Pistons Rumors & News

  • Payton's triple-double leads Magic past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Detroit Pistons have given up on the Eastern Conference playoff race. At least, it looked that way Friday night. The Pistons played lethargically for the second consecutive game, continuing their downward slide in an embarrassing, 115-87 loss to the Orlando Magic at the..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Stan Van Gundy: Detroit Pistons' skid 'starts with me'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t one to shy away from bringing needed criticism. Even when it’s time for self-assessment. Van Gundy, who also serves as team president, is well aware that while his franchise nears the end of a disappointing season and is mired in a horrific stretch..." March 23

  • Bulls top Pistons to keep hope alive

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- They didn't have two of their best big men, so the Chicago Bulls made up for their lack of size against the Detroit Pistons with great shooting. Paced by Nikola Mirotic's season-high 28 points and a 58.8 percent shooting performance as a team, the Bulls kept their playoff hopes..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Can Nets pry Kentavious Caldwell-Pope away from Pistons?

    New York Post "With up to $33 million to spend — and seemingly as many holes to fill on the roster — the Nets will be looking to strike it big in free agency this summer. And Tuesday they got an up-close look at one of their top targets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Both scouts and former teammates told The Post..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Lopez's buzzer-beater lifts Nets over Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Since entering the NBA in 2008, Brook Lopez experienced multiple coaches, different front office regimes, multiple trade rumors and many productive nights. One of the few things Lopez never experienced was hitting a buzzer-beating shot. Lopez finally crossed a game-winner..." March 21

  • Pistons beat Suns to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Saddled with a three-game losing streak and down double digits to a shorthanded opponent, the Detroit Pistons displayed signs of high anxiety and frustration. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Aron Baynes came to the rescue. Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 23 points..." March 19

  • Raptors overcome fourth-quarter deficit against Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Their big-time scorer was silenced in the first half. They struggled to get any easy baskets. Their floor leader remained out of action. The Toronto Raptors had plenty going against them on Friday night but they never got flustered. Their defense remained solid until..." March 17

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson heating up for playoff push

    Detroit News "It’s been a transformation for Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. From missing the first 21 games of the season to his struggles to get back to playing shape in January to a down February, he’s had a tough season. Then came the trade deadline, when his name was among those being bandied..." March 14

  • James' latest triple-double pushes Cavs past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James does this all the time. Larry Sanders, not so much. James posted another triple-double and Sanders saw his first NBA action in more than two years Tuesday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. James..." March 14

  • Andre Drummond the rapper? He's not talking about it

    Michigan Live "Could Andre Drummond add "MC" to his resume? We've seen the Detroit Pistons center serve up DJ sets in clubs from Las Vegas to Detroit, but Drummond took it a different level over the weekend with the release of a video alongside Detroit-based rapper Nate Nixen. The video (warning: explicit..." March 13

  • Harris paces Pistons in rout of Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Tobias Harris played one of the best all-around games of his careerSaturday. As usual, the thing that stood out was his ability to steadily put up points. Harris poured in a season-high 28 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 112-92 victory over the fading New York..." March 11

  • Pistons' rally negates James' triple-double for Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marcus Morris got the Detroit Pistons fired up. Reggie Jackson then heated up in the fourth quarter to finish off a satisfying victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jackson scored 12 of his 21 points and handed out four of his five assists in the fourth and the Pistons..." March 09

  • Pacers pull away from Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When Indiana Pacers veteran power forward Thaddeus Young fell and injured his left wrist during a Feb. 2 victory at Brooklyn, his teammates learned quickly just how difficult he would be to replace. During the eight games Young missed, the Pacers were 2-6. But he is back now,..." March 08

  • Jackson's second-half surge powers Pistons past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson admits he's had a rough season. The Detroit Pistons' point guard has taken the brunt of criticism for the team's uneven play. He was the subject of numerous trade rumors and has often watched from the bench while backup Ish Smith played crunch-time..." March 06

  • Pistons pulverize 76ers 136-106

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Detroit Pistons, coming off an unsettling loss, righted the ship Saturday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points and Marcus Morris added 22 as the Pistons routed the Philadelphia 76ers 136-106. Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points and Tobias Harris had 20 off..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Ish Smith has Reggie Jackson's back

    Michigan Live "The debate over whether to start Ish Smith over Reggie Jackson has permeated the Detroit Pistons. Stan Van Gundy says he's considered it, and some fans are demanding it. But ask Smith, signed to a three-year, $18 million contract in the offseason to be the back-up point guard, and he'll tell..." March 03

  • Pistons’ Drummond will get back to free-throw routine

    Detroit News "For most of the season, Andre Drummond looked like he had turned things around, even a little bit, at the free-throw line. After shooting an NBA-worst 35.5 percent from the free-throw line last season, Drummond drew ire for how he’d bounce back and improve. Not underhand free throws. Not..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Frazier's alert play helps Pelicans defeat Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In the world according to Pinocchio, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tim Frazier towers on his tiptoes at 6 feet 1, give or take your favorite version of fake news. Suffice it to say that when Frazier came around the blindside of 6-11 Andre Drummond to swipe the ball..." March 01

  • Morris scores 37 as Pistons top Blazers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have gotten used to living on the edge over the last three weeks. They erased a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit at Toronto and pulled out a one-point victory. They trailed Charlotte by 15 points entering the fourth and won in overtime. So being..." February 28

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy says 'strong case' for Isaiah Thomas as MVP

