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LeBron: ‘I don’t really see a problem’ with Hack-a-Shaq

With Adam Silver saying recently he is beginning to see no other option other than alter NBA rules to counteract the overuse of the “Hack-a-(Whomever)” practice currently plaguing the NBA, LeBron James was asked his opinion of the swirling controversy. Simply stated, James has little problem with teams employing the strategy and that changes aren’t really necessary. I don’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts Jennings-Young trade rumor

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t a fan of NBA trade rumors ahead of the deadline. Granted, he’s probably not a fan of them at any time of the year, but SVG took aim at a particular Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young rumbling that emerged Thursday, which suggests his Pistons would ship away Jennings to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Young. Aaron McMann of MLive...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Nets discussing Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young trade

The Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets are reportedly discussing a trade involving Brandon Jennings and Thaddeus Young. According to Chris Sheridan as Sheridan Hoops, the Nets would be willing to sign Jennings long-term before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season, and are one of several teams interested in the point guard. The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson at the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics take aim at ailing Pistons

The Boston Celtics have done in the last three weeks what Stan Van Gundy hoped his Detroit Pistons would: make a move as most of the Eastern Conference treads water. While the ailing Pistons are stuck in the current, the Celtics are looking to continue swimming downstream when they host Detroit on Wednesday night. Boston (28-22) has dropped two of three in this series already this...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Get rid of instant replay in all sports

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is not a fan of instant replay, so much so that he would like to see it eliminated not only from basketball, but all sports. Before the Pistons played the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Van Gundy went on a rant about how he’s not a fan of the process, via The Brooklyn Game’s Devin Kharpertian: “If it were up to me, in all of sports, we’d...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Redick: Dwight Howard told us he was traded to Nets

Nearly four years have passed since Dwight Howard put the fans and media through his first ever “Dwightmare,” meaning many forgot all the drama that surrounded that situation. But JJ Redick recently revealed just how bad things got. Redick, who was a teammate of Howard in Orlando, shared on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski that Howard told his teammates before the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich takes shot at Cavs after blowout loss to Warriors

Gregg Popovich used his team's blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night as an opportunity to take a shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs fired head coach David Blatt last Friday, four days after Cleveland lost at home to the Warriors 132-98. The Spurs were similarly hammered by Golden State in Oakland Monday 120-90, leading Pop to get off this quote after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Cavaliers front office ‘crazy’ for firing David Blatt

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy let the Cleveland Cavaliers front office have it for firing David Blatt. Van Gundy spoke to the Detroit media on Saturday and, in usual SVG fashion, didn’t hold back in his assessment of the situation. Here are a few choice quotes: SVG on Blatt firing: “It’s absurd and I agree with Rick Carlisle. It’s embarrassing for the league.” — Vincent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts NBA over ‘Hack-a-Drummond’ strategy

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy took the NBA to task for its role in how Andre Drummond was intentionally fouled so many times he took an astounding 36 free throws in Wednesday’s 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets. And Van Gundy isn’t happy about it and holds the NBA directly responsible for it. “That's the game the league wants, so that’s what fans get...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope fined for kicking chair

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope lost his cool in Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls, and he was ejected with 7.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul. On his way to the locker room, Caldwell-Pope added insult to injury by kicking a chair located in the spectator stands, and the league announced on Wednesday...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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