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Andre Drummond to attend USA Basketball mini-camp in August

Andre Drummond is one of the many players who are a part of the USA Basketball program, and all of them are being summoned to Las Vegas in August as part of a mini-camp that will test their commitment to playing in international competition.USA Basketball is headed up by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski, who take the responsibility of running the team extremely seriously. They...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Is Reggie Jackson Worth $80M?

The Detroit Pistons took some heat for signing Reggie Jackson to a 5-year, $80 million contract earlier this month. Some felt like he was overpaid and that there weren’t any suitors trying to snatch him away in restricted free agency. Here’s a few reasons why the contract wasn’t such a bad idea: Jackson 1. We Don’t Know if He Lacked for Suitors While these types of things...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Thinks UK’s Jamal Murray Is A Special Player

Pistons’ Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts on Kentucky signee Jamal Murray following his incredible outing yesterday against Team USA. Been saying this kid is nice man https://t.co/ICn44yTHF6 — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) July 25, 2015 Here was the link Jennings included in his tweet: The post Brandon Jennings Thinks UK’s Jamal Murray Is A Special Player appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adonis Thomas Signs With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons signed Adonis Thomas to a contract, the team announced. Thomas played for the Pistons' summer league team in Orlando.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons – Summer league recap and potential starting lineup for 2015

With the 2015 Orlando Summer League over, the Detroit Pistons now have to focus on finalizing their roster before their 2015 campaign begins. There were some bright spots out of the Summer League for Detroit, where their top three prospects played some of their best basketball yet in their young Pistons’ career.  First-round pick Stanley Johnson was Detroit’s best player in...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons sign first-round pick Stanley Johnson

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have signed Stanley Johnson, their first-round draft pick. The Pistons took Johnson with the No. 8 pick last month. The Arizona star is expected to compete for playing time at small forward for Detroit. Johnson played one season at Arizona, averaging 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 2014-15. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Johnson was the Pac...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Come Together Chronicles: Metro Detroit Youth Day (VIDEO)

The Pistons celebrated Metro Detroit Youth Day with a day full of fun and activities including visits from Pistons Legends, the Flight Crew and D-Town.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Sign 2nd Rounder Darrun Hilliard

The Detroit Pistons have signed Darrun Hilliard to a contract. Hilliard, a 6-6 guard from Villanova University, was selected 38th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He averaged 9.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.2 steals in the recently concluded NBA Orlando Summer League. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Hilliard averaged 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson best highlights from 31 points in Drew League game

As the Detroit Pistons look to make the Eastern Conference playoffs in the upcoming season, they will be expecting big things from rookie forward Stanley Johnson. Recently, Johnson and Pistons teammate Andre Drummond played in a Drew League game and Stanley put together an amazing performance which included thirty-one points and nine rebounds. Check out some of his best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Stanley Johnson Summer League Report

  (June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t agree with the Detroit Pistons decision to select Stanley Johnson with the 8th overall pick when it happened. Justise Winslow was still on the board and there were other players, such as Sam Dekker, who I thought would’ve been...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons showing interest in Ty Lawson

According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Pistons are showing interest in trading for Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson. Sources: Despite second arrest, Ty Lawson generating interest http://t.co/O27ZG1TKAr — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 17, 2015 Lawson, who shot .436 from the field last season with the Nuggets has also managed to get himself arrested on two...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Compares Salary to Reggie Jackson

The NBA salary cap is set to skyrocket, and valuable-but-not-star players like Reggie Jackson will continue to receive big-money deals similar to the max contracts signed in recent seasons. Jackson, who signed a five-year, $80 million offer from the Detroit Pistons as a restricted free agent will now earn the same money as Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. And while the two...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA G Brandon Jennings Is Baffled By Indiana G James Blackmon Jr.’s Age

