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Stanley Johnson Practicing At Point Guard Due To Pistons' Injuries

Stanley Johnson has been forced to play point guard in practice for the Detroit Pistons due to injuries. Reggie Jackson has a thigh contusion, while Steve Blake suffered a concussion. "Stanley was really good today — really good. Even at the point. He played well," said Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy said he'll use Johnson in pick-and-roll situations and envisions him becoming a guy...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons reveal new ‘chrome’ jerseys

To honor Detroit’s ‘automotive heritage’, the Pistons revealed their new ‘chrome’ jerseys, something they’ll wear on select dates during the 2015-16 season. The jersey’s are actually a lighter color grey with navy blue lettering, navy piping around the colar and a large navy stripe down the side. Despite them not actually being chrome these alternates are actually pretty...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond: "I've got a whole team that wants to bang with me"

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond thinks the team got a whole lot tougher this offseason. After missing the playoffs last season and failing to be a strong defensive team, things may be changing in Detroit.Drummond was asked what his first impressions were from the early stages of training camp, and he seemed impressed with how the new-look Pistons are competing this time around...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

#Trending: Pistons training camp 2015 -- Day 2 (VIDEO)

Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson spoke to the media following the second day of Pistons training camp.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Would Have $12.8M In Extra Space By Waiting On New Drummond Deal

Andre Drummond's cap hold of $8.2 million for the 2016 offseason may mean he doesn't get an extension with the Detroit Pistons before the Oct. 31st deadline. The Pistons would like to keep Drummond long-term, but signing him to an extension now would compromise their cap space for next summer. "Everybody comes to a point in time in their career when they are going to deal with contract...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson Ready To Prove He's Worth $80M Contract

Reggie Jackson re-signed with the Detroit Pistons this offseason on a five-year, $80 million contract. Jackson is embracing the pressure that comes with those type of expectations. "Always," Jackson said Monday during Pistons media day at The Palace of Auburn Hills. "I've got to live up to trying to win a championship. Money is money. I worked just as hard when people said I didn...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-’16: Can The Pistons Make The Playoffs?

Getting ready for the 2015-’16 season? I’m asking 50 questions before things get under way. Have an important question for the upcoming NBA season you want answered? Find me on Twitter (@thatjoemags). Thanks for reading! We could see the changes coming from a mile away. When the Pistons acquired Ersan Ilyasova in June ahead of Greg Monroe’s looming free agency, it spoke volumes...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spotlight on Drummond as Pistons move on without Monroe

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- By the time Greg Monroe left the Detroit Pistons via free agency, his departure felt inevitable. Now, his former team must deal with it. The Pistons held media day Monday amid the usual sense of optimism every team shows before the season. Detroit certainly made its share of moves designed to improve a team that hasn't reached the playoffs since 2009,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond catches alley-oop pass from little girl at Pistons media day

As the Detroit Pistons look to make it into the Eastern Conference playoffs this season, Andre Drummond will play a huge role if they do. Earlier today, Detroit hosted their annual media day and Andre Drummond got a solid assist from Pistons Mob Squad dance team member Olivia for an alley-oop dunk: Nice dunk, Andre! *** Drummond alley-oop dunk [Detroit Pistons] Drummond image courtesy...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions the Pistons face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Who will the starting forwards be? While Reggie Jackson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

#Trending: Media Basketball 101 (VIDEO)

As the Pistons prepare for media day, head coach Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons coaching staff gave the local media a behind the scenes look at a game day film session and shootaround.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

PIstons rookie Stanley Johnson is serious about winning a championship right away

A lot of rookies will shy away from being asked about the playoffs or championships. Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson isn't one of them.  Johnson could have taken the easy way out with a "one game at a time" cliche when asked about Detroit's future, but instead he explained what the focus is.  Here's what Johnson told Terry Foster of the Detroit News:  "Why are we here...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy birthday to the King of Park Hill, Chauncey Billups

No other athlete embodies our slogan, “from the preps to the pros” better than Chauncey Billups. He was a high school star at George Washington. He took the Buffs to the NCAA tournament. And not only did he win NBA Finals MVP with the Detroit Pistons, he helped the Nuggets reach the Western Conference Finals. From all of us at Mile High Sports, happy birthday, Chauncey! Here...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pistons rookies sing “Happy Birthday” to Brandon Jennings

