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  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Five reasons Pistons' season took a wrong turn

    Detroit News "On Dec. 1, the Pistons were seemingly on top of the world. They had just beaten the defending-champion Golden State Warriors and improved to 13-7. It was a stretch of nine wins in 11 games and the Dwane Casey era looked to be off to a rousing start. It was the apex of the season,..." January 16

  • Pistons Add Kalin Lucas On Two-Way Deal, Waive Zach Lofton

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have signed Kalin Lucas to a two-way contract, waiving Zach Lofton in the process, Rod Beard of The Detroit News relays (Twitter feed). The now team has a bounty of guards after adding Isaiah Whitehead on a separate two-way deal earlier today. Behind Reggie Jackson, the..." January 15

  • Reggie Bullock generating hype in the trade market

    Yardbarker "Reggie Bullock and Ish Smith have been solid this season for the Pistons and would have some value on the trade market, given their modest salaries and expiring contracts. However, the club would like to re-sign both players during the 2019 offseason, if possible, tweets Vince Ellis of The..." January 15

  • Pistons, Suns, Magic Pursuing Dennis Smith Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are ramping up trade discussions for point guard Dennis Smith Jr., ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. The Suns and Magic are involved in talks with the Mavs, Wojnarowski adds. Smith Jr. has missed the last three games with a..." January 15

  • Pistons, Isaiah Whitehead Agree To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have reached an agreement with free agent guard Isaiah Whitehead on a two-way contract, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Detroit will have to waive one of its current two-way players – Keenan Evans or Zach..." January 15

  • Blake Griffin is allowed to be mad at the Clippers

    SB Nation "Blake Griffin’s first game against the Clippers in LA happened on Saturday. Griffin still seems upset over how the Clippers treated him last year. You may remember that when Griffin was an unrestricted free agent in July 2017, the Clips (who had just traded Chris Paul to the rival Rockets..." January 14

  • Blake Griffin shoots down notion he shunned Clippers owner

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin made a return trip to Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. It’s his first game back in Southern California since being dealt from the Clippers to Detroit last season. Prior to the game, a video emerged that depicted Griffin blowing off Clippers..." January 12

  • Blake Griffin literally runs away from Clippers owner

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Pistons star forward Blake Griffin is making his return trip to Los Angeles Saturday — a city that he called home for seven-plus seasons as a member of the Clippers. To say that there’s hard feelings after Griffin was traded from the Clippers last season would be..." January 12

  • Ish Smith isn’t the Pistons’ answer, but he’s part of the solution

    Detroit Bad Boys "Let’s open with the obvious: There’s no easy fix for these Detroit Pistons. They’re flawed, sure, but right now it feels like the end of the world. It’s a broken team. It’s a car without a starter, a nail without a hammer. One of the..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Doc Rivers believes Blake Griffin deserves to have Clippers jersey retired

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers’ trade of Blake Griffin one year ago came months after the star forward was sold in free agency, in a pitch complete with a mock jersey retirement ceremony, on becoming a “Clipper for life.” As Griffin prepares to face the Clippers on Saturday at Staples..." January 11

  • Pistons 'can work through the adversity'

    Detroit News "The Pistons are in their worst stretch of the season and Pistons owner Tom Gores got to see the team up close as they took on the Lakers on Wednesday night at Staples Center. It wasn’t pretty, as the Pistons (17-22) lost for the sixth time in the last seventh games and fell to a..." January 10

  • Pistons’ Blake Griffin fails to grab a rebound in a game for first time in career

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin made history on Wednesday night, turning out a rebound-less performance against the Los Angeles Lakers. To make matters worse, it was the first time in his seven-year career in which he failed to grab a rebound in a game, doing so..." January 10

  • Pistons' Casey on Jackson's minutes: 'Reggie is still coming back'

    Detroit News "Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson, who played just 19 minutes in the first three quarters of Monday's 119-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, was inserted back into the game with 4:22 left and the Pistons down by 15.  Pistons coach Dwayne Casey was asked what Jackson..." January 08

  • Griffin proud of time in L.A., hasn't talked to Clippers' brass since trade

    ESPN "A FEW MONTHS BACK, Blake Griffin announced he was quitting comedy, his favorite extracurricular activity away from basketball, to pursue music as his next sideline. This declaration was the premise of the four-part mockumentary-ish "Comedy by Blake" digital series for Funny or..." January 08

  • Blake Griffin asked Clippers to call him if traded, but didn’t answer when they did

