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The Detroit Pistons won't use the NBA's amnesty clause to waive one of their high-priced players before the season, a person with knowledge of the situation said today.
The person requested anonymity because teams aren't allowed to discuss the league's amnesty clause. The move is not surprising despite three players on the Pistons who were considered candidates for the new provision.
One option was Rip Hamilton, who is on the books for roughly $19 million over the next two seasons. The Pistons have almost traded Hamilton several times and all Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars needs is one contender to think Hamilton is a needed piece to challenge for an NBA title. And if Hamilton, 33, is not moved before the season opener next month, expect him to be in play at the trade deadline.
Next is Ben Gordon, who has not lived up to expectations since signing with the Pistons before the 2009-10 season. He is owed nearly $35 million over the next three s...
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AUBURN HILLS -- It took two extra months, but the sounds of the NBA have finally returned.
With the lockout settled, teams were allowed to open their practice facilities to players on Thursday morning, and two Pistons took advantage. Ben Wallace arrived late in the morning, and Charlie Villanueva showed up about 90 minutes later.
"I didn't know who was going to be here...
The Detroit Pistons are getting back to work.
On the first day players were allowed to use team facilities after the NBA lockout, Charlie Villanueva took advantage, showing up at Detroit's practice building next to The Palace.
''I'm excited,'' he said. ''I can't wait to get this thing rolling.''
Villanueva said he lifted some weights...
Tracy McGrady had a relationship with Tom Thibodeau that dates back to their time together with the Rockets.
Kyle Singler was the No. 33 pick this year by the Detroit Pistons in the NBA draft. While the NBA was in a lockout Singler decided that he wanted to play basketball overseas. He signed with Lucentum Alicante a Spanish team.
Since August Singler has been the league’s top rookie averaging 15 points per game. Now Allicante has decided to sell Singler’s rights to Real...
This next few weeks will bring a couple of different kind of free agency periods. The one we expected with players whose contracts have run out, and the new crop of players still under contract for the moment, but who won't be once teams use their amnesty clause.
A lot of us have already been pouring over the free agent lists for months wondering who our teams might target...
The Clippers have reached out to free agent Tayshaun Prince to gauge his interest in playing for them this season, a source said Wednesday afternoon.
Prince, a 6-foot-9 forward who has played all nine of his NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons, fits the need the Clippers have for a veteran, quality small forward. Via LA Times
Kyle Singler, the No. 33 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, has opted to stay in Spain and sign with Real Madrid rather than return to the United States to play for the Detroit Pistons.
The Clippers have reached out to Tayshaun Prince.
The NBA is back in business. But that doesn’t mean all players overseas will come running back to the United States. Kyle Singler, for example, has decided to stay in Europe.
The Detroit Pistons made Kyle Singler the 33rd overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. However, the Pistons will have to wait at least one season before seeing Singler in uniform.
Singler currently plays for Lucentum...
The Pistons won't use the NBA's amnesty clause to waive one of their high-priced players before the season, a person with knowledge of the situation said today.