Pistons Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Dwight Howard maintains he did not demand that Stan Van Gundy be fired in Orlando

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s been four years since one of the most hilariously awkward NBA exchanges of all time. It involved Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard, and Howard has told his side of that story for the first time. Recall that Van Gundy, then coach of the Orlando Magic, told the media that he knew Howard, his..." May 19

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Pistons could use virtual reality to help Drummond's free throws

    The Score "Everything is on the table when it comes to helping Andre Drummond overcome his free-throw woes. Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons are already considering having their franchise center shoot underhanded at the charity stripe after he hit an abysmal 35.5 percent of his free throws this..." May 13

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Detroit Pistons prospects to watch for at the NBA combine

    Piston Powered "The Detroit Pistons may be picking 18th in the NBA draft this year, but there are going to be a lot of prospects that can contribute from day one. Others will be long-term prospects that could have a role. The point here is that there is plenty of talent (despite this draft class being defined..." May 11

  • SVG hopes off-season enough for Drummond free throw fix

    Detroit Free Press "Just to be clear: Andre Drummond shooting underhanded free throws is one of several options the Pistons will consider this off-season to improve the center’s historically bad foul shooting. A more pertinent question might be whether Drummond will have enough time to implement a major change in..." May 08

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Steve Blake, 36, wants to play one more season, but in Detroit?

    Detroit Free Press "Steve Blake can see the finish line of a career that began in 2003. There will be time to spend with three young children. He wants to remain in basketball — possibly trying to build a career in management. But that time can wait one more year; he wants to return to the floor for a 14th..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Anthony Tolliver hopes to make Detroit Pistons a 'long-term home'

    Detroit Free Press "After wearing eight different jerseys in his eight-year NBA career, Pistons stretch forward Anthony Tolliver would love to set down some roots. But the ball is in the Pistons’ court with Tolliver headed to unrestricted free agency this summer. Tolliver, 30, wants to remain in Detroit, but he..." May 03

  • Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope unconcerned with contract extension talks

    Michigan Live "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was not anxious to discuss the possibility of a contract extension this summer but that may be because he isn't anxious to do it. The Detroit Pistons guard is eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this summer. If the Pistons and Caldwell-Pope do not reach..." May 01

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson may be withheld from summer league for skills work

    Michigan Live "Stanley Johnson might benefit from summer league but not nearly as much as from drills and more drills. So the Detroit Pistons forward, who just completed his rookie season, might not participate in Orlando Pro Summer League in July. That's one of the offseason issues the Pistons already find..." April 29

  • Andre Drummond 'open' to going underhanded at the line

    Detroit News "Pistons center Andre Drummond is no Rick Barry at the free-throw line. But the two may have something in common beginning next year. Drummond, who had a horrific season at the line — making just 36 percent — potentially could be changing his style to underhand free throws next..." April 28

  • Kings to hire ex-Pistons exec Ken Catanella as Assistant General Manager

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have apparently been looking at strengthening their front office for a while now, looking to add some more expertise and experience to support GM Vlade Divac as he looks to rebuild the Kings. For a few weeks at least, we thought that addition would be former Pacers and Bucks..." April 27

  • Reggie Jackson all-in on Pistons' goal for next season: 'Finals'

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons conquered their goal this season of making the playoffs. And with the way Reggie Jackson is talking, that was the easy part. Now they look above and beyond just cracking the postseason. Their next step? "Finals," Jackson declared Tuesday, as players gathered one final..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Lack of trust in Andre Drummond a problem for Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "The free throws swished. One after the other. Five straight … six straight … seven straight … eight straight free throws from Andre Drummond. The shooting form, the release point identical for each of those seemingly effortless attempts. Pleased with the consistency, Detroit Pistons assistant..." April 25

  • Cavs edge Pistons to complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kyrie Irving is off to a great start in his effort to make up for lost time in the playoffs. A year after missing five games in the NBA Finals and two in the Eastern Conference finals with a knee injury and leaving people wondering what might have been, the Cavaliers..." April 25

  • NBA rules Irving didn't foul Jackson on final shot of Cavs-Pistons series

    The Score "The first-round series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons ended with a missed 3-pointer at the buzzer by Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson, whose shot would've won the game for Detroit and sent the series back to Cleveland for Game 5, felt he was fouled on the play by..." April 25

  • Pistons favorable to re-signing Andre Drummond with max deal

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond is in line to sign a max contract extension this summer. Pistons owner Tom Gores made it clear after Sunday night's season-ending Game 4 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers that he has no qualms about giving Drummond big money. "No hesitation," Gores said..." April 25

  • Reggie Jackson: Refs should face consequences, just like players

    Michigan Live "This series ended the same way it began, with the Detroit Pistons complaining about officiating. This time it was Reggie Jackson's turn. The Pistons point guard missed a potential game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer of Detroit's 100-98 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, wrapping a..." April 25

  • LeBron unsurprised Drummond escaped punishment for elbowing

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James delivered another subtle message to the league Sunday that he believes he is treated unfairly on foul calls. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who has remained relatively quiet on the physicality of this series, seemed to agree. Pistons center Andre Drummond was not punished by the league..." April 24

  • LeBron James, Cavs brush aside Stanley Johnson's comments

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers did not send to the NBA the clip from Wednesday night's Game 2 win over Detroit in which Pistons center Andre Drummond and forward Marcus Morris simultaneously elbowed LeBron James. Which is how the Cavs' superstar wanted it. "I hope we don't send anything into the league..." April 22

