball more than anyone else on the court, but..." October 15

  • Pistons Waiving Reggie Hearn; Lofton Gets Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons will reach the regular season roster limit by converting Zach Lofton‘s Exhibit 10 contract into a two-way deal and waiving two-way player Reggie Hearn, sources inform James Edwards III of The Athletic (Twitter links). The moves will leave Detroit with..." October 15

  • Ben Wallace says he battled depression in years following retirement

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ben Wallace was a four-time All-Star, four-time Defensive Player of the Year, and NBA champion with the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons. Wallace’s final season in the NBA was in 2011-12 during his second stint with Detroit, and since then he’s not been in the eye of the general..." October 15

  • Pistons' Blake Griffin, fully healthy, out to silence doubters

    Detroit Free Press "It was early in Blake Griffin’s availability at last month’s media day when the topic turned to his diminished athleticism. It’s a fair topic for the 2011 NBA slam-dunk champion. Media member: “How would you evaluate your leaping..." October 15

  • Andre Drummond Releases Statement on The Three Women Who Claimed to Be Pregnant or Have a Baby By Him

    Black Sports Online "Last week, three women came forward with information about Pistons Andre Drummond. Elizabeth Costadoni posted an ultrasound and said she was pregnant by Drummond. Abigail Russo said she had been flown out to games recently by Drummond and was pregnant with his..." October 13

  • Pistons Waive Johnny Hamilton

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have waived center Johnny Hamilton, the team announced today in a press release. The move reduces Detroit’s roster count to 18 players, including a pair on two-way contracts. Hamilton, who went undrafted out of the University of Texas-Arlington, joined the Pistons..." October 12

  • Can Pistons' Stanley Johnson shoot well enough to remain a starter?

    Detroit Free Press "It’s only preseason. The Detroit Pistons are limited offensively with minutes restrictions on main ball handlers Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson. And the Pistons are still working out the kinks trying to learn a new way of playing under new coach Dwane..." October 11

  • Zach Lofton looks for staying power with Pistons

    Detroit News "In the Pistons’ locker room, the veterans value their space, often taking two lockers to store their extra clothes and gear. Not far from Blake Griffin’s and Andre Drummond’s is rookie Zach Lofton’s locker. The placement is by design, to give the..." October 10

  • Dwane Casey will mix-and-match Pistons lineups cautiously

    Detroit News "Despite the temptation, Pistons coach Dwane Casey has to resist the temptation of trying to do too much. With just a week remaining in the preseason, Casey wants to see what he has with his roster, with everyone finally healthy. That includes Jon Leuer, who was medically cleared to do..." October 09

  • Chris McCullough Expected To Replace Trevor Booker On Chinese Team

    Hoops Rumors "A day after being waived by the Pistons, former first-round pick Chris McCullough appears to have lined up a new professional opportunity. According to a pair of reports from Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, McCullough is poised to sign with the Shanxi Brave Dragons in China, replacing..." October 08

  • Pistons Waive Chris McCullough

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have announced in a press release that they waived forward Chris McCullough. McCullough was signed to Detroit’s training camp roster on September 25, but did not see any time in the team’s first two preseason games. After being drafted with the 29th pick..." October 07

  • Pistons' Casey hopes Griffin, not Jackson, leads team in assists

    NBA.com "Even if Reggie Jackson avoids the sort of devastating injuries that cost him major chunks of the past two seasons, there’s a chance he won’t lead the Pistons in assists this season. And Dwane Casey wouldn’t object at all if that instead turns out to be Blake..." October 07

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Pistons show off 'consistent' Andre Drummond at open scrimmage

    Detroit Free Press "It was early in Saturday’s public scrimmage at Crisler Center when Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond found himself open behind the 3-point arc. It was still plenty of time left in the shot clock, but he didn’t hesitate. Splash! The crowd..." October 02

  • Pistons’ Blake Griffin responds to claim that he took shot at Clippers fans

    Clutch Points "The marriage between Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers came to an abrupt and strange ending. After signing a monster contract to stay in LA and remain the face of the franchise, the Clippers subsequently dealt Griffin to the Detroit Pistons. Clippers..." September 28

  • Stephen Jackson confirms Malice at the Palace documentary

    The Score "Stephen Jackson was a central figure in one of the most infamous events in NBA history, and the former player has lent his voice to a documentary about it. Jackson, Metta World Peace, and Jermaine O'Neal are in the process of putting together a documentary about 2004's Malice..." September 28

  • Stan Van Gundy To Join ESPN As Analyst

    Hoops Rumors "Less than five months after being let go by the Pistons, Stan Van Gundy has reportedly lined up a new gig. According to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post, Van Gundy has reached an agreement to become a studio analyst for ESPN’s NBA coverage. As..." September 28