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  • After Denying He Was The Pappy, Andre Drummond’s Side Chick Gives The Baby His Last Name

    Black Sports Online "Andre Drummond gets upset when we do these stories, so let me make it perfectly clear that Drummond says he isn’t the father. Drummond did have a baby with his girlfriend Elizabeth Costadoni. This one is one of the side chicks who claimed to be pregnant by him Abigail..." May 17

  • Two IG Models Claiming To Be Pregnant By Pistons Andre Drummond

    Total Pro Sports "Andre Drummond has a bunch of time on his hands and he seems to be using it to impregnant Instagram models. The Detroit Pistons big man was embroiled in a scandal back in October when his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Instagram model Elizabeth Costadoni, took to social media and..." May 16

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Blake Griffin Says Zion Williamson Can Be Best Dunker In NBA History

    TMZ "Blake Griffin tells TMZ Sports that Zion Williamson can "100 percent" be the NBA's all-time best dunker ... saying of the former Duke star, "He's going to be a monster." Of course, Zion has been legendarily rattling rims since he..." May 13

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Detroit Pistons have Seth Curry on their target list this summer

    Detroit Bad Boys "Last season, the Detroit Pistons were stuck trying to fill plenty of holes and no money to work with. The team settled on a modest deal to Glenn Robinson III and vet minimum contracts for Jose Calderon and Zaza Pachulia. While you’re mileage may vary on Zaza, I’d say none of the..." May 06

  • Report: Pistons will consider going after Derrick Rose this summer

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons will be in the market for a point guard this offseason. Minnesota Timberwolves point man Derrick Rose will become a free agent this offseason and be among their options, which the front office will debate as July 1 approaches, according to Vince..." May 03

  • Detroit Pistons have work to do in replacing Ish Smith at point guard

    Detroit Free Press "On his 10th franchise, Ish Smith found a home with the Detroit Pistons. Signed to a three-year deal in the 2016 offseason by the Stan Van Gundy front office, Smith is a fan favorite, with many preferring his open-floor, speed game in favor of the deliberative pace of..." May 03

  • Pistons’ Players Give Dwane Casey Rave Review

    Hoops Rumors "Despite a sweep at the hands of the NBA-best Bucks, the Pistons’ first season under first-year head coach Dwane Casey was a relative success, as Detroit made the postseason for the first time since the 2015/16 season and posted a 41-41 regular season mark, the..." May 02

  • Wayne State to build $25M athletic facility, house Pistons' G-League team

    Detroit News "Built in 1965, the Matthaei Center has been the hub of Wayne State’s athletic campus in midtown Detroit. There’s a new addition coming. The Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to build a new $25 million athletic..." May 01

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • The Pistons' salary-cap situation, their roster needs and the path forward

    Detroit News "After last season, when Pistons owner Tom Gores fired Stan Van Gundy following a four-year tenure, he changed the direction of the franchise. Van Gundy assembled the roster to suit his style of play, with several large contracts that are still on the books. With the trade for Blake..." April 30

  • NBA Rumors: Heat Could Acquire Blake Griffin

    Inquisitr "Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons entered the 2018-19 NBA season with the goal of fully dominating the LeBron James-less Eastern Conference and winning an NBA championship title. The Pistons have succeeded to return to the Eastern Conference Playoffs, only to be swept by the No. 1 seed..." April 29

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • Blake Griffin Undergoes Successful Arthroscopic Surgery On Left Knee

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin had successful surgery to relieve soreness in the left knee. He is expected to be fully recovered by training camp in September. The injury caused Griffin to miss the last two weeks of the regular season and postseason. " April 25

  • Ish Smith will stay in touch with Pistons as free agency nears

    Detroit News "Ish Smith said Tuesday he can remember playing against Blake Griffin when the Los Angeles Clippers star wasn’t crazy about the court jester point guard cracking jokes during tense in-game moments. Now that Smith finds himself as a man without a team for the first time in three..." April 25

  • Blake Griffin Thanked Pistons Fans On Instagram For ‘Embracing Me And Our Team’

    Dime Magazine "The Detroit Pistons made the postseason during the 2018-19 campaign, but before anyone could blink, the team got bounced by the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. All four games were decided by double-digits, and while the Pistons fought valiantly, there was just nothing that they could do against a..." April 24

