Charlie Villanueva RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva hoping to get buyout

    Detroit News "Trade season is over, which means the present Pistons roster will be what you see for the rest of the regular season, right? Not exactly, if Charlie Villanueva gets a buyout of the remaining amount of his contract, enabling him to latch onto another team where he might get more minutes. His..." February 21

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    For those asking, Charlie Villanueva has been battling a stomach bug. not on the bench tonight. #Pistons

  • Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva happy to get back in the mix

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva was probably as shocked as anyone when his name was called in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 89-85 loss to the Knicks, in which he played a part in their late comeback. Not to say he didn’t want in, as he was probably the lone experienced player on this roster to not receive..." January 09

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    Dave Pemberton @drpemberton

    Chauncey Billups and Will Bynum are inactive for the #Pistons tonight against the #Hawks. Charlie Villanueva is active.

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    Dave Hogg @Stareagle

    Brandon Jennings is sick (upset stomach) and Charlie V is out with a bad back, so Pistons down to 11 guys.

  • Injured Charlie Villanueva wants to give it his best shot for Pistons

    Detroit News "Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva knows his team is struggling making 3-pointers. That is his skill-set, and he wants to help. But he said he remains two days away from practicing with the team as he recovers from a sore right shoulder. He said he has a tough time lifting his arm over his head..." November 08

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Chauncey and Jennings will start in the backcourt tonight for the #Pistons. Siva and CV inactive

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  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva falls in ESPN rankings despite more productive season

    Michigan Live "Charlie Villanueva was more productive for the Detroit Pistons last season than in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign. But that didn't help him when it came to ESPN.com's player rankings. Despite playing in 69 games last season as opposed to 13 in 2011-12 Villanueva saw his player..." September 21

  • Report: Pistons' Charlie Villanueva lost $250,000 in alleged Ponzi scheme

    Detroit News "Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva testified Tuesday in federal court in Trenton N.J. that he lost $250000 in investments with former University of Connecticut basketball player Tate George according to the Trentonian. Villanueva also played for the Huskies. George is on trial for wire fraud..." September 19

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    My man @WindhorstESPN reporting that Pistons have offered expiring deals of Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva to Toronto for Rudy Gay

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Nothing but resistance from Toronto so far on Pistons' pitch to swap expiring contracts of Rodney Stuckey & Charlie Villanueva for Rudy Gay

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva, Jonas Jerebko dueling for playing time

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva and Jonas Jerebko want to play. They want to be the focal point of the team. There's only one problem. They play the same position — forward — for the Pistons. "It is not about fight," Pistons point guard Jose Calderon said. "Yes, you are fighting for the same..." February 27

  • Pistons final score: Charlie Villanueva hits game-winner

    Detroit Bad Boys "Charlie Villanueva just played the best game of his Pistons career. The three-point specialist decided it was up to him to step into Andre Drummond's rather large shoes and delivered a great 18-point, 13-rebound performance in the Detroit Pistons' 105-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on a..." February 10

  • Detroit 105, Milwaukee 100: Pistons earn big win on Charlie Villanueva's heroics

    Detroit Free Press "It was definitely Charlie Villanueva’s finest moment as a Piston – not that there is much competition. Villanueva’s triple at the top of the key with 9.7 seconds remaining was the winner in the Detroit Pistons’ 105-100 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. And for one moment..." February 10

  • Charlie Villanueva comes through in the clutch as Pistons edge Bucks

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva had to make amends, so with redemption on his mind the forward backed up to get a step behind the 3-point line and launched a line-drive jumper that nestled in the basket with 9.7 seconds left, breaking a 100-all game against his former team, the Milwaukee Bucks. It's better..." February 10

  • Would you believe Pistons' Charlie Villanueva is shooting 32% from free-throw line?

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva was a little embarrassed at the topic. The subject was his free-throw shooting and how a guy with a career 78% shooting percentage can scuffle at a 32% clip. Friday night, he had to suffer through the ignominy of Cavs coach Byron Scott going to the Hack-A-Charlie strategy..." February 03

  • Detroit Pistons' Charlie Villanueva jokes 'somebody should go to jail' for 'crime' of practice

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva said it with the assurance that he was kidding but it was clear he wasn't fond of the idea of practicing Tuesday after a trans-Atlantic flight and a lengthy bus trip from Heathrow airport to the team hotel. "It's a crime that we're here today," he..." January 16

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva fined $25,000 for flagrant foul

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva was spared from suspension by the NBA but his pockets will be a little lighter. The Pistons forward was fined $25,000 by the NBA after his flagrant 2 foul on Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas late in the second quarter of Tuesday night's 103-97 win. He led with his forearm..." January 03

