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Pistons projected to miss playoffs in ESPN Summer Forecast of expert panel

ESPN predicts Pistons will finish with same record as a year ago In an unstable, talent-starved Eastern Conference the Detroit Pistons will still not make the playoffs, according to ESPN. As part of their official Summer Forecast series, ESPN asked 44 experts to project the Eastern Conference standings, and the Pistons tied for eighth, finishing percentage points behind the Philadelphia...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
1 day ago

Options galore, decisions to make for SVG at power forward for Pistons

AUBURN HILLS – Stan Van Gundy will have decisions to make up and down the roster, but nowhere like at power forward.
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

Birthday boy Boban Marjanovic turns 29 today

And it could be the best year of his basketball playing life. Detroit Pistons backup center Boban Marjanovic celebrates his 29th birthday today. For your birthday, Mr. Marjanovic gets to actually play meaningful minutes in NBA basketball games. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBAN! Credit: Boban’s Instagram I think I speak for most Pistons fans when I say that year 29 for Boban has a strong...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

History repeats itself: Charlotte again to help Pistons open a new arena

Via NBA.com
3 days ago

Full Detroit Pistons schedule for 2017-18 season

The Detroit Pistons released the full schedule for the 2017-18 season. We’ll have a full breakdown and analysis of what we can anticipate based on some of the matchups, number of back-to-backs, national TV games, etc. For now, however, here is the entire schedule in all of its glory. The Pistons will kick off their inaugural season at Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 18 against the...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
3 days ago

SVG: No concerns cap issues will keep Pistons from retaining Avery Bradley

Via NBA.com
3 days ago

Van Gundy wants Drummond to emulate DeAndre Jordan

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been something of an enigma for coach Stan Van Gundy, with the talented center taking a step back in 2016-17.Now, Van Gundy is giving him a name to model his game after — Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.“The step, to me, for Andre is to do a little bit of what DeAndre Jordan does and dominate the game at the defensive end of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy says Pistons have spoken with Cavs about Kyrie Irving

Here’s what we know: Kyrie Irving wants to be traded from Cleveland. The 25-year-old point guard is tired of living in LeBron James’ shadow. Irving reportedly gave the Cavaliers a list of four teams that he’d be willing to be dealt to: San Antonio, Miami, Minnesota, and New York.Notice that there were 26 NBA teams not included on that list. That will not, however, stop the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond is the X-Factor for the Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have young talent and veterans with plenty to prove. But the true X-Factor to control their franchise’s destiny is Andre Drummond. The 2016 Detroit Pistons were a team on the rise. After six straight seasons of missing the playoffs, things were looking up in the Motor City. Stan Van Gundy was in place as head coach and president of basketball operations, and...
Via The Lottery Mafia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA approves Pistons move to Little Caesars Arena

The NBA’s board of governors has unanimously approved the Detroit Pistons’ move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. The NBA’s board of governors convened on Wednesday, and the Detroit Pistons’ move back to Midtown Detroit was on the agenda. As expected, the NBA voted unanimously in favor of the Pistons moving back home to […] NBA approves Pistons move to Little...
Via Piston Powered
14 days ago

ESPN projects the Pistons in the playoffs with one little catch

ESPN projects the Detroit Pistons in the playoffs next season, but with the caveat that they are among the worst playoff teams in history. We have good news, and we have some bad news. My preference is always to take the bad news first so I can diminish the pain with good news, but we’ll […] ESPN projects the Pistons in the playoffs with one little catch - PistonPowered - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
14 days ago

Chauncey Billups tells funny Darko Milicic shower story

Ex-No. 2 pick Darko Milicic is one of the most maligned figures in modern NBA history, but former teammate Chauncey Billups is shedding some light on the cultural divide that helped prevent Milicic from reaching his potential.In a recent feature on Milicic by Sam Borden of ESPN, Billups, who played with the Serb for three seasons on the Detroit Pistons, told a funny story about having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic’s 2017-18 season outlook

In our series of season outlooks for the players on the 2017-18 Detroit Pistons roster, we run through expectations for each. Next up is Boban Marjanovic. Boban Marjanovic was signed by the Detroit Pistons last summer as a preemptive move to replace Aron Baynes, but he was never able to supplant him as backup center. […] Boban Marjanovic’s 2017-18 season outlook - PistonPowered...
Via Piston Powered
15 days ago

Detroit Pistons: Is Stanley Johnson on the rise to stardom?

A rather busy off-season has shaken up the Detroit Pistons lineup for this upcoming season. The reliable go to players in Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have been let go, and the sure-handed two-way guard Avery Bradley has joined the team. Expect to see several new lineups take the floor this fall, and keep an eye out for third year player Stanley Johnson to step-up and...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Andre Drummond is the 35th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: I might be the last Andre Drummond believer on Earth, and that’s a hill I’m comfortable dying on. There are a few minor reasons for that. I trust...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out Pistons’ new Nike uniforms with advertisements

It’s going to take all of us a while to get used to NBA jerseys having advertisements on them. A quarter of the Association has already partnered up with companies to put logos on their uniforms for the upcoming season.Through their Twitter account, the Detroit Pistons were the latest to unveil their new uniforms. Remember, there are no true home or road uniforms for the upcoming...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Caldwell-Pope makes sense for rebuilding Lakers

One team’s discarded two-guard is another team’s big free agent signing.Just days after the Detroit Pistons renounced his rights following the acquisition of Avery Bradley, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year deal worth $18 million, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. For a rebuilding team, Caldwell-Pope is a logical fit for multiple reasons....
Via The Comeback
July 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The implications of the Avery Bradley trade

The move shows what the Pistons have in mind for the future, and that future does not include KCP. The team’s tight salary cap situation put the Pistons in a tough spot in regards to retaining Caldwell-Pope. Instead of tying up a bunch of money in a long-term deal with the fifth-year player the Pistons look to be trying to alleviate their cap woes for the future. I think it is...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons renounce rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

After acquiring Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics on Friday morning, the Detroit Pistons knew they didn’t have enough financial capital to retain restricted free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.Within hours, the team made that pretty clear by renouncing his rights, making the former lottery pick an unrestricted free agent. Prior to acquiring Bradley from Boston, Pistons...
Via Sportsnaut
July 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be shown the door by the Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons have officially joined the free agency frenzy, Avery Bradley is on his way in, and Marcus Morris is on his way out. The blockbuster trade, by Detroit standards, shakes up the imminent future of the Pistons, and not only ships out Morris, but could send Kentavious Caldwell-Pope packing. Once labeled the top priority this off-season, Caldwell-Pope finds himself...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2017  |  Discuss
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