    Pro Basketball Talk "Blake Griffin indicated the Clippers mistreated him by not telling him directly when he was traded to the Pistons last year. But maybe Griffin was the one rude to Clippers president Lawrence Frank. Griffin reportedly learned he’d be traded the morning the deal was..." January 08

  • The story of Luke Kennard’s struggles is the story of the Pistons for the past decade

    Detroit Bad Boys "OK, let’s make sure we’re completely relaxed and in the proper state of mind before we get going. Please follow along. **Dims lights** **Turns on “Sounds of the Rainforest”** **Slowly retreats into child’s pose** Inhale..." January 04

  • Pistons' Kennard showing more of a 'killer mentality'

    Detroit News "It’s starting to come back, in small flashes, a play here and a play there. The flashes are starting to string together a bit more, but still not to the point that the Pistons are solving their offensive woes. Luke Kennard had the many facets of his game on display against..." January 02

  • Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson: 'I find myself in my own head'

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Jackson sat on a stool in front of the locker in the visitor’s locker room at Fiserv Forum. His feet rested in a bucket of ice, a customary remedy following games. A few minutes earlier, Jackson had a rare efficient scoring night, shooting 8-for-10 in scoring 19..." January 02

  • Dwane Casey says guys are laying it on the line but it isn’t enough

    Clutch Points "Following his team’s 121-98 pummeling at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey came to the defense of his guys. According to the 61-year-old coach, he believes that his players are giving it their all, but also hinted that he thinks they can do..." January 02

  • Pistons' Dwane Casey takes issue with ref after non-call not reviewed

    ESPN "Pistons coach Dwane Casey had some strong words for referee Karl Lane after Detroit's 121-98 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on New Year's Day at Fiserv Forum. In the final minute of the game, Pistons guard Langston Galloway fell to the floor clutching his face after he appeared..." January 02

  • Here's how Detroit Pistons are approaching trade market: 'Very careful'

    Detroit Free Press "After early season success, the Detroit Pistons have lost 10 of 13 games. The low point may have come Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Pistons absorbed an embarrassing 37-point thumping against the Indiana Pacers. Clinging to the..." January 02

  • Pistons hold team meeting to get on 'same page'

    Detroit News "From the wait of almost 20 minutes following the Pistons’ 37-point blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, there was something palpable in the air. No one emerged from the Pistons’ locker room and the tension in Pistons coach Dwane Casey’s eyes almost..." December 31

  • The Pistons Are Struggling But They’re Not Panicking Yet

    Dime Magazine "Must a team meeting always be such a bad thing? When the Detroit Pistons sat down with each other to discuss their blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday, it was done so with good intentions. They wanted to communicate what went wrong and how to fix them. This should be business as usual..." December 31

  • Did ex-Warrior Zaza Pachulia troll struggling Klay Thompson?

    Yardbarker "Did former Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia troll Klay Thompson on Twitter Thursday night? It seems that way. Thompson has been struggling with his shot and actually seems to be pretty frustrated with questions about it. In Thursday night’s overtime loss against..." December 28

  • Pistons' Blake Griffin gets into altercation with heckling fan, who was later ejected

    Sporting News "Pistons star Blake Griffin let emotions get the best of him when he appeared to be heckled by a fan during the team's 129-123 victory over the Timberwolves on Thursday.  Griffin had to be held back after getting into a heated exchange with a fan in overtime, though..." December 20

  • Pistons' Reggie Bullock: 'I feel like I’m the best shooter in the league'

    Detroit News "After the Pistons traded for Blake Griffin last season, team owner Tom Gores said that they could use a few more stars like Griffin to get to where they wanted to be. Griffin has become the Pistons’ centerpiece, but if they’re going to take the next step toward..." December 20

  • Blake Griffin pulls off rather undesirable 'quad-double'

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin had a night with some good moments on Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, he had some bad, as well. The good is that Griffin had a triple-double. He scored 19 points, pulled down 11 boards, and dished out 11 assists. The..." December 18

  • Pistons' spacing much better with Reggie Bullock, Luke Kennard in lineup

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey might have discovered the right combination to maximize the abilities of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond and his team's offensive potential. Reggie Bullock returned Saturday from a sprained ankle and joined Luke Kennard in the starting lineup for..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Stan Van Gundy trolls Suns owner over relocation threat

    Sportsnaut "Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver just recently threatened to move his franchise from the desert to Las Vegas or Seattle should local leaders refuse a plan to upgrade Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix. Given the Suns’ questionable relationship with the local government, this..." December 14