  • 'This season is the foundation': Blake Griffin believes in Pistons, himself

    Detroit News "In the last few weeks of the season, the Pistons’ fortunes changed from making the playoffs and competing for the sixth or seventh seed to barely squeaking into the postseason with a win in the last game of the regular season. The big change was Blake Griffin’s left..." April 23

  • Blake Griffin needs help, but it won't be coming anytime soon

    Sporting News "Big issue 1: The Pistons got 75 games out of Blake Griffin this season, which included a return to the All-Star game and averages of 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists. But in the final month of the season, Griffin experienced soreness in his left knee, which has been problematic..." April 23

  • Bucks win first playoff series in 18 years, give Pistons longest playoff-game losing streak in NBA history

    Pro Basketball Talk "Between on-court postgame interviews, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a pit stop at the Bucks’ bench for a drink. He appeared to need a few moments to catch his breath, so Fox Sports Wisconsin reporter Katie George asked whether he was ready. Antetokounmpo nodded as if he..." April 23

  • Watch: Blake Griffin joins Pistons fans in ‘ref you suck’ chant

    Larry Brown Sports "Many in Detroit were rather dissatisfied with how the first half of Monday night’s Pistons-Bucks playoff game was being officiated. Milwaukee and Detroit were whistled for a combined 28 personal fouls in the first half of the first-round game, but 18 of them went against the..." April 23

  • Dwane Casey calls Blake Griffin a game-time decision for Game 4 vs. Bucks

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey says star small forward Blake Griffin will be a game-time decision for Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. Griffin still has soreness and discomfort in his left knee. He played in Game 3 after missing Games 1 and 2 and finished with 27..." April 22

  • Blake Griffin’s amazing bounce-back season deserves a better ending than this

    SB Nation "Blake Griffin’s 2018-19 season is going to end in anticlimactic fashion, as the Pistons are almost certain to fall to the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs. So ends a fantastic year for Griffin that revitalized his reputation, but..." April 22

  • Pistons need a whole lot more from Andre Drummond

    Detroit News "There’s one more game, which probably won’t reveal anything we haven’t already seen, or didn’t already know. The Pistons aren’t nearly good enough to compete with Milwaukee in a series, or even a full game, in case you were still wondering. This is what..." April 22

  • Blake Griffin defends Andre Drummond, says he’s sad to hear home fans boo him

    Clutch Points "Andre Drummond has sometimes failed to exert himself to maximum capacity throughout his career. In 2018-19, though, the Detroit Pistons big man put together perhaps the finest season of his career, and more consistent effort on a game-by-game basis was one of the biggest reasons why...." April 21

  • Dwane Casey Contract: How Much Does the Detroit Pistons Coach Make?

    Heavy "Despite being named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Year last season while manning the Raptors, Dwane Casey found himself without a job following the season. That wouldn’t last long as he would quickly be named the Detroit Pistons coach and take over a team on the cusp of making the..." April 21

  • Dwane Casey commends Pistons star Blake Griffin for playing despite health concerns

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons’ All-Star forward Blake Griffin decided to play in Game 3 of their first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The 30-year old forward didn’t suit up in Games 1 and 2 because of a nagging knee injury that he’s been dealing with since the beginning..." April 21

  • Pistons tie record for longest playoff losing streak after Game 3 blowout

    The Score "It's been a while since the Detroit Pistons last won a playoff game. The Pistons dropped their 13th straight postseason game when they fell 119-103 to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 on Saturday, tying the record for the league's longest playoff losing..." April 21

  • Blake Griffin Active vs. Bucks After Missing 1st 2 Games with Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin is listed as active for Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. Griffin missed the first two games of the series with left knee soreness, and..." April 20

  • Luke Kennard is Showing His Long-Term Value

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons are trailing in the first round of the NBA Playoffs to the Milwaukee Bucks 2-0. They’ve lost by a combined total of 56 points, a 35-point drubbing in Game 1 and a much lesser 21-point beatdown in Game 2. Blake Griffin’s left knee is the size of a grapefruit. The..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Pistons' Luke Kennard started in Game 2. He's probably there to stay

    Detroit Free Press "Andre Drummond won the opening tip and the ball wound up in the hands of Reggie Jackson. The Detroit Pistons point guard crossed half court to initiate the opening possession to start Game 2 of the first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday..." April 18

