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Rip Hamilton’s jersey raised into rafters by Detroit Pistons

Richard Hamilton had one thing to say when walked up to halfcourt in front of thousands of Detroit Pistons fans and took the microphone Sunday night – “Yessir!” Richard Hamilton‘s No. 32 Detroit Pistons jersey has been officially retired and raised into the rafters at the Palace of Auburn Hills, joining his fellow 2004 championship teammates Chauncey Billups and […...
Via Piston Powered
46 minutes ago

Hamilton back at Palace as Pistons retire No. 32 (VIDEOS)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- By the time Richard Hamilton's tenure with the Detroit Pistons was over, the franchise was far removed from its days among the NBA's elite. His final season with the team was a tumultuous one, and his exit seemed like the best move for everyone involved. Once he was away, however, Hamilton realized what he'd left behind. "I didn't leave here on good terms...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons vs. Celtics final score: Both teams played hard, but Pistons fall 104-98

Detroit can’t finish off comeback. The Celtics are just about the definition of a tough team in the current NBA landscape. And the Pistons were juuuuust about able to out-tough them. Boston led by as much as 15 points in the third quarter, when the Pistons started their comeback. Andre Drummond led the push, playing with energy on defense and on the boards. But Brad Stevens turned...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
9 hours ago

Late 5-point possession lifts Boston past Pistons on Rip’s big night

FAST BREAKDOWN
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9 hours ago

Stan Van Gundy doesn’t get criticisms of Celtics for standing pat through deadline

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy continues to stand up for his Eastern Conference adversaries.Before the Pistons played the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Van Gundy said he didn’t understand the criticisms of the Celtics for not making a move at this year’s trade deadline.“Really?” Van Gundy said, per Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. “I don’t get that. I think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Emotional Hamilton back at Palace as Pistons retire No. 32

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) By the time Richard Hamilton's tenure with the Detroit Pistons was over, the franchise was far removed from its days among the NBA's elite. His final season with the team was a tumultuous one, and his exit seemed like the best move for everyone involved. Once he was away, however, Hamilton realized what he'd left behind. ''I didn't leave here on good...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Richard Hamilton's Detroit Pistons jersey get retried and raised to the rafters

During halftime of the contest between the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon, Pistons legend Richard "Rip" Hamilton was honored with a special jersey retirement ceremony. After words by legendary Fox Sports Detroit announcer George Blaha and former teammate Chauncey Billups, Hamilton took the mic. With his former high school head coach, former UCONN coach Jim...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Rip to the rafters: Pistons honor Hamilton by retiring No. 32

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10 hours ago

Pistons’ Reggie Jackson game time decision with neck injury

Detroit Pistons’ point guard Reggie Jackson is a game time decision tonight against the Boston Celtics with an apparent neck injury. Reggie Jackson hasn’t been himself this season. Chalk that up to recovering from a knee procedure this offseason. But things are getting better right? Well, it appears Jackson is dealing with another injury, though […] Pistons’ Reggie Jackson...
Via Piston Powered
14 hours ago

Considering Rip Hamilton’s legacy

Hamilton will be the third “Going to Work” Pistons to have his jersey retired In many ways, no one person signified the “Going to Work” Pistons more than Richard Hamilton. Hamilton, who joins Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups, as members of the Pistons of the first decade of this century with their numbers retired by the Detroit Pistons, never jumped off the page. He was...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
14 hours ago

A deeper look at the Pistons point guard conundrum

The Detroit Pistons have had a major issue at point guard for most of the season, and as the stretch run nears the disparity is becoming more critical. This season hasn’t gone as expected for the Detroit Pistons. The signing of Ish Smith in the early hours of July 1st was appreciated as an upgrade […] A deeper look at the Pistons point guard conundrum - PistonPowered - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
15 hours ago

Detroit Pistons: First game after the All-Star Break

After a few weeks worth of rumors, the Detroit Pistons opted to not make any trade deadline deals.  There was talk of shipping Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Andre Drummond, and Reggie Jackson.   The team looked to move on from Caldwell-Pope, who they do not want to extend a max contract to next offseason, Yahoo! Sports NBA Specialist Adrian Wojnarowski said during his trade deadline...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What do the Pistons have to do to make the playoffs?

