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  • Dwane Casey reveals Andre Drummond is ‘in the best shape since I’ve been around him’

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey says All-Star center Andre Drummond is “in the best shape since I’ve been around him.” Casey expects a big season from Drummond, who will make $27.1 million in 2019-20 and has a player option worth $28.8 million..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Have Open 20-Man Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA training camps right around the corner, several more teams filled their 20-man offseason rosters this week. The Hornets did so on Monday, with the Mavericks, Pistons, Raptors, and Hawks following suit over the next few days. Those clubs join a list of..." September 20

  • Larry Brown Believed Pistons Were Going To Pick Carmelo Anthony Over Darko Milicic In 2003 Draft

    Syracuse.com " Former Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown could have had a dynasty. The legendary basketball coach joined SiriusXM radio on Thursday and said he thought his Pistons were going to draft former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony with the No. 2 pick in the 2003 NBA..." September 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA Passes Stricter Tampering, Compliance Rules Package

    SI "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of provisions to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the rules changes in a press conference and said there "need to be consequences" when rules are..." September 20

  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • Pistons coach Dwane Casey claims Blake Griffin’s rehab routine reminds him of Dirk Nowitzki

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey recently joined Keith Langlois of Pistons.com for a five-part interview. Amid their discussion, Casey likened Blake Griffin’s preparation routines to those of Dirk Nowitzki. Via NBA.com: KEITH LANGLOIS: OK, now..." September 19

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Stephen A. Smith and Markieff Morris Exchange Words Over 2017 Butt Slap

    Complex "Stephen A. Smith has a long history of irritating athletes. The latest player to take objection to Smith's comments is the Pistons' Markieff Morris.  Morris took to Twitter where he urged Stephen A. Smith to "Stop being a tough guy behind cameras and..." September 13

  • Joe Johnson Reportedly Close To NBA Return With Pistons

    Hot New Hip Hop "Big3 MVP Joe Johnson will reportedly return to the NBA for the 2019-20 season after spending the summer torching defenders in the Big3 and leading the Triplets to a championship. A few weeks back, The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears reported that several teams had..." September 12

  • Blake Griffin Doesn’t Think The Clippers Will Ever Take Over Los Angeles

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers had a marvelous offseason, landing a pair of superstars that are set to take the team to win it all next season. They had good years before this season when they were solid candidates in the West, but things have taken another dimension this time around. The..." September 12

  • Report: Pistons ink Joe Johnson to partially guaranteed 1-year deal

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons are close to signing veteran free-agent shooting guard Joe Johnson after his successful run in the BIG3, sources told Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Michael Beasley is likely to be released in order to open a roster spot, Goodman adds. " September 12

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • Knicks’ Marcus, Pistons’ Markieff Morris believe Team USA should have invited Carmelo Anthony to FIBA World Cup

    Clutch Points "Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris believe a struggling Team USA should have invited Carmelo Anthony to take part in the FIBA World Cup. The four-time Olympian and three-time gold-medal-winner hoped that USA Basketball would still have a spot available for him as a storied leading scorer,..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • Jamal Crawford says Derrick Rose is an ‘easy’ pick for Hall of Fame

    Clutch Points "Over the past couple of days, fans have debated whether or not former MVP Derrick Rose should be in the Hall of Fame. Veteran shooting guard Jamal Crawford has decided to give his take on the matter, saying that the new Detroit Pistons guard is easily a Hall of..." September 10

  • 10 NBA Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league of movement, and this has been the case in most recent years. Some of the league’s stars have moved around a lot last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2020. Teams have different needs when they decide to trade their star players and these..." September 10

  • Derrick Rose didn’t understand why Bulls didn’t shoot down reports he wasn’t interested in recruiting LeBron James

    Clutch Points "In his autobiography called “I’ll Show You,” Derrick Rose writes he didn’t understand why the Chicago Bulls didn’t shoot down reports he wasn’t interested in recruiting LeBron James to Chicago in the summer of 2010 when he made a recruiting..." September 10

  • Pistons In Lead For Joe Johnson?

