Pistons Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Raptors get 'nasty' on Pistons

    Toronto Sun "The NBA is one, big chemistry experiment. Sure, talent matters, but if the elements can’t co-exist, the lab might blow up. Everything is in harmony in Toronto, and that’s why the team leads the East at 21-6, after Friday’s 110-100 victory over the Pistons. Few of the pieces fit in Detroit,..." December 20

  • Mavs finally pull away from the Pistons to win 117-106

    Mavs Moneyball "While it felt like tough going for a while there, the Mavs continued their domination over the East. The woeful Pistons put up a decent fight, trying to beat their third Western Conference team in four games, but they simply couldn't hang with the Mavs' offense tonight. The Mavs started the..." December 18

  • Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18

    Sportando "Milicic will fight against Radovan Radojcin in a “prestige fight” during the “Soul Night of Champions” event Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Serbian big man born in 1985 was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the second overall pick in..." December 18

  • Josh Smith being 'shopped' by Pistons, according to report

    SB Nation "The Detroit Pistons passed on the chance to trade forward Josh Smith over the summer, but now they're reportedly considering a change of heart. The Pistons are "shopping" Smith and open to moving him for the right package, reports Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News. This isn't the first time..." December 18

  • Greg Monroe's agent says he's not seeking trade

    USA Today "Two days after Greg Monroe said he wasn't seeking a trade from the Detroit Pistons, his agent, David Falk, emphatically reiterated his client's position. "He made a commitment to Stan (Van Gundy) when he took the qualifying offer that he would work as hard as he could and help the team as best..." December 17

  • Report: Dumars was fined $500,000 for leaking NBA memos

    Detroit News "Former Pistons president Joe Dumars was fined $500,000 by the NBA in 2010 for leaking confidential league memos to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, according to a report. "The NBA decided that too many memos were making it into the media, so they conducted a sting operation over several..." December 17

  • Clips right Ship, sink Pistons 113-91

    Clips Nation "The Clippers survived an early barrage by the Pistons and turned a competitive game into a laugher. DeAndre Jordan bested the up-and-coming Andre Drummond and Jordan Farmar had his best night as a Clipper, scoring 15 points, 10 of which came on a run all his own. The game started with DeAndre..." December 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.

  • Pistons asking first-round pick for disgruntled Greg Monroe

    Sporting News "According to NBA rules, Pistons forward Greg Monroe is now eligible to be traded. And, sources told Sporting News, he wants that, badly. But teams seeking Monroe will need to cough up a first-round pick, and that’s a sticking point. Monroe was a restricted free agent this summer, but was unable..." December 16

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe slams trade rumor, says he will never initiate trade talk

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe was perturbed by a report that he wants to be traded at virtually any cost, calling it "completely false" and "annoying" to have to answer about. Head coach Stan Van Gundy also debunked the report by The Sporting News that the Pistons are seeking a first-round..." December 16

  • Stan Van Gundy fires back at his brother's 'Titanic' Pistons analogy

    CBSSports.com "Jeff Van Gundy recently commented on his brother Stan Van Gundy's unfortunate position as coach of the Pistons, who have been way worse than advertised. On a radio spot with NBA XM Radio the former Knicks and Rockets coach likened the Pistons to a mighty ship ... the Titanic. "He took over..." December 14

  • Pistons hold off Suns, end losing streak at 13

    Detroit News "Conventional wisdom goes out the window when you're knocking on infamy's doorstep, when carefully constructed game plans turn futile and you're facing the prospect of going nearly 30 days without feeling the simple satisfaction of an NBA victory. All the stops were pulled Friday, as Pistons..." December 13

  • Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy and Larry Brown spoke recently, with a stay-the-course message

    Michigan Live "Larry Brown said on XM Radio today that the Detroit Pistons have misfit pieces but Stan Van Gundy will "get it done" in the president/coach's efforts to restore the franchise's health. Van Gundy, after practice today here, said he appreciated the opportunity to discuss the 3-19 Pistons' issues..." December 12

  • Jodie Meeks could make Pistons debut Friday at Phoenix

    Detroit Free Press "Jodie Meeks may be close to returning to action. Sidelined since the first exhibition game because of a stress reaction in his lower back, the Detroit Pistons' top off-season acquisition will practice Wednesday. And if he comes through it OK and gets in another practice Thursday, there's a..." December 10

  • Crabbe plays behind the scenes in 98-86 win over Pistons

    CSN Northwest "Allen Crabbe stood near his locker stall, taking his time to get dressed after the Blazers won their fifth straight game on Tuesday night. Crabbe wasn’t aware the small media crowd was waiting for him to speak, not his stall neighbor, Wesley Matthews. Once Crabbe knew he was the center of..." December 10

