Pistons Rumors & News

  • Piston Chauncey Billups practices for front office

    Detroit News "Chauncey Billups began thinking about life after basketball in 2005. After helping the Pistons win their first title in 15 years, the Pistons guard wanted to learn about the business side of the NBA. Life in the front office. So Billups began sitting in on meetings with then-team president..." April 16

  • Joe Dumars out as Pistons president

    ESPN.com "Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason. That didn't work, and now the Pistons will be hiring someone else to replace him. Detroit has decided not to renew Dumars' contract as president of basketball operations, a person..." April 15

  • Raptors bounce Pistons, match franchise win mark

    Toronto Star "All DeMar DeRozan’s ever really wanted to do in Toronto is win and earn respect for himself and his team, and he made sure there would be a chance at a significant celebration at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night. DeRozan’s fourth-quarter explosion here Sunday afternoon — a quarter that..." April 14

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    Dave Pemberton @drpemberton

    Josh Smith out today for the #Pistons against the #Raptors

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva looks to uncertain future

    Detroit News "It’s easy to forget, amid all the uncertainty facing the Pistons this coming offseason, there’s one virtual certainty: Charlie Villanueva will be searching for NBA employment elsewhere come July. He doesn’t fall into the category of one of the young players the Pistons should take a look at..." April 12

  • Bulls beat Pistons, overtake Raptors for No. 3 seed

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls insist they’re not watching the scoreboard. But it sure looked like they were Friday night. Mired in a sloppy effort at both ends of the floor and trailing the Detroit Pistons by 18 points in the third quarter, the Bulls started a rally that coincided with the news that the Toronto..." April 12

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Josh Smith and Will Bynum out again for Pistons vs. Bulls.

  • Detroit Pistons to announce details for NBA Development League team in Grand Rapids

    Michigan Live "Details on an NBA Development League team in Grand Rapids, including its affiliation with the Detroit Pistons, will be announced at a press conference 4 p.m. April 15 at the DeltaPlex Arena. Dennis Mannion, president of the Detroit Pistons, and Dan Reed, president of the NBA D-League, will be..." April 10

  • Cleveland Cavaliers rout Detroit Pistons, 122-100, but playoff hopes end

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The score was frozen on the huge television screen in the Cavaliers locker room Wednesday night: Atlanta 105, Boston 97. How ironic that 30 minutes after playing one of their best, most complete games of the season in a 122-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons, the Cavs should learn that they'd..." April 10

  • Rookie Peyton Siva's confidence soars during late-season 'audition' with Pistons

    Michigan Live "Guard Peyton Siva isn't looking at the end of his rookie season as an audition for next fall. But that's essentially what it's become. Siva's contract with the Detroit Pistons isn't guaranteed for next season and after spending the majority of the season on the bench, he's finally getting..." April 09

  • Without Josh Smith, Pistons still too much for Hawks

    Detroit News "If the Pistons are to take anything into the last week of the season, playing the role of spoiler is the best way to keep competitive juices high. The Atlanta Hawks came in ready to take another step toward clinching the eighth playoff spot, being two games ahead of the New York Knicks, but the..." April 09

  • Bank Shots: NBA's weekly betting news and notes

    Covers.com "Each week, we look back on the NBA betting scene and give you the best - and worst - basketball bets, as well as some spots to keep an eye on with the upcoming schedule. For the week of March 31-April 6. Hottest ATS - Chicago Bulls (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) The third seed in the Eastern..." April 08

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Pistons say Josh Smith is out with knee tendinitis. #ATLHawks

  • Joe Dumars' reign with Pistons appears to be near end

    Detroit News "As the Pistons prepare to ride out the last two weeks of the regular season, the sun might be setting on Pistons president Joe Dumars’ reign with the only franchise he’s known. Dumars has told multiple sources within the NBA that he plans to resign — possibly as soon as this week — after a busy..." April 08

  • Pistons rally in second half to beat Celtics

    Detroit News "The Pistons kept their slim playoff hopes alive for at least another day, coming back from a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics, 115-111, Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons trailed 82-63 early in the third quarter with the Celtics making 13-of-19..." April 06

  • Josh Smith says Detroit disaster not all his fault

    CBSSports.com "The Detroit Pistons are an abject disaster. They had a roster of talented players focused around Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith brought in through free agency adde to Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. They had veteran leadership in Chauncey Billups. They had shooters, they had a new coach...." April 05

  • Nets' home winning streak hits 15 with 116-104 win over Pistons

    New York Post "It was the same old story for the Nets in Brooklyn Friday night, continuing their dominance over the last two months inside Barclays Center with an easy 116-104 win over the Pistons. The news came after the game, when coach Jason Kidd said Kevin Garnett could make his long-awaited return to the..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Pistons' Brandon Jennings has his own app in Apple Store

