Pistons Rumors & News

  • Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond's quest to make Team USA starts this week

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons center Andre Drummond has a good chance to represent his country next month. As the U.S. national team starts workouts in Las Vegas on Monday with a goal of making up the team for the FIBA World Cup, Drummond brings a blend of size and athleticism that could be needed at..." July 27

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@Jbiss: ---> Pistons have all the leverage... they'll want a long-term deal at $10-$12 million per - Greg's gonna want opt out after 3

  • Ex-Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva, now a free agent, looking for right situation

    Detroit Free Press "Nearly four weeks into the NBA’s free-agency period, Charlie Villanueva doesn’t have a landing spot. It’s a far cry from five seasons ago when he agreed to join the Pistons on the first day of the league’s moratorium. Villanueva, who turns 30 next month, admits to feeling the uncertainty...." July 26

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy took questions from the media last week about the contract impasse with restricted free agent Greg Monroe after introducing free agent pickups D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Here are some of his answers. Question: How..." July 24

  • 5d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    The Pistons waived Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson to make room for Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Pistons second-rounder Spencer Dinwiddie has landed a three-year deal from his new team

  • Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with..." July 21

  • Kings still want Pistons' Josh Smith, but trade not imminent

    Detroit Free Press "The Sacramento Kings made another run at Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith during this week’s league meetings in Las Vegas, but they were rebuffed again. A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation confirmed ESPN’s Marc Stein’s report that the Kings were interested in Smith. Another..." July 18

  • Sources: Pistons, Kings revisit J. Smith talks

    ESPN.com "The Detroit Pistons and the Sacramento Kings have resumed trade discussions on a deal that could send Josh Smith to Sacramento, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Sources told ESPN.com the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a..." July 17

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

    CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

  • 11d
    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • 12d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Also hearing Pacers are expressing serious interest in Rodney Stuckey to fill backcourt void created by Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte

  • Pistons officially cut ties with Peyton Siva, Josh Harrellson

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons were set to have 18 players on a team with only 15 roster spots so we knew something was going to have to give. And on Monday night, the team cleared room by releasing Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson in order to make room for new signees Caron Butler and DJ Augustin. It's a..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • 14d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Detroit on the brink of signing Caron Butler after Butler's postseason run with Oklahoma City.

  • 14d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Free agent guard D.J. Augustine has agreed to a two-year $6 million deal with the Pistons, per source.

  • 15d
    Moke Hamilton @MokeHamilton

    It has been a while and nothing has happened with Monroe, at all. Leads me to believe a S&T is probable, just waiting for dust to settle.

  • Isaiah Thomas prefers Lakers, Mavericks or Suns

    SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • 19d
    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Addendum to earlier Pistons intel: they're not eager to part ways with Josh Smith as has been indicated. Value him and not eager to dump.

  • Stan Van Gundy: Pistons want Greg Monroe back if it's 'a mutual thing'

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' top executive made it clear Wednesday that Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' head coach wants Greg Monroe back next season, or vice versa, or both. Regardless, with free agents able to sign contracts and offer sheets beginning Thursday, Van Gundy's major..." July 08

  • 20d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in free agent point guard Brian Roberts.

  • 20d
    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    The Pistons, I'm told, are not involved with free agent Isaiah Thomas. The former Kings PG had been connected to them previously.

  • 21d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Aaron Gray agees to a multi year deal w/pistons

  • 22d
    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Detroit's still in the mix for Isaiah Thomas. They were on to Thomas early in free agency & I'm hearing they would be open to a sign&trade.

  • The complicated struggle of Greg Monroe's situation in Detroit

    CBSSports.com "The Greg Monroe situation in Detroit is what I would refer to as ... perilous. Monroe was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2010 and for two years, he was supposed to be the future of the franchise. The problem was that the present of the franchise was an epic freaking disaster. You can talk..." July 06

  • Andre Drummond appeals to Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe: 'I feel like he's going to come back'

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe and his agent David Falk visited a Detroit Pistons summer league practice Thursday, so Andre Drummond used it as something of a personal recruiting opportunity for his free-agent teammate. "He's got to go through his process of what he wants to do but I'd love to have him back,"..." July 05

  • 24d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Andre Drummond wanted to play in the Orlando Pro Summer League, according to Stan Van Gundy. But Drummond will not play.