  • Skidding Pistons shouldn't go in tank mode — yet

    Detroit News "The best long-range strategy might involve doing nothing. But while an exasperated Stan Van Gundy says "everything's on the table" now, with his Pistons already setting records for futility two months into the season, that may be the one thing that isn't. The Pistons suffered their 13th..." December 10

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Jodie Meeks could play as soon as Friday, SVG says. Needs to see him practice next 2 days

  • Thunder escapes Pistons 96-94

    The Oklahoman "Brandon Jennings raced into the open court, knifed down the lane and looked to have a relatively clear layup to tie the game. But instead – with two seconds left and the Pistons trailing by two – Jennings kicked it out to a wide-open Josh Smith on the wing, who gladly hoisted up one of his..." December 08

  • Andre Drummond apologizes for picture he took while driving almost 100 mph

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s been a few years since I took a DMV test to renew my driver’s license, but I’m fairly sure taking a picture with your camera phone of you driving almost 100 is frowned upon. That’s just what Piston’s big man Andre Drummond did. He posted the above photo on Snapchat, we’ll give him the..." December 08

  • Andre Drummond admits 'mistake'

    ESPN.com "Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond acknowledged he made a "silly mistake" after a picture of him driving at what appeared to be nearly 100 mph showed up on the Internet. Fansided.com posted the picture, which it said Drummond sent via Snapchat. The picture, from behind the wheel of a car on a..." December 07

  • Thumb injury still affecting Pistons' Brandon Jennings

    Detroit Free Press "A fall on his left hand was the last thing Brandon Jennings needed. But in the second half of Wednesday night's 109-102 loss to the Boston Celtics, that's exactly what happened to the Detroit Pistons point guard playing through a left thumb injury. He jumped off the floor quickly, but shook..." December 05

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe finds bench not too uncomfortable

    Detroit News "It's a move that could be seen a mile away, even though Greg Monroe going to the bench is tough to comprehend from a basketball standpoint. But with the Pistons losing 10 in a row and their super-size lineup not bearing fruit, a change had to be made. And Monroe's performance against the Boston..." December 05

  • Celtics grind out an OT victory over Pistons

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics would not have been complaining if they would have smashed the Detroit Pistons by 20 or 30 points on Wednesday. But there was a much-needed lesson in overcoming adversity that this team will surely benefit from after defeating Detroit 109-102 in overtime. This was a game..." December 04

  • Stan Van Gundy says Pistons 'have a messed up team'

    SB Nation "The arrival of Stan Van Gundy in Detroit was supposed to solve many of the Pistons' issues, giving the team a brilliant basketball mind to mold one of the most unusual rosters in the league. Instead, Van Gundy seems to be joining the rest of us in confusion, calling his team "messed up" after a..." December 04

  • Kobe Bryant has enough energy to carry Lakers past Pistons, 106-96

    Los Angeles Times "You think you've seen all the ways Kobe Bryant can win a game. The surprises keep coming. He struggles. He looks fatigued. He turns around and scores 12 third-quarter points. Finishes with 13 assists. Shame on everybody else. The Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons, 106-96, behind only 12 points..." December 03

  • Warriors win at Detroit to complete 5-0 trip

    San Francisco Chronicle "After two seasons of doling out more than 50 tickets to family and friends when the Warriors swing through Michigan, Draymond Green decided to trim the list to 22 for this season’s homecoming. That means about 30 of Green’s family and friends missed a firsthand look at one of the most..." December 01

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    Dave Pemberton @drpemberton

    #Pistons Brandon Jennings will play today

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    Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons

    UPDATE: Tony Mitchell has been recalled from the Grand Rapids Drive (@grdleague)

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    David Mayo @David_Mayo

    Brandon Jennings was a full practice participant for #Pistons today.

