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Pistons Envison Andre Drummond As Maximum Salary Player

The Detroit Pistons could extend Andre Drummond on a maximum salary contract in the offseason and already view the center as worthy of that deal. "Andre's a maximum guy," Tom Gores said. "He's a maximum guy. He's not only a great player, he's a great person." Drummond could sign an extension through 2020 or 2021. "I'm just here to play basketball. I'll let all of that deal with itself...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy, Pistons set for busy summer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Stan Van Gundy has a busy summer ahead as president of the Detroit Pistons. One issue will be decided in July when Greg Monroe makes his decision about where he is going to play for the next several years. Monroe took a huge risk last summer, turning down Detroit's contract offer as a restricted free agent to sign a qualifying offer that was well below market...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Season recap

The Detroit Pistons (32-50) finished the 2014-2015 NBA season with a losing record for the seventh-consecutive year, missing the playoffs for the sixth-straight season. It was also the first time in Stan Van Gundy’s coaching career that he finished a season with a losing record. The good news is the 32 wins are the franchise’s most since 2009. Actually that’s not good news...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson Dunks All Over Lou Amundson

The Detroit Pistons blessed the Knicks with another blowout loss, courtesy of Reggie Jackson who had 24 points and 11 assists in the 22 point thrashing. Adding insult to injury, Jackson also posterized Lou Amundson with this hammer which solidify the Knicks being a terrible mess all season long. The post Reggie Jackson Dunks All Over Lou Amundson appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks close franchise-worst season with loss to Pistons

  The Detroit Pistons finished their season on a high note while the New York Knicks completed their worst season ever. Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists in the Pistons' 112-90 victory on Wednesday night. Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had 17 points for Detroit. Caron Butler had 14, and Greg Monroe, Anthony Tolliver and Jodie Meeks each had 10. Tim Hardaway...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson has 24, Pistons beat Knicks 112-90 to close season

NEW YORK (AP) Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists and the Detroit Pistons closed out the season with a 112-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had 17 points for Detroit. Caron Butler had 14, and Greg Monroe, Anthony Tolliver and Jodie Meeks each had 10. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 25 points, and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson throws down powerful right-handed jam on Lou Amundson

The Detroit Pistons are finishing their season on a high note as they are blowing out the New York Knicks. Reggie Jackson is going to add an exclamation point. Watch this jam he did on poor Lou Amundson: I mean, this is one of the many ways you can sum up the Knicks’ season. *** Reggie Jackson pic from Getty Images. Vine from the Detroit Pistons.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Detroit Pistons be Losing Greg Monroe to New York Knicks? Rumors Are Beginning to Swirl

For all intents and purposes, the Detroit Pistons’ season is over, but there are still games to play out on the schedule. That hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from starting to churn. A few days ago, it was rumored that a deal between Greg Monroe and the New York Knicks is all but done. Frank Isola of The New York Daily News first broke the story. Maybe the worst kept secret in...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Looking Forward to the Off-Season

The Detroit Pistons were officially eliminated from the playoffs last week with their loss to the Boston Celtics. After the trade for Reggie Jackson, the Pistons have slowly watched their shot at returning to the playoffs for the first time in six years fade away. At this point, losing is actually their best option, because losing means more ping-pong balls in the draft lottery....
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe and the New York Knicks “close to a done deal”

Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons could very well be parting ways this offseason after the big man signed a qualifying offer this past offseason enabling him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Of course this all came after Monroe failed to obtain a max deal from the Pistons or anyone during his restricted free agency which in any terms would have some sort of adverse...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons’ Greg Monroe Not Looking to Become a Knick, At Least Not Officially

Yesterday afternoon New York Daily News New York Knicks beat writer Frank Isola aired out “maybe the worst kept secret in the NBA”, after Isola wrote the following about Detroit Pistons’ forward Greg Monroe’s possible summer plans when Monroe becomes an unrestricted free agent: “Maybe the worst kept secret in the NBA is that Phil Jackson plans to pursue Detroit Pistons...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks almost certain to sign Greg Monroe

