Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Reggie Bullock shines as he takes Stanley Johnson's place in rotation

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Pistons needed a jolt. They were coming off a lethargic performance against the Miami Heat, and still needed to put in work to make the playoffs. While Reggie Jackson did his typical fourth-quarter thing in the team's 108-104 win against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, it never would have..." April 07

  • Stephen A. Smith the latest to link Joe Dumars to Pelicans

    The Bird Writes "When there's smoke, there's fire. In this case, we are once against discussing the possible (eventual?) link between Joe Dumars and the New Orleans Pelicans. These rumors have lingered now for years. Fletcher Mackel of WDSU thought Dumars was going to take control in February of last year. Ken..." April 07

  • Pistons assured of winning season after defeating Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Reggie Jackson scored 24 points and the Detroit Pistons moved a step closer to their first playoff appearance in seven seasons by beating the Orlando Magic 108-104 on Wednesday night at the Amway Center. The Pistons (42-37) can clinch a postseason berth with one more win or..." April 06

  • Dragic leads Heat past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Heat returned the favor on the Detroit Pistons' 3-point scoring barrage in their first two meetings of the season. Goran Dragic scored 22 points to lead the Heat to a 107-89 victory over the Pistons on Tuesday night. Dragic shot 9-of-15 from the field and was perfect on..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Pistons notch crucial win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When it mattered most, the Detroit Pistons bore down to hit key shots and defeat the Chicago Bulls 94-90 on Saturday night at the United Center. After shooting 5 of 12 from the free-throw line in the first half, the Pistons hit 15 of 22 in the final two quarters and sank their..." April 03

  • Mavericks cool off Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- J.J. Barea had two big reasons to celebrate. He became the parent of a baby daughter on Thursday, then played one of the best games of his 10-year NBA career on Friday. Barea poured in 29 points and the Dallas Mavericks won their third straight game by cooling..." April 01

  • Pistons rookie rips Durant: 'No one is scared of playing against him'

    Detroit Free Press "At first, Stanley Johnson could see the Oklahoma City Thunder’s point. Maybe teammate Reggie Jackson enjoyed himself a bit too much toward the end of the Detroit Pistons’ 88-82 victory Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. But things changed when he read the comments from Thunder..." April 01

  • Kevin Durant: Thunder would’ve ‘beat the hell out of’ Reggie Jackson’s Pistons if I, Serge Ibaka played

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook called Reggie Jackson‘s celebration at the end of the Pistons win over the Thunder on Tuesday “some real bullshit.” Unsurprisingly, Kevin Durant – who sat out the game with Serge Ibaka to rest – sided with Westbrook over their former teammate. The only unexpected turn is..." April 01

  • Animosity grows between Reggie Jackson, the Thunder and Russell Westbrook in Detroit win

    The Oklahoman "Reggie Jackson had a late dunk to put Detroit up five. Then Russell Westbrook fumbled away a crucial turnover. A few moments later, Westbrook clawed the Thunder back in it with a desperation three. But Jackson sealed the Pistons' 88-82 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night with four clutch..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Pistons ink Lorenzo Brown to second 10-day contract

    Detroit Bad Boys "Back up point guard Lorenzo Brown has survived Detroit Pistons practices to earn himself another 10-day contract. Here's the release from the Pistons: AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons announced [Monday] that the team has signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a second 10-day contract. Per..." March 29

  • Hawks remain hot, end Pistons' winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Quietly and efficiently, the Atlanta Hawks keep piling up victories. The team that headed into the Eastern Conference playoffs last season as the top seed could be this season's darkhorse. Paul Millsap had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists and the Hawks snapped..." March 26

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Orlando's Brandon Jennings returns to Detroit looking forward to free agency

    Michigan Live "Brandon Jennings emerged from the visitors locker room Wednesday in an arena he's all too familiar with. The halls he'd walked, the court he knew. He was supposed to be the Detroit Pistons' answer at point guard, proving that as he led the franchise out of a 5-23 hole last season, all to watch..." March 24