  • Bucks' bench steps up to bash Pistons

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ersan Ilyasova played center and Jared Dudley took a turn at power forward. "Small ball" was a winning strategy for the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night as a short-handed squad hammered out a 104-88 victory over the slumping Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Bucks were..." November 29

  • Chris Paul’s big third quarter sparks visiting Clippers’ win over Pistons

    L.A. Daily News "Chris Paul picked up his game in the third quarter, and the rest of the Clippers joined him in the fourth. Paul scored 14 of his 23 points in the third, and the Clippers beat the slumping Detroit Pistons 104-98 on Wednesday night. The Clippers outscored Detroit 32-25 in the final period. The..." November 27

  • Bucks cruise past Pistons to start busy week

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A busy week started with a bang for the Milwaukee Bucks. Opening a stretch of four games in five nights, the Bucks pulled away in the second half for a 98-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Brandon Knight finished with 20 points to pace Milwaukee (8-7),..." November 26

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Brandon Jennings said "I can't shoot" with his sprained left thumb so sounds like he can't go tonight

  • Aaron Gray still hopeful of return from cardiac episode, stays active with Pistons' big men

    Michigan Live "The feedback is positive, the road back to basketball uncertain. Aaron Gray's approach is to work his way through it, regardless how things work out for him professionally. Gray is at the Detroit Pistons' practice facility daily, helping put big men through their drills. He was expected to be..." November 25

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Brandon Jennings, sprained left thumb, did not practice for #Pistons today. X-rays negative. He's questionable for Tues at MIL

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Jennings (sprained left thumb) and Gigi Datome (sprained left ankle) questionable Tuesday at Milwaukee

  • KCP, Van Gundy dismiss Markieff Morris' 'mouthing off'

    Detroit News "Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and coach Stan Van Gundy were equally dismissive of Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris' claim that the Pistons' second-year guard "had no heart," after the Suns beat the Pistons 88-86 Wednesday. "That's his opinion. I know what I can do and how I carry..." November 21

  • Suns Hang On In Detroit, Outlast Pistons, 88-86

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Gotta win some ugly ones. Two nights after winning a high scoring thriller in Boston, Phoenix rolled into the Motor City with a fantastic opportunity. Games against sub .500 Detroit, Indiana, and Philadelphia, should mean three wins before a trip to red-hot Toronto to face the Raptors on..." November 20

  • Andre Drummond's progress comes at a price

    Detroit News "Stan Van Gundy was busy criticizing himself Monday night. And a day later, he hadn't changed his mind. Not about the in-game strategy, and certainly not the long-range one, either. Andre Drummond was finally finding a rhythm in the fourth quarter of Monday's 107-93 loss to the Orlando Magic...." November 19

  • Magic revisit 'Hoosiers' script to beat the Pistons 107-93

    Orlando Sentinel "Monday night's first half between the Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons played out like the opening sequences of the Indiana high-school state title game depicted in the movie "Hoosiers." The Magic resembled undersized Hickory High. The Pistons looked like South Bend Central, a group of..." November 18

  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Pistons

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Marc Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 points and 22 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 95-88 on Saturday night. Mike Conley added 18 points and Courtney Lee had 12 for the Grizzlies, who maintained the best record in the NBA (9-1) and won their 19th..." November 16

  • Pistons beat Thunder for first road victory

    Detroit News "Five years ago to the day, Brandon Jennings introduced himself to the world with a 55-point game as a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks. Friday, he reminded impressive Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson that he can heat up at any time, no matter who's in his face. Jennings' quick,..." November 15

  • John Wall scores 27 to spark Wizards to 107-103 win over Pistons

    Washington Post "Greg Monroe hop-stepped to the basket, eyes set on adding to his 18 points and buoying his Detroit Pistons over the Washington Wizards as the final minute ticked off at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. But as the former Georgetown star bounced off the hardwood, an arm appeared. It belonged to..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Frontcourt trio gets Bulls' rebounding back on track in win over Pistons

    CSN Chicago "Kirk Hinrich admitted at Monday's shootaround that in past years the Bulls had taken rebounding as a given, knowing that being one of the hardest-working groups and playing for one of the best defensive minds would yield itself to winning the glass more often than not. That hadn't been the case..." November 11

  • Jazz beat Detroit on the road 97-96

    Salt Lake Tribune ""Too Big Yo," that tinny sounding, amateur rap Gordon Hayward once recorded with a couple of buddies has become the unofficial anthem of the Utah Jazz’s captains on-court highlights. And if he keeps this up, he might just get sick of it. Two games removed from his first NBA buzzer-beater,..." November 10

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    Dave Pemberton @drpemberton

    #Pistons will stick with the starting lineup of Monroe, Drummond, Josh Smith, Jennings and KCP tonight against the #Jazz.

  • Pistons hold off Bucks to win second straight

    Detroit News "With their two-game winning streak, the Pistons are showing definite signs of improvement, but they still are a team that has trouble coping with prosperity. Friday night's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks gave the latest indication of the young team's growing pains. The Bucks came into the..." November 08

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Yes, Stan Van Gundy will start Smith, Monroe and Drummond together tonight, partially because of lack of depth and wanting to play Jerebko