The New York Knicks will have plenty of money to spend this offseason, and Phil Jackson is determined to turn one of the worst teams in the NBA into a contender by building around Carmelo Anthony. Perhaps he will start with Greg Monroe. According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News, the Knicks are...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameras Catch Stan Van Gundy Dropping F-Bombs Again

The NBA is filled with countless colorful personalities but Stan Van Gundy might be among the more unique of those individuals. The Detroit Pistons head coach is rarely one to mince words, focus on the cosmetics or hide his true emotions and while these items are widely known across the league, TV cameras and mics Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. IT4 credits Pistons horrific defense for big night

Some nights, a player can just get hot. They just got that invincible feeling, and it seems like anything they throw up is going to go in. You'd expect to hear quotes from Isaiah Thomas saying that he was in a groove last night after he was able to put up 34 points in just 30 minutes of action. But he didn't feel like he just got hot, and he didn't really feel like he was totally...
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy gives funny in-game interview about Isaiah Thomas (Video)

Stan Van Gundy is one of my favorite personalities in the NBA because he’s just so honest it’s hilarious. That was certainly the case on Wednesday night when he gave an in-game interview during the Pistons-Celtics game. Van Gundy was asked about stopping Boston guard Isaiah Thomas, who scored 34 points in a 113-103 win,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics put the final nail in the Pistons’ coffin.

With the Boston Celtics 113-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons tonight, the Pistons have been mathematically eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The Pistons now hold a 30 win and 48 loss record on the season, which puts them six games back of the eighth seed Boston Celtics with four games to play. Tonight’s elimination means that the Pistons will now miss the playoffs for the...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pistons mascot Hooper attacks Tom Izzo with a kiss

Vine Tom Izzo was minding his own business sitting courtside watching the Pistons and Celtics at The Palace Wednesday when he was attacked by Pistons mascot Hooper on the Coldstone Kiss Cam. I mean, I like Tom Izzo as much as the next guy, but I would never (ever) feel the need to plant a kiss on his forehead.  Well, unless he wins a second national championship. Then all bets...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s Best Kentucky Alumni

On the heels of Kentucky’s nearly perfect season, we rank the school's best alumni now in the NBA. 13. Tayshaun Prince, Detroit...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Picks Spurs As Playoff Favorite

The Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings has had a lot of time to observe the state of the NBA, while he recovers from a ruptured achilles tendon. In a recent twitter post, Jennings voiced his thoughts on the two teams that have caught his attention up to this point in the season. It appears Jennings has […]
Via Project Spurs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings: Can Kentucky still beat NBA team?

Kentucky, stacked with perhaps 10 future professional players, won its first 38 games this year, and for much of the season, college basketball fans debated whether the Wildcats would be capable of beating an NBA squad. After UK lost to Wisconsin this past Saturday night in the Final Four, however, that talk has understandably died down. Now, at least one current NBA player is mocking...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Weekly – Pistons surpass win total from a year ago

The Detroit Pistons are in last place in the Central Division but have been playing fairly well these past few weeks.  They find themselves with only five games left in the season, but this past week, the team surpassed their win total from a year ago, having won 30 games so far this year.  The Pistons are 30-47 overall and have a chance to finish the year strong, coming off of...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Soldier surprises Mom with early homecoming at Pistons game (VIDEO)

Twitter – @DetroitPistons U.S. Army Private Namon Bledsoe was not supposed to return home from serving in South Korea for a couple more months. But Friday, following Gloria Gaynor’s halftime show at the Pistons game, Bledsoe surprised his mother with an early homecoming. Denise Edwards was sitting courtside and honored by Gaynor in front of several thousand at The Palace. That’s...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Detroit Pistons Find the Key to Unleashing Reggie Jackson?

There are many things you can call Reggie Jackson’s time with the Detroit Pistons, but prosperous is not one of them. Expected to be a major building block next to center Andre Drummond when acquired at the trade deadline, Jackson has struggled immensely as the Pistons have fallen out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. That may have changed Tuesday night against the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Detroit Pistons

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Detroit Pistons who defeated the Memphis Grizzlies last night, but have lost 10 of their last 11 and will be without Greg Monroe...
Via Philadunkia
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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