James Blackmon Jr. is 20 years old.  This stuns Brandon Jennings.  The Detroit Pistons’ guard saw a photo of the Indiana guard on Twitter today, as it was reported that Blackmon is out until September after having surgery on his knee.  Dude how old is he? https://t.co/ZHDnXKRg6X — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) July 14, 2015 James Blackmon to miss 6-8 weeks after knee...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond, Pistons set to start contract negotiations

The Detroit Pistons have a bright future.That is, of course, assuming that they keep what they have. Their impressive collection of young talent is highlighted by center Andre Drummond.The 21-year-old has had numbers comparable to those of an early Dwight Howard, and his presence near the rim is the No. 1 piece in the Pistons' future. That's why team president Stan Van Gundy will...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond bowls a strike while riding a 'Sky Walker' (VIDEO)

Andre Drummond is, quietly, one of the best rim protectors in the league. That's why the Detroit Pistons will likely lock him down on a maximum contract soon.But the young center also thrives on another kind of hardwood. A consummate bowler, Drummond recently tallied a strike while riding atop his 'Sky Walker,' a futuristic travel device much like the 'Phunkee Duck' popularized by...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Morris: Trade to Detroit Pistons a ‘Slap in the Face’ from Phoenix Suns

New Detroit Piston Marcus Morris, holds his new jersey with Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy, right, and general manager Jeff Bowe, left, during a news conference, Friday, July 10, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Morris was introduced Friday by the Detroit Pistons, who acquired the 25-year-old forward from Phoenix in what was basically a salary...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Stanley Johnson blocks a dunk attempt!

If you have missed out on any NBA Summer League fun, you can catch up on some highlights on the NBA’s YouTube Channel. Here’s Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson running the length of the court to deny a dunk… The post Watch: Stanley Johnson blocks a dunk attempt! appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the future of the Pistons?

Could the 2016 Detroit Pistons be the next 2004 Pistons? Stan Van Gundy has been very busy this off season. Drafting one of the best players in the draft this season. Stanley Johnson was not the best player to come out, but most NBA annalist can say he was the best well rounded player to come out of the draft. Plays a great offense and contributes very well on the defense side...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson Showing Summer League Success

The Detroit Pistons have played just two games in the 2015 Orlando Summer League, but first round pick Stanley Johnson has been as good as advertised. After scoring an event-high 24 points on Sunday, Johnson has looked like one of the top players in Orlando. "I think the thing that's most impressive is the calmness to his game right now," said Pistons Summer League head coach Bob...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Pistons Lock Up Reggie Jackson

The Detroit Pistons have reached a five-year agreement with restricted free agent Reggie Jackson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a five-year, $80M extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2015 Detroit acquired the point guard from the Oklahoma...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons Re-Sign Reggie Jackson to Five-Year, $80 Million Contract

The absurd amount of money being thrown around the NBA this summer continued on Sunday night with the Detroit Pistons reportedly signing restricted free agent Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract. Restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a five-year, $80M extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Green Set to Meet with the Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are looking to get back into contention in the Eastern Conference during the 2015-16 season, and Stan Van Gundy is looking to be active in free agency this offseason. According to a report from Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Pistons have a meeting set up with free agent shooting guard Danny Green. Spurs free agent Danny Green has planned a meeting with the...
Via Hoops-Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilliard and Newbill Ready for Summer League

Former ‘Nova guard Darrun Hilliard and former Penn State guard DJ Newbill are readying up for the upcoming NBA Summer League. Hilliard was drafted 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons, and will be playing Summer League ball with them. According to Keith Pompey, Newbill will be playing in the Summer League with the LA Clippers.   Hilliard at Villanova The 6’6″ guard averaged...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova from Bucks in salary dump

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons kicked off the 2015 offseason with a trade involving Ersan Ilyasova for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. In terms of contracts, Ilyasova has one fully guaranteed year remaining at $7.9 million with a 2016-17 salary that has a very small partial guarantee, while both Butler and Williams are non-guaranteed for next season. The deal for Detroit...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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