Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

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

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

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

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    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

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Jennings sure-handed with assists, lack of turnovers

    Detroit Free Press "Through two exhibition games, Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has been the picture of ball security. He has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 14-1 in 53 minutes in exhibition wins over the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks. He hasn't shot that well, though not many on the..." October 11

  • Stan Van Gundy says Will Bynum has fallen 'way behind'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum viewed his current setback as another fight to a successful return to the rotation. Bynum has missed all but one hour of training camp because of a hamstring injury, which has made him a spectator instead of a participant. With D.J. Augustin and Brandon..." October 09

  • Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler seeks starting role again as contract year approaches

    Michigan Live "Kyle Singler loves travel but the third-year Detroit Piston eschewed vacation and stuck close to his Oregon home this summer, training for a vital contract year ahead. The only Piston to play all 164 games the last two seasons also is perhaps the team's best value. The Pistons saved more with..." October 07

  • Pistons' Josh Smith vows to work, ignore Monroe rumor

    Detroit News "Recognition and rumors certainly carry a lot of weight in professional sports, and Pistons forward Josh Smith is no stranger to either, especially since his arrival last summer. One could essentially drive him, while Smith would have to ignore the latter if he will indeed take on a positive..." October 06

  • Stan Van Gundy: Detroit Pistons' starting jobs, rotation spots all in flux

    Michigan Live "A question predicated on the idea that a certain Detroit Piston seems inked into the starting lineup -- in this case, point guard Brandon Jennings -- drew a bristled response from head coach Stan Van Gundy this week. "There's not one guy in there that I'm locked in to, who has to start no..." October 03

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    SVG on @AndreDrummondd: "If he wants to be, he’s a Defensive Player of the Year type of guy. And so is Josh (Smith)."

  • New Piston Jodie Meeks expanded from shooter to scorer

    Detroit Free Press "Jodie Meeks didn't describe hours of working on his ball-handling. He didn't recall doing lay-up drills designed to help players finish through contact. That isn't to say he didn't do that stuff. He has always worked on his game. But he said Wednesday that opportunity was the main reason..." October 02

  • Pistons' Aaron Gray to miss camp after cardiac episode

    Detroit News "Pistons center Aaron Gray will miss training camp while rehabbing from a cardiac episode, the team announced Monday. Gray had the episode after a voluntary workout in late August. Gray, signed by the Pistons as a free agent this past offseason to back up Andre Drummond, is seeking advice..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Stan Van Gundy's big problem

    Detroit Bad Boys "Stan Van Gundy has a big problem. No, I mean he literally has a big problem, as in he has three big men who want to start and only two spots for them. While there is myriad issues Van Gundy faces as he takes control of the Detroit Pistons, there is no bigger priority than sorting out how he..." September 30

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe says rumors of team discord 'lies'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe called them lies — not rumors — when discussing reports of a rocky relationship with his teammates, especially Josh Smith, that he didn't want to be in Detroit and why he signed a qualifying offer instead of a long-term deal with the Pistons. He tried..." September 30

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    Dave Hogg @Stareagle

    Josh Smith says he will be a post player this year, not a 3-point shooter.

  • Greg Monroe says he could re-sign with Pistons next summer. Sure.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Eric Bledsoe threatened it, but Greg Monroe actually did it — he will play for the qualifying offer of $5.5 million this season just so he can be a free agent next summer. The Pistons offered him a lot more money (Monroe denied getting a five-year, $60 million offer, but talks were in the eight..." September 29

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe moves on from tough summer

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe is betting on himself. He didn't say that Thursday afternoon at an elementary school on the west side of Detroit for an NBA reading event. His actions this summer told us that, when he turned down a four-year deal that would have made him the Detroit Pistons' highest-paid player and..." September 27

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe moves on from tough summer

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe is betting on himself. He didn't say that Thursday afternoon at an elementary school on the west side of Detroit for an NBA reading event. His actions this summer told us that, when he turned down a four-year deal that would have made him the Detroit Pistons' highest-paid player and..." September 26

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Pistons are signing Hasheem Thabeet to non-guaranteed deal to give him a shot to make their team in training camp

  • Pistons' Brandon Jennings ready for game to rebound

    Detroit News "Brandon Jennings emerged from the informal workouts at The Palace practice facility, looking somewhat similar to the figure who departed to California after last season’s disappointing, playoff-less finish. Playful swagger? Check. Rare introspection? Check Twenty-five extra pounds?..." September 17

