Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Greg Monroe maximizing limited leverage with Pistons

    Washington Post "Greg Monroe doesn’t always take the approach that everyone expects, choosing instead to go by what feels right to him. That mindset might explain how Monroe once went against meaningless exhibition protocol two years ago, when he pulled a basketball away to prevent John Wall from attempting a..." August 19

  • Pistons Sign Free Agent Forward Cartier Martin and Center Aaron Gray

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Stan Van Gundy announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray to contracts. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Martin, a 6-7, 220-pound forward has..." August 19

  • Drummond on Team USA roster cuts: ‘I don’t plan on going home’

    NBA.com "Team USA’s first exhibition game tonight against Brazil is a big moment for Andre Drummond and he admitted Friday that he’ll enter the game with a sense of the import hanging over him. But it won’t be his last moment. With the horrific leg injury that will cost Paul George his season, followed..." August 15

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Greg Monroe to sign Pistons' offer, delays free agency

    USA Today "Forward-center Greg Monroe has informed the Detroit Pistons' he will accept the qualifying offer, play for Detroit in 2014-15 and become an unrestricted free agent next summer, two people familiar with Monroe's plan told USA TODAY Sports. The people requested anonymity because they were not..." August 13

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe OK with qualifying offer, free agency in 2015

    Detroit News "The Greg Monroe watch is entering its seventh week, with another seven weeks remaining before there’s a guarantee his restricted free agency will be resolved, one way or another. While the Pistons big man has not pursued an offer sheet from another team, he has pursued sign-and-trade..." August 12

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    Matt Dery @dery1051

    Lots of chatter about Greg Monroe today. Pacers shopping Hibbert and a source tells me they have called the Pistons about him. All I know.

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    Greg Monroe @M10OSE

    "@millerfootball5: Come on @M10OSE how can you reject a 5 year 60 million deal" < cant reject anything that was not offered to me...carry on

  • Greg Monroe says he ignored rumors about future while in Africa, will focus on getting deal now

    Pro Basketball Talk "The rumors have been swirling around Pistons’ restricted free agent Greg Monroe: That he doesn’t really want to return to the Pistons, that he wants a max contract, that there were sign-and-trade talks with teams, that he wants Josh Smith traded, that front line partner Andre Drummond thinks..." August 10

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing: Pistons are in advanced talks to try to secure former Magic GM Otis Smith as COACH of their new D-League franchise in Grand Rapids

  • Report: Pistons president Stan Van Gundy to hire Quentin Richardson as player mentor

    Detroit News "Pistons coach and president Stan Van Gundy will add Quentin Richardson to his staff, according to a report Thursday by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Wojnarowski, citing sources, said Richardson’s job will be to mentor and develop players. " August 07

  • Tim Hardaway Sr. Leaves Heat For Assistant Coaching Job With Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Tim Haraway Sr. said Thursday that he is leaving the Miami Heat as a scout to join the coaching staff of the Detroit Pistons. “I’m ecstatic,” Hardaway said. “It’s something I wanted to do. It’s all about teaching. I’m good at teaching and understanding players." Stan Van Gundy was an..." August 07

  • Free agency not working out for Pistons' Greg Monroe as talks remain at standstill

    Detroit Free Press "Tuesday was an anniversary of sorts. It was the three-month anniversary of the day Stan Van Gundy wowed owner Tom Gores with a lengthy presentation on his vision to restore the Pistons after five straight seasons without the playoffs. The rest is history as less than two weeks later Van..." August 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the Orlando Magic, a source told Yahoo Sports.

  • Meeks’ productivity as starter made him even more attractive to Pistons

    NBA.com "Even if Kobe Bryant’s recovery from Achilles tendon surgery hadn’t opened the door to a broader role for Jodie Meeks, the Pistons likely would have targeted the five-year veteran shooting guard. He was one of the elite shooters to hit free agency, and shooting, after all, topped Stan Van Gundy’s..." July 28

  • Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond's quest to make Team USA starts this week

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons center Andre Drummond has a good chance to represent his country next month. As the U.S. national team starts workouts in Las Vegas on Monday with a goal of making up the team for the FIBA World Cup, Drummond brings a blend of size and athleticism that could be needed at..." July 27

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@Jbiss: ---> Pistons have all the leverage... they'll want a long-term deal at $10-$12 million per - Greg's gonna want opt out after 3

  • Ex-Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva, now a free agent, looking for right situation

    Detroit Free Press "Nearly four weeks into the NBA’s free-agency period, Charlie Villanueva doesn’t have a landing spot. It’s a far cry from five seasons ago when he agreed to join the Pistons on the first day of the league’s moratorium. Villanueva, who turns 30 next month, admits to feeling the uncertainty...." July 26

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy took questions from the media last week about the contract impasse with restricted free agent Greg Monroe after introducing free agent pickups D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Here are some of his answers. Question: How..." July 24

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    The Pistons waived Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson to make room for Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Pistons second-rounder Spencer Dinwiddie has landed a three-year deal from his new team

  • Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with..." July 21

  • Kings still want Pistons' Josh Smith, but trade not imminent

    Detroit Free Press "The Sacramento Kings made another run at Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith during this week’s league meetings in Las Vegas, but they were rebuffed again. A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation confirmed ESPN’s Marc Stein’s report that the Kings were interested in Smith. Another..." July 18