Pistons Rumors & News

  • Drummond lags on defense but his rebounding is special

    Detroit News "News: Where does Andre Drummond rank among the Pistons’ greatest rebounders? Views: Drummond is the best. I always thought Dennis Rodman was until now. I always placed Rodman ahead of Ben Wallace, who was a great rebounder and defender. Drummond trumps Rodman because the guy is so strong...." November 26

  • Pistons rebound to blast the Heat

    Detroit News "No one knows the Pistons better than their coach, Stan Van Gundy. That’s why he wasn’t worried about a comeback following a troubling setback. Shortly after laying an egg in Milwaukee the Pistons returned home to easily lay out the Heat, 104-81, Wednesday night at The Palace. The Pistons..." November 26

  • Khris Middleton says Pistons' Andre Drummond 'doesn't like contact'

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Bucks trounced the Pistons, who are starting to come apart a little bit. There are some cracks in the foundation, and their shooting problems continue. In that game, Andre Drummond was "held" to "just" 15 points and 15 rebounds, on 6-of-14 shooting. When asked about it after the..." November 25

  • Bucks stomp all over Pistons behind Monroe's 20 points

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Greg Monroe did plenty of work for the Detroit Pistons in the first five years of his pro career. But on Monday night he faced his former team in a regular-season game for the first time, going head-to-head with Pistons center Andre Drummond in an intriguing matchup. Monroe did his part to..." November 24

  • Pistons To Honor and Retire Jerseys For Ben Wallace And Chauncey Billups

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will honor and retire jerseys for Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups during the 2015-16 season. Wallace will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. when the Pistons host the Golden State Warriors at The Palace of..." November 24

  • Wizards slow Andre Drummond in win over Pistons

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ gameplan Saturday night centered on somehow, someway containing Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond. Twelve teams had tried and failed this season. Drummond bulldozed them all. He was averaging 19.3 points and an astronomical 18.3 rebounds per contest, and he had posted a..." November 22

  • Double-doubles by Drummond, Morris power Pistons past Timberwolves

    Detroit News "As one of the younger teams in the league, the Pistons have had a tough time in the first part of the season finding themselves. Defense has been their calling card, but the offense has taken longer to catch up, with several new pieces on the roster. During their six-game, West Coast road trip,..." November 21

  • Dinwiddie replaces struggling Blake as backup point

    Detroit News "Spencer Dinwiddie isn’t officially the backup point guard for the Pistons. But he was expected to play that role for at least one night, Tuesday against the Cavaliers. Dinwiddie replaced struggling Steve Blake (3.1 points, 3.1 assists) during Sunday’s loss to the Lakers that ended a six-game..." November 18

  • Jackson responds to scolding, leads Pistons to win over Cavs

    Detroit News "Reggie Jackson uttered the critical words as he broke up a morning video session with his coach Stan Van Gundy. "Aggressive and decisive." Those words carried him to what Van Gundy called his best game as a Piston. And they were the words that carried the Pistons to a 104-99 victory Tuesday..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Kobe Bryant nears triple-double in Lakers 97-85 victory over Detroit

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers notched their first home victory of the season, beating the Detroit Pistons in a 97-85 slogfest. Kobe Bryant couldn't get his shots to drop, but he flirted with a triple-double with 17 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in 35 minutes. Kobe struggled from the field,..." November 16

  • Crawford scores 37 points to lead the Clippers past the Pistons

    Orange County Register "It doesn’t happen as often as it used to, but Saturday afternoon Jamal Crawford reminded everyone – his teammates, his coaches and his critics – that he can still score in bunches. Crawford and Blake Griffin carried the heft of the offensive load, combining to outscore the Detroit Pistons in..." November 15

  • Andre Drummond Loves Detroit, Plans On Re-Signing

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond agreed to not sign an extension before the Nov. 2nd deadline in order to preserve cap space for 2016. "Andre really, really wants to win," Stan Van Gundy said. "We laid out the difference of where we'd be salary-cap wise. It's almost $13 million. He wants..." November 14

  • Andre Drummond's many talents: He rebounds – and fixes computers

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA scorekeepers have already had to work hard to keep track of Andre Drummond's rebounds on their courtside computers this season. And if one of those computers malfunctioned, the Detroit Pistons center just might be able to fix it, too. "I've been a tech guy since I was kid," Drummond told..." November 13

