Found July 17, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva was arguably one of the top point guards competing at last week’s NBA Summer League in Orlando. Players who are drafted at the end of the second round don’t usually last past training camp, however Siva more than proved that he’s worthy of a roster spot in the NBA. In four summer league games last week, Siva averaged 7.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 steals and just 1.5 turnovers in 25.8 minutes per game. Unfortunately for Siva, the Pistons recently signed veteran point guards Chauncey Billups and Will Bynum. Pistons GM Joe Dumars has made it clear that he didn’t sign Billups and Byum because he wasn’t impressed with Siva, however the team needs experience and depth at the point guard position after losing Jose Calderon to free agency. The Pistons will enter the season with the NBA maximum of 15 players under contract and unless there is another roster change, Peyton Siva won’t be one of them. According to Dave Mayo of, Joe Dumars has h...

Billups came to Detroit to play

Pistons fans, you can bring out your old Chauncey Billups jerseys after all. At Billups' welcome-home press conference Tuesday at the Palace, the team announced that they had worked out a deal with the NBA to let Billups wear the No. 1 jersey that he sported during his first stint with the team. Under league rules, the NBA could have forced Andre Drummond to keep No. 1, since...

Chauncey Billups: I Expect To Start At Point Guard For Pistons

Chauncey Billups is back in Motown, and bringing that same air of confidence that has made him one of the better point guards and excellent leader for years in the NBA. The Pistons have Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey, but according to Ryan Slocum of ABC 12, Billups fully intends to start at the point for Detroit on opening night. Talked to Chauncey 1 on1.. He told e he EXPECTS...

Chauncey Billups Will Wear No. 1 After Andre Drummond Gives Up Number for Returning Piston

There are many ways to show respect to teammates on the basketball court, and Andre Drummond just earned that of Chauncey Billups with one simple action. As Billups returns to Detroit, a place that fostered much of his success, he will be wearing jersey No. 1. Drummond wore the number for the 2012-13 season but will wear No. 0 come the season opener. Even though Billups has made...

Chauncey Billups returns to Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team has signed a familiar face in free agent point guard Chauncey Billups. Billups led Detroit to a title during his prior stint with the club. Billups’ six-year career in Detroit is highlighted by back-to-back Eastern Conference Championships and two NBA Finals appearances in 2004 and 2005...

Joe Dumars Says Andre Drummond Is “Untouchable”

Joe Dumars loves the potential of 19-year-old center Andre Drummond. Drummond is so highly thought of by Dumars, that he apparently doesn’t have to worry about being traded anytime sooner. According to the Detroit News, Drummond is the only untouchable Piston on the roster. “There are guys who, a pecking order of things we would or wouldn’t do, Drummond is certainly one of...

Chauncey Billups says Joe Dumars apologized to him

Chauncey Billups said he wanted to retire in Detroit. And he's probably going to get that opportunity, but just not in the way he pictured it. The Pistons and general manager Joe Dumars traded Billips to Denver in 2008, shortly after the point guard had signed a long-term extension. That, among some other things, led to a little tension between Billups and Dumars. But with the...

With an Option Like Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons Can Afford to Wait on Rajon Rondo

Brandon Jennings has entered the Pistons’ rumor mill, proving the team has another quality option at point guard other than Rajon Rondo. (mbk2842, Flickr) The Detroit Pistons have been burning up the phone lines this offseason, desperate to make more moves in order to shake up their roster, which was listless the better part of 2012. Considering the lack of activity that has plagued...

Joe Dumars: Trade door is open for Pistons

The Pistons have been a busy team this offseason, upgrading their talent and various obvious needs that culminated with bringing back Chauncey Billups. But despite having 16 players on the roster, counting their three draft picks this season, Pistons president Joe Dumars isn’t yet done shopping. “The only thing left is trade possibilities, and that door will continue to be...

Dumars adamantly denies Brandon Jennings, Knight-for-Rondo rumors

Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars was adamant Tuesday that he never has discussed trading Brandon Knight to Boston for Rajon Rondo, nor has he had any discussions about a sign-and-trade package with Milwaukee for Brandon Jennings. Dumars acknowledged previous reports were accurate that he had discussions with Boston about Rondo. But a Boston Globe report that the Pistons had...

Pistons Offer Knight, Expiring To Celtics For Rondo

The Detroit Pistons offered Brandon Knight and an expiring contract to the Boston Celtics for Rajon Rondo. The Celtics would seek Andre Drummond, who the Pistons will not give up in a trade for Rondo. The Pistons want to evaluate the frontcourt of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith before making any major decisions about their future.

Magic to sign Jason Maxiell

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the Magic will sign Pistons power forward Jason Maxiell to a two-year deal worth $5 million. Wojnarowski reports the Magic hold a team option on the second year worth $2.5 million. Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News confirmed the report and the contract numbers. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the second year of the...

Jason Maxiell Agrees To Two-Year Contract With Magic

Jason Maxiell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic. Maxiell has been with the Detroit Pistons since 2005.

Mr Big Shot, Chauncey Billups returns home, to the Detroit Pistons.

Whether he is a starter or not, his influence will be tangible.

Report: Jason Maxiell Agrees To Sign With Orlando Magic

Free agent forward, Jason Maxiell has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Orlando Magic, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Maxiell averaged 6.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a starter for the Detroit Pistons last season.
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