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PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

A Levelheaded Approach to the Josh Smith Situation

On Monday, a story broke that Detroit Pistons team president Stan Van Gundy reportedly told forward Josh Smith that he is unlikely to be traded “barring an unexpected turn of events.” Despite this news not really meaning anything (does any decent trade offer constitute an “unexpected turn of events”?), it seemed to generate more of a reaction from the Pistons’ fan base...
Via TopSportsReport
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva, now a free agent, looking for right situation

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. But he is taking a novel approach to the situation. He is starring in his own weekly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What’s going on with Greg Monroe?

The Detroit Pistons still haven’t gotten anywhere with restricted free agent Greg Monroe. The free agency period has been going for 24 days now, and all has been relatively quiet on the Monroe front. We don’t know much about what Monroe’s been up to this offseason. But we do know that he has yet to execute any of the three options at his disposal: sign another team’s offer...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What’s Greg Monroe’s Value?

Detroit Pistons: What’s Greg Monroe’s Value? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… It’s now more than three weeks since the start of free agency and most of the top end players on the market have been signed. Yet one of the Detroit Pistons’ valuable big man, Greg Monroe, remains in limbo – not actively shopping himself to other teams or entertaining meetings with...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

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 realistic is it, compared to a month ago, that Monroe will take the qualifying offer?...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray Signing Grades

Detroit Pistons: Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray Signing Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Cartier Martin Contract: 2 seasons, veteran’s minimum (about 2 million, player option) Martin has played for 5 teams in 6 seasons (3 this season) and has only played in 220 games, but he has produced when he has played. He is an excellent shooter, with a 38.3 3 point percentage...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Pistons retire Billups' No. 1?

A decade after the 2004 NBA title, the Detroit Pistons should strongly consider retiring another jersey number. Andre Drummond announced Tuesday on Twitter that -- despite Chauncey Billups leaving the Pistons after one injury-wrecked season -- he's going to continue wearing No. 0. Drummond wore No. 1 at the beginning of his NBA career, but gave it up when Billups returned to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks and Pistons discussing trade that would send Greg Monroe to New York

Greg Monroe could bolster the front line of the Knicks The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons are reportedly working on a sign and trade deal that would send Greg Monroe to the Big Apple. The Pistons are looking for J.R. Smith and a first round pick, while the Knicks are offering Smith and a second round pick. The Knicks couldn’t give up a first round pick until 2018. The NBA...
Via Pass The Pill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Smith Likely Staying With Pistons

  When you have a roster with names like Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, missing the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference is a colossal disappointment. Naturally, such a failure is usually followed by overhaul to a team’s roster and front office, and that is exactly what has been going on with the Detroit Pistons this off-season. After bringing in...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

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 the Pistons this fall, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Sacramento had made calls...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith

Stan Van Gundy is hoping to keep Greg Monroe in Detroit. But several teams have expressed interest in acquiring the young big man, and the Phoenix Suns are reportedly first in line. [We] tried to make a very strong case for ourselves and for our organization. I think that we’ve tried to make him understand […] The post Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith...
Via Champs Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Not Waiting To Build Around Uncertain Core

The Greg Monroe restricted free agency process appears to have shown little progress. The Pistons still seem hopeful that they will bring the skilled big man back to Detroit, but they have received little assurance that the feeling is mutual, and they have not shown a desire to alleviate the situation by trading Josh Smith in the fastest way possible. In spite of the offseason...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Latest free agent additions

The Detroit Pistons agreed to terms with two more free agents on Sunday night: point guard D.J. Augustin and small forward Caron Butler. These two join center Aaron Gray, who agreed to terms on July 8, as the latest additions for Detroit. Augustin, 26, who was obtained at a very cheap price considering how he finished last season, agreed to a two-year contract worth $6 million....
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Meeks, Butler, Augustin fit into Van Gundy's mold for Pistons' roster

AUBURN HILLS -- Before the NBA draft, Stan Van Gundy laid out the first steps of his plan for rebuilding the Pistons. As of Tuesday, most of that mission has been accomplished. One day after introducing Jodie Meeks to the local media, Detroit brought in Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin. All three are players that fit nicely into the mold Van Gundy plans to use for the new roster. Without...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons teammate reportedly wants Josh Smith out of Detroit

credit: AP Before last season, the Detroit Pistons signed Josh Smith to a big deal. With Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond already on the roster, the Pistons failed to make a three big lineup work. Just a year into his contract, there have already been talks regarding whether or not Smith will be traded. He doesn’t seem to be much of a fit, and new head coach Stan Van Gundy likely...
Via Pass The Pill
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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