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Joe Dumars and Lawrence Frank spoke to reporters after Friday's opening of Pistons training camp. Keith Langlois has the summary for True Blue Pistons.

Joe Dumars Has Lost His Mind: Pistons Re-sign Tayshaun Prince to Obscenely Long and Stupid Contract

Let me preface this entire post with this statement: I love Joe Dumars, the player. I love Joe Dumars, the GM that created the "Going to Work" Pistons that won the 2004 NBA championship. This Joe Dumars is gone. Now, Pistons fans are stuck with the Joe Dumars who can't let go of those same 2004 Pistons, save for the only one with some game left (no offense, Big Ben...

Joe D: 'Going to Keep Changing'

Joe Dumars felt bringing Tayshaun Prince back was a move to ensure veteran leadership and stability, but he remains intent on continuing to turn over the roster as the Pistons transition to a younger core, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Richard Hamlton to be bought out

According to, the Detroit Pistons are buying out the last year of Richard Hamilton’s significant contract, somewhere in the neighborhood of $17 million. Joe Dumars confirmed it, as did Rip’s Twitter account. As a Fantasy player, Rip has never been much of a factor, despite the fact that he was the star for the team for many years. He could score, but he didn’t shoot...

Captive Audience

After three days of training camp, it's clear that Lawrence Frank's reputation as a detail-oriented teacher and communicator is accurate, and just as clear that he has a willing group of students with the Pistons , Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Talk with Lawrence Frank persuades Tayshaun Prince to stick with Pistons

During the NBA lockout, Tayshaun Prince had a lot of time to think about being a free agent. On one hand, he could leave the team that drafted him out of Kentucky in 2002. He could go to a team with a shot at an NBA title. But he decided to return to the Pistons, signing a four-year, $27-million deal on the first day of training camp Friday.

Joe Dumars turns attention to negotiating Rodney Stuckey deal

With free agents Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko in the fold, rookies Brandon Knight and Vernon Macklin signed and Rip Hamilton waived, Pistons president Joe Dumars can turn his attention to restricted free agent Rodney Stuckey. The process isn't going smoothly, and there's a chance a team could present an offer sheet, which the Pistons would have three days to match.

Report: Tayshaun Prince to Re-Sign in Detroit for 4-Years, $27 Million

Yikes. Joe Dumars and the Detroit Pistons will reportedly bring back Tayshaun Prince for a boatload of money. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Tayshaun Prince will sign a four year, $27 million dollar deal to stay with Detroit, league sources tell Y! Sports.”

Pistons Waive Rip Hamilton

So maybe Joe Dumars hasn't quite lost it yet. The Pistons waived Rip Hamilton yesterday, ending Hamilton's 9-year stint in Detroit. While Hamilton was a nuisance over the past few tumultuous seasons, Pistons fans will likely remember him as the most consistent scorer on the 2004 championship squad. It was a rare occasion where Hamilton would miss a mid-range jumper after...

Pistons re-sign forward Tayshaun Prince

Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team has re-signed free agent forward Tayshaun Prince.  Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to have Tayshaun Prince returning to our organization,” said Dumars. “Tayshaun has proved himself as one of the most talented and consistent [...]

'The Best Situation'

Tayshaun Prince never assumed his time with the Pistons was finished, and when Lawrence Frank joined Joe Dumars this week in making it clear he wanted him back, Prince surveyed his options and chose to remain a Piston, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Pistons Remain In Talks With Stuckey

Joe Dumars was focusing on finalizing the Richard Hamilton situation before moving onto Rodney Stuckey.

Pistons to Re-Sign Jonas Jerebko at 4 Years, $16 Million

After locking up Tayshaun Prince, Pistons GM Joe Dumars agreed to terms with forward Jonas Jerebko. From the Detroit Free Press: “With training camp expected to open Friday and only eight players under contract, Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars had some work to do. So he rolled up his sleeves and free-agent forwards Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko agreed...

Pistons re-sign forward Jonas Jerebko

Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team has re-signed forward Jonas Jerebko.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are pleased to announce the re-signing of Jonas Jerebko,” said Dumars. “Jonas has worked extremely hard over the last two years and has shown his commitment to [...]
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