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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the Orlando Magic, a source told Yahoo Sports.
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 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
.@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
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
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
The Pistons waived Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson to make room for Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin
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
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
Hearing Pistons second-rounder Spencer Dinwiddie has landed a three-year deal from his new team
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
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
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
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
Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.
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
Also hearing Pacers are expressing serious interest in Rodney Stuckey to fill backcourt void created by Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte
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
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
Hearing Detroit on the brink of signing Caron Butler after Butler's postseason run with Oklahoma City.
Free agent guard D.J. Augustine has agreed to a two-year $6 million deal with the Pistons, per source.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Sources: Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in free agent point guard Brian Roberts.
The Pistons, I'm told, are not involved with free agent Isaiah Thomas. The former Kings PG had been connected to them previously.
Source: Aaron Gray agees to a multi year deal w/pistons
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.
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
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
Andre Drummond wanted to play in the Orlando Pro Summer League, according to Stan Van Gundy. But Drummond will not play.
Just got off the phone with SVG: "Greg’s never said anything to us about not wanting to play with Josh."
Hearing Isaiah Thomas' preferred teams (in order): Lakers, Heat, Pistons
Free agent Cartier Martin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million-plus contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.