Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Despite wobbly finish, Pistons earn first victory

    Detroit News "You could see it all over every observer's face Wednesday, the "scary feeling" Brandon Jennings termed as the Pistons' lead went from 18 to 10 to four, as the clock didn't seem to be moving quick enough, and the Pistons couldn't slow down the New York Knicks. If the Pistons have any designs on..." November 06

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Jennings, Smith, Drummond, Monroe and KCP the starting five for the Pistons tonight.

  • Pistons assistant Tim Hardaway gets shot at his son

    USA Today "Now might not be a good time to nominate Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway for father of the year. Of course he will be rooting for his son Tim Hardaway Jr. do to well for the New York Knicks when they visit the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. ET). But he..." November 04

  • Joe Johnson pours in 34 points to propel Nets to victory over Pistons

    New York Post "Sometimes, coaching is about doing the simple thing. And when the Pistons opened the fourth quarter Saturday night with a 9-2 run to take their first lead of the second half, Nets coach Lionel Hollins did the simple thing: He pointed to Joe Johnson and told him to go back into the game. From..." November 02

  • Pistons’ Monroe not worried about coming off the bench

    Oakland Press "For the first time since his rookie season, Greg Monroe came off the bench Saturday for the Pistons. The results were mixed. Monroe led the Pistons with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes, but the Pistons fell to the Nets and missed Monroe during a key stretch. “He’s a real force down..." November 02

  • Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings: 'I'll be the backup'

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy insists he isn't singling out Brandon Jennings. And with the Detroit Pistons taking on water all over a badly listing ship after Thursday night's 97-91 loss to the Timberwolves, you are inclined to believe him. But that doesn't change the fact that Van Gundy has turned to..." November 02

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Cartier Martin (foot) still questionable for #Pistons tonight. Missed first 2 games with mild plantar fasciitis

  • 27d
    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    Jennings after the game when told that SVG says Augustin playing better now: "Then he should start right now and I'll be the back-up."

  • Wolves rely on veterans to win home opener over Detroit

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Flip Saunders denied any extra emotion. But it had been a while. Nearly a decade, actually, since Flip Saunders last stalked the Target Center sideline as coach of the Timberwolves. Thursday night, he made his return, on a team looking to the future, with a play that came from the past...." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith, on Nuggets' Kenneth Faried: 'He's a clown ... he fears me'

    Michigan Live "Josh Smith had a pointed response to Kenneth Faried, calling him a "clown" and saying he "fears me" after the Denver Nuggets power forward said the Detroit Pistons forward shot his team out of a game Wednesday. "I don't respond to nobody that has dreadlocks and plays basketball," Smith said. "I..." October 31

  • Nuggets win season opener slugfest against Pistons

    Denver Stiffs "At media day, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he wants a team that is able to win a game in the 100s, but he also wants his team to be able to win games in the 80s. Well, he got what he wanted tonight as his team won an evenly matched game against the Detroit Pistons 89-79. Kenneth..." October 30

  • Kenneth Faried on Josh Smith: ‘He shot them out of the game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Detroit lost, 89-79. How did the Nuggets turn their fortunes? Kenneth Faried, via the Nuggets’ official website: Josh Smith, we let him keep shooting. And he ended up with 25, but he still kept shooting. He shot them out of the game. Right now, all of the Pistons’ future opponents..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • 32d
    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    I've heard that Aaron Gray will be cut to get Detroit Pistons down to 15 player - he's guaranteed min, 2 years (2nd p.o.) @BBallInsiders

  • Stan Van Gundy: Individual max on salaries hurts parity

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy thinks there's a larger issue than the NBA's lottery system. The Detroit Pistons president and coach said league rules dictating maximum contracts have done more to hurt the league's competitive balance than teams tanking. "I think the thing that's been the biggest impediment..." October 23

  • Pistons' Van Gundy undecided on three-bigs lineup

    Detroit News "The Pistons' experiment with a three-big-man lineup will extend into the regular season. Greg Monroe won't be in the lineup for the first two games because of a league-mandated suspension, so there's no chance he'll start alongside Andre Drummond and Josh Smith. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy,..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    The Pistons just waived Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Josh Bostic and Lorenzo Brown

  • With Bynum trade, Dinwiddie inching closer to Pistons role

    NBA.com "Spencer Dinwiddie says his knee feels good. He says it with a firm conviction buttressed by the knowledge that he'’d never have been granted the chance to test its readiness if Stan Van Gundy and Arnie Kander didn’t believe it was time. "“Whatever Stan says is the way it goes, him and Arnie,"”..." October 19

  • Boston Celtics trade: Joel Anthony headed to Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum

    MassLive.com "Shedding a bit of salary, the Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade that will send Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum, according to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg. With Bynum set to make about $2.9 million in guaranteed money, compared to $3.8 million for Anthony, the Celtics will..." October 18

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Pistons' Josh Smith 'understands' to shoot fewer threes

    Detroit Free Press "Josh Smith and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a good talk during the weekend. The discussion was about what the forward does well, and both came up with the same general answers. One thing not on the list is three-pointers. He doesn't need to shoot many this season. "I think..." October 16

  • Chauncey Billups joining ESPN as NBA studio analyst

    SI.com "Mr. Big Shot is heading for the small screen. SI.com has learned that Chauncey Billups has been hired by ESPN to work as a studio analyst for the upcoming NBA season. Billups will appear on NBA Tonight, SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast and ESPN Radio, among other ESPN properties. “With my..." October 14

  • Detroit Pistons G.M. Jeff Bower has freedom to maneuver amid massive expansion

    Michigan Live "Jeff Bower hears the question sometimes: If he is the Detroit Pistons' general manager but not their personnel chief, what does he do? Yes, he openly can discuss trades with other teams' personnel bosses, and consults daily with Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van..." October 14

  • Jodie Meeks Out Several Months With Back Injury

    Real GM Basketball " Jodie Meeks has a stress reaction in his lower back and will be out several months. Meeks signed with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason. The Pistons will be forced to play Josh Smith more at small forward while Meeks is out." October 14

  • 45d
    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    Good news on KCP front: SVG says in text MRI clear. Muscle irritation and not a long term concern. No timetable for return. #Pistons

  • 46d
    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Maybe he was just being optimistic, but Andre Drummond said KCP is "gonna be good. He's fine."

  • 46d
    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Pistons G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sustained a sprained left knee vs. Wizards. Will be re-evaluated when team returns home.

  • 46d
    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Jodie Meeks (back) out for #Pistons today. Josh Smith (groin) still TBD. Needs to test it pregame. Will Bynum won't play until Friday, maybe