  • Charlie Villanueva fined, not suspended, for elbow on Isaiah Thomas

    Sactown Royalty "The Pistons' Charlie Villanueva was fined $25,000 for his elbow on the Kings' Isaiah Thomas Tuesday night. Two Kings have been suspended this season for reckless swings. On Tuesday, Isaiah Thomas got into the lane, and Charlie Villanueva gave I.T. an elbow and forearm to the face. GIF via Mike..." January 02

  • Charlie Villanueva's presence makes game easier for Pistons teammates

    Detroit News "An offensive juggernaut the Pistons are not, but the addition of Charlie Villanueva to the rotation has made them a more diverse team, at the very least. When he's on, other teams have to do more than account for his presence on the floor. Shading their defense to protect a big man not..." December 11

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva getting in the scoring zone

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva got the ball just right of the top of the three-point circle and slowly rose for jumper. Swish. A Villanueva appearance (much less a made basket) has been rare this season. But after the struggles of Jonas Jerebko in the early part of the season, Villanueva got a shot..." November 27

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva sees first extended minutes of season

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva was probably surprised when he was told he would have a chance to play significant minutes in the rotation, after having seemingly taken a post at the end of the bench next to Austin Daye. But with Jonas Jerebko struggling mightily the past nine games, Lawrence Frank finally..." November 26

  • Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva says this season will be different

    Detroit News "Auburn Hills Turn the page if you've heard this story before. Charlie Villanueva said it will be different this season. He's mentally and physically healed from the scars of the past three seasons, and he plans on sending a message to the NBA. We've heard this all before, of..." October 03

  • Detroit Pistons' Charlie Villanueva ready to put up his dukes and fight to restore status

    Michigan Live "Charlie Villanueva always admired boxers, and while plenty of people who consider themselves Detroit Pistons fans would like to see a Chubby Charlie get run right out of town sometime in the near future, the power forward himself has responded by springing off the canvas and punching..." September 28

  • Pistons' Charlie Villanueva says he's motivated by fans' scorn

    Detroit Free Press "The campers at Cesar Chavez Academy leaned forward to hear Charlie Villanueva's message. At a basketball camp with an emphasis on anti-bullying initiatives, he spoke of a stressful childhood in which others taunted him because of his alopecia -- a condition that prevents hair growth. Looking..." July 30

  • Charlie Villanueva accepts Pistons fans' angst

    Detroit News "Tuesday's deadline for the Pistons to use the NBA's new amnesty clause has come and gone, and many are surprised Charlie Villanueva is still on the roster. The clause, created last winter, allows a team to rid itself of a bad contract or underperforming player, and Villanueva has appeared to..." July 18

  • Pistons shouldn't feel pressured to get rid of Charlie Villanueva

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva wasn't involved in any transaction for the Pistons this week but just because he's out of sight doesn't mean he's out of the minds of many fans. Despite the bevy of good news and good fortune for the Pistons, with Andre Drummond falling right into their lap, with them moving..." July 01

  • Charlie Villanueva's brother says Pistons' forward never worked out for Dominican Republic team

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva spent last weekend in Toronto for his son's birthday but was dealing with reports that he was cut from the Dominican Republic national team. The fact that he was cut wasn't the issue -- the problem was the way it was reported. According to FIBA.com, Villanueva was cut from..." June 24

  • Charlie Villanueva cut from Dominican olympic team by John Calipari, called "overweight"

    Detroit Bad Boys "Charlie Villanueva will not be representing the Dominican Republic at the 2014 Olympics. Villanueva recently worked out for the Dominican team, as coached by Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, where he failed to impress. "Charlie was not in good form when we saw him," Calipari said..." June 12

  • Lawrence Frank's Pistons experiment benefits Charlie Villanueva

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons coach Lawrence Frank dusted the cobwebs off Charlie Villanueva, giving the 6-foot-10 power forward his first significant playing time of the season in Sunday's 100-94 overtime loss to the Bulls. The time came at the expense of Jonas Jerebko, but Frank said it wasn't a reflection on..." April 17

  • Frustrated Charlie Villanueva finally sees some playing time with Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "For those wondering, Charlie Villanueva is still in front of Vernon Macklin in the Pistons' pecking order. Given that Villanueva had played in only four games all season (he missed time with an ankle injury), it was fair to wonder about that after Macklin returned from an impressive D-League..." April 10

  • Frustration grows for Pistons' Charlie Villanueva

    Detroit News "What a difference two years can make. In Orlando, Fla., against the Magic, forward Charlie Villanueva lit them up, scoring 22 in the fourth quarter (28 total), nearly single-handedly carrying the Pistons to a road win in his first week with his new team. He scored everywhere, as the Magic..." April 04

  • Villanueva ends his 2-month hiatus in Pistons' win over Hawks

    Detroit Free Press "For the first time since Jan. 13, Charlie Villanueva was active for a game for the Pistons. But just because the sixth-year power forward was able to play after missing 27 straight games with an ankle injury, it did not mean coach Lawrence Frank was going to use him extensively. (Villanueva..." March 10