  • Pistons, Magic Among Teams Most Interested in Trading for Markelle Fultz

    Liberty Ballers "According to sources who spoke with Liberty Ballers Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic have recently demonstrated interest in trading for Markelle Fultz. The recent adductor injury to Pistons reserve guard (and former Sixer) Ish Smith, as well as inconsistent play from..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Dwane Casey says Pistons G Luke Kennard is just getting his 'sea legs'

    Sporting News "Luke Kennard entered the starting lineup for the Pistons on Monday against the 76ers and his performance was stunning. Detroit fell 116-102 and extended their losing streak to five games, but Kennard scored a career-high 28 points. The Pistons have been depleted by injuries lately,..." December 12

  • Pelicans, Pistons, Kings Identified As Active Buyers On Trade Market

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are three of the most active buyers on the trade market. The typical start of trade season is Dec. 15 when most players who signed deals in the offseason are eligible to be dealt. The Pelicans are feeling..." December 12

  • The curious case of Glenn Robinson III’s defensive struggles

    Detroit Bad Boys "I love to be proven right. For lack of better reasoning, it’s partly why I’m in the basketball blogging game. When the prediction Gods look fondly upon my hoops-related takes, I’m the first to gleefully remind everyone and anyone who will listen that, yes, in fact, “I..." December 11

  • Luke Kennard starts for Detroit Pistons. He should remain there

    Detroit Free Press "First, it was a knee injury in the summer. Then it was shoulder strain. Both injuries interfered with the introductory process of Detroit Pistons shooting guard Luke Kennard and first-year coach Dwane Casey. Count Monday night as the official..." December 11

  • Report: Pistons have expressed interest in Knicks’ Damyean Dotson

    Clutch Points "Dwane Casey and the Detroit Pistons have plenty of talent on their roster, but they have been unable to put everything together at the same time. Looking ahead at the remainder of the season, the Pistons know that they will have to make a move or two to tweak their roster and..." December 10

  • Jimmy Butler on Blake Griffin Altercation: 'He's Trying to Be Tough'

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler had some choice words for Blake Griffin after the two All-Stars were in an altercation in the fourth quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers' 117-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday.  Following the game, Butler told ESPN's Jorge Sedano that Griffin was..." December 08

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson finally finds his way, under new tutelage

    Detroit News "Stanley Johnson recounts the words like a daily affirmation. Elite defender. Playmaker. Three-point shooter. Great teammate. Johnson cracks a smile as he rattles off each of the bullet points from a “role card” that Pistons coach Dwane Casey gave each player..." December 07

  • Pistons' Ish Smith out at least two weeks with groin injury

    Detroit News "The injury are piling up for the Pistons — and they’re all coming in the same positions. The Pistons announced Friday morning that guard Ish Smith will miss at least two weeks after an MRI showed a muscle tear in his right adductor (groin). Smith suffered the injury in the..." December 07

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Kevin Durant: Blake Griffin ‘Not Playing Like a Traditional Big’

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant says Blake Griffin is no traditional big man. Griffin, who scored 26 points in the Pistons’ 111-102 win Saturday night against the visiting Golden State Warriors, is harder-than-ever to defend according to KD. Stephen Curry adds that..." December 03

  • Kerr calls Dubs' loss to Pistons one of his 'worst performances' as coach

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors lost to the Detroit Pistons 111-102 Saturday night, and after the game head coach Steve Kerr called it one of the worst coaching performances of his career: December 02

  • Pistons' second unit 'a good mix' that's getting job done

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons' second unit has a little bit of everything: size and speed, shooters, cutters, players who can attack the rim and dogged defenders. The bench was instrumental in Tuesday's 118-107 victory over the New York Knicks at Little Caesars Arena,..." November 28

  • Blake Griffin Glad Trade To Pistons Happened

    Real GM Basketball "Nearly a year after Blake Griffin was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, he is content with the relocation. “Yeah, I’m glad it happened,” Griffin told the Times. “I’m not saying I don’t miss certain people. There were some..." November 26

  • Blake Griffin happy about trade to Pistons

    Los Angeles Times "Ford Griffin, the 5-year-old son of NBA star Blake Griffin, comes bouncing down a mostly empty hallway, wearing his dad’s new Pistons jersey. He’s dribbling a small basketball, spinning in circles, smile as wide as his father’s shoulders. Earlier in the week, he got..." November 25

  • Technical difficulties: Pistons teed off about getting teed up league-high 15 times

    Detroit News "What in the name of Rasheed Wallace is going on here? The 2018-19 Detroit Pistons, not the Bad Boys Pistons or the Going to Work Pistons, presently lead the NBA in technical fouls. They picked up four in the fourth quarter Monday against the Cavaliers -- when they were up by..." November 21

  • 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