Detroit Pistons: Season Grades and Analysis

Detroit Pistons: Season Grades and Analysis By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… Record: 29-52, 11th in the East Analysis: Where have the ‘Bad Boys’ of the 1980s gone? The closest Detroit fans will come to reliving the Pistons’ heyday this year is the ESPN ’30 for 30’ documentary on those 80s teams scheduled to air this week. This year’s team was just bad...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Josh Smith out in win over Hawks

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday by the score of 102-95. The win was the second straight for the Pistons, who improved to 29-49 on the season, fourth in the Central Division. The Pistons were without the services of leading scorer Josh Smith, who was out with a knee injury. Rodney Stuckey started in Smith's place and had a game high 29 points in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks suffer mental letdown in loss to Pistons

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks left the door open, be it ever so slightly, for the New York Knicks to overtake them for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Playing against the lowly Detroit Pistons -- who were minus former Hawk Josh Smith, who was ruled out shortly before tipoff with tendinitis in his left knee -- the Hawks suffered a costly mental letdown and their magic...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith says Detroit disaster not all his fault

The Detroit Pistons are an abject disaster. They had a roster of talented players focused around Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith brought in through free agency adde to Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. They had veteran leadership in Chauncey Billups. They had shooters, they had a new coach. Everything was supposed to come together, even if they weren't all that efficient. Detroit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Says Pistons Teammates Deserve Blame for Bad Season

After making a splash in free agency by signing Josh Smith and trading for Brandon Jennings, the Detroit Pistons expected to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, the 2013-14 NBA season has turned out to be another wasted year for the organization. And like most losing teams, there is plenty of blame to go around the Detroit locker room. Much of that blame has...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

After humiliating 76ers loss, Pistons bounce back to beat Bucks

It took a clap of thunder to get the Pistons going during a 116-111 victory over the Bucks Monday night at The Palace. That thunder came from small forward Josh Smith, who threw down a thunderous, teeth chattering, crowd pleasing and momentum shifting dunk and free throw with 3:53 remaining that gave the Pistons a 102-98 lead and turned Smith from OK player into a Zeus. That dunk...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Statistically predicting the rest of the season

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope The Detroit Pistons’ 2013-14 season can be defined in one word: Disastrous. That word can also describe a few other things within the Pistons organization; Maurice Cheeks’ stint as head coach, the Josh Smith signing, drafting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and the list goes on. So at this point, all there’s left to do is countdown the days until the Pistons...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons would trade Josh Smith if they could

I didn’t think the Pistons would fall out of love with Josh Smith this fast. Smith has struggled to adjust his game around the Pistons other bigs, and sometimes just looks like a fish out of water trying to be a productive small forward. The Pistons signed Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract last summer, but Chris Broussard of ESPN is reporting that Detroit would trade...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Smith took 'real offense' to Maurice Cheeks calling him out

Josh Smith did not play in the second half of the Detroit Pistons' 106-82 blowout loss against the Washington Wizards, the second time Maurice Cheeks has made that decision this season. Smith took "real offense" to Cheeks calling him out for not playing hard. "Like I told y'all before when we had this conversation, when you hit adverse times, characters are...
Via RealGM
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Smith's game-winning three-pointer bounces high off rim first

Tweet The Detroit Pistons got something in their final game of the preseason that we haven’t seen much of over the years; Josh Smith nailing a long jump shot. Not only did he nail a jumper, Smith sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Pistons a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves: In fitting style, Smith needed a little...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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