PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

SVG built a versatile Pistons roster, finds out on day one it takes time to put it to best use

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7 hours ago

Detroit Pistons’ Marcus Morris ready to take leadership role

Detroit Pistons’ small forward Marcus Morris says he is ready to take a leadership role as one of the older players on the roster at 27. Detroit Pistons’ head coach Stan Van Gundy asked Marcus Morris to take a step forward this season, not just in play, but also as a mentor to the younger […] Detroit Pistons’ Marcus Morris ready to take leadership role - PistonPowered - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
9 hours ago

The Detroit Pistons turnaround is due to deadline deals

Deadline day in the NBA is wild. For a couple of hours throughout that day fans and players constantly refresh their Twitter feeds waiting for a tweet on who the next player dealt is. It’s a roller coaster of emotion, as everybody minus the franchise players on teams are talked about in potential deals. The week leading up to it is just as wild, as many deals begin leaking out...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 power forwards in Detroit Pistons history

The Detroit Pistons have an extensive franchise history spanning all the way back to 1941 when they were the Fort Wayne Pistons playing in the National Basketball League. As the offseason keeps chugging along we’ll be counting down the five best players of all time at each position for the Detroit Pistons. Today we’ll be […] Top 5 power forwards in Detroit Pistons history ...
Via Piston Powered
14 hours ago

2016 Detroit Pistons Preview: Ray McCallum looking to stick in his hometown

Will the Detroit-raised McCallum finally find his home in Motown? Ray McCallum and I go back. Well, he doesn't know me, but we still go back. During my junior year at Central Michigan University; the talk of the town regarding local college hoops was focused on two of Michigan's premier high school players, Trey Zeigler and Ray McCallum. Both of these players decided to skip the...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
15 hours ago

Pistons' Drummond uses virtual reality to help with free throws

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Andre Drummond hopes some advanced technology can help him with his free throws.The Detroit center has been using virtual reality in an effort to improve his performance at the line. Drummond has made 38 percent of his free throws for his career, and it's an issue that's sometimes caused coach Stan Van Gundy to take him out down the stretch in games."Andre...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons put no limitations on what might be for 2016-17: ‘Why not us?’

Optimism is universal on the eve of training camp. Every team starts out believing it will fill the upper end of its expectations.
Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Drummond using virtual reality to improve free throw shooting?

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is running out of options to remedy his utter misery at the free throw line, but it looks like he is willing to exhaust every last one of them. In an interview with Keith Langlois of NBA.com on Monday, Drummond revealed that he has turned to virtual reality in an attempt to improve his performance at the charity stripe. Here is what the process...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock discussing contract extensions

The Pistons have until October 31 to sign the two wings before heading into restricted free agency next summer. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and his contract extension has been a subject of much discussion and speculation over the summer. But there has been little of the way of solid news for the most part. Jeff Bower provided a bit of that Friday by confirming that the team is currently...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
1 day ago

Pistons Center Andre Drummond Lost 20 Pounds, Aims to Win Rebound Title Again

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a monster season last year. Averaging 16 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, Drummond earned his first All-Star appearance and was voted to the All-NBA third team. RELATED: How Andre Drummond Wins (Almost) Every Jump Ball Drummond spent most of his summer at the P3 training facility in Santa Barbara, where he worked on explosiveness...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Announce Training Camp Roster

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Detroit Piston player profile: Andre Drummond

 Andre Drummond has been nothing short of dominance, in his first four years with the Detroit Pistons. But the scary part, is that he is only just getting started. Andre Drummond has been phenomenal with his time with the Detroit Pistons. Each year Piston fans continue to see gradual improvement with their star and franchise […] Detroit Piston player profile: Andre Drummond -...
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1 day ago

