Posted December 20, 2011 on
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Perhaps no team needs a fresh start more than the Pistons.
Detroit went 30-52 last season while coach John Kuester's relationship with players appeared to deteriorate. Kuester was fired in June, and the team hired Lawrence Frank to replace him. Frank isn't interested in dwelling on the past. His challenge is to make the Pistons relevant again with a roster that isn't all that different from the one that seemed so dysfunctional a year ago.
Richard Hamilton was waived earlier this month, but the Pistons stopped short of cleaning house. Rodney Stuckey, the team's top scorer in 2010-11, is back after signing as a restricted free agent.
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rodney Stuckey was drenched in sweat, tugging at his shorts, the international sign of a tired basketball player.
He had just finished a 2 12-hour practice with his Pistons teammates, yet he and rookie Brandon Knight kept doing extra shooting drills with assistant coach Dee Brown.
Over and over again, the two would dart around orange cones, stop and then...
Usually NBA season previews are best read in October, back when football games hardly mattered, Midnight Madness was a few weeks away, and baseball was winding down. Perhaps with the last of the offseason's iced tea in hand, as you whiled away on a too-warm-for-the-season afternoon.
Well, pour yourself a glass of bull shot and tighten those mittens, because it's mid-December...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Austin Daye's two free throws with 3.1 seconds left gave the Detroit Pistons a 90-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
Daye, who finished with 19 points, was fouled driving to the basket after the Pistons stole an inbounds pass with Cleveland holding an 89-88 lead.
Luke Harangody missed a jumper for Cleveland at the buzzer.
Irving and Knight are just beginning a rivalry in which both are trying to revive franchises in the Central Division.
Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva are not with team tonight, for personal reasons.
A Brandon Knight steal with six seconds left gave Austin Daye the chance to win the game with two free throws, and he knocked them down as the Pistons closed the preseason with a 90-89 win - fitting in a game that saw Lawrence Frank start the "Knight and Daye" backcourt, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.
Guess it's safe to say that rookie Brandon Knight has blended in well with his teammates. Minutes after he helped the Pistons to a 90-89 victory over the Cavaliers in the exhibition finale Tuesday night, he was joking around with veterans Ben Wallace and Rodney Stuckey in the visitors' locker room at Quicken Loans Arena.
From Rodney Stuckey's re-signing over the weekend to the possible starting lineups to the further pursuit of another big man, Mailbag readers were busy over the weekend. On with Mailbag ...
Jonas Jerebko smiled about the six fouls he picked up in just 17 minutes in his preseason debut. But he senses that his feel for the game is starting to rapidly return now after more than a year spent coming back from injury, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.
The Detroit Pistons have waived center Jake Voskuhl and guards Brian Hamilton and Walker Russell Jr.
The Pistons are still looking for their first victory of the Tom Gores -- and Lawrence Frank -- eras, against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the same team that beat them, 91-87, on Friday night. Tonight's game is at Cleveland and is the finale of their two-game exhibition season. (They start playing for real on Monday at Indiana.) 7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit.
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Detroit Pistons billionaire owner Tom Gores was harassed at his house Sunday night … when two unidentified men showed up at his doorstep, demanding over a MILLION bucks for the Mormon Church.It’s a bizarre tale — we’re told Tom was specifically targeted by the duo, which tracked him down at his home in L.A.’s exclusive Mulholland Estates...
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has waived center Jake Voskuhl and guards Brian Hamilton and Walker D. Russell Jr.
The preseason stat line Brandon Knight will carry into the regular season isn't very impressive. But if you don't think the rookie from Kentucky has shown great promise in two exhibition games against the Cavs, you haven't been paying attention.