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe urinated self during arrest, police report says

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who is facing a two-game suspension after NBA officials learned he pleaded guilty to impaired driving in April, "urinated on himself during the booking process," the Huntington Woods police report documenting his arrest says. Huntington Woods police released..." September 11

  • Chauncey Billups retires: 'It's just time'

    Yahoo! Sports "Chauncey Billups, the 2004 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player and former Detroit Pistons star, told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday he is retiring after 17 NBA seasons. Billups became an unrestricted free agent when the Pistons declined the second and final year of a contract option that would have paid..." September 10

  • Patience may pay off for Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "Greg Monroe is either a genius or an idiot. A player sacrificing money for happiness or a selfish malcontent. An overrated bum who should ride the bench or gifted young player with supreme confidence in himself. All of that because he decided to do something slightly unprecedented -- turn down..." September 09

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    NBA says Pistons forward Greg Monroe has been suspended two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired.

  • Pistons hire Pat Garrity into front office

    Yahoo! Sports "The Detroit Pistons have hired ex-NBA forward Pat Garrity as their new Director of Strategic Planning, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Garrity has had a successful post-playing career in the financial industry and reunites with Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy in Detroit." September 09

  • Greg Monroe likely would have rejected max offer from Pistons

    CBSSports.com "Restricted free agency can be tricky, as we've also seen with Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe this summer. The two cases are pretty different, though, in that Monroe's situation wasn't just about wanting a max contract. The Detroit Pistons big man signed the one-year qualifying offer because he..." September 08

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Ex-Pistons PF Vernon Macklin has reached agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a non-guaranteed camp deal, league source tells RealGM.

  • Still no timetable on Detroit Pistons' Spencer Dinwiddie, but he's feeling better

    Detroit Free Press "There’s good news on the Spencer Dinwiddie front. Dinwiddie, the Pistons’ rookie point guard, is feeling better after suffering a significant knee injury last January at Colorado. “In recent weeks I’ve been feeling like I can do all the things I need to do,” Dinwiddie said recently. “I feel..." September 07

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    Moke Hamilton @MokeHamilton

    And speaking of good gets, gotta remind #Knicks fans... Greg Monroe will likely be an UFA next summer. Should be No. 1 target for P. Jax.

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@Marcus_Mims212: what are the odds next year Bledsode and Monroe both head to Lakers? ---> Lakers could have the means.

  • Greg Monroe signs Pistons' qualifying offer

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe has signed a $5.5 million qualifying offer, clearing the way for him to leave the franchise next summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Monroe had been a restricted agent this summer and couldn't come to terms on a contract extension with the Pistons – nor..." September 06

  • Muscled-up Smith ready to help lead SVG’s Pistons

    NBA.com "In their off-season communication, Stan Van Gundy and Josh Smith have focused more on big-picture stuff: team culture, leadership, chemistry. It was lighter on the specifics, but Smith heard enough to tailor his summer workout regimen. “I’m ready to play whatever position is asked of me,” said..." September 03

  • New Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks patterns work ethic after ex-teammate Kobe Bryant

    Detroit Free Press "New Detroit Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks was asked about his favorite Kobe Bryant moment. He didn’t need much time. It was his first day of training camp as a Los Angeles Laker. “Practice was at 11, we had to be there at 10. Well, I wanted to get there at 10,” Meeks said. “He was..." September 02

  • Pacquiao expressing interest in Metta World Peace for his new Filipino team

    ESPN.com "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Team USA: Andre Drummond gives us great size advantage

    Detroit Free Press "Despite his immense talent and upside, Andre Drummond’s inclusion on Team USA’s 12-man roster was a bit of a surprise. The way USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo looks at it, however, having the Detroit Pistons center on the team – as well as the likes of DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Plumlee..." August 24

  • NBA GM: 'No reason' to trade for potential free agents Monroe, Bledsoe

    Sporting News "Given the stalemates that have gone on with Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe and Pistons forward Greg Monroe, the best option for both players would seem to be some sort of sign-and-trade. Bledsoe has been shopped around the league for the past month, while the Washington Post’s Michael Lee reports..." August 22

  • Pistons' Monroe potential 2015 target for Celtics

    CSN New England "When you look at the most significant deals made by Danny Ainge in shaping this storied franchise, circumstances, as much as the Celtics mystique, worked in his favor. The Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) were in salary-dump mode in 2007, which allowed the Celtics to pull off a..." August 20