Pistons Rumors & News

  • Magic and Pistons have discussed Reggie Jackson trade

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in acquiring Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. The two have talked about a deal that includes D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. It’s not surprising to see this. Previous reports had both Jackson and Andre Drummond on Detroit’s trading block, which you..." February 17

  • Pistons go wire-to-wire in win over Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson and the Detroit Pistons got a little confidence boost heading into the All-Star break. Jackson scored 22 points, and the Pistons never trailed in a 98-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at The Palace. Detroit's starting point..." February 15

  • Would a big move at the trade deadline get the Pistons unstuck?

    ESPN "Two plays separated by about an hour in Detroit's win at Toronto Sunday captured so much of the uncertainty -- and the promise -- surrounding the stalled-out Pistons. Kyle Lowry opened the second half by drilling a 3 over Andre Drummond as Stan Van Gundy fumed The team had just reviewed its..." February 15

  • Monroe, Beasley push Bucks past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With Jabari Parker out for the season and Giannis Antetokounmpo not hitting shots, Monday night could have been another disastrous outing for the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been clinging to hope in the Eastern Conference playoff race after dropping 12 of their last 15 games. But..." February 13

  • Pistons use fourth-quarter rally to beat Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has had better shooting games. The Detroit Pistons guard made the shots when he needed to on Sunday night, however, including a 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds left in the game in the 102-101 win over the Toronto Raptors. "I was just hoping it would go..." February 12

  • Stan Van Gundy on Erik Spoelstra: ‘There’s not a better coach in the league’

    Detroit Free Press "ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe has a weekly feature called “Ten Things I Like and Don’t Like.” This week’s edition featured two items with readily apparent Detroit Pistons connections. The highlight was a brief breakdown of the streaking Miami Heat, winners of 13 straight after Friday’s victory over..." February 11

  • Leonard, Dedmon fuel Spurs past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The San Antonio Spurs made an under-the-radar move when they signed free agent Dewayne Dedmon to a two-year contract last summer. Matched up against one of the NBA's most dangerous centers, Dedmon was hard to ignore on Friday night. Dedmon had a season-high 17..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Drummond powers Pistons past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Andre Drummond had a double-double by halftime on Wednesday and still came to the locker room angry at himself. The Detroit Pistons center missed three layups and four jump-hook attempts in the first half, causing his consternation. "It's tough for me, missing..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Reggie Jackson's new halftime routine a 'secret,' works for Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a suggestion for the media after Monday night’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers: Ask point guard Reggie Jackson about a new halftime routine to better prepare for the second half. Jackson was coy, but whatever it was, it helped in the Pistons’..." February 07

  • Morris, Pistons cruise past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy wanted to see more intensity from his starting unit after halftime, particularly from his floor leader Reggie Jackson. The Pistons coach hasn't gotten what he's asked for often enough this season but this time his team delivered. Detroit opened the..." February 06

  • Pacers clamp down on Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- During November, December and a part of January, the Indiana Pacers struggled defensively and hovered around .500. But Saturday night's second-half defense was indicative of why Indiana has won a season-best six in a row, limiting Detroit to 9-of-30 shooting from the floor..." February 04

  • Marcus Morris, Leuer lead Pistons over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Setting career highs seems to be the new trend for the Detroit Pistons. Just one game after shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope set a personal best with 38 points, both of the team's starting forwards reached new heights. Marcus Morris scored 36 points and..." February 03

  • Pistons exploring trade market for Boban Marjanovic, Aron Baynes

    Yardbarker "The San Antonio Spurs legacy may not live on for much longer in Detroit. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders on Wednesday, the Pistons are exploring the trade market for big men Boban Marjanovic and Aron Baynes ahead of the February 23 deadline. Baynes, 30, is..." February 02

  • Pistons' Caldwell-Pope erupts for career-high 38 in victory

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope only needed to make two free throws to achieve the first 40-point game of his NBA career. Both his foul shots with 1:01 left failed to drop. Instead, he settled for a career-high 38 points and the Detroit Pistons snapped an eight-game..." February 01

  • Thomas pens strong finish as Celtics jolt Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas continues to pile up insane numbers and also continues to have his name mentioned with other Celtics stars. Wednesday night, Boston's little big man had another fourth-quarter explosion, scoring 24 of his 41 points and leading the Celtics to a 113-109 victory over the..." January 31

  • Pistons’ Johnson shapes up, shows improvement

    Detroit News "Following the Pistons’ practice on Sunday afternoon, Stanley Johnson stood in the hallway of a local sports club with his shirt off while talking to media members. He didn’t seem to be intentionally showing off his frame, but very well could have been, with his T-shirt on top of his head. But..." January 30

  • Heat wave of success continues with seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- This just doesn't happen. A team that was 19 games below .500 at the time doesn't often put together a seven-game win streak, but that's what the Miami Heat accomplished Saturday night, defeating the Detroit Pistons 116-103 at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat (18-30) have the..." January 28

  • SVG gives Pistons priority points to spark stretch run

    NBA.com "In the days when the Homeland Security department issued color-coded warning advisories, orange was high – one step below red, severe. That seems an apt reminder after Stan Van Gundy passed out to his team a to-do list before Thursday’s practice – after two days off to start a rare four-day break..." January 28

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Pistons-Kings game delayed for smoke over court

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins, in his eternal battle with referees (and everyone else), retroactively won every argument he’s ever had when he had to alert the officials in last night’s Pistons-Kings game to the large cloud of smoke coming toward the court. It was only then that the refs stopped play. But..." January 24

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson: I don't pay attention to trade rumors