The Pistons schedule favors a late playoff push At 28-30, the Pistons are in the No. 8 seed in the Eastern conference, only half a game back of the No. 7 Bulls and a game and a half back of the No. 6 Pacers.... but only a game and a half ahead of the Bucks and two and a half games ahead of the Heat. It’s a precarious position to say the least, but one they’ve put themselves in...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

Pistons rally from 18 down to beat Hornets 114-108 in OT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 33 points, including three 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter during a pulsating Detroit rally, and the Pistons outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 114-108 in overtime Thursday night. Caldwell-Pope scored Detroit's last 11 points of regulation, and his 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds to play tied the game at 100. Kemba Walker...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping the Pistons’ trade deadline activity

Um… nothing happened. The post Recapping the Pistons’ trade deadline activity appeared first on The Majors Detroit.
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago

Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy not impressed by trade offers leading up to the deadline

Rule No. 1 in negotiating trades. If you’re offering a player who the other team has never heard of, it’s not a good offer. Someone apparently didn’t understand that rule when negotiating with Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons. That’s no way to build good faith in negotiations.The Pistons reportedly have Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson on the block, which you can read...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond testy addressing trade rumors, Twitter change

Ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday, Andre Drummond addressed the speculation that he could be on the move.Around this time of year, countless players are brought up as potential trade candidates. Some get traded, others don’t. This year, Drummond is among those rumored to be dealt prior to Thursday’s deadline. On Tuesday, the Pistons big man added a little fuel to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond fuels Celtics rumors with same tweet as Thomas

Isaiah Thomas started a frenzy on social media Monday night by tweeting a simple emoji, and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has decided to get in on the fun.On Tuesday morning, Drummond retweeted the eyeball emoji that Thomas used to spark the interest of Boston Celtics fans. Drummond then sent the same exact tweet: Could something actually be going on as the Feb. 23 trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Pistons | Dunk of the Week: February 20, 2017

Andre Drummond shows his #DetroitMuscle by going back up strong to the rim for a jam against the Spurs in this week’s Dunk of the Week! Will it take down 3-week winner Tobias Harris? Vote now!
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Assessing the state of the team at the All-Star Break

Heading into the All-Star Break, the Detroit Pistons sit in the 8th seed with a 27-30 record.  They’re 17-11 at home, but 10-19 on the road.  After getting first rounded by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the postseason last year, the team could be looking to avenge that result.  However, the team still has some concerning issues.  Despite currently being the 8th seed in the Eastern...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson.It makes sense that Orlando would want to blow this whole thing up. It heads into the All-Star Break with the second-worst record...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers should tank the rest of the regular season

There are two ways for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to react to Kevin Love's recent knee injury.The Cavs can double-down across the board, asking each player to do a little more to pick up the slack — and in so doing, risk taking a test they might not pass. That's option No. 1, the conventional wisdom.Or, Cleveland can take a page out of the Philadelphia 76ers' book...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

The Aesthetic: NBA All-Star Game jerseys

When Adidas unveiled the 2017 NBA All-Star jerseys in January, it was met with a tepid response. One fan said the uniforms looked like reversible jerseys for the local parks and recreation team. Another compared it to the uniforms worn by referees on the court. NBA All-Star jerseys have evolved through the years, with each change reflecting larger style and fashion trends at the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons put Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson on trade block

Things just have not been going according to plan for Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons. Expectations heading into the season were that this team might find a way to earn a top-five seed in the Eastern Conference. Now, heading into the All-Star Break, Detroit boasts a 26-30 record and is hanging on to the final playoff spot.Surprisingly enough, the primary issue here has been...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player from the Bad Boys back-to-back Championship teams

Happy Groundhog Day everybody! Don't forget to hug your local groundhog. They get sad around the holidays as well. Punxsutawney Phil and Hall of Fame NBA coach Chuck Daly have more in common beyond their immaculate teeth and glorious manes. They are also both inarguably Punxsutawney's most famous figures. Yes, the legendary Daly's career began with humble beginnings at Punxsutawney...
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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