  • Charlie Villanueva has first full-contact practice since January

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva's shots went up at practice Friday, and according to the hobbled Pistons forward, they were going in. "You know it was going in," an upbeat Villanueva said after practicing with full contact for the first time since being placed on the inactive list in January. He called..." March 03

  • Charlie Villanueva takes huge strides in his recovery

    Detroit News "Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva took another step closer to returning, going through a full practice for the first time in weeks. Villanueva has been bothered by a right ankle injury which has limited him to six minutes this season. "I made significant progress today," Villanueva said..." March 03

  • Charlie Villanueva set to return to Pistons soon

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva strolled into the locker room before Friday's game against the Kings, smiling as he prepared to change from street clothes into basketball gear. Why so upbeat? The Pistons forward believes he's close to returning. "I'm feeling good, I've made major improvements over the..." February 18

  • Pistons have new plan for healing Charlie Villanueva's sore ankle

    Detroit Free Press "The Pistons have provided an answer -- of sorts -- for the right ankle injury that has limited forward Charlie Villanueva to two games this season. Shortly before Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Palace, the Pistons issued this news release that essentially amounted to..." February 04

  • Pistons missing Charlie Villanueva's presence

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva has been much maligned since his arrival in 2009. But since he's been out, serving a suspension from a 2010-11 late-season altercation, the Pistons have severely missed his presence. The Pistons were without Villanueva again Friday against the Celtics, but welcome him back..." January 01

  • Charlie Villanueva's return should help Pistons offense

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva has been missed. When he returns to the Pistons' lineup tonight after serving a four-game suspension for an altercation in last season's home finale against the Cavaliers, Villanueva will provide some much-needed offense off the bench. "It's real important, especially true..." December 31

  • Pistons missing Charlie Villanueva's presence

    Detroit News "Charlie Villanueva has been much maligned since his arrival in 2009. But since he's been out, serving a suspension from a 2010-11 late-season altercation, the Pistons have severely missed his presence. The Pistons were without Villanueva again Friday against the Celtics, but welcome him back..." December 31

  • Finding a fill-in for Charlie Villanueva may be a stretch

    Detroit Free Press "The term "stretch-four" to describe a power forward with deep shooting ability has come in vogue in recent seasons. The Pistons will be missing their version of a "stretch-four" when they open the season tonight at Indiana. Charlie Villanueva is missing the first three games of the season..." December 26

  • Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva have much to prove with Pistons

    Detroit News "The jersey number is different. The tone is different. The role and production had better be different. Ben Gordon admits he was completely lost the past two seasons. That didn't put him in unique company on a Pistons team that floundered and pouted and generally looked miserable. Gordon, along..." December 16

  • Charlie Villanueva wants to play, but says union will 'stick together'

    Detroit Free Press "Lake Orion students have become familiar with several local celebrities the past two weeks. Members of the Pistons -- including power forward Charlie Villanueva -- started playing pickup games at the high school located a few miles up the road from the Palace, where the team was scheduled to..." November 02

  • Charlie Villanueva suspended five games by NBA for fight

    Detroit Free Press "The swift hand of justice has landed hard on Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva. The NBA suspended Villanueva five games for his role in an altercation with the Cleveland Cavaliers' Ryan Hollins in the Pistons' 110-101 loss Monday night at the Palace. The suspension means Villanueva..." April 14

  • Charlie Villanueva goes ballistic after scuffle in tonight's games'

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva was pretty calm and sounded contrite after the Pistons dropped their home finale tonight to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But that's a sharp contrast to his meltdown during the fourth quarter. Villanueva could be subject to some type of league discipline after being ejected and..." April 12

  • Charlie Villanueva loses his cool in Pistons loss; suspension possible

    Detroit News "You know it's a bizarre evening when the Auburn Hills police are flanking the Pistons dressing room to keep the peace. But that's what happens when an NBA game breaks out into an episode of the "Jerry Springer Show." The Pistons (29-52) lost to the Cavaliers, 110-101, Monday at The Palace,..." April 12

  • Charlie Villanueva thrilled to see Huskies win NCAA title

    Detroit Free Press "Charlie Villanueva was nervous at halftime of Monday's NCAA national championship. Sitting in the stands at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Villanueva had just seen Butler nail a triple to take a three-point lead into the locker room, and his beloved UConn Huskies' chances for a third national..." April 06

  • Charlie Villanueva's retweet: Tip-off of trouble?

    Detroit Free Press "It didn't get much notice when it happened, but with all the controversy surrounding the Pistons on Friday, it bears repeating. After the Pistons' 102-101 last-second loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night, forward Charlie Villanueva retweeted a follower's tweet critical of coach John..." February 26

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