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There was a time where Joe Dumars was revered for this shrewd trades and his thrifty, yet intelligent free agent pickups. Of course, it helps when those moves land you a championship. But those days are well gone. Forget the trades that landed them Ben Wallace, Rip Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace. Forget the cheap deal which netted the team Chauncey Billups. Those were deals that marked an entire different Dumars era of general managing. But go ahead and remember the deals for Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon. Or the Allen Iverson trade. Those are more defining of who Dumars is, now. Don’t believe me, just look at who he met with at 12:01AM this morning. Look, Atlanta Hawks free agent Josh Smith is a solid NBA basketball player, but not worth a large deal. That’s what he is seeking, and from all reports, that’s what the Pistons are willing to give him with their nearly $20 million in salary cap space. He’s been an obsession of Dumars’ for the past few years, as he has attempted to trade for him. It made sense before the Pistons. frontline was anchored by Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, as Smith plays above the [...]
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In last week’s NBA draft, a player by the name of Tony Mitchell went off the board at pick 37 to the Detroit Pistons. Almost 25 picks later than where he was predicted to go if he decided to forgo his sophomore season at UNT and enter the 2012 NBA draft. Within one year, Mitchell [...]The post Tony Mitchell punches his ticket to Motor City appeared first on The Dallas Sports Rant.
Detroit Pistons: Detroit Draft Grades
Pick 8: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope- SG- Georgia
- The Pistons’ biggest need to fill this off season, was adding a big time shooter and scorer on the wing. Caldwell-Pope is one of the best shooters in the draft and an excellent defender and can now fill two roles, their number one outside shooter and their top perimeter defender. He does need...
Last Thursday night during the NBA Draft, with just seven or eight picks remaining, I was starting to think Peyton Siva may be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for Siva, the Detroit Pistons decided to use the 56th pick on him.
As the draft was finishing up and Siva still hadn’t heard his name called, there were a lot of fans who had said that PS3 would be better to go undrafted...
Jose Calderon provided the Detroit Pistons a nice option at point guard following a mid-season trade, but with Calderon hitting unrestricted free agency, it might be time to turn to Plan B.
And that backup plan, according to CBSSports’ Ken Berg:
Another possible landing spot for Jeremy Lin is Detroit, source says. Rockets would acquire Jose Calderon in sign-and-trade in such a...
The Detroit Pistons have decided not to waive Rodney Stuckey.
The Pistons could have saved $4.5 million had they waived Stuckey.
Stuckey will earn $8.5 million next season.
And so it begins. Y! Sources: Detroit meeting with free agent Josh Smith at 12:01 EST, planning to make substantial offer. http://t.co/iPlHXBnOAE — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2013
The Pistons spoke with Andre Iguodala and others on a headlining day one of free agency, which is helping to change the perception that they’re not a franchise serious about winning. (mbk2842, Flickr)
The Detroit Pistons are making waves early in the NBA free agency period contacting several available players, yet all some wish to do is grapple over the why and how of their rumored...
One point guard that is not garnering nearly as much attention as someone like Chris Paul or Brandon Jennings is Jose Calderon. But just because Calderon’s name has not been spreading through media reports like wildfire does not mean teams are not paying attention to the 31-year-old Spaniard. Per a league source, Calderon is visiting with multiple teams and is looking to latch...
The Pistons have reportedly focused their free-agent efforts on one star.
Detroit is planning to make a "substantial" offer to forward Josh Smith, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal will reportedly be for four years.
Smith, who has spent his first nine years in the league with the Atlanta Hawks, averaged 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season.
It’s July 1, which means the official kickoff to the NBA offseason is finally upon us. Though teams can’t officially announce their signings until July 10, we’ll keep you as up to date as possible with the latest rumors and rumblings involving the Pistons.
Basketball’s free agency negotiating period has only been open for a matter of hours, but the Detroit Pistons have wasted...
Add Sacramento guard Tyreke Evans to the list of free agents the Detroit Pistons may be interested in this offseason. The 23-year-old, high-scoring Evans is a restricted free agent, so the Kings would have seven days to match any offer extended by the Pistons or another team.
Restricted free agent Tyreke Evans (Kings) expected to meet with the Detroit Pistons & Kings today in...
By MICHAEL SCOTT
Special to FOXSportsDetroit.com
For the Pistons, the time is now.
We know that it's been five years (and four coaches) since they last won a playoff game. But that was then, this is now.
If the Joe Dumars wants to get back to the postseason (and save his job), it's time to be bold because the time is now.
Let's be realistic - whatever Dumars does...
The Detroit Pistons met with Josh Smith at 12:01 AM EST on Monday and intend to make a substantial four-year offer.
The Atlanta Hawks have expressed more interest in working with Smith on a sign-and-trade than to re-sign him.
Smith is the Pistons' top priority in free agency, along with re-signing Jose Calderon.
The Pistons hope to make a preemptive strike on Smith knowing that...
The Detroit Pistons are expected to pursue Rajon Rondo if the Boston Celtics make him available.
Danny Ainge has said that calls have only been incoming about the availability of Rondo and that he is not looking to trade him.
Rondo is currently recovering from a torn ACL.
Jose Calderon is meeting with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
Vivek Ranadive, Pete D'Alessandro, Mike Malone and Chris Mullin will be present for the meeting with Calderon.
Calderon was traded last season to the Detroit Pistons in January. The Pistons are interested in re-signing Calderon.