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Brandon Jennings aims to be back in action by August

Things were going so well for Brandon Jennings. After languishing under shaky leadership for the better part of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons, his tremendous upside was looking like it would never be maximized.Enter Stan Van Gundy. In the Pistons coach's first year on the job, Jennings had a renaissance season, leading the team through a winning winter before...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Why Detroit picks Stanley Johnson at #8

The 2015 NBA Draft is just around the corner, and the Detroit Pistons are looking to add another vital piece to their five-plus year “rebuilding” puzzle. With the NBA Draft Lottery over, the Pistons know exactly where they will make their first round selection, and have the ability to make the best analysis of potential prospects before June’s draft. The Pistons will select...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Pistons Take?

PISTONS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER EIGHT Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond as the newest member of the Detroit Pistons. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Meet the draft prospects

The Detroit Pistons didn’t move up in the draft lottery and will have the 8th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Moving into the top three would have been fun, but eight is a fine consolation prize in this draft. This year’s class is loaded with viable lottery picks, so Detroit will have a difficult decision to make. Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor, the consensus top-two prospects...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Mock Draft Tracker, Post-Lottery Edition: Who’s the Choice at No. 8?

The Detroit Pistons held serve in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, failing to hit it big with a move into the top three but also avoiding a drop like they suffered a year ago — slipping from No. 8 to No. 9 cost the Pistons their first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Who might get the nod when the Pistons are on the clock? Here’s a sampling of the predictions: Sports Illustrated: Stanley...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Players the Detroit Pistons should target with the #8 pick

The Detroit Pistons have received the eighth pick in the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night. Things went as expected until the New York Knicks fell from second to fourth. Stan Van Gundy is now the president of basketball operations and Jeff Bower is the new general manager. Despite Joe Dumars’ shortcomings, he drafted well. He had a good run of first round draft picks that included...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson is talking like a future Detroit Piston

All things considered, the Detroit Pistons have two primary ways to improve: Internal development, and the draft.Stan Van Gundy's squad will have their selection fate determined in the NBA Draft Lottery tomorrow. And if they land a pick high enough, it seems pretty clear who they'll draft this June: Arizona's Stanley Johnson.At least week's combine, Johnson talked about his interview...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The Perfect Pistons Offseason

(Source: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America) By Brandon Hartman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… There was so much hype coming out of Detroit about their basketball team before the start of the season that for a second you could almost believe that maybe this was the year they snapped the duck and reached the Playoffs after a six year drought, the last time being the victims...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy, Pistons look to add mental coach

The Stan Van Gundy era is only barely underway for the Detroit Pistons. About a year ago, the team gave the former Orlando Magic head coach a lucrative deal to coach the team and lead all basketball operations.Van Gundy's first season in Detroit would probably be best termed as "experimental," with a rotating door of players augmenting Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe as Van Gundy...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Peel the onion with Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups is Colorado basketball. He’s the best high school player, the best player from any Colorado university and the best NBA player the state has ever produced. In this conversation he opens up about why Colorado means so much to him, and he offers his thoughts on who the next Nuggets head coach should be… spoiler Alert: He does not suggest himself. Click here to...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA No. 2 Overall Pick Darko Milicic Chugs Beer, Tries To Feed Tattoos (Video)

This is what Darko Milicic’s life has come to. We have no idea what’s going on in the video above, other than the fact that it’s Darko Milicic — the No. 2 overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 2003 NBA Draft — chugging a beer with no hands. It also appears Darko might be a tad bit…intoxicated in this clip, given that he appears to try and give each of the tattooed...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Pistons Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Pistons will add next to Andre Drummond, Greg...
Via TopSportsReport
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe and the New York Knicks “close to a done deal”

Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons could very well be parting ways this offseason after the big man signed a qualifying offer this past offseason enabling him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Of course this all came after Monroe failed to obtain a max deal from the Pistons or anyone during his restricted free agency which in any terms would have some sort of adverse...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks almost certain to sign Greg Monroe

The New York Knicks will have plenty of money to spend this offseason, and Phil Jackson is determined to turn one of the worst teams in the NBA into a contender by building around Carmelo Anthony. Perhaps he will start with Greg Monroe. According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News, the Knicks are...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Pistons mascot Hooper attacks Tom Izzo with a kiss

Vine Tom Izzo was minding his own business sitting courtside watching the Pistons and Celtics at The Palace Wednesday when he was attacked by Pistons mascot Hooper on the Coldstone Kiss Cam. I mean, I like Tom Izzo as much as the next guy, but I would never (ever) feel the need to plant a kiss on his forehead.  Well, unless he wins a second national championship. Then all bets...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings: Can Kentucky still beat NBA team?

Kentucky, stacked with perhaps 10 future professional players, won its first 38 games this year, and for much of the season, college basketball fans debated whether the Wildcats would be capable of beating an NBA squad. After UK lost to Wisconsin this past Saturday night in the Final Four, however, that talk has understandably died down. Now, at least one current NBA player is mocking...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson's kindness to media was issue for teammates?

  Did an act of kindness by Reggie Jackson contribute to him getting shipped out of town by the Oklahoma City Thunder?   It’s a question raised in passing in a Grantland article attempting to explain the deteriorating relationship between the team and the media in OKC. As chronicled by Bryan Curtis, Thunder players Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and others have become...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Soldier surprises Mom with early homecoming at Pistons game (VIDEO)

Twitter – @DetroitPistons U.S. Army Private Namon Bledsoe was not supposed to return home from serving in South Korea for a couple more months. But Friday, following Gloria Gaynor’s halftime show at the Pistons game, Bledsoe surprised his mother with an early homecoming. Denise Edwards was sitting courtside and honored by Gaynor in front of several thousand at The Palace. That’s...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Detroit Pistons Find the Key to Unleashing Reggie Jackson?

There are many things you can call Reggie Jackson’s time with the Detroit Pistons, but prosperous is not one of them. Expected to be a major building block next to center Andre Drummond when acquired at the trade deadline, Jackson has struggled immensely as the Pistons have fallen out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. That may have changed Tuesday night against the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson was stunned to learn he had 20 assists (Video)

Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson enjoyed a career night during a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. The 24-year-old finished the game with a career-high 20 assists, and he seemed to be genuinely unaware of the feat. When Jackson was asked about his 20 dimes after the win, his face lit up. He...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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