Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons expect to face a motivated Josh Smith

    Detroit Free Press "When he was asked how he would defend former teammate Josh Smith when the Houston Rockets visit the Palace on Saturday, Jonas Jerebko tried to pull a Marshawn Lynch. "We'll see tomorrow what coach has to say," was all Jerebko kept repeating after practice today. Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit..." January 30

  • Sixers' stingy defense guides them past Pistons

    CSN Philly "It didn’t take the Sixers long to put Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons out of reach at the Wells Fargo Center. In fact, by the end of the first quarter the question wasn’t if the Sixers were going to win. It was by how much. Thanks to an 18-0 run in the first quarter, the Sixers..." January 29

  • Pistons keeping options open at point guard

    Detroit News "Though it might be assumed the Pistons will sign a point guard to a 10-day contract to replace Brandon Jennings, coach Stan Van Gundy didn't rule out any kind of solution for the coming days. Including a trade. "We've got a few balls in the air," Van Gundy said. "As much as we would like to..." January 29

  • Irving, James combine for 70 points as Cavaliers grind out 103-95 road win over Detroit

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was a dry, dull environment at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday night, but the Cavaliers exited with a 103-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons to claim their seventh consecutive win. Playing in an unenergetic atmosphere on the road benefited the Cavaliers. For some reason the crowd..." January 28

  • Pistons likely to add a third point guard Thursday, exploring all options, SVG says

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons will go with two point guards again tonight at Philadelphia 76ers though that likely will be the final game they do so. The Pistons (17-29) complete a four-game, five-night stretch at 7 tonight here against the 76ers after losing the first three, including a 103-95 loss to..." January 28

  • Stan Van Gundy: Pistons won’t sacrifice future assets to chase a playoff spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pistons got off to a dismal 5-23 start to the season, before cutting Josh Smith loose led to a surprising reversal of fortune. Detroit strung together seven straight wins and nine of 10 overall once Smith was gone, and in the Eastern Conference, that meant that the team was right back..." January 27

  • Detroit Pistons pondering a trade for Miami Heat guard Norris Cole

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Detroit Pistons are looking into the possibility of trading for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole, league sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group. Miami has sent the word out that the 26-year-old defensive specialist can be had. There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been..." January 27

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    BRANDON JENNINGS @BrandonJennings

    Successful Surgery. Thanks for the love & support. I appreciate it! pic.twitter.com/Ir1xKrjR98

  • Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings restless after surgery to repair torn Achilles tendon

    Michigan Live "Brandon Jennings sent a text message to Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy at 6:30 a.m. today, complaining that medication from surgery Monday night to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon was keeping him away. Van Gundy said he was pleased by Jennings' spirit as the player recuperates and..." January 27

  • Raptors eke out win over Pistons

    Toronto Sun "So much for an easy night. By rights, the Detroit Pistons should have been down in the dumps and somewhat less than what they had been after watching the heart and soul of their lineup helped off the court a night earlier with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy..." January 26

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Pistons among teams to show exploratory interest in Knicks' Pablo Prigioni and could revisit that in wake of losing Brandon Jennings

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Detroit is strongly considering the call up of guard Lorenzo Brown from its D-League affiliate Grand Rapids, league source tells RealGM.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Strong belief within the Pistons that guard Brandon Jennings tore his Achilles tonight, but won't know for sure until MRI on Sunday.

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    BRANDON JENNINGS @BrandonJennings

    6/9months.

  • Brandon Jennings' 20-20 leads Detroit to 128-118 win over Magic

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons bounced back from a cold shooting day in Hotlanta with a magical 128 points against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Pistons lit the nets on fire from the start, knocking down 58 percent of their shots in the first quarter en route to a 128-118 win, the most points the..." January 22

  • Pistons owner Tom Gores: No qualms waiving Josh Smith

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons' 11-3 stretch since the waiving of Josh Smith is the first sustained success of owner Tom Gores' tenure, who completed the purchase in April 2011. He was seated court side at the Palace tonight to witness one of the hottest teams in the NBA and it happened to be his..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Pistons' Drummond understands sitting over FT misses

