Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons' Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister's murder in must-see interview

    Fox Sports "In July 2014, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock faced the unthinkable. His sister, Mia Henderson, who was born as his brother, Kevin Long, was murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, the city where Bullock was born. Her body was reportedly discovered in an alley, and an arrest was made more than a..." August 27

  • Reggie Jackson doesn't think Pistons have a ceiling this year

    Detroit Free Press "Many basketball experts expect the Detroit Pistons to take the next step toward contention in the Eastern Conference next season. Reggie Jackson would agree with that. The 26-year-old Pistons point guard joined ex-Pistons "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn and Tom Byrne on SiriusXM NBA Radio to discuss..." August 26

  • Pistons assistant Tim Hardaway could be working toward DUI plea

    CBS Sports "Former NBA star and current Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway was charged last April with, effectively, driving under the influence near his home in Beverley Hills. Techincally it was worded as "operating with high blood alcohol content," which ClickOnDetroit.com reports was more than..." August 23

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Boban Marjanovic provides Pistons insurance if Aron Baynes leaves

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons backup center Aron Baynes and the Australian national team fell just short of a medal in the recent Rio Olympic Games. The Aussies lost the bronze-medal game to Spain, 89-88, to finish fourth. Baynes spent time out of position at power forward, at times guarding the likes of Carmelo..." August 23

  • SVG eyes across-the-board gains, but 2 stand out for most growth potential

    NBA.com "Stan Van Gundy looks at his roster, sees the ages of all his key players and expects improvement. He understands it isn’t inevitable, but he’s seen nothing this summer to dampen his enthusiasm. And he’s seen a lot. There’ve been no real vacations for Van Gundy, balancing his duties as both..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Drummond's In The NBA, But His Roots Still In Middletown

    Hartford Courant "Andre Drummond's stay at UConn was short, and perhaps another athlete, one who has risen to such heights at such a young age, would have been tempted to pull up his small-city Connecticut roots. But Drummond, who was back for Jim Calhoun's Charity All-Star Game on Friday night at Mohegan Sun..." August 16

  • Pistons' Michael Gbinije gets valuable experience at Olympics

    Detroit Free Press "Michael Gbinije and the Nigerian national basketball team won’t advance to the medal round at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, but the Detroit Pistons rookie did pick up some valuable playing experience. Pistons coach and president Stan Van Gundy said being part of the Olympic experience would..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Pistons’ owner Gores willing to pay tax to lock up Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Pro Basketball Talk "Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made our list of top five guys likely to get an extension to his rookie contract this summer. The main reason — Stan Van Gundy likes him. He fits what SVG wants to do — Caldwell-Pope is a quality defender who averaged 14.5 points per game last season (although..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Ray McCallum signs with Pistons

    CBS Sports "McCallum signed a deal with the Pistons Monday, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. McCallum, who went to college at Detroit, last played on a pair of 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies in 2015-16 where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds over 22 minutes per game." July 25

  • Pistons officially sign 1st round draft pick Henry Ellenson

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Pistons announced via press release on Tuesday morning that they officially signed their first round draft pick Henry Ellenson to a rookie-scale contract. Ellenson out of Marquette was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He put up over 12 points and seven rebounds in starting every..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope not worried about pending contract extension

    Detroit Free Press "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wants the focus to be on his improving game — not his contract status. But with the Detroit Pistons’ fourth-year shooting guard eligible for a contract extension, the questions will keep coming until it’s resolved. Caldwell-Pope says the situation is not on his..." July 19

  • PG Brown could land Pistons' final roster spot

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons haven’t closed the door to adding a veteran point guard. But with Lorenzo Brown’s Orlando Pro Summer League performance and the need to retain future financial flexibility, team president Stan Van Gundy said Friday that the Pistons’ off-season maneuvering could be..." July 17

  • Drummond 'found something that works' to improve free-throw shooting

    The Score "There seems to be no happy medium with Andre Drummond. He's the best rebounder in the game, but also the worst free-throw shooter in the history of the NBA. The Detroit Pistons think they've found a solution for the latter. Fresh off signing the big man to a max contract, head coach Stan Van..." July 16

  • Pistons officially sign Drummond to reported 5-year, $130M deal

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons officially announced the signing of center Andre Drummond to a reported five-year, $130-million contract on Friday. Drummond finished the season as the league's rebounding leader, averaging 14.8 boards per game. The 22-year-old also chipped in 16.2 points per game and 1.5..." July 15

  • Pistons ink Michael Gbinije to three-year deal

    Detroit Bad Boys "Michael Gbinije signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, the team disclosed Thursday via press release. Gbinije was the 49th overall pick in the NBA Draft and played just one game for the Pistons before a sprained ankle sidelined him for the duration of the Orlando Summer..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Rip Hamilton eyeing NBA opportunities, training for comeback

    CBS Sports "With the deluge of money flooding free agency this summer, several notable former NBA players have expressed interest in making a comeback. Like Ray Allen, who has been rumored to be making a comeback for quite some time now. But it's not merely Allen. Stephen Jackson is hoping to try out for..." July 13

  • When will the Pistons extend KCP?

