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PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Greg Monroe Gets Max Contract With Bucks

Last summer, Greg Monroe gambled on himself by accepting a one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons in hopes of earning a max contract. This summer, he’s collecting the payout. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Monroe will sign a max deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league source...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe Agrees To Max Contract With Bucks

Greg Monroe has agreed to sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Monroe played the 14-15 season under the qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons after he was unable to find a suitable deal in restricted free agency. The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers were amongst other teams interested in Monroe. Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today reports the Knicks never offered...
Via RealGM
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons saw something in Hilliard others didn't

Former Villanova Wildcat Darrun Hilliard wasn’t among the 60-plus players invited to the NBA draft combine, and yet, Stan Van Gundy says the Pistons had Hilliard rated among the 25 best prospects in last week’s draft.They were confident he would be available at No. 38 - and they were right. The Pistons took Hilliard with that pick in the second round, far before most league executives...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

Although the Detroit Pistons fell short of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, they have a pretty intriguing team for the upcoming season. With noted big man Andre Drummond, point guard Reggie Jackson and head coach Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons have a bright future to say the least. For those of you who might have missed of some of the Pistons best plays from last season...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Green Set to Meet with the Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are looking to get back into contention in the Eastern Conference during the 2015-16 season, and Stan Van Gundy is looking to be active in free agency this offseason. According to a report from Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Pistons have a meeting set up with free agent shooting guard Danny Green. Spurs free agent Danny Green has planned a meeting with the...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hilliard and Newbill Ready for Summer League

Former ‘Nova guard Darrun Hilliard and former Penn State guard DJ Newbill are readying up for the upcoming NBA Summer League. Hilliard was drafted 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons, and will be playing Summer League ball with them. According to Keith Pompey, Newbill will be playing in the Summer League with the LA Clippers.   Hilliard at Villanova The 6’6″ guard averaged...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe on the Pistons: “I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted”

The end of the Greg Monroe era in Detroit continues to be inscribed on that Palace wall, this time according to Greg Monroe himself. Talking to his hometown newspaper New Orleans Advocate, the Pistons big man Monroe talked of Detroit going in a ‘different direction’ and that he (Monroe) didn’t  “want to be anywhere (he’s) not wanted.” “Stan had smaller teams in...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe has free agent visits scheduled with 4-5 teams

Unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe currently has four to five free agent visits on his schedule this offseason. Of those four to five teams two things are known, the New York Knicks made the list while the Detroit Pistons didn’t. Hearing that Greg Monroe has four or five meetings for free agency. East and West teams. One is the Knicks, a strong candidate. — Jared Zwerling...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Pick Up $3M Team Option On Anthony Tolliver

The Detroit Pistons picked up Anthony Tolliver's $3 million option after the team didn't draft a power forward on Thursday, a team source confirmed. The Pistons could have released Tolliver for $400,000 but never intended to do so. Tolliver was traded to the Pistons by the Phoenix Suns in December.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The Pistons select Stanley Johnson

The Timberwolves built a young nucleus, the Lakers didn’t get Boogie…yet, the Sixers drafted their third center in three years and the Knicks almost brought a boy to tears. That was just the first four picks of this year’s draft. Photo: Elsa, Getty ImagesCourtesy: The Detroit Free Press During the day it seemed like the Detroit Pistons were down to either Arizona’s Stanley...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pistons select SF Stanley Johnson out of Arizona with the No. 8 pick

With Mario Henzoja going to Orlando with the 5th pick the Pistons turned their attention to Stanley Johnson who they took with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. The Detroit Pistons select Mario Hezonja? Even with Duke’s Justice Winslow still available at eight, Stan Van Gundy got a nice selection in Johnson. Prior to arriving in Arizona, Johnson was one of the most highly sought...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons draft profile: Justise Winslow

The Detroit Pistons have the 8th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. They’ll have plenty of prospects to choose from, so we’ll break down each of them in this series. This is the final part on Duke’s Justise Winslow, and if you missed any of the previous installments you can view them here. The Detroit Pistons need a small forward, Justise Winslow is probably the best small forward...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams Feels Mario Hezonja's Camp Trying To Get Him To Pistons

Mario Hezonja just finished his season with Barcelona, but there have been complaints from some teams about the lack of information coming from his camp ahead of the draft. Hezonja is represented by Arn Tellem, who recently was hired by the Detroit Pistons for an executive position effective on Aug. 1. Those teams feel Hezonja's camp is "trying to pull a Kobe, to get him to Detroit...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Final NBA Mock Draft: Who Should the Pistons Draft?

Today is a huge day for the NBA.  The NBA Draft is today and the draft is something that can make or break teams’ futures.  In honor of today’s huge event, TopSportsReport has released the last of a series of NBA mock draft articles. To see who Adam Horvath projects the Detroit Pistons will select in the draft to team up with Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson, click the link...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons draft profile: Mario Hezonja

The Detroit Pistons have the 8th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. They’ll have plenty of prospects to choose from, so we’ll break down each of them in this series. This is part seven on Mario Hezonja, and if you missed any of the previous installments you can view them here. Many Detroit Pistons fans would be fine if the franchise never drafted another European player again, but they’ve...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Looking For a Brandon Jennings for Tim Hardaway Jr. Swap?

Detroit Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy has already made a trade this month, sending two cap fillers to the Milwaukee Bucks for forward Ersan Ilyasova. Now comes this report from ESPN indicating that the Pistons are interested in acquiring New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., and would be willing to part with Brandon Jennings in a trade. Per the report: “The...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Who Should Detroit Re-Sign In Free Agency?

  (Source: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Free Agents: Greg Monroe (UFA) Andre Drummond (Team Option) Reggie Jackson (UFA) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (2yr Team Option) Tayshaun Prince (UFA) John Lucas (UFA) Cartier Martin (Player Option) Quincy Miller (UFA) Joel Anthony (UFA) The Detroit Pistons are heading into an important...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova from Bucks in salary dump

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons kicked off the 2015 offseason with a trade involving Ersan Ilyasova for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. In terms of contracts, Ilyasova has one fully guaranteed year remaining at $7.9 million with a 2016-17 salary that has a very small partial guarantee, while both Butler and Williams are non-guaranteed for next season. The deal for Detroit...
Via RealGM - NBA
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Top NBA agent joining Detroit Pistons management team

The Detroit Pistons just acquired one of the biggest names in his profession, but it’s someone who will never enter an NBA game. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, agent Arn Tellem has agreed to become vice chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Pistons. Per Wojnarowski: Tellem will answer directly to billionaire owner Tom Gores, but will...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Who the Detroit Pistons should take in the 2015 NBA Draft

Croatian wing Mario Hezonja would be an excellent fit for a team that desperately needs perimeter shooting. When the Detroit Pistons get on the clock to make the eighth overall selection of the 2015 NBA Draft, the team will likely be looking for a perimeter shooter. Despite signing former Lakers sharpshooter Jodie Meeks and acquiring former Phoenix Sun and Charlotte Hornet Anthony...
Via The Lottery Mafia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas spends special moment with Larry O'Brien trophy (Video)

.@iamisiahthomas has a special moment with the Larry O'Brien Trophy! http://t.co/hx37nzD9kh — NBA TV (@NBATV) May 27, 2015 NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas shared a "special" moment with the Larry O'Brien trophy that was caught on camera during Tuesday night's playoff coverage on NBA TV.The NBA Championship trophy was standing in front of the studio desk, and Thomas was a major...
Via Holdout Sports
May 27, 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
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