Twitter Brandon Jennings chose (or was mandated) to attend Pistons practice on Wednesday despite continuing to rehabilitate a torn Achilles.  To thank him for his troubles, the Pistons rookies gathered and sang a hip version of “Happy Birthday”. The point guard turned the big 2-6.  He’s targeting a late November return according to Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago.  Jennings...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Jennings cleared for basketball activities

    Detroit’s local lefty legend has taken a big step towards making his return to the hardwood. Point guard Brandon Jennings, who ruptured his left Achilles tendon in late January, has officially received full medical clearance to return to basketball activities, according to Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago. The 25-year-old could reportedly be back in action for the Pistons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Point Guard Updates

It’s the slowest time of the year for NBA news, yet the two top point guards for the Detroit Pistons both made their way into some headlines in the last week-and-a-half. Brandon Jennings’ recovery from January Achilles tendon was updated, and Reggie Jackson’s name popped up in regards to his 3-point shooting. Brandon Jennings To Return in December? Jennings had surgery on...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Tom Gores becomes majority owner

This past week, the Detroit Pistons made some big headlines in regards to the long-term future of the organization. Pistons’ owner Tom Gores has now become the sole owner of team, after he purchased the remaining stock of the team, from his firm, Platinum Equity, according to firm partner Mark Barnhill.  Gores did own 51% stock in the team, until he bought the remaining 41% last...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Morris Bros: Can the Morris brothers thrive without each other?

Marcus and Markieff Morris tend to operate on the same wave length. "Keef" is seven minutes older than his brother and was drafted one pick and five minutes before him. They both went to Kansas. They lived together while they played for the Suns. They signed four year contract extensions to stay in Phoenix on the same day. And, unfortunately, they also received identical felony...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Top 5 Must-See Games

The NBA schedule was released earlier this month, so let’s take a look at some of the Detroit Pistons most intriguing games. Detroit Pistons Top 5 Must-See Games of 2015-2016 The Pistons are coming into the 2015-2016 with half of their current 18-man roster comprised of new faces. With the new-look roster and a freshly-contracted Reggie Jackson, there’s no lack of storylines...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Questions: Reviewing the revamped roster of the Van Gundy Pistons

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons enjoyed a lot of turnover this past offseason, but where exactly are they at in the Hedgehog’s rebuild? This week’s Five Questions takes a look at that SVG roster heading into he 2015-16 season for the Pistons and whether or not fans can start enjoying some of those benefits.  The post Five Questions: Reviewing the revamped roster...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond not happy about Pistons' schedule

    The 2015-16 NBA schedule was officially released on Wednesday, and most people are exceptionally pleased with it. The league cut down on the number of back-to-back games and slashed the number of four-games-in-five-nights sets by more than half. The amount miles traveled by teams was also reduced. But this wasn’t good enough for Andre Drummond, however. The Pistons center...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Exclusive Interview With Andre Drummond

Andre "Dre" Drummond entered the NBA in 2012. The Detroit Pistons selected the Connecticut center with the ninth overall pick in the draft. Drummond has played three seasons in the NBA now, yet the 22-year-old (as of today, Aug. 10...Happy Birthday Dre!) still has an incredible ceiling left that he has only scratched thus far.In Drummond's high school basketball career he was...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris reportedly wants out of Phoenix

    After the Suns traded away twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons last month, now Markieff could be the latest Morris punching his ticket out of Phoenix. According to a report on Thursday by John Gambadaro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix and is not even speaking with anyone in the organization right now. He is said to want nothing more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings calls Meek Mill’s career “finito”

Rappers Drake and Meek Mill are engaged in a cute little beef that’s led to multiple diss tracks, and Drake has apparently dominated the battle so much that Brandon Jennings believes Meek Mill’s career is “over” and “finito.” According to TMZ Sports, the Detroit Pistons point guard said he feels sorry for Meek, whose career “just got started and now it’s done.”...
Via Sportsnaut
August 05, 2015  |  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
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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