Pistons Rumors & News

  • Pistons will retire Richard Hamilton's No. 32 next

    Detroit Free Press "Franchise's all-time leader in playoff scoring left on rocky terms, but he'll join Wallace, Billups in rafters First Ben. Then Mr. Big Shot. Rip will be next. No date has been set but Richard Hamilton will be the next Piston from the 2004 NBA championship team to have his jersey retired,..." February 11

  • Nuggets win at Detroit, equaling last season's road win total of 11

    Denver Post "Wednesday night's Nuggets-Detroit Pistons game was abnormal, yet so familiar. The intensity on display was the cause for both. It was the last game before the all-star break for both teams. Typically, that means at least one of them mails it in. Vacations are on the brain. Basketball suffers..." February 11

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    David Mayo @David_Mayo

    Add Reggie Jackson (illness) to the #Pistons walking wounded. He's also out tonight. Brandon Jennings to start.

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    Aaron McMann @AaronMcMann

    Pistons playing shorthanded tonight vs. Denver. Ersan Ilyasova (ill) out, as is Reggie Bullock, who had AM surgery to repair broken nose.

  • Letter to My Younger Self - Chauncey Billups

    The Player's Tribune "Dear Young Chaunce, We’re not coming back to L.A. We’re not coming back to L.A. We’re. Not. Coming. Back. To. L.A. It’s June 8, 2004, about 11 p.m. in Los Angeles. You’ve just lost the most important game of your 28-year-old life. And you’re about to walk onto the Detroit Pistons team..." February 10

  • Pistons to retire Chauncey Billups' jersey

    The Score "Mr. Big Shot's No. 1 will forever hang from the rafters of the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Detroit Pistons announced Tuesday that Chauncey Billups' jersey will be retired before Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Billups started his career as a journeyman, bouncing between four..." February 09

  • Knicks Monitoring Brandon Jennings

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks continue to monitor the play of Brandon Jennings. Jennings returned from an Achilles injury in late December and will be a free agent this offseason." February 09

  • Another solid effort as Raptors roll over Pistons

    Toronto Sun "Those of you still waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Raptors’ season are going to have to keep waiting. And you might be waiting a long time. There is little evidence that this team is anything but the squad that has rolled out to a 35-16 record through its first 51 games. The..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • You don’t want the Pistons to trade Brandon Jennings

    Detroit Bad Boys "The All-Star break is coming up, and that means that it's trade rumor season. Brandon Jennings has played 21 games since his return from a major injury and has an expiring contract. That means Jennings is going to be in the middle of a lot of crazy trade roomers (correct spelling). For Pistons..." February 08

  • Pacers share the ball to hold off Pistons

    Indianapolis Star "The uneasiness was building, the groans from the sellout crowd were starting to get louder and the Pacers started rushing on offense as the clock ticked toward crunch time. It was hard not to blame the fans inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse for wondering if the Pacers, once holders of a comfortable..." February 07

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    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    SVG joked going to list KCP (core muscle strain) DNP-soft vs. #Pacers tonight. Relieved it's not serious. Expected back after AS break.

  • Pistons start strong, hold off Knicks

    Detroit News "Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s nationally televised game against the New York Knicks, the Pistons opened the scoring with three consecutive 3-pointers. The Pistons continued to pummel the Knicks in the second quarter and cruised into halftime with a 24-point lead. But what..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • It sure sounds like Stan Van Gundy’s ripping Derek Fisher

    New York Post "Pistons coach and GM Stan Van Gundy scoffed at the notion the Knicks are a young, “developing” team not ready to make the playoffs during a trademark pregame rant that seemed aimed at recent remarks by Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Fisher said recently on ESPN Radio he wouldn’t be “disappointed’’..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Celtics nearly squander lead, hold on to beat Pistons

    CSN New England "There’s an old NBA coaching adage about no lead in the NBA is ever really safe. The Boston Celtics certainly put that to the test on Wednesday, nearly squandering a 24-point lead in the second half before holding on for a 102-95 win. Marcus Smart, who was 4-for-7 on threes, drained a..." February 04

  • Report: LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon to participate in Slam Dunk Contest

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves high-flyer Zach LaVine will reportedly be in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend to defend his Slam Dunk Contest win from a year ago. The 20-year-old guard will be facing some stiff competition, though, with Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, Will Barton of the Denver..." February 04

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    Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons

    KCP has a right groin strain and will not return to tonight's game.

  • Pistons' Jodie Meeks suffers setback, out a while longer

    Fox Sports "Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks has suffered a setback with his broken right foot and must stop practicing, he told Mlive on Monday. Not only that, but he has to cease from running or any other physical activities. All Meeks can do it shoot, he said. Meeks returned to practice eight days..." February 02

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    SVG says Jodie Meeks shut down until March 1 and that realistically means #Pistons don't expect much this season from him even upon return

  • Reggie Jackson locks down Pistons' victory

    Detroit News "In baseball terms, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy didn’t know if he was going to be able to count on his closer to finish the game. Point guard Reggie Jackson was hobbled by cramps, slowed by dehydration and playing with a jammed thumb as the Pistons trailed by three with less than three minutes..." February 02

  • Pistons buyers at deadline? Better wait on forward

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Jackson, the $80-million man, is at point guard. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the defensive ace at shooting guard, is still on his rookie contract. Marcus Morris, growing accustomed to a larger role, brings a cap-friendly deal at small forward. Andre Drummond, the All-Star center,..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Breaking down the Pistons needs as trade deadline approaches