    Detroit Bad Boys "We are reaching the point of the offseason where things begin to slow to a long, painful crawl until the start of the season. Most of the free agent money has been thrown out like a person with a gambling problem at a casino, and all of the big names are signed. Summer League is finished for..." July 12

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Pistons sign Boban Marjanovic to 3-year, $21 million offer sheet

    SB Nation "Looking for additional cover behind Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons will sign Spurs giant Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million offer sheet, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Marjanovic is a restricted free agent, so the Spurs will have three days to match. Though Marjanovic was very..." July 07

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Kings sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "The Kings struck out on getting the stretch four of their dreams in Ryan Anderson, who decided to join the Houston Rockets on a whopping 4 year, $80 million deal. Sacramento apparently had a backup plan though, and that was to sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal. That second year..." July 03

  • "Rumblings" that Pistons are interested in Jon Leuer

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons struggled to shoot the ball last year, and all their moves in the offseason is make the problem worse. First, they traded away their best shooter in Jodie Meeks (per his request) and are set to sign Ish Smith, a no-shooting point guard who can push the pace and find other..." July 02

  • Pistons interested in Lance Thomas to bolster bench

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons had two holes to fill this offseason -- backup point guard and backup power forward. The Pistons filled their point guard need by agreeing to sign Ish Smith, but the hunt is still on for a reserve big man. The latest rumor has the Pistons showing interest in Knicks free..." July 02

  • Success whets Morris’ appetite for more as he gets back to work earlier than ever

    NBA.com "Success can affect those who experience it in nearly as many ways as there are members of the club. But it usually breaks down into two main camps: it makes you fat and sassy or it whets your appetite for even more. Count Marcus Morris in that second group. You might even want to make him the..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Jon Leuer agrees to four year, $42 million deal with the Pistons, per report

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons have lured Jon Leuer to the Motor City. The free agent power forward has signed a four-year, $42-million contract with the Pistons, his agency said Saturday." July 02

  • Andre Drummond to sign a five-year, $130 million deal

    Detroit Bad Boys "The inevitable day has finally arrived. Andre Drummond will sign a maximum contract valued at $130 million over five years, numbers according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Pistons owner Tom Gores said Drummond was a max player more than two years ago. This summer, he put his money where his mouth was...." July 01

  • Pistons reach 3-year agreement with PG Ish Smith

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Pistons didn’t wait long to make their first move in NBA free agency. Early Friday morning, the team agreed to terms on a three-year deal with point guard Ish Smith, according to a person with firsthand knowledge of the situation. Terms were not available. Teams can negotiate with..." July 01

  • Sources: Andre Drummond, Pistons closing on five-year max deal

    ESPN "Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons are nearing agreement on a five-year maximum contract in the $130 million range, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Drummond and the Pistons have quickly moved to the final stages of negotiations on a verbal agreement since free agency..." July 01

  • Pistons working to meet with Al Horford

    SB Nation "The Detroit Pistons are pushing for a meeting with big man Al Horford after the beginning of free agency, reports ESPN's Zach Lowe. Horford, a four-time All-Star, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday and should have several suitors for his services. A max contract is a lock for..." June 30

  • Pistons trading Jodie Meeks to Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical. The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap." June 29

  • Henry Ellenson may actually change Pistons' plans after all

    Detroit Bad Boys "Stan Van Gundy was emphatic about it before the NBA draft. The draft would not impact the Pistons' approach to free agency. They weren't paying attention to the position of the player. They weren't paying attention to mock drafts. This was a pick that they were looking at how the pick could..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • SVG barely scouted No. 18 pick Henry Ellenson; Pistons had him rated 10th

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons were so certain Henry Ellenson would be off the board before their first-round pick in the NBA draft that Stan Van Gundy barely scouted him at all. Van Gundy said before the draft that there were 11 prospects who appeared out of the Pistons' reach at No. 18 overall, so he..." June 24