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Award season 4-on-4: Detroit Pistons’ Most Improved Player

As the Detroit Pistons’ season draws to a close, we now look at regular season awards. Join us as we break down the winners in our four-part series, continuing with Most Improved Player. Braden Shackleford Pistons’ most improved player: Andre Drummond There were a couple of directions I could have went with this one as […] Award season 4-on-4: Detroit Pistons’ Most Improved...
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4 hours ago

2015-16 Pistons Profile: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE AGE: 23 NBA EXPERIENCE: 3 seasons
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4 hours ago

Pistons Links: Top Pistons free agent and draft targets, GM Jeff Bower on a podcast, plus 42 cool photos from this past season

Could one of these guys be the backup point guard next season? Depends on who you read or listen to. Links ahead. Detroit General Manager Jeff Bower joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast -- Stitcher Listen to this podcast and get other stuff done at the same time. Rod Beard's top NBA free agents -- Detroit News The prevailing notion is Van Gundy is content...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
5 hours ago

Check out Pistons new, old-school logo, which recalls the Bad Boys era

Everything old is new again as the Detroit Pistons go old school with a modern aesthetic in their new NBA logo. After months of hints and rumors it is true that the Detroit Pistons will have a new logo. The news comes from Conrad Burry, graphic designer and sports logo expert, who confirmed the news after seeing the 2016-17 Adidas NBA catalog. Burry kicked off the first round...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
6 hours ago

Steve Blake shows that Stan Van Gundy is only human

Since taking over as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy has been heralded as a genius. SVG has received universal praise for both his coaching and front office moves and it’s hard to argue with them when observing what he has done for this team. On-court he […] Steve Blake shows that Stan Van Gundy is only human - PistonPowered...
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10 hours ago

Detroit Pistons’ GM Jeff Bower appears on Vertical Podcast with Woj

Pistons’ general manager Jeff Bower appeared on the Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday and discussed numerous Piston-related topics. General manager Jeff Bower of the Detroit Pistons joined Adrian Wojnarowski on the Vertical Podcast by Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday and discussed a number of Piston-related topics before conversation spread to his time in New [...
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1 day ago

Detroit Pistons: What is the plan this offseason?

The Detroit Pistons suffered a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. Coming into the season, many were hoping for a playoff appearance, and the Pistons were able to accomplish that goal as the 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. However, now they need to take the next step. Here is a closer look at what their strategy could be this offseason...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Pistons Profile: Spencer Dinwiddie

SPENCER DINWIDDIE AGE: 23 NBA EXPERIENCE: 2 seasons
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1 day ago

Rebuild over, Pistons turn to tweaking

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have finally moved beyond the rebuilding stage.After their first playoff appearance since 2009, Stan Van Gundy's Pistons can look ahead to the offseason knowing that if they simply keep their current starting lineup intact, the future could be fairly bright. That's not to say that Detroit will stand pat, but the team's key players are...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond Could Be Shooting Free Throws Underhand Next Season

Many things about Andre Drummond's game are a joy to watch. He's a rebounding machine. He's one of the most athletic big men the NBA has ever seen. Sometimes he dances after a made basket. These are all great things, characteristics Drummond would definitely highlight on his Match.com profile. RELATED: How Andre Drummond Wins (Almost) Every Jump Ball There's an ugly side...
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No longer rebuilding, Pistons hope to improve in offseason

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have finally moved beyond the rebuilding stage. After their first playoff appearance since 2009, Stan Van Gundy's Pistons can look ahead to the offseason knowing that if they simply keep their current starting lineup intact, the future could be fairly bright. That's not to say that Detroit will stand pat, but the team's key players...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond Open to Shooting Underhanded Free Throws

The Detroit Pistons may very well max out Andre Drummond when he’s eligible, despite doing something worse than any other player in the history of the Association: shooting free throws. This season, he shot a putrid 35% from the line, […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy open to Drummond shooting FTs underhanded

When you’re a career 38 percent shooter from the charity stripe, it’s probably time to start experimenting with some bold new strategies. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy certainly thinks so in his increasingly Sisyphean attempts to solve the dilemma posed by center Andre Drummond’s notorious bricklaying at the free throw line. Van Gundy was asked on Thursday about the possibility...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons and Cavs owners may team up to own MLS expansion team in Detroit

From Manchester City and the New York Yankees, to the Atlanta Falcons, to the energy drink company Red Bull, to athletes like Magic Johnson, Steve Nash and David Beckham and celebrities like Drew Carey and Will Ferrell, MLS has recently been seen as an attractive market for ownership of those both in and out of sports. It seems like owners of two rival teams in the NBA are looking...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Owners of Pistons, Cavs trying to bring MLS to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert are teaming up to try to bring a Major League Soccer team to downtown Detroit. MLS says Commissioner Don Garber will be in Detroit on Wednesday for meetings with the potential ownership group, and there's a news conference scheduled for that day. Garber recently said Detroit was a candidate...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons, Cavaliers owners teaming up to land MLS expansion team for Detroit

MLS may be coming to Detroit. The city's bid for expansion looks stronger than ever now with Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert joining forces to lead the pursuit of a team.Detroit is one of the biggest cities in the United States that does not have an MLS team. There have been links tying the city to MLS expansion before, like with a proposed Silverdome...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson: Refs should be suspended, fined for bad calls

The Detroit Pistons felt rather aggrieved over how their series against Cleveland was officiated, and Reggie Jackson thinks bad refereeing should be met with stiff consequences. Jackson felt he was fouled on the last play of Game 4, but no whistle came and the Pistons fell 100-98 to the Cavaliers in the final game of the series. In response, he argued that referees should be subject...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy spoke to Stanley Johnson about LeBron remarks

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy may or may not have had a little chat about maturity this week with rookie forward Stanley Johnson. After the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out Detroit in Game 2, Johnson said he is not afraid of LeBron James and that he even thinks he is in the four-time NBA MVP’s head. Knowing that LeBron doesn’t need any added motivation in the series...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons go down fighting in Games 1 and 2

The Pistons have given Cleveland a competitive series so far, but find themselves down 2-0. Game One: The young Detroit Pistons were clearly not intimidated by Cleveland, as they gave the Cavs everything they had from start to finish. Detroit kept it close throughout, specifically hurting Cleveland from behind the three-point line, shooting 15-29 from downtown, not usually a strong...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James on Cavs: ‘We have to play better’ in Game 2

LeBron James is playing the role of perfectionist heading into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 2 showdown with the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Despite coming out on top with a 106-101 Game 1 victory — an outcome marred by uneven starts to the second and fourth quarters — James pointed out that as far as the Pistons are concerned, he and his teammates would be well...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Pistons | Dunk of the Week: April 18, 2016

Marcus Morris goes strong to the rim in this week’s Dunk of the Week! Will it be enough to take down two-week winner Reggie Jackson? Vote now!
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pistons learn about the playoffs, but one man shouldn’t have needed to

The Detroit Pistons — unlike the Utah Jazz — made the NBA playoffs and gained the chance to learn about postseason basketball at the hands of the No. 1 seed in their conference. Teams in need of a rebuild — whether old or poorly constructed, or somewhere in between those two flavors of inadequacy — benefit more from making the lottery. They need to start over. They need a...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Playoff Preview: Detroit Pistons

For the first time in six years, the Detroit Pistons have returned to the NBA playoff scene, coming in as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. With a daunting challenge against Cleveland coming up, Detroit’s young talent will need to show up on the big stage if they want to stand a chance. The last time Detroit basketball made the playoffs, their top three scorers were...
Via The Lottery Mafia
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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