  • Stan Van Gundy on Stanley Johnson: 'He's a 19-year-old kid'

    Detroit Free Press "You can’t fault the fire and passion Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson brings to the court. His mouth — well, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy would like to see the feisty 19-year-old guard keep it shut more. Van Gundy reacted to Johnson’s verbal attack on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron..." April 22

  • Cavs sink 20 3-pointers, pound Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- J.R. Smith sat down at the podium Wednesday night and looked at the stats sheet in amazement. Even a fearless shooter like Smith was surprised at the numbers. "We took 38 threes?" Smith asked no one in particular? "Damn." Smith made seven of the Cavaliers'..." April 21

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson Rips LeBron James, Cavaliers Bench in Postgame Interview

    Complex "It doesn't matter if you're a superstar in the NBA, Stanley Johnson isn't afraid to speak his mind. Earlier this month, Johnson fired back at Kevin Durant after he claimed the Oklahoma City Thunder would have “beat the hell out of” the Pistons if he had played. Following Wednesday's 107-90 loss to..." April 21

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    Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard

    #Pistons SVG on $25K fine, which goes to charity: "I don’t know which one I just supported, but I’m happy to do it."

  • LeBron James says it's not about him and two Stans, Stan Van Gundy and Stanley Johnson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James clarified after practice on Tuesday that it's the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Detroit Pistons, not LeBron James versus the two Detroit Stans. The Stans are Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy and rookie forward Stanley Johnson, whose remarks about the four-time MVP during and..." April 19

  • Khloe Kardashian Dating NBA Stud Brandon Jennings Amid Lamar Odom Marriage: Report

    Hollywood Life "Does Khloe Kardashian have another new man in her life? The reality star is reportedly dating another NBA star, Brandon Jennings. The kicker, though, is that she still hasn’t finalized her divorce from Lamar Odom! Khloe Kardashian, 31, sure loves those NBA players, huh!? She’s apparently over..." April 18

  • Stan Van Gundy calls out officials for LeBron treatment, backtracks

    CBS Sports "With the Detroit Pistons playing in their first playoff series since 2009, Stan Van Gundy is advising his players to get ready for some calls not going their way against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Specifically when it comes to LeBron James, whose physicality often overwhelms his opponents. In..." April 18

  • Reggie Jackson with no regrets over technical foul: 'I wish I got the call'

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson had become one of the most reliable players down the stretch of an NBA game. On Sunday, he became a liability. Jackson was issued a technical foul with 3:24 left in the Detroit Pistons' 106-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs, a decision that cost..." April 18

  • Big 3 score 81 points as Cavs edge Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The last time Kyrie Irving climbed onto a podium at Quicken Loans Arena, he needed help getting down because his crutches and bulky knee brace prevented an easy exit. The last time Kevin Love addressed the media after a postseason game, his left shoulder was in a sling and..." April 17

  • Stan Van Gundy calls out officials for letting LeBron 'do what he wants'

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy tells it like it is - even in mid-game interviews. ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters talked with the Detroit Pistons coach between the first and second quarters of today's Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, asking him how he thinks his players are handling the emotions of..." April 17

  • Pistons edge Cavs in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-110 in overtime Wednesday on a night when both teams sat nearly all of their starters. The two teams will meet again this weekend in the first round of the playoffs, so with..." April 13

  • Tracy McGrady asks to borrow one of Robert Horry’s rings and is brutally denied

    USA Today "Robert Horry has enough championship rings for both hands. Tracy McGrady doesn’t have any. On The Jump, Rachel Nichols and McGrady asked Horry if he’d share — “Can I get one? Just one,” T-Mac says. Horry doesn’t give in that easily. He tells McGrady he has to earn them: “You did a lot of great..." April 13

  • Drummond apologizes for sulking during clincher

    Detroit News "In the midst of the Pistons celebrating a win that clinched their first playoff spot in seven years, Andre Drummond wasn’t mentally there. He sulked on the bench and moped around on the court Friday against the Wizards, in the franchise’s biggest moment since 2009. Reggie Jackson smiled and..." April 13

  • Heat top Pistons, move into Southeast tie

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Dwyane Wade has seen Joe Johnson come through in the clutch many times during their careers. Wade is relishing those moments now that they're wearing the same uniform. Johnson scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat moved into a..." April 12

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    Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard

    #Pistons Drummond on sulking Friday: "I did apologize for the way I acted. It looked a certain way that it wasn’t."

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Stan Van Gundy rips N.C. 'bathroom law,' says NBA should move 2017 All-Star Game

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons czar Stan Van Gundy railed against the anti-LGBT "bathroom law" in North Carolina, likening it to discrimination during the civil-rights movement, and said the National Basketball Association should move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte if the law isn't changed. "We..." April 11

  • Revamped Pistons clinch first playoff spot since 2009

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons changed ownership, revamped their front office, went through a handful of head coaches and completely overhauled their roster. All those moves finally paid off on Friday. Reggie Jackson poured in 39 points, one shy of his career high, and the..." April 08

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    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    #Pistons not keeping Lorenzo Brown after second 10-day ended With three PGs and everyone healthy, SVG saw no need.

  • The last, great Kobe Bryant mystery: How he almost became a Piston

    CBS Sports "As Kobe Bryant finishes his last lap around the NBA, 20 years of memories and accolades following him into retirement like a vapor trail, there is one mystery that remains unsolved. Among his rarest of accomplishments, of course, will be walking off the floor for the last time wearing the same..." April 08