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Pistons' Greg Monroe says rumors of team discord 'lies'

Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe called them lies — not rumors — when discussing reports of a rocky relationship with his teammates, especially Josh Smith, that he didn't want to be in Detroit and why he signed a qualifying offer instead of a long-term deal with the Pistons. He tried to set the record straight during media day Monday and was adamant that this would...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons C Gray out with cardiac problem

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons center Aaron Gray is out indefinitely after suffering a cardiac episode last month. Gray had the problem, which he didn't discuss in detail, after a voluntary practice session at the Palace. He said Monday he is still undergoing testing to find out exactly what needs to be done. He says there is no timeline on his return. Gray was signed...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons C Aaron Gray to miss training camp

The Detroit Pistons announced on Monday that offseason acquisition Aaron Gray will miss all of training camp due to a cardiac episode he suffered in August. Gray is a 7’0″ center who the Pistons brought in to provide another big presence down low to back up budding star Andre Drummond. Hopefully there isn’t anything wrong with Gray and he can get back on the court soon enough...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe says he could re-sign with Pistons next summer. Sure.

Eric Bledsoe threatened it, but Greg Monroe actually did it — he will play for the qualifying offer of $5.5 million this season just so he can be a free agent next summer. The Pistons offered him a lot more money (Monroe denied getting a five-year, $60 million offer, but talks were in the eight figures) and he said no. He may have said no to any offer. Part of that is about the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Lottery Teams’ Uniforms

Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons came out in style last season with their “Motor City” alternate uniforms, but which lottery team has the most on-court swag?  As we prepare to enter the 2014-15 NBA season, let’s take a look at which lottery teams from last season have swagger and which teams need a fashion check. 14. Utah Melissa Majchrzak/Getty Images This may seem harsh...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Hamilton’s Reaction to to Pistons’ Darko Milicic Pick

This is so awesome. Former Detroit Pistons swingman Richard Hamilton appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable to talk about his wedding day and all the NBA stars that attended it. But the fun started when one of the hosts asked Hamilton to give his reaction to the Pistons’ selection of Darko Milicic with the second pick in the 2003 NBA draft. The awesomeness starts at the 5:20...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Sign Brian Cook, Josh Bostic To Camp Contracts

The Detroit Pistons have signed Brian Cook and Josh Bostic to their training camp roster. Cook played for the Pistons' summer league team in July and played under Stan Van Gund in Orlando.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons sign C Hasheem Thabeet

ESPN’s Marc Stein has announced that the Detroit Pistons have signed C Hasheem Thabeet to a non-guaranteed deal. Thabeet is a former No. 2 overall pick out of Uconn of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. He has averages of 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in his career. Thabeet played last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier in the month...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Takes Tae Heckard Back After She Cheated on Him

Brandon Jennings has admitted to pouting during the season with the Pistons and pouting after the season because his girlfriend Tae Heckard cheated on him. But, relationships can be complicated and it appears Brandon and Tae are back to being a couple after spending Brandon’s birthday weekend together according to Bossip. Hope that all works out for them.
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: A 3 Team Trade For Rajon Rondo

Detroit Pistons: A 3 Team Trade For Rajon Rondo By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Detroit Gets: Rajon Rondo and Ian Mahinmi Boston Gets: Greg Monroe, C.J. Watson and Detroit 1st Round Pick Indiana Gets: Brandon Jennings The Detroit Pistons weren’t able to sign Greg Monroe for more than 1 season, as he took his 5th season option (QO). That was a mistake, a big one...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings on last season: ‘It was my worst season’

The Detroit Pistons were a bit disappointing last season, and point guard Brandon Jennings was one of the bigger disappointments on the roster. He simply wasn’t able to get his offense going, and he looked extremely lost on the court quite often. If the Pistons are going to rebound this season and make the playoffs, they are going to need Jennings to turn things around and get...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons?

The Bad Boys. DEEETRRROOIT BAAASKETBAAALLL!!!! You guys remember that? Those were the good ole days of Detroit Pistons basketball. It wasn’t long ago we were watching “Mr. Big Shot” Billups drain clutch shot after clutch shot, Ben Wallace dominating his way to multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, and RIP... The post Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons...
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Pistons need to trade to upgrade

With a largely returning roster the Detroit Pistons need to make significant roster changes to avoid another losing season. The Pistons have already taken action and made changes to the front office and coaching. Longtime President and General Manager Joe Dumars has stepped down and Stan Van Gundy has come in as President and Coach. Van Gundy inherits a team that needs a lot of help...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Police: Greg Monroe urinated on himself during booking

Detroit Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who pleaded guilty to impaired driving in April, “urinated on himself during the booking process,” according to a Huntington Woods, Mich., police report obtained by Michigan Live. Huntington Woods police just released video of the Feb. 13 traffic stop and arrest. Police stopped Monroe because of a defective headlight.  "I'...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups retires after 17 NBA seasons: ‘It’s just time’

The 2004 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, Chauncey Billups, is retiring after 17 NBA seasons. Billups became an unrestricted free agent when the Detroit Pistons declined the second year of a contract option that would have paid him $2.5 million next season. The five-time All-Star has missed 185 games over the past three seasons and decided it was time to retire just before his...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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