  • Blake Griffin has the most surprising stat of the playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin has generated the most surprising stat of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Despite not playing in a game yet this postseason due to a knee injury, Griffin has been called for two technical fouls in the Detroit Pistons’ first round series with the Milwaukee Bucks while..." April 18

  • Blake Griffin at team shootaround, still questionable vs. Bucks for Game 2 of NBA playoffs

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Pistons already had a disadvantage going against the NBA's top-ranked Milwaukee Bucks in the opening round of the playoffs. They found themselves without the services of All-Star forward Blake Griffin in Game 1, and the result was a 35-point blowout loss for the East's No. 8..." April 17

  • Dwane Casey: Clippers gave Pistons a blueprint for dealing with the Bucks

    Detroit News "After a 35-point bludgeoning in Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks, there weren’t many things the Pistons could take from their effort. The Bucks dominated from the start and didn’t let up, even into the third quarter. What the Pistons can take is some lesson from the..." April 17

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Dwane Casey says Blake Griffin is trying to convince medical team he can play

    Clutch Points "It has been said that Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin could miss the entire first round of the playoffs due to a left knee injury. Despite this fact, the six-time All-Star has been asking Detroit’s medical staff to let him play, according to Keith Langlois..." April 15

  • Andre Drummond posts worst playoff-game plus-minus on record (-45), gets ejected

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the Pistons got walloped by the Bucks in Game 1 of their first-round series yesterday, Andre Drummond found a silver lining for getting ejected in the third quarter. “I got to shower early,” he said. Drummond wasn’t Detroit’s..." April 15

  • Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin: 'If it was my decision, I’d be playing'

    Detroit Free Press "Blake Griffin offered some clarity on the sore left knee that’s likely ruined any chance of a competitive first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Detroit Pistons star wants to play, but it’s not his call. “If it was pain, I..." April 15

  • Sources: Pistons' Blake Griffin likely to miss first-round series with Bucks

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin will likely miss the entire first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a left knee injury, sources told Yahoo Sports. Griffin has battled the injury for the past several weeks, getting pulled from the Pistons'..." April 15

  • Andre Drummond Got Ejected From Game 1 For Shoving Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Dime Magazine "Going into the Bucks-Pistons’ first-round series, we knew it was going to be an uphill battle for Detroit, who just eked into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season and are without their best player in Blake Griffin as he continues to battle knee soreness and has no time..." April 15

  • Pistons' Blake Griffin out for Game 1

    CBS Sports "Griffin (knee) has been ruled out for Game 1 on Sunday against the Bucks, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports. This is bad news for the Pistons, who will be tasked with facing a Milwaukee team that earned the best record in the NBA during the regular season without one of their star..." April 14

  • Pistons’ Blake Griffin took it personally when people overlooked his skills

    Bleacher Report "The bubble tea cafe where Blake Griffin wants to meet is the kind of place that would seemingly appeal to someone marooned in Michigan and pining for a cup of cutesy SoCal funk. The walls are painted flat black, the ceiling covered in gold metallic tile. Big black canisters of tea with names..." April 14

  • Blake Griffin's uncertain status adds intrigue to first Pistons' playoff series in 3 years

    Detroit News "Will he or won’t he? There seems to be as much uncertainty about Blake Griffin’s status for Game 1 of the first-round playoffs series against the Bucks as there is about what will happen in Sunday’s wildly anticipated episode of “Game of..." April 14

  • Thon Maker discusses challenges of guarding former teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Michigan Live "Thon Maker figures to have flashbacks to countless one-on-one battles with Giannis Antetokounmpo when he steps onto the court Sunday. Those were in practice. Now, Maker must deal with The Greek Freak in games, when the Detroit Pistons face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the..." April 13

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Blake Griffin Has Everything Except What He Can't Get Back

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin’s got a thing with his knee. It’s been the great running disappointment of his career, that his remarkable body doesn’t hold together all that well. There’s always something—a strained quad, a busted toe—and it often befalls him toward the end..." April 11

  • What's the status of Pistons' Blake Griffin (knee) entering playoffs?

    Detroit Free Press "While the Detroit Pistons were closing out the regular season with an expected victory, their best player was on the bench in street clothes. All-Star Blake Griffin was a mere spectator for the Pistons’ 115-89 victory over the New York Knicks to go into the..." April 11