NBA Central Division Preview: Detroit Pistons

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying in the East, we’re moving on to the Central. Projected Conference Finish: 5th Best Offseason Move: I’m counting the Tobias Harris trade as an offseason move. That’s the only way I can live with how Detroit spent their money. Worst Offseason Move: I guess I like Boban as a backup center. I guess I like...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Detroit Pistons Preview: Lorenzo Brown looks to carve out role in Detroit

After two strong years in Grand Rapids with their D-League affiliate, can Brown land a spot with Pistons? It’s rare that a player sticks around an organization for so long without actually logging a single minute for them during the NBA regular season. Lorenzo Brown has played for three different teams in as many seasons since being drafted 52nd overall in the 2013 Draft, but none...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
1 day ago

Boban Marjanovic Has the Biggest Hands in the World, Example No. 347

Boban Marjanovic, one of the last known giants still roaming the earth, has gargantuan-sized hands. You're probably well aware of this fact, as it's one of his defining physical attributes, but every time you see a new photo of Boban's hands, especially when compared to another normal human's, it's hard not to stare at it for at least an hour. RELATED: Boban Marjanovic Has the...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons announce promotions, new hires

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have promoted Pat Garrity, Adam Glessner and J.R. Holden to senior leadership positions. Garrity is now an associate general manager, Glessner is director of player personnel and Holden is director of international scouting. Detroit also announced other promotions Friday, including Jorge Costa to director of research and technology...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why This Is A Make Or Break Year For The Detroit Pistons

Eight years ago an era ended for the Detroit Pistons. A roster headlined by Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and Rahseed Wallace, the Pistons were among the NBA's elite class. This crew reached six consecutive Eastern Conference finals, and were quietly the class of the east. That reign came to an end in 2008 when the Pistons went down in 2008 to the eventual...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake posts video of him dunking…on a trampoline

Veteran guard Steve Blake has never exactly been known for his hops. But with the help of a nifty trampoline, he was recently able to fulfill all of his wildest dreams. Blake posted an amusing video to his Twitter account on Thursday of him pulling off a trampoline-assisted between-the-legs dunk. It's a great feeling when dreams come true! pic.twitter.com/xZnbYLdSk1 — Steve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Pistons need Darrun Hilliard to be a bench sharpshooter

Last season the Detroit Pistons bench was pretty messy. They had some players that would provide quality minutes (Stanley Johnson, Aron Baynes) and others that looked like they weren’t still able to play solid minutes at this point in their careers (Steve Blake, Anthony Tolliver). This offseason, addressing those problems was a major point of emphasis, and thus the team signed...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round pick of the Detroit Pistons since Isiah Thomas

With the 2nd overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Isiah Thomas who went on to become a 12-time All-Star, an All-Star Game MVP, a 2-time NBA champion, an NBA Finals MVP and a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame. He is arguably the best player in the history of the Pistons franchise.  The team also had the 12th overall pick in the 1981 draft and selected...
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons assistant Tim Hardaway facing drunk driving charge

Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway is facing drunk driving charges stemming from an incident last April. According to a report by Jermont Terry and Derick Hutchinson of Local 4 News in Detroit, Hardaway was pulled over near his Beverly Hills home, and court records show that his BAC was .17. It’s unclear based on the report if the UTEP product was arrested during the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic, Andre Drummond make Sylvester Stallone look tiny in this photo

It takes a special giant to make Sylvester Stallone look small. And, we’ve now learned, seven-foot NBA players fit that bill. Seven-foot-three Boban Marjanovic and six-foot-eleven Andre Drummond recently met up with Stallone, and they made Rocky look like Rocky’s prepubescent son. A photo posted by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Aug 19, 2016 at 7:34am PDT Here’s...
Via The Sports Daily
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Season Outlook: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

Stan Van Gundy took a 32-win Pistons team and transformed them into an exciting squad that snuck into the playoffs only to be ushered out by the future NBA champion Cavaliers in a surprisingly competitive sweep. The question coming into the season is whether Stan has already squeezed out every last drop of juice from his team or if there are further heights left for them to reach...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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