    Boston Herald "Stan Van Gundy was highly amused that Danny Ainge and the Celtics are getting hit hard for making no moves at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “Really?” said the Pistons coach. “I don’t get that. I think they’re in great position.” Van Gundy is preparing for tonight’s meeting with a team that..." February 27

  • Pistons searching for ways to jump start Reggie Jackson

    Michigan Live "- It's been a weird month for Reggie Jackson. Not only has he struggled in finding his burst of speed again, but rumors circulated for weeks the Detroit Pistons were looking to trade him. The trade never happened, but Jackson found himself on the bench for the fourth quarter and overtime of..." February 26

  • Brown knocks down big 3 to help Celtics past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jaylen Brown realizes that perimeter shooting is not his strong suit. "I'm not a guy that's going to shoot 10 3s a game," he said. The Boston Celtics do need their rookie shooting guard to at least become a threat from long range. With his team down one in the..." February 26

  • Pistons rally to defeat Hornets in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 13 of his first 18 shot attempts. That didn't discourage the Detroit Pistons guard from continuing to fire away during the closing minutes. Caldwell-Pope suddenly caught fire and the Pistons roared back from an 18-point deficit to..." February 23

  • Report: Pistons Want A Haul In Return For Reggie Jackson

    CBS Detroit "Put it this way: Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons aren’t going to get fleeced at the trade deadline. If the team succeeds in dealing struggling point guard Reggie Jackson before Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline, they’re likely to receive a bounty in return. Per Chris Mannix, of The..." February 23

  • Pistons open to Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope offers

    ESPN "The Detroit Pistons are welcoming offers on two players previously thought off-limits -- former All-Star center Andre Drummond and swingman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope -- as Thursday's trade deadline nears, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Pistons have not committed to..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Stan Van Gundy shoots down Reggie Jackson to Orlando trade rumor

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons czar Stan Van Gundy was in the middle of a riff on the unreliability of trade rumors when he shot one down without prompting. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Friday the Pistons and Orlando Magic discussed a trade that would send point guard Reggie Jackson to the Magic for D.J...." February 22

  • As trade rumors swirl, Drummond focuses on team

    Detroit News "The end of the All-Star break turned into not just another work day for Pistons center Andre Drummond. Late Monday and early Tuesday, Drummond’s name popped up in trade rumors — ahead of Thursday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline — making for a hectic return to practice on Tuesday evening. The..." February 22

  • Pistons Listening To Trade Offers For Andre Drummond

    Real GM Basketball "Teams around the NBA believe the Detroit Pistons will listen to trade offers for Andre Drummond leading to the deadline. Drummond and the Pistons signed a five-year, $125 million extension during the 2016 offseason." February 21

  • Andre Drummond Trade Pitched by Raptors Reportedly Included Jonas Valanciunas

    Bleacher Report "Prior to swinging a deal with the Orlando Magic for forward Serge Ibaka, the Toronto Raptors reportedly offered the Detroit Pistons a trade for center Andre Drummond involving Jonas Valanciunas. According to Jake Fischer of SI.com, the Raptors are "skeptical" about Valanciunas, which is why..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Magic and Pistons have discussed Reggie Jackson trade

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in acquiring Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. The two have talked about a deal that includes D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. It’s not surprising to see this. Previous reports had both Jackson and Andre Drummond on Detroit’s trading block, which you..." February 17

  • Pistons go wire-to-wire in win over Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson and the Detroit Pistons got a little confidence boost heading into the All-Star break. Jackson scored 22 points, and the Pistons never trailed in a 98-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at The Palace. Detroit's starting point..." February 15

  • Would a big move at the trade deadline get the Pistons unstuck?

    ESPN "Two plays separated by about an hour in Detroit's win at Toronto Sunday captured so much of the uncertainty -- and the promise -- surrounding the stalled-out Pistons. Kyle Lowry opened the second half by drilling a 3 over Andre Drummond as Stan Van Gundy fumed The team had just reviewed its..." February 15

  • Monroe, Beasley push Bucks past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With Jabari Parker out for the season and Giannis Antetokounmpo not hitting shots, Monday night could have been another disastrous outing for the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been clinging to hope in the Eastern Conference playoff race after dropping 12 of their last 15 games. But..." February 13

  • Pistons use fourth-quarter rally to beat Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has had better shooting games. The Detroit Pistons guard made the shots when he needed to on Sunday night, however, including a 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds left in the game in the 102-101 win over the Toronto Raptors. "I was just hoping it would go..." February 12

  • Stan Van Gundy on Erik Spoelstra: ‘There’s not a better coach in the league’

    Detroit Free Press "ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe has a weekly feature called “Ten Things I Like and Don’t Like.” This week’s edition featured two items with readily apparent Detroit Pistons connections. The highlight was a brief breakdown of the streaking Miami Heat, winners of 13 straight after Friday’s victory over..." February 11

  • Leonard, Dedmon fuel Spurs past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The San Antonio Spurs made an under-the-radar move when they signed free agent Dewayne Dedmon to a two-year contract last summer. Matched up against one of the NBA's most dangerous centers, Dedmon was hard to ignore on Friday night. Dedmon had a season-high 17..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Drummond powers Pistons past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Andre Drummond had a double-double by halftime on Wednesday and still came to the locker room angry at himself. The Detroit Pistons center missed three layups and four jump-hook attempts in the first half, causing his consternation. "It's tough for me, missing..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Reggie Jackson's new halftime routine a 'secret,' works for Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a suggestion for the media after Monday night’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers: Ask point guard Reggie Jackson about a new halftime routine to better prepare for the second half. Jackson was coy, but whatever it was, it helped in the Pistons’..." February 07