Pistons Rumors & News

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Pistons plan to match any Kentavious Caldwell-Pope offer sheet, even a max

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bad news for the Nets or any team planning to pursue Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in restricted free agency this summer. Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: The Pistons are prepared to match any offer sheet he receives, even if it produced a maximum contract, according to multiple persons..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Stan Van Gundy: Veteran leader not magical salve for Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy has typically downplayed the old trope on veteran leadership, but he conceded it might be something the organization needs to consider when making moves this off-season. But even if the Pistons acquired a great veteran leader, it won’t do much good..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Pistons will match offer sheets for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Pistons are intent on keeping guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from leaving this summer. Caldwell-Pope is set to be a restricted free agent, but according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the team is ready to match any offer sheet that comes in for him. That includes..." April 17

  • Stan Van Gundy must avoid overvaluing Detroit Pistons' talent

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy expressed confidence in the roster this season. That’s understandable, considering the Pistons’ coach and president of basketball operations chose each player. But after the February trade deadline passed with the Pistons standing pat, something crossed my mind: Is Van..." April 16

  • Stan Van Gundy: Andre Drummond needs ‘sense of urgency’ to improve

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a disappointing season after it looked like he was poised to become one of the NBA’s best big men. His coach, Stan Van Gundy, emphasized that it’s not too late for Drummond to become a star — if he wants it. “I think that he needs to have a sense of..." April 15

  • Van Gundy backs Jackson: 'He'll come back and be better'

    Detroit News "Heading into the offseason, the Pistons have plenty of uncertainty. Coach Stan Van Gundy will have some tough decisions to make about which players to keep and which to try to deal to get the most out of the roster. One piece that seems to be a keeper is point guard Reggie Jackson. Van Gundy..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Magic end season with win vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- One last victory doesn't change another disappointing season, but it did provide a hint of hope for the Orlando Magic. The young guns shined on the closing night of the NBA season. Forward Aaron Gordon scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and point guard Elfrid..." April 12

  • Stan Van Gundy wants Reggie Jackson to simmer his off-season regimen

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson is going to be asked to do less this offseason. Best with difficulties all season stemming from a preseason procedure to treat tendinitis in his knee, the Detroit Pistons point guard has sat the bench and watched his team's last seven games. Jackson will remain there Wednesday..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Wizards beat Pistons in Palace of Auburn Hills finale

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris wouldn't let the Detroit Pistons close their building on a high note. The duo scored the Wizards' last 15 points, and Washington ruined the Pistons' final game at The Palace of Auburn Hills with a 105-101 victory on Monday night...." April 10

  • Pistons Unable To Complete Signing Of Lorenzo Brown, Release Of Beno Udrih

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons were set to sign Lorenzo Brown from the D-League while waiving Beno Udrih, but were unable to complete the transaction in time. Sunday was the deadline to release Udrih. Brown has appeared in 63 games in the NBA over the past three seasons. Brown averaged 23.6 points, 7.7..." April 10

  • Pistons’ Beno Udrih shifts focus to coaching skills

    Detroit News "For most of his first season with the Pistons, Beno Udrih has had a seat on the opposite end of the bench from coach Stan Van Gundy. As the third point guard, he’s been away from the action and mostly has been able to keep his warm-ups on. For almost two months, Udrih was relegated to the end..." April 09

  • Pistons use big second half to beat Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy knew the playoff-bound Grizzlies were not going to give their starters extended playing time Sunday. And he was aware Memphis' regulars likely would see limited court time in the second half. Still, Van Gundy was impressed with his..." April 09

  • Backups jump-start Pistons over Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy deemed his decision to ride with a crew of reserves down the stretch of the fourth quarter on Friday night a reward for their enthusiasm. In the end, that decision paid surprising dividends. Stanley Johnson drilled a go-ahead 3-pointer..." April 07

  • Stan Van Gundy’s job safe with Pistons

    Pro Basketball Talk "No team has fallen further short of its preseason betting win line than the Pistons, who were pegged to win 45.5 games but are 35-43. Detroit effectively shut down a healthy-enough-to-play Reggie Jackson rather than use him down the stretch while still seriously in the playoff race. Andre..." April 07

  • Pistons shut down Reggie Jackson to 'clear his mind'

    ESPN "The Detroit Pistons are cutting Reggie Jackson's season short, with coach Stan Van Gundy saying the point guard will not play in the team's final four games of the regular season. "He won't play these last four," Van Gundy told reporters after practice Thursday. "The plan is to let him step..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Lowry returns to lead Raptors past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kyle Lowry sat in front of his locker with both knees wrapped in ice, another ice-encased bandage covering his lower right arm and his feet in a cold tub. About the only thing that wasn't aching and sore was Lowry's spirit. Lowry erupted for 27 points and 10..." April 05

  • Pistons regret not sitting Reggie Jackson earlier

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy said he was done talking about Reggie Jackson. That lasted for, oh, about a week. The Detroit Pistons president-coach was asked about his beleaguered point guard again on Tuesday, and he expressed some regret in the way he handled Jackson this season. "What we were asking..." April 05

  • Pistons' collapse out of playoff picture could be temporary

    Detroit Free Press "He’s made mistakes. Lots of them. That he’s the first to admit them is why Pistons president and head coach, Stan Van Gundy, escapes so much criticism. Honesty and self-awareness are disarming qualities. Van Gundy treats those in his NBA life -- including the media – like most of us navigate..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DUI Arrest Video ... 'I Only Had 2 Drinks'