  • Big 3 lead charge as Kings outpoint Pistons

    CSN Bay Area "Needing a win in the worst way, the Sacramento Kings (2-7) outlasted the Detroit Pistons (5-3) by a final of 101-92 Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena, snapping their six-game losing streak. Rajon Rondo was a wizard on the court, dropping in an incredible 14-point, 15-assist, 11-rebound..." November 12

  • Warriors motor past Pistons, improve to 8-0

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors ran their record to 8-0 by outlasting the Pistons and taking a 109-95 victory Monday night before a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena. Five Warriors scored in double figures led by 24 points from guard Klay Thompson. Stephen Curry poured in 22, Andre Iguodala finished with 13, Harrison..." November 10

  • Breaking down Reggie Jackson's 26-point fourth quarter

    Detroit Bad Boys "It's hard to figure out which superlatives to highlight after Reggie Jackson's performance Sunday at the Moda Center. Somehow Jackson was able to accomplish the following things against a quality NBA team. A team that up to that point had been dominating the Pistons and Jackson in particular, all..." November 09

  • Jackson 40 points lead Pistons to comeback win over Blazers

    Detroit News "Once Reggie Jackson got it going, it was hard to turn it off. After the Pistons trailed by as many as 18 in the second half, Jackson got into a scoring groove — and didn't stop until the end of the game. Jackson scored 16 straight points during a fourth-quarter run and helped the Pistons..." November 09

  • Drummond, Harden named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and the Houston Rockets' James Harden were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Drummond helped the Pistons to a 2-1 week behind averages of 22.0 points (fourth..." November 09

  • Morris blasts Suns fans: Pistons fans would've booed better

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons fans are starting to like this guy. Marcus Morris gave it to Phoenix Suns fans after he scored 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting in the Pistons' 100-92 victory Friday night. He also got one against his twin brother, Markieff, who finished with 18 points on 9-for-21..." November 08

  • Jackson leads Pistons to win over Suns, 4-1 start

    Detroit News "The Pistons started their six-game west-coast trip the same way they started the season — with a surprising win. Buoyed by a nice spurt to open the season, the Pistons continued their momentum, passing the first big test of the road trip, using a fourth-quarter burst — fueled by Reggie Jackson..." November 07

  • Pistons’ 'disrespected' Morris wants to shine vs. Suns

    Detroit Free Press "This one is personal. Tonight, for the first time since the Pistons acquired forward Marcus Morris in the off-season, he will face the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix is where he felt he was underused. It’s where he felt slighted. The Suns unceremoniously sent him to Detroit without a phone..." November 06

  • Pacers grab first win over Pistons behind Rodney Stuckey's closing effort

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers collected themselves, piecing together their first win of the 2015-16 season on the road against the Detroit Pistons. Indiana needed the 20-point cushion they amassed late in the third quarter to keep things from getting hairy in the fourth quarter, but despite the final 12..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Motion for new grand jury in Markieff, Marcus Morris case denied

    Detroit Free Press "A motion to remand Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris and Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris' felony aggravated-assault case to a new grand jury was denied in a ruling filed last week in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court. The Morris' attorneys claimed that the grand jury that indicted..." November 04

  • Drummond, Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 1. Drummond posted a point-rebound double-double in each game, leading..." November 02

  • Pistons grind past Bulls in OT to go 3-0

    Detroit News "Welcome to the grind, where every rebound, every loose ball and every bucket comes with blood, sweat and a little bit of skin. The bump-and-grind Pistons have an identity now until they can get this shooting problem straight. They cannot score but they stay in games because every possession..." October 31

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    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    #Pistons announce Meeks out 12-to-16 week after foot surgery last night in NYC.

  • Report: Pistons to retire Billups, Wallace's jerseys this season

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons will honor Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace for their vital contributions to the franchise's 2004 NBA championship by retiring their numbers at some point this season, the Detroit Free Press' Vince Ellis reported Thursday. Ellis added that exact dates for the ceremonies have..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Jodie Meeks x-rays reveal Jones fracture of right foot

    Detroit Bad Boys "Jodie Meeks' sore right foot has been downgraded to a fracture, according to Keith Langlois. Meeks limped off the court a couple minutes into the second quarter and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game while he underwent x-rays. Unfortunately, Meeks and the Pistons couldn't dodge the..." October 29

  • Pistons beat Jazz show grit, character in 2-0 start

    Detroit News "The spacing is better on the court, at least. It’ll take some time before the seats get overly crowded. And it’ll take more than a win or two from the Pistons, given what they’ve done here the last several years. But Wednesday night’s home opener, though hardly a thing of beauty, certainly..." October 29