  • 25d
    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    Just got off the phone with SVG: "Greg’s never said anything to us about not wanting to play with Josh."

  • 25d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Hearing Isaiah Thomas' preferred teams (in order): Lakers, Heat, Pistons

  • 27d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent Cartier Martin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • 27d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million-plus contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 28d
    Dave Hogg @Stareagle

    Pistons will not pick up Chauncey Billups' option for this season. No announcement of his future, but I suspect he'll retire.

  • 28d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    The #Pistons formally extend qualifying offer to Greg Monroe. A formality at this point

  • Detroit Pistons not seeking big name, want to spread free agency money around

    Detroit Free Press "Don’t expect LeBron James. Kevin Love? Probably not. When looking at the list of players available through free agency or trades when NBA free agency begins Tuesday, Detroit Pistons fans should start looking a little down the list — not near the top. Pistons president and coach Stan Van..." June 30

  • Pistons not seeking big name, want to spread free agency money around

    Detroit Free Press "Don’t expect LeBron James. Kevin Love? Probably not. When looking at the list of players available through free agency or trades when NBA free agency begins Tuesday, Detroit Pistons fans should start looking a little down the list — not near the top. Pistons president and coach Stan Van..." June 29

  • Pistons draft pick Spencer Dinwiddie expected to take it slow

    Detroit News "Selecting a guard with their lone draft pick wasn’t a surprise, but taking a point guard seemed to raise a few eyebrows among Pistons fans, especially considering there’s no definitive timetable for when Spencer Dinwiddie will take the floor. Dinwiddie, a second-round draft pick from Colorado,..." June 28

  • 30d
    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    But SVG says the 2 "thinnest" positions in FA are small forward and shooting guard - #Pistons two biggest needs

  • LIVE BLOG
    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

  • Pistons' best move is to be bold, deal Josh Smith or Greg Monroe

    Detroit News "They’ll get a usable player, or maybe not. They could move into the bottom of the first round, but probably not. Not to ruin your NBA draft party Thursday night, but the focus of the Pistons under new leader Stan Van Gundy changed the moment they lost the No. 9 pick and were left with one faint..." June 26

  • Could Josh Smith trade lead to Rondo to Kings?

    ESPN Boston "The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have talked about a potential Josh Smith deal: Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Pistons have engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions this week that would potentially land Josh Smith in the same Sacramento..." June 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One source insists nothing imminent, but I'm told Pistons and Kings have discussed a trade that would send Josh Smith to Sacramento

  • Using Josh Smith off bench might be perfect fix to Pistons' front-court quandary

    Detroit News "Barring unforeseen circumstances, the first draft of the Stan Van Gundy regime likely will be uneventful. But the rest of the summer shouldn’t follow suit. The 38th pick could bear some fruit in a deep draft. The high expectations that came with having high picks in the last few years won’t..." June 22

  • Pistons make retaining Greg Monroe their top priority

    Detroit News "In a very short time, the Detroit Pistons and restricted free agent to be Greg Monroe will stop posturing, and the real poker game will begin. Come July 1, less than two weeks from today, teams will be lining up with sales pitches for prospective free agents, offering loads of money and..." June 20

  • Pelicans explore sign-and-trade for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe was back in his hometown of New Orleans last week to take part in a youth basketball clinic. But could the Big Easy become a permanent destination for the Detroit Pistons' soon-to-be restricted free agent? According to a story by NOLA.com, the New Orleans Pelicans might be..." June 18

  • Greg Monroe Expects Multiple Suitors In Free Agency, Not Ruling Out Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Greg Monroe expects a bevy of suitors as a restricted free agent next month, including possible interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. "From what I have been told, it'll be like that (college recruiting) a little bit,"..." June 16

  • Low-profile Pistons GM Jeff Bower gets high marks from the NBA experts

    Detroit Free Press "Fans naturally are curious about the résumé of new Pistons general manager Jeff Bower. He isn’t a self-promoter, and considering he previously toiled in Charlotte and New Orleans, it’s understandable that he isn’t a household name like his boss, Stan Van Gundy. But here are a couple of facts..." June 15