    Detroit Free Press "Are you a Brandon Jennings fan? Well, there’s an app for that. Available for free at Apple’s App Store, it’s called “BRANDed.” The app features Jennings’ tastes in music, fashion and news about Jennings. The idea came about last summer and is a partnership between Jennings and Excel..." April 03

  • Pacers find find offensive groove against Pistons to snap three game skid

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers finally found some good things to grasp onto in a gratifying, albeit close victory over the Detroit Pistons. Indiana found their way to line in the first quarter to help keep their offense afloat with poor shooting continuing to plague the Pacers. Detroit led most of the..." April 03

  • Pistons’ Brandon Jennings fined $5,000 for second flopping violation this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "That is a clear flop — and one that got the call, which is why guys do this. It was a close game, there were three minutes left and the Pistons were up four, when Brandon Jennings had missed a floater and the Bucks’ Jeff Adrien grabbed the board and came down, Jennings was close to him, got..." April 01

  • After humiliating 76ers loss, Pistons bounce back to beat Bucks

    Detroit News "It took a clap of thunder to get the Pistons going during a 116-111 victory over the Bucks Monday night at The Palace. That thunder came from small forward Josh Smith, who threw down a thunderous, teeth chattering, crowd pleasing and momentum shifting dunk and free throw with 3:53 remaining..." April 01

  • Greg Monroe disturbed by Pistons' lack of effort

    Detroit News "It takes a special type of bad for a team to lose by 30 points to a squad that hasn’t won in two months, but the Pistons rose — or lowered themselves — to the occasion in ending the Philadelphia 76ers’ national nightmare. Now, one has to wonder if this past weekend was the start of a different..." March 31

  • 76ers end 26-game skid, pound Pistons

    Courier-Post "The Philadelphia 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing the longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history. Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young each scored 21 points for the 76ers, who won for..." March 30

  • LeBron's triple-double lifts shorthanded Heat over Pistons

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat gave it everything they had two nights earlier and came up short. Friday night, the Heat were reduced to throwing everyone they had left at the Detroit Pistons. It worked. The fact that LeBron James mixed in his first triple-double of the season was an added..." March 29

  • Unpredictable Cleveland Cavaliers swipe 97-96 victory over Detroit Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Brown is firm in his recollection. With 3.2 seconds left, in the Cavaliers' wild 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons, he told Dion Waiters to drive toward the basket. Don't shoot. Drive. "That shows how much he listens to me," Brown said, rolling his eyes in mock..." March 27

  • Grand Rapids to get NBA D-League team, will affiliate with Detroit Pistons

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons will become the third Detroit major-league franchise with a minor-league affiliate in the Grand Rapids area when an NBA Development League team moves there next season, sources confirmed to MLive. An agreement has been reached for undisclosed local owners to purchase the..." March 26

  • Pistons' Brandon Jennings trying 'to find my way' after Maurice Cheeks' ouster

    Detroit News "There’s perhaps no greater display of the range of body language characteristics than that of Brandon Jennings, who exhibits attributes all over the board. Friday night in Phoenix, he dragged his 160-pound body to the bench after picking up his fourth foul in 15 minutes, going scoreless for one..." March 26

  • Pistons Expected To Pursue Tom Izzo

    Hoops Rumors "Pistons owner Tom Gores is expected to pursue Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo to take over permanent head coaching duties on Detroit’s bench, USA Today’s Sam Amick reports (video link). John Loyer is serving as interim coach in place of Maurice Cheeks, whom Gores fired in February. Lionel..." March 25

  • Pistons snap 13-game road losing streak with win over Jazz

    Detroit News "The only thing rarer than a Pistons road win in the last two months was a road win in Salt Lake City — and a swagger-filled performance from Brandon Jennings. Who knows where the confidentpoint guard has been for the several weeks, but his persona made a cameo appearance Monday night against..." March 25

  • Clippers hold off Pistons for 112-103 victory

    L.A. Daily News "Detroit Pistons coach John Loyer was asked before Saturday’s game against the Clippers if he thought there was a chance the Clippers could come out and struggle because they hadn’t played since Monday. Loyer wasn’t buying it. “That’s a veteran team,” he said. The Clippers got off to a..." March 23

  • Eric Bledsoe leads Suns past visiting Pistons

    Arizona Republic "After 10 weeks out, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was not going to instantly play like he did before his knee surgery. But if he can look like that guy more often, the Suns' playoff chances look better. Bledsoe scored 15 fourth-quarter points and finished with 23, his best scoring effort since his..." March 22

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Drummond says he will play tonight

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Brooks leads Nuggets to comeback victory over Detroit Pistons

    Denver Post "It has been a beneficial end of the season for Nuggets point guard Aaron Brooks. Brought over at the trade deadline from Houston for Jordan Hamilton, the move was viewed as good for both players to re-establish themselves with new franchises. Brooks, who will be an unrestricted free agent at..." March 20