  • Pistons surprise Hawks, win season opener

    Detroit News "Last season the Pistons struggled out of the gate with a 5-23 start. Judging by this season's opener, they seem intent on not repeating that start. With rugged defense and an improved offense, the Pistons earned an eyebrow-raising win over the Atlanta Hawks, 106-94, in the season opener..." October 28

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Pistons Exercise 16-17 Options On Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons have exercised team options on the contracts of guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and forward Reggie Bullock. In two seasons with the Pistons, Caldwell-Pope has appeared in 162 games (123 starts) averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 25.7 minutes per..." October 26

  • Danny Granger will be final cut from Pistons roster today

    Pro Basketball Talk "Stan Van Gundy wanted to give Danny Granger a chance, to see if he could get healthy and be even a shadow of the former All-Star and Most Improved Player from his time with the Pacers, a guy who could help a rebuilding Pistons’ team. But Granger has spent most of camp at his home in Arizona..." October 26

  • Danny Granger will need a month to rehab foot injury after being waived

    Yahoo! Sports "After the Detroit Pistons waive forward Danny Granger on Monday, Granger will need approximately a month to complete rehabilitation on a plantar fasciitis injury in his left foot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Once Granger, 32, has finished his rehab, he’s hoping to begin workouts with..." October 26

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    SVG says #Pistons have waived Ryan Boatright, as expected. He'll head to @grdleague as an "affiliate player."

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • How Greg Monroe came to choose the Bucks over the Knicks and Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "Greg Monroe was 15 at the time, a high school sophomore still clumsily moving through his growth spurt but already a highly regarded basketball recruit, when Hurricane Katrina forced his family to take a four-car, 16-person caravan from their home in Harvey, La., to Houston. In the month Monroe..." October 24

  • Pistons waive Cartier Martin, Adonis Thomas, Jordan Bachynski

    Detroit Bad Boys "Reggie Bullock is close to officially securing his spot on the roster as the Detroit Pistons announced the team is waiving Cartier Martin, Jordan Bachynski, and Adonis Thomas. Bachynski is not much of a surprise, as he was brought in as a camp body Thomas and Martin both came into camp fighting..." October 23

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for 'regulatory framework' to daily fantasy sports

    Sporting News "Even though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will continue its partnership with daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, he thinks it's time concrete regulations were put into place to keep the multi-billion-dollar industry in check. "There should be a regulatory framework;..." October 22

  • Andre Drummond To Wait On Extension, Pistons Get $13M Cap Space

    ESPN "Andre Drummond has elected not to sign a long-term extension with the Detroit Pistons before next month's deadline in a partnership with the team to increase salary-cap space, coach and team president Stan Van Gundy said Tuesday. Drummond was a strong candidate to sign up to a five-year, $120..." October 21

  • Pistons' Blake could be cleared to play soon

    Detroit News "The Pistons have been dealing with injuries most of the exhibition season, but are on track to get another reserve back as soon as this week. Backup point guard Steve Blake, who has missed the last two weeks with a concussion, is resuming activities and could be cleared in the next few days if..." October 20

  • Pistons, Andre Drummond Not Planning Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Andre Drummond wants to wait until next summer to talk contract with the Pistons instead of signing an extension before the November 2nd deadline, Pistons coach/executive Stan Van Gundy told reporters today, including Keith Langlois of Pistons.com and Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. The..." October 20

  • Pistons optimistic Brandon Jennings could be back by Christmas

    Detroit Free Press "Brandon Jennings is making steady progress in his comeback from a ruptured left Achilles. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said after practice Saturday that the point guard, who suffered the season-ending injury in late January, is "doing about everything." He's shooting the step-back jumper...." October 18

  • NBA moves window for rookie-deal extensions back 2 days to Nov. 2

    ESPN "The window to sign former first-round picks to contract extensions entering the fourth and final year of their rookie contracts will be two days longer than normal this season. The NBA has confirmed to ESPN.com that the usual Oct. 31 deadline for such extensions has been officially moved to..." October 13

  • Andre Drummond, Harrison Barnes 'best positioned' to get rookie extensions

    The Score "The deadline to extend players entering the fourth year of their rookie contracts was pushed back to Nov. 2 because the usual date (Oct. 31) falls on a weekend this year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. With that in mind, the two likeliest candidates to secure long-term contracts are Detroit..." October 12