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy today joined Detroit Pistons fans in their second-guessing. After he decided to sit center Andre Drummond for the entire fourth quarter -- following a dominating 13 points and 18 rebounds through three quarters in Monday's loss at Atlanta -- the Pistons' coach said he wrestled..." January 21

  • Atlanta pulls away late in 93-82 win over Detroit

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks did not bring their "A-game" on Monday afternoon, but it was good enough to win their 13th consecutive game by a final margin of 93-82 over the Detroit Pistons. The Atlanta Hawks did not play well on Monday afternoon. It didn't matter. The Hawks won their 13th..." January 20

  • Pelicans use big first half to roll past Pistons, 105-94

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "NBA rules required the New Orleans Pelicans to play out the final two quarters of basketball on Wednesday night. But for all intents and purposes, the Pelicans' work was done by halftime. Playing against a Detroit Pistons team that played with little energy and whose shooting -- early on --..." January 15

  • Jrue Holiday to miss tonight's Pelicans game vs. Pistons with ankle injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans will be without point guard Jrue Holiday tonight when they play the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Holiday suffered an inflammation to his right ankle in the first half of the Pelicans' 108-100 loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday and didn't play in the..." January 14

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    NBA announces $15K fine to Pistons G Brandon Jennings for making an obscene gesture during Monday's game in Toronto.

  • Reputed ballhog Brandon Jennings takes leadership role

    Detroit News "Before every game, Pistons veteran Caron Butler pulls point guard Brandon Jennings aside and says: "You have star talent and star capability. Lead us." Brandon Jennings a leader? Until recently, the thought would have been considered ludicrous for a player many considered a selfish ballhog...." January 14

  • Jennings leads Pistons to comeback victory over Raptors

    Detroit News "Memories of the Canadian flag and being taunted by Toronto Raptors fans at The Palace likely stuck in Brandon Jennings' head as he bodied up on Kyle Lowry while Lowry tried in vain to set himself up for a potential tying 3-pointer. The anger and determination was undeniably tattooed on..." January 13

  • Lakers have called Pistons about Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers are not content to just play out their worst season since moving to Los Angeles. (Yes, even worse than last year.) They’re going to talk trade – and make sure you know they’re talking trade. There was the pursuit of Rajon Rondo, an offer just good enough to look serious but..." January 13

  • Josh Smith finds fit with Rockets after cast off by Pistons

    Washington Post "Josh Smith would rather be viewed as a possible difference-maker for a franchise that has just one playoff series victory since 1997. He can’t have it that easy though, not after the bizarre happenstance in Detroit following his stunning departure last month. Smith’s desire to have his value..." January 13

  • Pistons turnaround alters the plan for Dinwiddie, back – briefly – from his D-League stint

    NBA.com "When Stan Van Gundy declared the future the clear Pistons priority not quite three weeks ago, getting a look at Spencer Dinwiddie was one of the first things he mentioned. A seven-game winning streak altered the equation. Not only did the Pistons dramatically reverse their 5-23 start since..." January 10

  • Mavericks become Pistons' seventh straight victim

    Detroit News "Not happy with what he thought was an unfair whistle, the usually mild-mannered D.J. Augustin picked up a technical foul after being called for an offensive foul for pushing off Dallas guard J.J. Barea. Apparently, you won't like Augustin when he's angry. The next two times downcourt,..." January 08

  • Jennings beats buzzer, Spurs as Pistons' streak hits 6

    Detroit News "The San Antonio Spurs often win because they are the NBA's best at not beating themselves, and letting you make the most minute mistake and pouncing on it. Brandon Jennings turned the tables on the champs, doing the pouncing as he searched for an opening with milliseconds remaining after a..." January 07

  • The Pistons are Thriving Without Josh Smith

    Athlon Sports "The term “addition by subtraction” has rarely seen brighter days. The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball in years, after cutting so-called star Josh Smith from their roster, eating tens of millions of dollars in the process — just to keep him away. They’ve won five games, and..." January 05

  • Pistons race past Kings in fourth, win 114-95

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Pistons used a 30-17 fourth quarter to run away from the Kings, but for most of the game it was at least a contest. The Pistons went up as far as 16 points in the second quarter, threatening to make this yet another blowout win in their five game winning streak. But the Kings closed the..." January 05

