Talking Pistons and the rest of the NBA with Coach Dave Dufour

Late Wednesday night Duncan Smith joined Dave Dufour to recap the Detroit Pistons game with the Toronto Raptors and the rest of the NBA’s action. On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of joining my good friend Dave Dufour on his That Guy Basketball Podcast. We recapped the night’s action, emphasizing the Detroit Pistons 109-91 […] Talking Pistons and the rest of the NBA with...
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7 hours ago

Pistons ran cold, froze in Toronto

Pistons sputtered, as the offense clunked to a halt in Canada. Going into the season opener on Wednesday night, even the most ardent of Pistons fans knew it was going to be a tough way to start the season. Even before factoring in the loss of starting point guard Reggie Jackson to knee and thumb tendinitis, an away trip across the border to the second best team in the Eastern Conference...
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7 hours ago

Pistons’ radio play-by-play man Mark Champion to undergo heart surgery

Detroit Pistons’ longtime radio play-by-play man Mark Champion will undergo scheduled heart surgery on Thursday. He’ll be out for a few weeks. Longtime Detroit Pistons’ play-by-play voice Mark Champion announced Wednesday on Twitter that he’ll be undergoing heart surgery. Wanted to let everyone know I will be sidelined a few weeks after tonite. Heart surgery […] Pistons’...
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9 hours ago

Detroit Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope needs to step up

Detroit Pistons’ shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is in a contract year. The Pistons are playing without their best offensive player in Reggie Jackson until mid-December. Bottom line, Caldwell-Pope needs to be better. It was a disappointing start for the Detroit Pistons, losing to the Toronto Raptors 109-91 behind 40 points from DeMar DeRozan. The Raptors […] Detroit Pistons’...
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11 hours ago

DeMar DeRozan lit up the Pistons on opening night

It was more of the same from the Pistons opening night as many of last years problems once again reared their ugly head.   The defense giving up over 100 points. Check. Early foul trouble. Check. Toronto taking advantage from the free throw line. Check. To add, DeMar DeRozan had a record-breaking night for the Raptors netting 40 points (a new franchise opening night high) in Toronto’s...
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16 hours ago

Too much DeRozan (40 points) as Pistons drop opener at Toronto

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19 hours ago

Reggie Bullock out with back spasms

Backup wing Reggie Bullock a late scratch with back spasms. Reggie Bullock will sit out the Detroit Pistons' opening night game with back spasms, thr team announced less than two hours before tip off against the Toronto Raptors. Bullock's injury opens the door for rookie Michael Gbinije to get his first real NBA minutes. Gbinije was originially going to be inactive. Coach Stan...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
21 hours ago

‘Savvy vet’ Udrih has Pistons confident he’s ready for opener on short notice

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1 day ago

2016-2017 Pistons season preview podcast

The DBB podcast previews the 2016-2017 Detroit Pistons. The Detroit Pistons Podcast Season Preview Series concludes with a look at the team. Sean Corp joins Jordan Bellant and Ben Gulker as they go position-by-position to preview the team. The episode starts with a bit of breaking news (:50) in the form of a new player joining the Pistons. If you’re a little behind, some more...
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1 day ago

Report: Caldwell-Pope wants $20 mil/yr extension from Pistons

Just six days remain before the deadline for 2013 first-round draft picks to sign a contract extension with their respective teams, and Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still has yet to do so. Now we may know why. According to a report by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday, Caldwell-Pope is rumored to be looking for deal worth over $20 million annually...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

County rejected $384M offer to buy Palace of Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Suburban Detroit officials say they rejected a $384 million offer in June to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills. Oakland County said in a statement Monday to The Detroit News it was ''acting in a fiscally responsible manner on behalf of taxpayers'' when it rejected the proposal that would have allowed the home of the Detroit Pistons to be leased back to the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons claim Beno Udrih off waivers, release Ray McCallum

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have claimed guard Beno Udrih off waivers from Miami and released guard Ray McCallum. Detroit made the moves Monday, two days before opening the season at Toronto. Udrih is entering his 13th NBA season. He has averaged 8.5 points and 3.4 assists in his career. He played for the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 4.7...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: starting the season without Reggie Jackson

The Detroit Pistons begin the 2016 NBA season on Wednesday with a showdown against the Toronto Raptors, a team that made it to the Eastern Conference Finals just one season ago. The Pistons will be looking to build on what I would a phenomenal year in 2015-16 making the playoffs with a young and talented group of players. However, the loss of point guard and key player Reggie Jackson...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Can they win without Reggie Jackson early on?

The Pistons lost perhaps their most important player in Reggie Jackson for the first part of the season. Jackson said he wanted to be back four weeks after his procedure, but more than likely it will be a six-week timetable. This means newly acquired backup Ish Smith will start for the first 20 or so games, with Ray McCallum as the backup. With Jackson’s injury, this first quarter...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Sharp, longtime Detroit sports columnist, dies at 56

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56. The newspaper says Sharp died Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, a Detroit suburb. No other details were immediately released. Karen Sharp says her husband ''loved his job more than anything.'' Sharp spent decades at the Free Press, joining the paper as a sports writer in 1983. When...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Pistons' reserve with unlikely longevity

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts, and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams, projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most intriguing player or players. I continue with the Detroit Pistons. Look...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Pistons are on the Verge of Rising in the Eastern Conference

Are the Detroit Pistons ready to make a move up the Eastern Conference standings? This post was a thought before the Reggie Jackson injury and will remain a thought as we take the final steps into the season. The injury to Reggie Jackson – out six to eight weeks with a knee injury – will hurt the Pistons to start the season. Jackson serves as the team’s best point guard option...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Pistons need to be ‘a lot, lot, lot better’ on offense

The Detroit Pistons hold some sleeper team appeal heading into the 2016-17 season, but head coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t quite convinced they’re there yet. In an interview with Keith Langlois of NBA.com on Wednesday, Van Gundy said that the team needs to do a lot of improving on the offensive end. “We’ve got so much improvement to make,” Van Gundy said. “Offensively,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reggie Jackson could return in late November

The Detroit Pistons are beginning to get a clearer idea of how long they’ll be without starting point guard Reggie Jackson to begin the 2016-17 season. According to a report by Aaron McCann of MLive.com on Sunday, Jackson will likely need 4-6 weeks to be cleared for basketball activity, meaning that he could return in late November in an optimistic scenario, or in early December...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Pistons Are Baking Themselves Into The East's Three-Tiered Cake

The panoramic landscape of a decade plus in Detroit introduced us to fun luminaries such as Darko Milicic, Eminem, and J Dilla-and before you know it, morphed into Boban Marjanovic, Big Sean and Danny Brown. A city unfortunately known for its desolation and despair is clawing its way back up in NBA circles, and more importantly, giving hope to die-hards of a once prosperous basketball...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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