  • Pistons' Chauncey Billups not thinking about retirement

    Detroit News "If retirement is knocking at Chauncey Billups’ door, he walked right past it Wednesday morning as he took his three daughters to school for the first time in a long time. The 37-year-old is old enough to have a daughter who’s a senior in high school, realistic enough to know the sand in his..." March 20

  • Pistons' Drummond to miss at least next game

    Fox Sports "Pistons center Andre Drummond will miss Wednesday night's game at Denver after injuring his neck over the weekend. The team says he's questionable for Friday night's game at Phoenix. Drummond hurt himself in the first quarter of Saturday night's loss to Indiana." March 18

  • Report: Former Piston Ben Wallace gets suspended sentence for car crash

    Detroit News "Central Virginia television station WTVR is reporting former Detroit Piston Ben Wallace received a one-year jail sentence Tuesday after pleading no contest to leaving the scene of a car crash in Henrico County, Va., on Feb. 8. The judge in the case suspended all but two days of the sentence,..." March 18

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Drummond out for Wednesday's game vs Nuggets. Questionable for Friday against Phoenix #Pistons

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond suffers neck injury

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said he was “a little sore,” but OK after tests were negative on the neck injury he suffered tonight against the Indiana Pacers. He was wearing neck brace after a brief trip to the hospital as a precaution in the locker room after the Pistons’ 112-104 loss..." March 17

  • Detroit Pistons' John Loyer confident big lineup could work - just with more outside shooting

    Detroit Free Press "With a month remaining in the season, it’s obvious the grand experiment hasn’t worked. The Pistons are worse when they play center Andre Drummond, power forward Greg Monroe and small forward Josh Smith together. With Smith as a nontraditional small forward, the group lacks perimeter shooting..." March 16

  • Vocal Vogel inspires Pacers in comeback win against Pistons

    Indianapolis Star "When the game began to slip away, the Indiana Pacers thought big picture. Though this was only a Saturday night in March and no team wins championships this soon, as the Pacers fell desperately deeper into a hole against the Detroit Pistons, in their minds, they felt that something special was..." March 16

  • Defensive errors, poor fundamentals sinking Pistons

    Detroit News "John Loyer doesn’t have the long-term security to lay the hammer down on his players, but he made no bones about the high expectations for his oversize front line. The interim coach was probably less than pleased about being thoroughly beaten on the boards by the Toronto Raptors, as they were..." March 14

  • Raptors eventually put away listless Pistons

    Toronto Sun "Eventually, Toronto’s inability to go for the jugular will come back to haunt the team. Eventually, a game of much more substance and meaning will be played and any mental lapse cannot be tolerated. Until then, the Raptors can win games such as Wednesday’s visit by the listless Pistons, a..." March 13

  • Interim Pistons coach John Loyer faces long odds in audition for top job

    Detroit News "Punctuality probably isn’t one of Pistons interim coach John Loyer’s strongest traits, but only because it conflicts with his consistency, his daily routine. His NBA-mandated pregame meetings with the assembled media usually find Loyer running late, because Kyle Singler needs Loyer to go..." March 12

  • Pistons discover defense in dumping Kings

    Detroit News "If John Loyer had an internal blueprint for how this Pistons team would win games, their second- and third-quarter performance against the Sacramento Kings will be framed and referred to for future reference. After bringing their nonexistent defense with them from Boston, they ratcheted it up..." March 12

  • Brandon Jennings: Detroit Pistons don’t hold themselves accountable

    Pro Basketball Talk "Do the Detroit Pistons hold each other accountable? “No,” Brandon Jennings said directly. The Pistons’ faint playoff hopes are disintegrating. With a 118-111 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Detroit has lost three straight, seven of eight and 10 of 12. The Atlanta Hawks lead the Pistons..." March 10

  • Rajon Rondo tosses perfect game as Celtics knock off Pistons

    Boston Herald "Rajon Rondo just might dream in numbers, he enjoys that part of the universe so much. But rarely do those digits come together as completely as they did last night at the Garden for the Celtics point guard, who threw historic numbers up on the board and guided the Celtics through a 118-111 win..." March 10

  • Wolves throttle Detroit from the start in 114-101 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves reached last season’s total on Friday night with this season’s 31st victory, a 114-101 decision over Detroit at Target Center that delivered everything they had failed to do two nights earlier against New York. On Wednesday, they were thumped by a Knicks team that had lost..." March 08

  • Pistons' Josh Smith is at his best when in 'attack mode'

    Detroit News "Being passive certainly isn’t how anyone would describe Pistons forward Josh Smith, but if he felt he wasn’t aggressive enough before, it truly can’t be said now. Smith, in his first season in Detroit after nine in Atlanta, said it took him a while to find his way within the confines of a new..." March 06