    Detroit Bad Boys "As the Pistons build toward a consistent playoff team and eventual contenders, they need to make sure they have quality players at all positions. As it stands right now, the Pistons only really have one position of weakness: power forward. As noted, one of the few trade rumors involving the..." February 01

  • Stan Van Gundy “absolutely hates” replay, would get rid of it in all sports

    The Brooklyn Game "Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy wants to be clear: if this is the way the NBA is going to institute instant replay, with a crew in Secaucus, New Jersey reviewing calls, they’re doing a good job of it. But if it were up to him, the NBA — and all spectator sports — would do away with..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Raptors edge Pistons for 11th straight victory

    Toronto Star "It wasn’t pretty by any means — gruesome and long, painful and lackadaisical would be better words that come to mind in its aftermath — and perhaps there will be lessons learned but, if not, so be it because there can be no complaints about the ultimate result. The Toronto Raptors won..." January 31

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Ilyasova (adductor) out; Tolliver startss Jackson (dehydration), KCP in. KCP clutched his side after dunk try last night. Might be it.

  • Cavaliers' Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving spark 114-106 win against Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "During a week of firsts, the Cleveland Cavaliers claimed another. The first road win of the Tyronn Lue era. The Cavaliers raced past the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, 114-106, extending their winning streak to three games thanks to another explosive offense performance, led by Kevin Love..." January 30

  • Pistons love Ryan Anderson but unlikely to swing deal before trade deadline

    Detroit Bad Boys "After a flurry of in-season and summer-time activity that saw an almost complete overhaul of the roster, things are much quieter for the Detroit Pistons this season. One of the few trade deadline rumors to leak out so far this season is that Detroit is trying to solidify its power forward..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

  • 13d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Pistons sputter, then sprint past 76ers

    Detroit News "The Pistons tendency to play down to their competition has led to several head-shaking losses throughout the season. And after an abysmal first quarter where the Pistons were held to a season-low 12 points against the Philadelphia 76ers — the bottom-feeders of the Eastern Conference — it..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Pistons exploring ways to boost Drummond's FT shooting

    Detroit Free Press "It was a familiar scene. It was the conclusion of the Pistons’ practice, and a few players were working on various aspects of their games Sunday afternoon on the practice floor at the University of Utah basketball facility. And there was center Andre Drummond practicing one of the simplest..." January 28

  • Pistons owner Tom Gores plans to raise $10 million to help Flint

    USA Today "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores announced plans to raise $10 million to help those impacted by the water crisis in his native Flint, Mich. “The issues facing Flint won’t be solved solely through government intervention and emergency support,” Gores said in a statement that announced the..." January 28

  • Pistons tighten 'D' for win, end road trip at 2-2

    Detroit News "It’s just one game, but during their four-game road trip, even a single game with good defense can be a catalyst for turning things around for the Pistons. After allowing 30-plus points in four of the previous 10 quarters, the Pistons looked like a different defensive team early against the..." January 26

  • Pistons defense lacking effort, communication

    Detroit News "Having lost three of the last four, the Pistons have been plagued by bouts of poor defensive play and an overall stagnation in their effort. Even through the calls for leadership and more consistent play, the Pistons still are in position to make the playoffs. Four of the next six games are on..." January 25

  • Denver Nuggets beat Pistons 104-101

    Denver Post "There are things not associated with young, learning basketball teams, and coming through in the clutch is near the top of the list. Yet executing at winning time has largely not been a problem for the young Nuggets this season. Not by a long shot. When the games get close, the Nuggets have..." January 24

  • Stan Van Gundy rips David Blatt firing by Cleveland Cavaliers

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy on Friday texted two former work colleagues and current NBA head coaches, Miami's Erik Spoelstra and Charlotte's Steve Clifford, with essentially this message: If it can happen to David Blatt, it can happen to anyone. "We have jobs, maybe, because our front..." January 24

  • Pelicans rout Detroit Pistons, 115-99, behind Anthony Davis' 32 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans guards Norris Cole and Tyreke Evans ran through the Detroit Pistons' defensive coverages like they were trying to outrace each other to the basket. Omer Asik was an offensive threat instead of struggling to make some sort of impact. With that kind of effort, the Pelicans..." January 22

  • Pistons send out internal call for leadership, accountability after loss

    Michigan Live "A player leadership void has been evident with the Detroit Pistons all season. Reggie Jackson has tried bringing players closer, but bonding alone does not equate to leadership. Andre Drummond is the on-court focal point of the franchise, but with three bad seasons and no playoff games previously,..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Detroit wins in Houston, 123-114

    Detroit Bad Boys "This game will be remembered for a third quarter that started with five fouls in nine seconds. This comes after Adam Silver made a statement about Hack-a-Dre and how fans are not happy with it aesthetically. Well, that third quarter was ugly. The Pistons started the game out strong, going up by..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Drummond sets record for most missed free throws in NBA game

    The Score "Detroit Pistons bench boss Stan Van Gundy had Dwight Howard in Orlando, so he's no stranger to the Hack-a-(insert center who's horrible at free-throw shooting) strategy employed in today's NBA. So when Howard's current team, the Houston Rockets, targeted Pistons center Andre Drummond on..." January 21