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The Detroit Pistons inefficient offense is a problem

More concerning than the Detroit Pistons lack of energy and effort at times this season was their struggles on the offensive end of the court. The Detroit Pistons had one heck of a frustrating season. A year removed from going 44-38 (with only 27 games of Tobias Harris), the Pistons fell to 37-45 in 2016-2017. […] The Detroit Pistons inefficient offense is a problem - PistonPowered...
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Pistons Prospects: Frank Ntilikina

SIG Strasbourg point guard Frank Ntilikina, projected lottery pick, may be an answer for the Detroit Pistons future in the upcoming NBA draft. The Detroit Pistons currently have the 12th-best lottery odds to get the number one overall pick with a .7% chance in the upcoming NBA Draft. Although they sit in the lottery, it is very unlikely to […] Pistons Prospects: Frank Ntilikina...
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1 day ago

Detroit Pistons submit bid for 2020 or 2021 All Star game

The Detroit Pistons have officially bid to host either the 2020 or 2021 NBA All Star game at Little Caesars Arena, which opens this year. After the Detroit Pistons regular season came to an end, the organization made it clear they intended to submit a bid to host a future NBA All Star game. Owner […] Detroit Pistons submit bid for 2020 or 2021 All Star game - PistonPowered - PistonPowered...
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1 day ago

Key questions the Detroit Pistons must answer

Coming off a solid 2015-16, the Detroit Pistons had expectations for the first time in a long time. A season that should have been the start of an era, turned into a disaster, and left the Palace of Auburn Hills empty during its last hurrah. An above .500 team a year ago weathered an early Reggie Jackson injury, yet went downhill when he returned, and failed to reach the playoffs...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons submit bids for future NBA All-Star Game

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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons submit bids to host All Star game in 2020 or 2021

With the Pistons moving to Little Caesars Arena for next season, this is not a huge surprise. With a new arena comes new excitement from the fans. Along with that fan excitement usually comes the opportunity to host an All Star Game. The Pistons are hoping to do exactly that in either 2020 or 2021. The 2018 All Star game is going to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles....
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2 days ago

Detroit Pistons Submit Bids For NBA All-Star At Little Caesars Arena In Detroit

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2 days ago

2016-17 Pistons review: Beno Udrih goes from waiver wire to contributor

Expectations were not too high for the veteran point guard after being claimed off waivers from the Miami Heat. After knee tendonitis forced Reggie Jackson to miss the first 21 games of the season, the Pistons point guard rotation was looking a bit sketchy to say the least. The team was set to rely on heavy minutes from journeyman Ish Smith. His backup was going to be the unproven...
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2 days ago

Pistons off-season moves could crack the door for SVG’s 2 youngest: Johnson, Ellenson

AUBURN HILLS – It’s a stretch to say Stan Van Gundy’s level of confidence in the readiness of Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson for expa
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3 days ago

2016-17 Pistons review: Darrun Hilliard’s career looking for traction

Hilliard’s season did little to help his long-term future. As far as prospects go, Darrun Hilliard is intensely uninteresting. There’s something naturally compelling about having young players on the team. There’s wishcasting their skills and projecting how they might maybe someday hopefully carve out their role in the NBA. At DBB over the past decade, we’ve talked ourselves...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
3 days ago

Box Score 4/19: On this date things got wild in the Palace

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Celtics to show up this postseason.Happy birthday to Candace Parker, Joe Mauer, Troy Polamalu, Randolph Keys and Al Unser Jr. On this date in 1990 Bill Laimbeer and Charles Barkley had a very expensive...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons don’t sound like a team ready to let go of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s trip to restricted free agency is one of the more interesting storylines to follow this offseason. The Detroit Pistons have seemed like a team unwilling to match a major offer sheet for KCP based on the money the team will need to throw around elsewhere on the roster. According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, though, the Pistons will do whatever...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons will match offer sheets for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

The Detroit Pistons are intent on keeping guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from leaving this summer.Caldwell-Pope is set to be a restricted free agent, but according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the team is ready to match any offer sheet that comes in for him. That includes potential max contract offers.The Pistons know that with a tight salary cap situation, they would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Andre Drummond needs ‘sense of urgency’ to improve

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a disappointing season after it looked like he was poised to become one of the NBA’s best big men. His coach, Stan Van Gundy, emphasized that it’s not too late for Drummond to become a star — if he wants it.“I think that he needs to have a sense of urgency to elevate his game,” Van Gundy said at a Friday end-of-season news conference...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Pistons | Dunk of the Week: April 10, 2017

It's Andre vs. Aron in this week's Dunk of the Week. Will Dre’s slam against the Rockets be enough to take down Baynes' 4-week winner? Vote now!
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What went wrong this season?

The Detroit Pistons were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday when the Hornets lost to the Celtics. This ends a tumultuous season in which Detroit fell short of expectations, in their last year playing at the Palace. Going into the season, many thought the Pistons could take the next step, after making the playoffs last year, to the top five in the East. However, the disappointing...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Beverley calls Rockets out for lack of intensity

The Houston Rockets are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West, but the always fiery Patrick Beverley still isn’t pleased that they’re easing off the gas.After the Rockets lost at home to the Detroit Pistons by the final of 114-109 on Friday, Beverley called out his teammates for a perceived lack of intensity, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Beverley himself only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stan Van Gundy’s job is safe with the Pistons

Stan Van Gundy’s job as Detroit Pistons’ head coach and president of basketball operations is safe, reports the Detroit Free Press. This is not particularly surprising news, but it affirms ownership’s commitment to Van Gundy even as his plans have gone sour.With a core built around center Andre Drummond and point guard Reggie Jackson, Detroit expected to be in the Eastern Conference...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Anderson to return from ankle injury on Friday

Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson is set to return from an ankle injury on Friday against the Detroit Pistons, reports Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Anderson had been sidelined for five games, during which the Rockets were 2-3.Houston has already locked up the third seed in the Western Conference, so the significance of this pertains only to the postseason. Assuming...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit MLS group’s commissioned study says stadium would be better for city than a jail

A group of potential MLS owners for a Detroit based franchise have been working hard towards bringing a team to the Motor City. The group of possible owners had a study commissioned about the viability of a stadium in downtown Detroit, and the study ended up making a pretty obvious discovery (especially for a study commissioned by a group of possible MLS owners): A soccer stadium...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: the season that wasn’t

Coming into the 2017 season, the Detroit Pistons looked to have the necessary pieces in place not just to make the playoffs for consecutive years for the first time this decade, but to make a decent run at mid-level seed. Star center Andre Drummond inked a new deal, a young team gathered needed playoff experience against the eventual champions, and a serious look was given to the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested on suspicion of DUI

As the Detroit Pistons look to squeak into the playoffs with one last run to end the season, it looks like the team is facing some real off-court drama. According to WDIV in Michigan, Starting shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of DUI in Auburn Hills. The team confirmed his arrest following its win over the Brooklyn Nets on...
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March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

The NBA's no-man's land: Detroit Pistons

Championship or bust has been the motto this past decade in the NBA. As some franchises have loaded up on stars in an attempt to win championships, others have torn their rosters down to the studs in an attempt to land the next big thing. This season has been strange because more clubs than usual find themselves firmly in NBA limbo -- neither bad enough to land a top pick nor good...
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March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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
March 22, 2017  |  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
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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