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Meeks deal ups Pistons war chest – and makes free agency that much more enticing

Via NBA.com
5 hours ago

Pistons send Meeks to Magic for conditional 2nd-round pick

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have traded guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic for a 2019 conditional second-round draft pick. The 28-year-old Meeks played in only three games in 2015-16 after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in the second game of the season. Since signing with the Pistons as a free agent in 2014, he's played 63 games, averaging...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Al Horford should join the Pistons (even though he won't)

Free agency season never brings big names to the Pistons, but here are some reasons Al Horford might give Detroit a good long look. Okay, we have less than 48 hours to dream about Al Horford in a Pistons uniform before reality brings us crashing down to earth and he signs with another team (probably the Hawks). But hey, it’s always fun to dream, and even if this scenario doesn’t...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
6 hours ago

Pistons remain bullish on Hilliard’s future as he keeps his nose to the grindstone

Via NBA.com
9 hours ago

NBA Free Agency 2016: An overview of available guards

The Detroit Pistons biggest need is a quality, cheap backup point guard. Free Agency starts on Friday. By most accounts, a backup point guard is the Pistons biggest need. In an effort to keep you wonderful readers from having to do too much legwork, we've gathered some preliminary data on this years guard free agent pool. The list of available guards was retrieved from NBA.com's...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
10 hours ago

Stanley Johnson will change his jersey number

Fans had speculated about whether Stanley Johnson would choose a new jersey number in the offseason after Ben Wallace’s iconic number 3 was retired on January 16 of this year, but we finally now have confirmation of a change. Stanley Johnson took to Twitter to say he would be switching to number 7 from the […] Stanley Johnson will change his jersey number - PistonPowered - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
10 hours ago

Detroit Pistons announce summer league roster

The Detroit Pistons are preparing to get back on the floor for the Orlando Summer League, and the final roster and coaching staff has been announced. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that the Detroit Pistons last took the floor, mounting a stiff challenge in an admittedly brief four-game sweep against the Cleveland […] Detroit Pistons announce summer league roster - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
12 hours ago

NBA Free Agency 2016: Pistons don't need to swim in the free agency pool

How do you build a championship roster? History says not in free agency. It's an open secret in the NBA that only a few select teams get the consistent opportunity to meet with franchise-changing free agents. The nexus of basketball success past and present, marketing dollars, and desirable climate gives some teams a leg up on on making league-shattering acquisitions on July 1. ...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
14 hours ago

Four trades that make sense for Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are looking to add a big man and a backup point guard in free agency. But what if they could fill at least one of those needs via the trade market? We’ll explore four trades that could make sense for the Pistons. What if the Detroit Pistons could solve one of their […] Four trades that make sense for Detroit Pistons - PistonPowered - PistonPowered - Your Go...
Via Piston Powered
18 hours ago

Detroit Pistons: Henry Ellenson

After finishing the season with a winning record for the first time since 2007 and their first trip back to the playoffs since 2009 the Detroit Pistons entered the offseason knowing where they needed to upgrade. The Pistons needed a deeper bench, players that could be counted on for production in the second unit. Point guards Steve Blake and Spencer Dinwiddie were underwhelming in...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency: The Pistons Should Go All Out For Jeremy Lin

In a free agency that will feature teams desperately vying for big names like Kevin Durant or Dwight Howard, upward-climbing franchises like the Detroit Pistons will look to make more reasonable, calculated splashes in order to tool themselves for long-term contention. For the Pistons in particular, this summer may be more significant than you’d expect. For all of the stigma that...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: evaluation of the 2016 NBA Draft

On Thursday night, many elite young players saw their dreams come true as they were taken in the 2016 NBA draft. For teams, some were searching for their next franchise player while others were looking for the right young pieces to propel them further towards the NBA elite. One such team was the Detroit Pistons, who desperately needed to draft well to help to fill some of the holes...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Old Footage Shows Detroit Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy Might Have Better Handles Than Some NBA Point Guards

No one would accuse Stan Van Gundy, the caffeinated, raspy-voiced head coach of the Detroit Pistons, of being in athletic shape. However, it appears that if you get him out of his blazer and button down sideline apparel and throw him a basketball along with some shorts a t-shirt, Van Gundy transforms into an entirely different person. Rare footage of Stan Van Gundy showing he...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond Top Ten best plays from 2015-16 season

As you probably know by now, Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond is one of the elite centers in the association and he put together a pretty solid performance this season. During the regular season, Drummond average over sixteen points, grabbed over fourteen rebounds, and got over two blocks as the Pistons made the playoffs. Check out his some of his best moments from the past season...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette's Henry Ellenson drafted No. 18 overall by Detroit Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have selected forward Henry Ellenson of Marquette with the No. 18 pick in the NBA draft.Ellenson averaged 17 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last season as a freshman. He also led the team with 49 blocked shots.The 6-foot-11 Ellenson set school records for scoring and rebounding for a freshman. Although he is big enough to play around the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Ryan Anderson Will Sign With the Detroit Pistons

Stan Van Gundy just can’t help himself. The Detroit Pistons really don’t need another core piece. They should look to use their cap space on a younger backup point guard who can run the pick-and-roll (Jeremy Lin comes to mind) and a more natural backup center than Aron Baynes. Otherwise, assuming Stanley Johnson turns into the defender we expect and everyone else shoots a bit...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player in the NBA's Top 50 All-Time Team

The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team or NBA's Top 50) were chosen in 1996 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association. These fifty players were selected through a vote by a panel of media members, former players and coaches, and current and former...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Team Draft Needs: Detroit Is Missing A Point

Team: Detroit Pistons Draft Pick: #18Team Needs: reserve point guard, locker room veteranKey Players: Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson It seems as though the Detroit Pistons are always either underrated or overrated. Over the past year, fans and media have proclaimed the team as everything from up-and-coming to dead in water. Fortunately, the team is coming off one of its best seasons...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: considering the free agent market

The Detroit Pistons finished the 2015-2016 season much improved from years past despite a sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. This team has some young and dynamic players that have gained a little experience and can really look to build for a much better 2017. The Pistons’ weaknesses were very obvious, yet I believe...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Andre Drummond swats the **** of a child’s shot

Twitter Pistons center Andre Drummond is spreading the basketball word in England on behalf of the NBA. That included a stop to play in a “celebrity” game. Among the players in said celebrity game was a little kid. Andre Drummond isn’t a fan of little kids.  He isn’t a fan of opposing players bringing weak stuff into the lane. This video proves it. They say actions speak...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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