Pistons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Sources: Pistons, Kings revisit J. Smith talks

    ESPN.com "The Detroit Pistons and the Sacramento Kings have resumed trade discussions on a deal that could send Josh Smith to Sacramento, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Sources told ESPN.com the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a..." July 17

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

    CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Also hearing Pacers are expressing serious interest in Rodney Stuckey to fill backcourt void created by Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte

  • Pistons officially cut ties with Peyton Siva, Josh Harrellson

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons were set to have 18 players on a team with only 15 roster spots so we knew something was going to have to give. And on Monday night, the team cleared room by releasing Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson in order to make room for new signees Caron Butler and DJ Augustin. It's a..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Detroit on the brink of signing Caron Butler after Butler's postseason run with Oklahoma City.

  • 50d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Free agent guard D.J. Augustine has agreed to a two-year $6 million deal with the Pistons, per source.

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    Moke Hamilton @MokeHamilton

    It has been a while and nothing has happened with Monroe, at all. Leads me to believe a S&T is probable, just waiting for dust to settle.

  • Isaiah Thomas prefers Lakers, Mavericks or Suns

    SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Addendum to earlier Pistons intel: they're not eager to part ways with Josh Smith as has been indicated. Value him and not eager to dump.

  • Stan Van Gundy: Pistons want Greg Monroe back if it's 'a mutual thing'

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' top executive made it clear Wednesday that Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' head coach wants Greg Monroe back next season, or vice versa, or both. Regardless, with free agents able to sign contracts and offer sheets beginning Thursday, Van Gundy's major..." July 08

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in free agent point guard Brian Roberts.

  • 56d
    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    The Pistons, I'm told, are not involved with free agent Isaiah Thomas. The former Kings PG had been connected to them previously.

  • 56d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Aaron Gray agees to a multi year deal w/pistons

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Detroit's still in the mix for Isaiah Thomas. They were on to Thomas early in free agency & I'm hearing they would be open to a sign&trade.

  • The complicated struggle of Greg Monroe's situation in Detroit

    CBSSports.com "The Greg Monroe situation in Detroit is what I would refer to as ... perilous. Monroe was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2010 and for two years, he was supposed to be the future of the franchise. The problem was that the present of the franchise was an epic freaking disaster. You can talk..." July 06

  • Andre Drummond appeals to Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe: 'I feel like he's going to come back'

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe and his agent David Falk visited a Detroit Pistons summer league practice Thursday, so Andre Drummond used it as something of a personal recruiting opportunity for his free-agent teammate. "He's got to go through his process of what he wants to do but I'd love to have him back,"..." July 05