  • Pistons' streak more than just canning Josh Smith

    Detroit Free Press "Andre Drummond tweaking reporters. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Caron Butler dancing while the Temptations perform during a recent halftime at the Palace. It's obvious the Pistons have gotten their groove back — well, since the franchise hasn't seen a playoff game since Rasheed Wallace and..." January 04

  • Joel Anthony has brought professionalism to Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Backup big man Joel Anthony has been around the Detroit Pistons for just over two months, but he has impressed teammates with his professionalism and hard work. They weren't surprised to see how he put up a no-fly zone around the rim in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's 109-86 victory at Orlando,..." January 02

  • Pistons throttle Magic to win third straight

    Detroit News "Confidence is an amazing thing isn't it? The agenda-less, unselfish basketball Stan Van Gundy has been begging for has showed up in spades and his team played the part of party crashers in the place that Van Gundy made his name as a top coach against his former team. Whether it was Andre..." December 31

  • Stan Van Gundy promises Pistons will be his final coaching destination

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy thought the Orlando Magic would be his last coaching job. It didn't work out that way, but it will with the Detroit Pistons, he said today, because of a vow to his wife Kim. Van Gundy, 55, who is in his first year of a five-year deal as head coach and president of basketball..." December 30

  • Pistons make it two straight, downing LeBron's Cavs

    Detroit News "The boo birds were in full effect, as the fans voiced their displeasure with the home team's lethargic performance — and for once it was the Pistons on the positive end of a beating. Yes, LeBron James and Kevin Love participated in the Pistons' surprising 103-80 victory over the Cleveland..." December 29

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Change of plans. @ATolliver44 is INACTIVE for #Pistons. SVG said yesterday he would be active.

  • Stuckey: Trading Billups sent Pistons into spiral

    Detroit Free Press "Rodney Stuckey had a quick answer. The current Pacers guard was asked Friday afternoon before Detroit beat Indiana, 119-109, whether there was anything he would do differently during the first seven seasons of his pro career — all spent with the Pistons. Once considered an untouchable by..." December 28

  • Energetic Pistons snap 12-game home skid, beat Pacers

    Detroit Free Press "There was Brandon Jennings doing an imitation of a Harlem Globetrotter with a fancy assist to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. There was Andre Drummond looking to chest bump with any teammate he could find after yet another alley-oop dunk. And something that's been missing around the Palace was..." December 27

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Piston acquire forward Anthony Tolliver from Suns for foward Tony Mitchell, per announcement from Suns.

  • Josh Smith will sign with Rockets, according to report

    SB Nation "The Houston Rockets will take a chance on Josh Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Detroit Piston is expected to land in Houston once he clears waivers. Houston will beat out several teams for his services, including Dallas, Miami, Memphis and Sacramento. The..." December 24

  • Report: Rockets assuring Smith he'll start if he signs with Houston

    The Score "The Houston Rockets desperately want to add Josh Smith to their 20-7 roster. How bad do they reportedly want the 29-year-old former Detroit Pistons shooter? This bad: The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team with the cap space to claim Smith, and they have no intention to do so, Stein adds...." December 24

  • Sources: Rockets looming as strongest suitor to sign Josh Smith

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets are emerging as the strongest suitor to sign forward Josh Smith, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After the Detroit Pistons made the stunning move of releasing Smith, he's expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and become an unrestricted free agent. The Pistons owed Smith..." December 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Clippers have initial interest with Josh Smith, but want to dig deeper before jumping in, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Nets snap skid, hold off Pistons for much-needed win

    New York Post "Coming home carrying a three-game losing streak, the Nets went into Sunday’s matchup against the Pistons needing a win in the worst way. But while the Pistons — who came in with a three-game losing streak of their own and eight losses in their previous 10 — should have been the perfect team to..." December 22

  • Pistons waive forward Josh Smith

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons announced Monday the club has requested waivers on forward Josh Smith. "Our team has not performed the way we had expected throughout the first third of the season and adjustments need to be made in terms of our focus and direction," said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and..." December 22

  • 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