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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.
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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...
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
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.
The Detroit Pistons and Will Bynum have mutual interest to complete a new contract.
Bynum has said the hiring of Mo Cheeks makes it more likely that he will return to the Pistons.
Bynum averaged almost 10 points 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...
In a continuing effort to retool their roster the Pistons have reportedly made an attempt to acquire a previously sought after target.
According to ESPN, the Pistons have offered forward Charlie Villanueva and guard Rodney Stuckey to the Toronto Raptors for forward Rudy Gay. Joe Dumars and the Pistons were targeting Gay prior to last seasons deadline before he was ultimately dealt...
New Raptors general manager, Masai Ujiri, is not wasting any time. Ujiri rid the team of Andre Bargnani’s contract worth $22.5 million over the next two years in a trade with the Knicks earlier this week and is now presented with the possibility to dispose of another big contract as the Pistons have offered the expiring contracts of point guard, Rodney Stuckey, and forward, Charlie...
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...
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 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.