Pistons Rumors & News

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Andre Drummond finds outside-the-box path to help become a better foul shooter

    NBA.com "Technology once so exclusively pricey it was largely available only to the United States military might play a critical role in the success of the 2016-17 Detroit Pistons. And if you had any doubts about whether Stan Van Gundy was a hidebound basketball traditionalist or embracing of every new..." September 27

  • Pistons' Drummond: 'I'm going to win the rebounding crown again'

    NBA.com "It wasn’t until his fourth NBA season that Andre Drummond ceded the title of “youngest Pistons player” to Stanley Johnson. Having turned 23 last month, he’s still the third-youngest player on the roster, 19-year-old Henry Ellenson replacing Johnson as the youngest this season. But Drummond is..." September 25

  • Pistons discussing extensions for KCP, Bullock

    Detroit Free Press "As first-round picks entering their fourth seasons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock are eligible for contract extensions before the Oct. 31 deadline. Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower said today the organization has had preliminary discussions with the camps of both..." September 24

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson stays in summer pad with Pacers' Paul George

    Detroit Free Press "It was a good plan. Good friends and Central Division rivals Reggie Jackson and Paul George agreed to split the cost of renting a place just south of Los Angeles during the summer. Sensible, since George is a California guy and Jackson conducts his off-season workout regimen on the West..." September 21

  • No truth to John Wall-Jahlil Okafor-Reggie Jackson-Brandon Knight trade rumor

    Pro Basketball Talk "There was a rumor floating around a few days ago that seemed to originate from the type of website that shamelessly turns fan ideas into “trade rumors” without any knowledge into whether the teams are actually discussing it. The version I saw was a four-team trade: Pistons Give: Reggie..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Spurs expected to add Joel Anthony

    San Antonio Express-News "Less than a week from the start of training camp, the Spurs are still putting the finishing touches on their roster. Free agent center Joel Anthony is scheduled to join the Spurs once a training camp deal is finalized sources tell the Express-News. The contract is expected to be non-guaranteed." September 19

  • Jackson happy to carry burden of younger Pistons team

    Detroit News "After 44 victories and a trip to the playoffs, the Pistons impressed analysts and fans, who view them as a young, up-and-coming team. With their free-agency moves — point guard Ish Smith, forward Jon Leuer and center Boban Marjanovich — they managed to get younger. Leuer is 27 years old, and..." September 17

  • Pistons sign Nikola Jovanovic

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pistons will probably use their final regular-season roster spot on a third point guard behind Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith – Ray McCallum, Lorenzo Brown or Trey Freeman. But in case Detroit wants another big man… RealGM: Nikola Jovanovic signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons." September 16

  • Morris ready to do 'whatever it takes' to help Pistons succeed

    NBA.com "Maybe it’s because Marcus Morris feels the unmistakable vibe of his beloved hometown Philadelphia in Detroit. Maybe it’s because he’d never developed a bond of trust with another NBA head coach as he has with Stan Van Gundy. Maybe it’s because the connection to his Pistons teammates is stronger..." September 16

  • Pistons’ Johnson seeks growth in Year 2

    Detroit News "During his rookie season, everything seemed to be moving at light speed for Stanley Johnson. After he was drafted eighth overall, Johnson played a significant role for the Pistons, primarily as the first man off the bench. But he wasn’t done. After initially planning to relax most of the..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Reggie Jackson: Pistons will be 'scary' this season

    NBA.com "The Pistons didn’t grab national headlines with their off-season acquisitions, but they did grab the attention of their point guard. “I’m impressed,” Reggie Jackson said after a pre-training camp scrimmage with Stan Van Gundy’s newly assembled roster that includes free-agent acquisitions Ish..." September 13

  • Ben Wallace will be Basketball Hall of Fame's next great big man debate

    Sporting News "There’s nothing like an old-fashioned Hall of Fame debate, and that’s what the basketball world had on its hands as Yao Ming joined Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and more among the immortals last weekend. Some people believe that Yao simply did not play long enough in the NBA and is not worthy..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • Stanley Johnson and the Pistons’ Art of Creating Mismatches

    The Ringer "It’s been only a season, but the 2015 NBA draft class seems destined to be one of the best ever. Even beyond clear superstar talents like Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis, the class is teeming with players who, in one way or another, serve as a key to understanding their respective teams’..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Boban Marjanovic's 7-foot-3 stature already giving Andre Drummond fits