    TMZ "Detroit Pistons star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was surprisingly calm for a guy suspected of DUI ... at least, it seemed that way in the video of his arrest, obtained by TMZ Sports. Kentavious was arrested in the early hours of March 29 -- after the Pistons had lost to the Miami Heat. KCP..." April 03

  • Bucks rally to defeat Pistons in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton will get the credit for knocking down a game-winning 3-pointer in the waning moments of the Milwaukee Bucks' 108-105 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the Bradley Center, but it almost certainly would not have been possible without a hustle play..." April 01

  • SVG backs Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: ‘The best people make mistakes’

    Detroit Free Press "After Friday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a brief response to questions about arrest on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday morning. Earlier, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy defended the young player, saying “the best people make..." April 01

  • Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope arrested on suspected DUI

    Detroit News "Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the Auburn Hills Police Department, Caldwell-Pope, 24, was pulled over at 2:50 a.m. on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. He reportedly..." March 31

  • Stan Van Gundy wants to stop talking about Reggie Jackson

    Michigan Live "He said it Tuesday night after a crushing loss to the Miami Heat, and even trying to broach the topic today was met with a sigh. Stan Van Gundy is done talking about Reggie Jackson. The Detroit Pistons point guard has been the center of attention since Monday, when the decision was made to..." March 30

  • Smith's clutch shot helps Pistons sink Nets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Coach Stan Van Gundy begged his struggling team for better ball movement. The Detroit Pistons finally listened to him at a crucial moment. Tobias Harris found Ish Smith in the corner for a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds remaining, and the Pistons snapped a..." March 30

  • Whiteside's buzzer-beater tip lifts Heat over Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra paid center Hassan Whiteside a left-handed compliment. There was no disrespect involved in the remark. Whiteside sustained a cut to his right hand that required 13 stitches last week. In the closing seconds on Tuesday night, Whiteside..." March 28

  • Pistons' Jackson gets rest, could be done for season

    Detroit News "When it came down to it, Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy had to make the call. With point guard Reggie Jackson struggling through a knee tendinitis injury all season, it was time to give him some rest. How long that rest will be is the question. Van Gundy scratched Jackson from the..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Patrick Ewing gets major endorsement for coaching gig

    New York Post "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy gave one of the strongest endorsements yet for Patrick Ewing as the coach for Georgetown. “I cannot imagine that you’re at Georgetown and you do not hire Patrick Ewing,” Van Gundy said before his Pistons met the Knicks at the Garden on Monday. “College..." March 28

  • Knicks thwart Pistons to end five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks started playoff spoiler week with an impressive 109-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday at Madison Square Garden. In snapping their five-game losing streak, the Knicks, who will miss the postseason for the fourth consecutive season, also dealt a setback..." March 27

  • Payton's triple-double leads Magic past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Detroit Pistons have given up on the Eastern Conference playoff race. At least, it looked that way Friday night. The Pistons played lethargically for the second consecutive game, continuing their downward slide in an embarrassing, 115-87 loss to the Orlando Magic at the..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Stan Van Gundy: Detroit Pistons' skid 'starts with me'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t one to shy away from bringing needed criticism. Even when it’s time for self-assessment. Van Gundy, who also serves as team president, is well aware that while his franchise nears the end of a disappointing season and is mired in a horrific stretch..." March 23

  • Bulls top Pistons to keep hope alive

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- They didn't have two of their best big men, so the Chicago Bulls made up for their lack of size against the Detroit Pistons with great shooting. Paced by Nikola Mirotic's season-high 28 points and a 58.8 percent shooting performance as a team, the Bulls kept their playoff hopes..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Can Nets pry Kentavious Caldwell-Pope away from Pistons?

    New York Post "With up to $33 million to spend — and seemingly as many holes to fill on the roster — the Nets will be looking to strike it big in free agency this summer. And Tuesday they got an up-close look at one of their top targets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Both scouts and former teammates told The Post..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Lopez's buzzer-beater lifts Nets over Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Since entering the NBA in 2008, Brook Lopez experienced multiple coaches, different front office regimes, multiple trade rumors and many productive nights. One of the few things Lopez never experienced was hitting a buzzer-beating shot. Lopez finally crossed a game-winner..." March 21

  • Pistons beat Suns to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Saddled with a three-game losing streak and down double digits to a shorthanded opponent, the Detroit Pistons displayed signs of high anxiety and frustration. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Aron Baynes came to the rescue. Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 23 points..." March 19

  • Raptors overcome fourth-quarter deficit against Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Their big-time scorer was silenced in the first half. They struggled to get any easy baskets. Their floor leader remained out of action. The Toronto Raptors had plenty going against them on Friday night but they never got flustered. Their defense remained solid until..." March 17

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson heating up for playoff push

    Detroit News "It’s been a transformation for Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. From missing the first 21 games of the season to his struggles to get back to playing shape in January to a down February, he’s had a tough season. Then came the trade deadline, when his name was among those being bandied..." March 14

  • James' latest triple-double pushes Cavs past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James does this all the time. Larry Sanders, not so much. James posted another triple-double and Sanders saw his first NBA action in more than two years Tuesday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. James..." March 14

  • Andre Drummond the rapper? He's not talking about it

    Michigan Live "Could Andre Drummond add "MC" to his resume? We've seen the Detroit Pistons center serve up DJ sets in clubs from Las Vegas to Detroit, but Drummond took it a different level over the weekend with the release of a video alongside Detroit-based rapper Nate Nixen. The video (warning: explicit..." March 13