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent forward Joe Johnson is in Detroit today to work out for the Pistons, sources tell Dave McMenamin of ESPN (Twitter link). Johnson’s workout with the Pistons had been expected, as a report last week indicated that the NBA veteran, who has already worked out for the..." September 10

  • NBA Teams That Never Won It All but Won't Be Forgotten

    Bleacher Report "Some of the greatest teams in NBA history never won a title for a variety of reasons, including because of injuries. As you'll see, we're not even including the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors, who have case for inclusion. There's also this Michael Jordan guy who killed some..." September 10

  • Blake Griffin Roasted Caitlyn Jenner About Sex Change Operation and Daughters

    The Big Lead "Blake Griffin was an All-Star this past season for the first time since 2015. In between appearances, he lost the lead role in the Space Jam sequel, but became a standup comedian. So that explains why he was a part of the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. It is unclear..." September 09

  • Derrick Rose Tells Dwight Howard To Be Patient On Return From “Rock Bottom”

    Fadeaway World "If there’s anyone who knows how to rebound from the bottom, it’s Derrick Rose. Following a dominant MVP season, the young guard suffered a devastating ACL injury that sidelined him for the entirety of the 2012-13 season. A string of additional injuries followed, with each taking a..." September 09

  • Derrick Rose: Phil Jackson’s meddling doomed my Knicks

    New York Post "With the basketball, the way Phil [Jackson] had talked, and with [Joakim Noah] and [Carmelo Anthony], I really thought we were going to do something. But when it came to the basketball, I knew right away that we were s–t. I played through it, 60-some games, but I could..." September 08

  • Derrick Rose: 'I'm a Hall of Famer' in Friends' Eyes; 'I Made It; I Executed'

    Bleacher Report "Derrick Rose might not make the Basketball Hall of Fame, but he explained Friday on The Stephen A. Smith Show that he's lived up to the lofty expectations he had growing up:   "I am a Hall..." September 06

  • 12 NBA Salary Guarantees To Watch In October

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of the NBA players who are currently on non-guaranteed contracts won’t have their salaries for 2019/20 become fully guaranteed until January 10. That’s the league-wide salary guarantee date and the default deadline that applies to players who haven’t..." September 06

  • Kendall Jenner nets attention from two NBA stars

    Page Six "Kendall Jenner was seen over Labor Day weekend enjoying attention from two NBA stars — an ex as well as a rumored suitor. Sources said that the supermodel was at Soho Beach House in Malibu “playing [party game] Cards Against Humanity with Blake Griffin,” her..." September 06

  • How Many Current NBA Players Are Really Future Hall of Famers?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is flush with talent—perhaps more so than it has ever been before. This past season alone, there were over a dozen players who performed at what we would have considered MVP-level in the past. You're likely to run out of fingers and toes if..." September 06

  • Report: Major agencies planning to boycott NCAA’s new agent testing

    Clutch Points "Less than a month ago, the NCAA tried to impose their will on player agents, instituting a new mandate that would require agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Although the NCAA later rescinded the change after massive backlash, the community of agency firms and individual agents are..." September 06

  • Is Blake Griffin Already a Hall of Famer?

    Bleacher Report "We don't talk nearly enough about Blake Griffin. From the beginning, Griffin has set the basketball world on fire with his high-flying nature. He jammed on overmatched opponents during his two-year career at Oklahoma then ushered in the Lob City Era as a member of the Los..." September 05

  • Top Landing Spots for BIG3 MVP, Former NBA Star Joe Johnson

    Bleacher Report "Joe Johnson not only won the BIG3's 2019 MVP award, but he had arguably the best individual season in the league's short history. This summer, he set records for points (175), points per game (21.9), assists (31) and assists per game (3.9) in the regular season...." September 05

  • Derrick Rose to do book signing in Los Angeles for new autobiography

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose will do a book signing in Los Angeles this Saturday for his new autobiography called “I’ll Show You.” Chicago Bulls legendary writer Sam Smith helped Rose write the book:

    September 04

  • Eight NBA players who could have breakout seasons with their new teams following a busy free agency period

    CBS Sports "Victor Oladipo is the poster boy for a change of scenery leading to suddenly-fulfilled potential. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft was solid, but not elite in his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. But a trade to Indiana..." September 04