    Michigan Live "Quite literally, Andre Drummond is no longer the big man on campus with the Detroit Pistons. The 6-foot-11, 279-pound All-Star center was usurped last month with the addition of the bigger, taller Boban Marjanovic. And it's already creating, ahem, some friendly tension on the court. "I..." August 31

  • Andre Drummond: Boban Marjanovic 'Absolutely' Better Than Expected

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Drummond has been impressed by Boban Marjanovic during their informal pickup matchups this summer. "I was telling the guys after we got done playing our first pickup game, that might have been the first (time) I've been really frustrated playing against someone," Drummond said Monday,..." August 30

  • Pistons To Sign Trey Freeman

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have agreed to a deal with unrestricted free agent guard Trey Freeman, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports (on Twitter). The exact details of the arrangement are unknown, but it does include a partial guarantee, according to Scotto. The addition of Freeman will give Detroit a..." August 29

  • Pistons' Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister's murder in must-see interview

    Fox Sports "In July 2014, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock faced the unthinkable. His sister, Mia Henderson, who was born as his brother, Kevin Long, was murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, the city where Bullock was born. Her body was reportedly discovered in an alley, and an arrest was made more than a..." August 27

  • Reggie Jackson doesn't think Pistons have a ceiling this year

    Detroit Free Press "Many basketball experts expect the Detroit Pistons to take the next step toward contention in the Eastern Conference next season. Reggie Jackson would agree with that. The 26-year-old Pistons point guard joined ex-Pistons "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn and Tom Byrne on SiriusXM NBA Radio to discuss..." August 26

  • Pistons assistant Tim Hardaway could be working toward DUI plea

    CBS Sports "Former NBA star and current Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway was charged last April with, effectively, driving under the influence near his home in Beverley Hills. Techincally it was worded as "operating with high blood alcohol content," which ClickOnDetroit.com reports was more than..." August 23

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Boban Marjanovic provides Pistons insurance if Aron Baynes leaves

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons backup center Aron Baynes and the Australian national team fell just short of a medal in the recent Rio Olympic Games. The Aussies lost the bronze-medal game to Spain, 89-88, to finish fourth. Baynes spent time out of position at power forward, at times guarding the likes of Carmelo..." August 23

  • SVG eyes across-the-board gains, but 2 stand out for most growth potential

    NBA.com "Stan Van Gundy looks at his roster, sees the ages of all his key players and expects improvement. He understands it isn’t inevitable, but he’s seen nothing this summer to dampen his enthusiasm. And he’s seen a lot. There’ve been no real vacations for Van Gundy, balancing his duties as both..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Drummond's In The NBA, But His Roots Still In Middletown

    Hartford Courant "Andre Drummond's stay at UConn was short, and perhaps another athlete, one who has risen to such heights at such a young age, would have been tempted to pull up his small-city Connecticut roots. But Drummond, who was back for Jim Calhoun's Charity All-Star Game on Friday night at Mohegan Sun..." August 16

  • Pistons' Michael Gbinije gets valuable experience at Olympics

    Detroit Free Press "Michael Gbinije and the Nigerian national basketball team won’t advance to the medal round at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, but the Detroit Pistons rookie did pick up some valuable playing experience. Pistons coach and president Stan Van Gundy said being part of the Olympic experience would..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Pistons’ owner Gores willing to pay tax to lock up Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Pro Basketball Talk "Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made our list of top five guys likely to get an extension to his rookie contract this summer. The main reason — Stan Van Gundy likes him. He fits what SVG wants to do — Caldwell-Pope is a quality defender who averaged 14.5 points per game last season (although..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Ray McCallum signs with Pistons

    CBS Sports "McCallum signed a deal with the Pistons Monday, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. McCallum, who went to college at Detroit, last played on a pair of 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies in 2015-16 where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds over 22 minutes per game." July 25

  • Pistons officially sign 1st round draft pick Henry Ellenson

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Pistons announced via press release on Tuesday morning that they officially signed their first round draft pick Henry Ellenson to a rookie-scale contract. Ellenson out of Marquette was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He put up over 12 points and seven rebounds in starting every..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope not worried about pending contract extension

    Detroit Free Press "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wants the focus to be on his improving game — not his contract status. But with the Detroit Pistons’ fourth-year shooting guard eligible for a contract extension, the questions will keep coming until it’s resolved. Caldwell-Pope says the situation is not on his..." July 19