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Five NBA teams likely to tank the 2014-2015 season

(Credit: Bleacher Report) Every season there are several teams clearly not trying to win. That is not to say that they are throwing games, but they clearly aren’t trying to put together a winning team. Last season we saw this with the Bucks and 76ers, and this season will certainly have several teams built to lose. Here are five possibilities:  5. Detroit Pistons-  Most of the...
Via Pass The Pill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy Reportedly Tells Josh Smith Trade Rumors ‘Have Been Inaccurate’

Whether or not Stan Van Gundy actually wants to trade Josh Smith this offseason, the Detroit Pistons’ new coach recently told Smith that all rumors surrounding a Smith-to-Sacramento deal “have been inaccurate”, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. According to Wojnarowski, Smith will be with the Pistons for training camp “barring an unexpected turn of events”,...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith

Stan Van Gundy is hoping to keep Greg Monroe in Detroit. But several teams have expressed interest in acquiring the young big man, and the Phoenix Suns are reportedly first in line. [We] tried to make a very strong case for ourselves and for our organization. I think that we’ve tried to make him understand […] The post Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith...
Via Champs Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meeks, Butler, Augustin fit into Van Gundy's mold for Pistons' roster

AUBURN HILLS -- Before the NBA draft, Stan Van Gundy laid out the first steps of his plan for rebuilding the Pistons. As of Tuesday, most of that mission has been accomplished. One day after introducing Jodie Meeks to the local media, Detroit brought in Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin. All three are players that fit nicely into the mold Van Gundy plans to use for the new roster. Without...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pistons Get Their Men

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons made quick, intentional moves to start free agency season. The first few days of the 2014 free-agency market have moved along very slowly indeed. With the league’s most supremely elite talents yet unsigned, many teams are holding back from signing any players, so as not to disrupt their carefully calibrated cap plans. A notable exception...
Via The Lottery Mafia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Free agents to target

The Detroit Pistons have a couple of needs to address when free agency begins tonight, July 1, at midnight Eastern time. Some big names are ready to hit the market — Carmelo Anthony, all of the Heat’s “Big Three”, Luol Deng, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Lance Stephenson — so this should be an exciting couple of weeks. The Pistons likely won’t land any of these big names...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Analyzing the Spencer Dinwiddie pick

The Detroit Pistons drafted Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie with the 38th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because Dinwiddie has been sidelined since January and wasn’t able to bolster his draft stock much. Regardless of the injury, there is no denying that he had a very impressive career with the Buffaloes. Dinwiddie came to Colorado...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Gundy lowers expectations of drafting key player Thursday night

AUBURN HILLS -- Since coming to town, Stan Van Gundy has made it very clear that he expects the next great Pistons team to be built around Andre Drummond. Thursday night, he gets to take his first tiny step toward putting that roster together. Because of their bad luck -- and Cleveland's great fortune -- the Pistons only have one pick in tonight's draft, and that doesn'...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons mock draft: Predicting the 38th pick

Nik Stauskas The Detroit Pistons have to wait 37 picks until their turn comes in this Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Pistons’ No. 38 pick will not be nearly as exciting as their No. 8 overall pick would have been, had they not lost it. The dream of getting an elite shooter like Nik Stauskas or Doug McDermott, or extra frontcourt depth with the  likes Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh or...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Grand Rapids D-League franchise named

The Detroit Pistons watched the naming of their NBA D-League affiliate get announced at a press conference today: the Grand Rapids Drive. Drive team president Steve Jbara made the announcement, and the president of the D-League and the Pistons’ CEO were in attendance. The name, which works perfectly as the automotive counterpart to the Piston name, was chosen by fans in an online...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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