  • NBA weighing investment vehicle to buy minority shares of individual teams

    Clutch Points "At the end of the day, the NBA is still a business. The whole world was reminded of this very fact of late, with news emerging pertaining to the league’s reported interest in investing on a small stake in individual teams. In an article by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, this..." September 03

  • Trade Packages to Break Up NBA's Worst Star Pairings

    Bleacher Report "Collecting star players is usually the key to success in the NBA.  But while pure talent typically wins out, some star pairings are destined to fail due to skill overlap, chemistry issues or roster fit. While superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi..." September 03

  • Team USA might really be in trouble at FIBA World Cup

    SB Nation "When Turkey’s Dogus Balbay took an unsportsmanlike foul from Joe Harris in the final nine seconds of overtime of Team USA’s second FIBA World Cup group stage, it looked like it was over. Turkey led the U.S., 92-91, and Balbaby was awarded two free throws and possession of..." September 03

  • Hawks, Warriors, Grizzlies Have Made Most Offseason Trades

    Hoops Rumors "A total of 43 trades have been completed by NBA teams since the 2018/19 season ended, including three deals involving three teams and one that included four teams. No club has been more active on the trade market during that time than the Hawks, who completed eight deals. However,..." September 03

  • Redick, Iguodala and Under-the-Radar NBA Veterans Who Aren't Done Yet

    Bleacher Report "We all know veterans such as LeBron James and Steph Curry are going to put up huge numbers in 2019-20, barring injury. But what about some of the equally seasoned but less heralded players? You know, the guys teams may not have built their offseasons around acquiring but who could be..." September 03

  • Power Ranking USA Men's Basketball Roster Ahead of 2019 FIBA World Cup

    Bleacher Report "Australia ended a 78-game winning streak for the USA Basketball men's senior team in the lead-up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that starts Saturday in China. The hosts won 98-94 in front of 52,079 fans in Melbourne. After all the high-profile..." August 30

  • Highest-Paid NBA Players By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier today, we listed the top 50 highest-paid NBA players for the 2019/20 season. While that list presented a clear picture of the highest earners for the upcoming season, not every NBA team was represented. Neither the Grizzlies nor the Knicks had a..." August 30

  • Decisions On 2020/21 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to rookie scale extensions was moved up from October 31 to the last day before the regular season begins, but Halloween remains an important date on the NBA’s..." August 30

  • Who could be the NBA’s Andrew Luck?

    SB Nation "Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 29 with tens of millions of dollars on the table continues to draw a mix of astonishment and understanding around the American sports landscape. The NBA does not have a serious record of early choice retirements probably because..." August 30

  • Andre Drummond and the Pistons should break up for each other’s sake

    New York Daily News "Detroit Pistons center and two-time All-Star Andre Drummond all but confirmed he’ll be declining the player option on the fifth year of his contract, a move that would allow him to enter the first unrestricted free agency of his career in the summer of 2020. He would forego a $28.7..." August 29

  • NBA Stars Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "A career year is the most brilliant type of NBA breakout. The stars align, the basketball gods grant their blessing, and players put forth a campaign greater than any they'll ever produce. At times, these meteoric rises can seemingly come with no rhyme or..." August 29

  • Andre Drummond clarifies comment about being ‘excited’ for free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Andre Drummond made some remarks recently about his impending free agency that many took to mean he wants to leave the Detroit Pistons, but the All-Star big man says they were misinterpreted. A reporter asked Drummond over the weekend if he is looking forward to being a free agent..." August 28

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 worst contracts

    The Score "The NBA has mostly gotten better at fiscal restraint. Contracts are kept relatively short by design, meaning ascending talents can reach their next payday quicker - and bad money comes off the books a lot faster. Still, today's front offices aren't above handing out truly..." August 28

  • Who's the Greatest In-Game Dunker of All Time?

    Bleacher Report "Forget about the three-point revolution, the post-up plays of old or even the all-eyes-on-them isolation game. Dunking remains king of the NBA. It's right there in the name: d-u-n-k-i-n-g. Nothing better captures the jaw-dropping, physics-defying athleticism of the..." August 27

  • NBA Players Who Are Headed Overseas For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "With a new group of incoming rookies arriving in the NBA this season and several players from international leagues also coming stateside, there simply aren’t enough roster spots around the league to accommodate all the players who spent time with NBA clubs last season. As such,..." August 27