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The Detroit Pistons certainly made their ‘stamp’ as new coach Maurice Cheeks would say. Tom Gores definitely showed the NBA that he is ready to spend and is tired of beginning the team’s off-season early. The Detroit Pistons inked a four year 54 million dollayr deal with nine year veteran; Josh Smith.
Josh Smith came into the league playing the small forward position but he’s raised some question marks about his true position over his tenure. The 6’9 235 lbs veteran is among the league’s most athletic players it figures to bold well with the new modern style of play in the NBA. We know he’s quick enough laterally to defend quicker, more athletic wings and is physical enough to bang down low against stronger fours. Defense is not the problem with this acquisition. Offensively there are some question marks as to whether he fits or not.
Josh Smith has a chip on his shoulder just as Joe Dumars and Maurice Cheeks do as well. Despite his strong statistical numbers, Smith has never been vo...
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Chauncey Billups agreed to a two year deal worth five million dollars with the Detroit Pistons. Chauncey Billups 36, the point guard and leader for the Detroit Pistons was traded to Denver for Allen Iverson in November of 2008. He first signed with the team in 2002 and is now back on a two year contract, could he be back for good...
Detroit Pistons: Josh Smith Signing Grade
By Brandon Hartman: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Smith’s contract: Four years, 54 million
- I think Josh Smith forgot the plan. The one where he and Dwight Howard, probably the two best frontcourt free agents on the market, were supposed to team up and both sign for the Houston Rockets. The plan that could have really made Houston a serious...
Luigi Datome will sign with the Detroit Pistons, the Italian League MVP announced Tuesday on his Facebook page.
“I decided to become a player of the Detroit Pistons,” a translation of Datome’s post reads. “I think it may be the right place for me to make another quantum leap in my career and to realize the dream of a lifetime. I am very excited to join the Group of players...
With the additions of newcomer Josh Smith and familiar face Chauncey Billups, the Pistons have taken a step toward reclaiming their fiery, winning roots. (David Laporte, Flickr)
For years, the Detroit Pistons have made their way being branded the NBA’s most hard working team. They’ve also been described as edgy, tough and even bad.
Lately, though, that mantra has taken perhaps...
With the NBA free agency frenzy that took place the past week, there are two concrete things we learned. Number one, NBA GMs and accountants did not learn a damn thing from the most recent lockout if all these contracts they handed out are any indication, so please, spare us the crying poor routine as [...]The post Someone Needs To Take The Keys Away From Joe Dumars During Free Agency...
The Detroit Pistons have released Kim English, a second-year guard out of Missouri.
English averaged 2.9 points during his only season with the Pistons.
English was taken by the Pistons with the 44th pick of the 2012 draft.
Joe Dumars is getting the band back together.
A few days after the Pistons brought back Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach, the team has reportedly reached a two-year contract with Chauncey Billups. Billups, 36, isn't going to have the same role that he had on the 2004 NBA championship team, but he can certainly add some much-needed stability to the point guard position....
Shortly after retiring as a player, the Detroit Pistons hired Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach. Why? 'Cause ball don't lie, that's why. And here's your memes.
The Detroit Pistons will not use their amnesty provision this offseason.
Charlie Villanueva is a player who could be amnestied in the future.
The likely reason the Pistons will not apply the clause is the new team salary minimums.
Point guard Chauncey Billups has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Detroit Pistons worth about $5 million, according to ESPN.
Billups, 36, won the 2004 NBA championship with the Pistons and was Finals MVP. The point guard has only appeared in 44 combined games the last 2 seasons due to a ruptured achilles.
On his career, he has averaged 15.4 points and 5.5 assists.
Chauncey Billups has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.
Billups was Finals MVP for the Pistons in 2004 and remained with the team until November of 2008.
Have the Pistons made enough moves this off season to secure a playoff spot?
Crossover Chronicles' Philip Rossman-Reich will be at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League all week. He will provide his thoughts on the day's action in this running post throughout the day.
Three Up, Three Down
UP -- Andre Drummond, Pistons: Andre Drummond did not have to do much at Summer League. But what he has done was prove himself to be the best center...