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It seems like forever since the Pistons were relevant in the NBA. It has been almost a decade since they played for a NBA Title, and the last time they had an over .500 record was the 2007-2008 season. Is this year going to be the year to return to the promise land?
The Detroit Pistons have made a couple of moves this off season, bringing in some sub superstar level, high end talent. Trading for Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee and signing Josh Smith away from Atlanta in free agency has given the Pistons some name power and talent creating with the basketball.
In the NBA it is very rare for a championship to be won by a complete team effort, it is usually won by star power. It has been this way forever. You can argue that the 2003/04 Pistons and some of the recent San Antonio Spurs teams have been the only exception to the rule for a very long time. The Pistons very likely won’t be able to woo the top tier star power on the open market, so they will have to win together as a team or...
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Tweet Pistons forward Andre Drummond has a ton of potential but was one of the worst free-throw shooters in the NBA last season, connecting on just 59 of his 159 attempts on the year for a .371 percentage. Since the conventional method didn’t work too well for Drummond last year, apparently he’s trying something new via his personal Vine...
The Detroit Pistons opened up the preseason last night with a 91-69 win over Israeli Super Basketball League champion Maccabi Haifa. The preseason isn’t much of a meter to gauge how a team will play in the regular season (especially when the game is untelevised), but the Pistons did some encouraging things last night worthy of mentioning, and some things not so good that’s worthy...
AUBURN HILLS -- At least Rodney Stuckey wasn't trying to save a pizza.
The Pistons guard will have surgery Friday after getting his right thumb caught in his car door Wednesday afternoon. Stuckey broke the bone at the tip of his thumb, and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Stuckey was battling Chauncey Billups for the starting shooting-guard spot, but now he will probably miss...
The new-look Detroit Pistons took the floor for their first game action on Tuesday night, in a preseason matchup with Maccabi Haifa. The Pistons rolled to a 91-69 win.
Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith both started for Detroit, along with Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Chauncey Billups. All but Billups made it into double figures — Drummond led the way with 17 points, while Jennings...
So much for Chauncey Billups’ prediction that he’ll be the Pistons starting point guard in 2013.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks will choose between Billups or Rodney Stuckey at the shooting guard position.
Cheeks could change his mind, but he said he is a “veteran’s coach.”
Cheeks reserved the right to change his mind, but said...
The NBA season hasn’t even begun and the Detroit Pistons already have injury problems.
Rodney Stuckey is out for an undetermined amount of time after breaking his right thumb in a car door.
The Pistons announced that Stuckey’s injury occurred Wednesday afternoon and that he is scheduled to have surgery on Friday.
A timetable for his return has yet to be determined.
Andre Drummond had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 91-69 exhibition victory Tuesday night over Maccabi Haifa, the reigning Israeli Basketball Super League champions.
David Cubillan scored 20 points for Maccabi.
Drummond and the Pistons dominated inside with 54 points in the paint - just 15 points fewer than Maccabi scored all game.
As the Oct. 30 opener against the Washington Wizards inches closer Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks is revealing more of his thoughts about the playing rotation.
After Wednesday’s practice he was asked if he could play five guards as part of the rotation and he was pretty definitive.
“You can’t” Cheeks said. “How can you do it? I don’t think you can do it. It wouldn’t...
As you have probably noticed, we have become big fans of Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond here on TNLP and a couple hours ago, Drummond decided to ask his Vine followers to show of their unique free throw shooting skills.
The first video that started this was a over-the-head free throw that Drummond made at the Palace of Auburn Hills:
Andre Drummond image courtesy of Getty Images
Maurice Cheeks will choose between Chauncey Billups and Rodney Stuckey for the starting shooting guard spot in the Detroit Pistons' lineup.
Cheeks could change his mind, but he said he is a "veteran's coach."
The Pistons signed Billups to a free agent contract in the offseason.
As previously noted on TNLP, we are big fans of Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond and recently, we found out that he has a YouTube series called, “My Life”.
It started in early October and check out the first two episodes below:
Andre Drummond image courtesy of Getty Images
To be honest, this isn’t exactly “extreme basketball” but if Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond says it is, we are going to be inclined to believe him.
Check out the below Vine clip which shows Drummond trying to posterize an unknown individual with long hair:
Andre Drummond image is courtesy of Getty Images
Rodney Stuckey has suffered a broken thumb.
Stuckey is expected to be out at least six weeks.
Stuckey suffered the injury when his thumb was caught in the door jamb of his car.
Surgery is set for Stuckey on Friday.
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