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Brandon Jennings Willing to Come Off Bench

Brandon Jennings was supposed to be the Pistons’ franchise PG, but when they acquired Reggie Jackson after Jennings tore his Achilles, that put things in question. Especially when Detroit invested $80 million into Jackson. But surprisingly, Jennings is fine with […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Okay Coming Off Bench

Brandon Jennings was in favor of the Detroit Pistons re-signing Reggie Jackson this offseason despite the fact they play the same position. "Bringing in Reggie Jackson was smart," Jennings said. "I'm supposed to be out, really, for nine months, and they need a point guard. ... "My main thing is just to get healthy. Hey, if I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons set to play all season long on FOX Sports Detroit

For the first time ever, FOX Sports Detroit will televise every regular-season game on the 2015-16 Detroit Pistons schedule. Coverage begins Oct. 27 with the season opener at Atlanta. The Pistons' home opener is set for Oct. 28 vs. Utah. Among the 82 games produced by FOX Sports Detroit, 13 are slated to air on FOX Sports Plus. "Our commitment and passion for the Pistons is greater...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson in hot water for a Snapchat

Detroit Pistons rookie Forward Stanley Johnson, this past year’s first round pick, is in hot water after he posted Snapchat of him holding a toy gun to the head of a friend. Here is the video from the Sporting News. You decide for yourself if this should be a big deal. The Detroit Pistons have not responded to the Sporting News’ request for comment on the issue. However, Johnson...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson: 'We don't just want the 8th seed'

Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson hasn't been shy about the team's goals this offseason. The Pistons haven't made the playoffs since the 2008-09 season, but Johnson says that simply sneaking into the playoffs as an 8th seed isn't what the team wants.Here's what Johnson told Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press:“We just don’t want to get in as the eighth-seed,” said...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts at point guard for the Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons and head coach Stan Van Gundy will be an interesting position once Brandon Jennings is fully healthy and recovered from an ACL injury he suffered in January.With Reggie Jackson signed to a max contract extension this offseason, will Jennings come back as the starting point guard, or will that be Jackson's position? And will the two play together?  Here's what...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: Reviewing the revamped roster of the Van Gundy Pistons

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons enjoyed a lot of turnover this past offseason, but where exactly are they at in the Hedgehog’s rebuild? This week’s Five Questions takes a look at that SVG roster heading into he 2015-16 season for the Pistons and whether or not fans can start enjoying some of those benefits.  The post Five Questions: Reviewing the revamped roster...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Schedule Breakdown

The NBA released the 2015-2016 schedule earlier last week, so let’s breakdown some focal points from the Detroit Pistons schedule.   Detroit Pistons 2015-2016 Schedule Breakdown Here are the most noteworthy takeaways from an analyzation of Detroit’s schedule: Opening Night: The Pistons have the honor of being one of six teams to tip off on opening night, which falls on Tuesday...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond offered Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson a home after his mother passed away

Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had his mother pass away this offseason, but he has a friend to lean on in franchise center Andre Drummond. According to David Mayo of MLive.com, Johnson says that Drummond wants him to live with him for his rookie season. "He wants me to live with him this year," Johnson said Thursday, "so that should be interesting, to see what happens there...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Can the Pistons make the playoffs in 2015?

The last time the Detroit Pistons made a trip to the postseason, it was 2009.  Since then, the Pistons have been lackluster.  They’ve gone through several coaching changes, all of which failed to reach the success the Pistons’ had in the mid 2000’s, when they appeared in six straight Eastern Conference championship series. However, with their best coaching change since Larry...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Pistons fans expecting to much from the players?

The Pistons tip-off their season off in just 70 days against the Atlanta Hawks which absolutely will be a nice early test for the team. It will also serve as one of the first benchmarks as to whether or not Stan Van Gundy and the leadership of Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson can go toe-to-toe with one of the better teams out of the East. Perhaps potentially leading the Pistons...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Nov. 23, 2013 – Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the Pistons’ starting five, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Reggie Jackson I personally believe Brandon Jennings is not only a better fit for the Detroit Pistons than Jackson is, but is also a better player overall...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond best highlights from 27 points at USA Basketball Showcase

As the USA Basketball team looks to fill out their roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond might be on that squad. Back on Thursday, Drummond participated in the USA Basketball Showcase and put together an impressive performance with twenty-seven points and grabbed sixteen rebounds. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond not happy about Pistons' schedule

    The 2015-16 NBA schedule was officially released on Wednesday, and most people are exceptionally pleased with it. The league cut down on the number of back-to-back games and slashed the number of four-games-in-five-nights sets by more than half. The amount miles traveled by teams was also reduced. But this wasn’t good enough for Andre Drummond, however. The Pistons center...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ Exclusive Interview With Andre Drummond

Andre "Dre" Drummond entered the NBA in 2012. The Detroit Pistons selected the Connecticut center with the ninth overall pick in the draft. Drummond has played three seasons in the NBA now, yet the 22-year-old (as of today, Aug. 10...Happy Birthday Dre!) still has an incredible ceiling left that he has only scratched thus far.In Drummond's high school basketball career he was...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Could Stanley Johnson start at SG?

While the Detroit Pistons seem to have finished assembling their roster for their 2015 campaign, there is still some uncertainty surrounding who is going to wind up in the starting lineup.  Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Ersan Ilyasova, and Andre Drummond seem to be obvious picks as starters right now. However, the Pistons don’t necessarily have an obvious starter at shooting...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris reportedly wants out of Phoenix

    After the Suns traded away twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons last month, now Markieff could be the latest Morris punching his ticket out of Phoenix. According to a report on Thursday by John Gambadaro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix and is not even speaking with anyone in the organization right now. He is said to want nothing more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons 2015 Offseason Grade

The Pistons used this summer to acquire players that fit Stan Van Gundy’s style of offense. In: Marcus Morris: via trade Ersan Ilyasova: via trade Danny Granger: via trade Steve Blake: via trade Reggie Bullock: via trade Aron Baynes: free agency Adonis Thomas: free agency Out: Greg Monroe (signed for Milwaukee) Tayshaun Price (free agency) John Lucas III (free agency) Draft...
Via The Lottery Mafia
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings calls Meek Mill’s career “finito”

Rappers Drake and Meek Mill are engaged in a cute little beef that’s led to multiple diss tracks, and Drake has apparently dominated the battle so much that Brandon Jennings believes Meek Mill’s career is “over” and “finito.” According to TMZ Sports, the Detroit Pistons point guard said he feels sorry for Meek, whose career “just got started and now it’s done.”...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fighters train with Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early 1990s played a tough and physical game that earned the team the nickname “The Bad Boys,” and some recent visitors to the team’s practice facility suggest that head coach Stan Van Gundy wants his players to get back on a similar level. In a post on the team’s official Twitter page, some past and present UFC fighters trained with...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Pistons Lock Up Reggie Jackson

The Detroit Pistons have reached a five-year agreement with restricted free agent Reggie Jackson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a five-year, $80M extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2015 Detroit acquired the point guard from the Oklahoma...
Via Sportsnaut
July 06, 2015  |  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
June 11, 2015  |  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
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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