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson either lives in the biggest bubble known to mankind or he's choosing not to open up. For sanity's sake, let's go with the latter. The Detroit Pistons point guard was asked Saturday night after a 113-112 win over the Washington Wizards about a published ESPN report linking..." January 24

  • Bench boosts Kings past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The second unit provided the lift the Sacramento Kings needed to snap a five-game losing streak. Reserve guard Ty Lawson tied his season high with 19 points as the Kings' bench produced 52 points in a 109-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday at The..." January 23

  • Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson's trade value down for now

    Detroit Free Press "With the calendar nearing February, it’s time for the NBA’s daily trade rumors to distract from what’s actually happening on basketball courts in arenas across the country. An understandable occurrence – especially locally where the Detroit Pistons have struggled to 21-24 record after..." January 22

  • Morris' late basket helps Pistons jolt Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marcus Morris leaned on his brother for support and made the first game-winning buzzer-beater of his NBA career. Brother Markieff certainly wasn't thrilled with the outcome. Marcus Morris converted a putback with two-tenths of a seconds remaining to give the..." January 21

  • Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy explains the dirty truth behind NBA trades

    Fox Sports "We are little over a month away from the 2017 NBA trade deadline (which falls on Feb. 23 this season), which means trade rumors are about to start flying fast and furious. Much of the innuendo will center on who’s available, who’s untouchable, and who’s straddling the middle ground between..." January 21

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy denies report of Jackson-Rubio trade talk

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy denied an ESPN report that there are currently trade discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves involving point guard Reggie Jackson. In a series of texts to the Free Press, Van Gundy said the organization doesn't "have a single thing under..." January 21

  • Timberwolves, Pistons discussing Ricky Rubio-Reggie Jackson trade

    NBA.com "With the trade deadline almost a month away (February 23), teams across the league continue to contact each other with different offers. As reported by ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons are currently discussing a deal that would potentially..." January 21

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Pistons cool off Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Bullock adds a new dimension to the Detroit Pistons offense. He takes hard cuts to the basket, making him a tough player to cover. Working his way back from a knee injury, Bullock reached season highs in points, assists and rebounds as the Pistons cooled down..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Harris, Morris power Pistons past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It could be worse, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. But Van Gundy and the Pistons hope Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers is a sign of things to come. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris scored 23 points apiece, and the Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak..." January 16

  • Pistons owner backs Van Gundy despite team's poor play

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores expressed "absolute confidence" in coach/president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy on Sunday despite his team's slow start to the season. The Pistons, with a 19-24 record a season after ending a six-year playoff drought in 2015-16, snapped a three-game..." January 16

  • Stan Van Gundy has an idea for speeding up NBA games: Get rid of replay

    Michigan Live "Millennials' dwindling attention spans have the National Basketball Association with ideas on how to speed up its games. Speaking Thursday in London, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league began studying the issue last year with regard to timeouts in the last two minutes. Detroit..." January 16

  • Jazz run away from Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- When Rodney Hood feels confident in his shot, there's nothing that can stop him from letting it fly and lighting up the scoreboard. After a prolonged shooting slump, Hood has finally found the magic touch from the perimeter again. It has made Utah that much more dangerous..." January 14

  • Stan Van Gundy disappointed in Andre Drummond’s defense

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond as an elite skill set and the physical tools to be one of the NBA’s very best big men, but he’s leaving his coach disappointed. Stan Van Gundy wants to see more from his center on the defensive end after his team’s 110-77 loss at Utah on Friday..." January 14

  • Frustration mounts for Pistons and their sinking defense

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson has not played in all 42 games this season (far from it, actually), but the Detroit Pistons point guard is beginning to feel his teammates' frustrations. The Pistons had just lost a 110-77 game to the Utah Jazz on Friday, their third straight loss and second blowout in as many..." January 14

  • Warriors shoot past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After watching his team make more than half of its 3-point shots Thursday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was reminded of a stat from the first 39 games that bothered him. A little more than two hours earlier, the Warriors took the court as the league's..." January 13

  • Man acquitted in slaying of Reggie Bullock's sister

    ESPN "A Baltimore jury has acquitted a man of all charges in the 2014 killing of the transgender sister of Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock. The Baltimore Sun reported that Shawn Oliver of Hagerstown, Maryland, was acquitted of all charges Thursday. Oliver, 46, was charged with first-degree..." January 13

  • Cousins helps Kings complete rally vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins hardly looked fatigued Tuesday night. Given the energy some of his Sacramento Kings teammates provided off the bench in the final quarter, it might not have mattered if he were. Cousins scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, both game highs, and his..." January 11

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson treated for dehydration after loss to Kings

    Michigan Live "It's become nearly an every-game routine for reporters covering the Detroit Pistons over the last two seasons. You walk in and see Reggie Jackson sitting in front of his locker, oftentimes there ready, waiting to speak to the media. Jackson's become the unofficial spokesman for the team,..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Late 3-pointer carries Pistons past Blazers in 2OTs

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Detroit Pistons weren't looking for a 3-point shot when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drilled a 26-footer over Allen Crabbe near the end of double overtime Sunday night at Moda Center. However, coach Stan Van Gundy wasn't complaining after Caldwell-Pope provided the winning..." January 09

  • Early word on Jon Leuer's knee: No structural damage, but MRI sought

    Michigan Live "Jon Leuer was able to start Sunday's double-overtime marathon game, but apparently couldn't finish it. The Detroit Pistons forward came out of with 5:45 left in the first quarter of the 125-124 win over the Portland Trail Blazers complaining of a sore right knee. No official details were..." January 09