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Pistons vs. Magic preview: Despite ugly losses, playoffs still possible for Pistons

Pistons head to Orlando after road losses to Brooklyn and Chicago. In my head, when I signed up a while back to preview the late March meeting between the Pistons and Magic, the context surrounding this contest was much different than the current reality. But here we are. After two depressing “must win” losses to the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls, the Pistons have found...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
38 minutes ago

Sputtering down the stretch, the Pistons get what they deserve

The Detroit Pistons entered the most crucial stretch of the season and have come to a sputtering halt. This team will be defined by its failures. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons boasted the NBA’s 4th-best record since the beginning of February. The Pistons were 12-6 between February 1st and March 11th, […] Sputtering down the stretch, the Pistons get what they...
Via Piston Powered
18 hours ago

Divide between Stan Van Gundy and players makes for important offseason decisions

Is Stan Van Gundy wrong for these players or are these players wrong for Stan Van Gundy? I read a comment in one of the DBB threads recently - make yourself known in the comments whoever you are! - that wondered whether Stan Van Gundy was the wrong type of coach for such a young group of players. Perhaps his hard-nosed, confrontational style would work better with a group of veterans...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
23 hours ago

It’s make or break time for Pistons with season down to final 10 games

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Detroit Pistons have one move left: Tank

The Detroit Pistons 2016-17 season has been one of the most disappointing in recent memory. While the team isn’t out of the playoff race, the best move thing for the Pistons is tanking. The Detroit Pistons’ 2016-17 season was supposed to be a coming out party. After playing a tightly contested series against the Cleveland […] Detroit Pistons have one move left: Tank - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
1 day ago

A change at point guard, but slow starts plague Pistons again in loss at Chicago

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Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Ish Smith starting in place of Reggie Jackson vs. Bulls

Ish Smith started the first 21 games of the 2016-17 season. This was only to be a temporary situation until their near all-star level starting point guard, Reggie Jackson, returned from an off-season knee treatment. Tonight, Ish retained his starting job after the Pistons have gone through yet another rough stretch in their season as Stan […] Ish Smith starting in place of Reggie...
Via Piston Powered
1 day ago

Nets should go all-in on stealing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from Pistons

The Brooklyn Nets have nothing to lose.One of the NBA’s worst rebuilds doesn’t show any signs of speeding up unless the Nets make some crazy moves.Stealing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from the Detroit Pistons is pretty crazy.Here’s Brian Lewis of the New York Post with some information about the Nets flirting with the idea of a move:Caldwell-Pope, 24, will be a restricted free...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pistons assign Ellenson to D-League

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have assigned first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson to their Grand Rapids affiliate in the D-League. Ellenson has appeared in only 14 games this season for the Pistons, averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.0 minutes per game. He's averaged 18.3 points and 8.9 rebounds in 18 games with Grand Rapids. The Pistons play their next...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons finish strong, beat short-handed Suns

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy wants his Detroit Pistons to play with energy in the middle of a playoff race. The problem is that sometimes urgency leads to frustration -- especially if a game against a weaker opponent becomes more difficult than it should be. "You've got to learn to deal with the pressure," said Van Gundy, Detroit's coach. "You can't say there's no pressure...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Bucks have quietly become a scary playoff sleeper

Unless you live in Wisconsin or subscribe to NBA League Pass, it's unlikely that you've watched much of the Milwaukee Bucks this season. Despite boasting one of the NBA's most exciting players in All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks just haven't gotten a lot of national exposure when compared to teams like the Warriors, Cavs, Celtics, Spurs and Thunder.That will likely change...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

From boom to bust: Darko Milicic finds peace as farmer after tumultuous NBA career

Darko Milicic has firmly moved on from his decade-plus career in the NBA.Currently, Darko is known for being the lump of coal lodged between multiple diamonds in the NBA 2003 draft. We know how his story played out: Milicic was famously picked before Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and was overshadowed by their success. Despite lasting in the league for more than 10...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Pistons | Dunk of the Week: March 13, 2017

Aron Baynes drives and slams it down against the Bulls in this week’s Dunk of the Week! Will it take down KCP’s fast break jam? Vote now!
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What to do with Andre Drummond

Ever since he was drafted, Pistons center Andre Drummond has been a force in the league.  Drummond was drafted 9th overall by the team in 2012 after spending one year at the University of Connecticut.  For the Huskies, Drummond averaged 10 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game.  He shot 53,8% from the field and a horrendous 29.5% from the free-throw line.  Currently, in his...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins star at Mardi Gras parade

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins looked to be enjoying themselves Tuesday morning as the New Orleans Pelicans teammates served a honorary grand marshals for the Zulu parade during Mardi Gras.The Pelicans took to Twitter to showcase the superstars’ important role. Additional photos have been surfacing on social media highlighting the two Pelicans’ stars soaking up the Mardi...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 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
February 21, 2017  |  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
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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