PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

2016 NBA free agent rumors: Pistons may pursue Thomas Robinson

You have been warned. The Pistons are looking for a couple bigs in free agency and Thomas Robinson is an available big. Dave Mayo of MLIVE tweeted this warning in the wee early hours of free agency that you should not be surprised if the Pistons go after the big who once elbowed Jonas Jerebko in the neck: Don't be surprised when #Pistons pursue FA power forward Thomas Robinson...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
29 minutes ago

The Pistons max out Andre Drummond on five-year, $130 million dollar deal

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images In an anticipated move the Pistons signed Andre Drummond to a max 5-year, $130 million dollar deal. This will also include a player opt out after the fourth year according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN sources say Andre Drummond's five-year, $130 million max deal with Detroit, meanwhile, is done. Player option for Drummond after Year 4...
Via The Majors Detroit
34 minutes ago

Andre Drummond agrees to five-year max deal

The Detroit Pistons have officially signed Andre Drummond to a five-year maximum deal worth $130 million over the next five years. The Andre Drummond era in Detroit is far from over. In fact, it’s just beginning as both sides have agreed to the terms of a five-year maximum contract. ESPN sources say Andre Drummond’s five-year, […] Andre Drummond agrees to five-year max deal...
Via Piston Powered
1 hour ago

Grading The Deal: Andre Drummond Signs Max With Pistons

In terms of size, agility, durability and athleticism, Andre Drummond is one of basketball's most precious pieces of clay. Drummond is only seven months older than Joel Embiid and has already played in 304 games and over 9,000 minutes. For all of that on-court exposure, it still so often feels like Drummond is just beginning to understand the nuances of the game and has so much more...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons make Ish Smith first signing of free agency

The Detroit Pistons finally have their backup point guard, and they didn’t have to break the bank to get him. Ish Smith is now a Detroit Piston. The Detroit Pistons wasted no time in getting the backup point guard of their choosing after the free agent signing period began Friday at 12:01 a.m., quickly snapping […] Detroit Pistons make Ish Smith first signing of free agency ...
Via Piston Powered
2 hours ago

Stanley Johnson still not backing down from LeBron

Stanley Johnson scared of LeBron James? No way. Not during the playoffs and certainly not now. Does Johnson, however, regret what he said about LeBron during the playoffs? What do you think… Stanley Johnson thought LeBron James took some cheap shots at him during the playoffs. He also thought LeBron was a bit cowardly for […] Stanley Johnson still not backing down from LeBron...
Via Piston Powered
3 hours ago

Andre Drummond to sign a five-year, $130 million deal

Andre Drummond is set to sign the richest deal in Detroit Pistons franchise history The inevitable day has finally arrived. Andre Drummond will sign a maximum contract valued at $130 million over five years sometime today, numbers according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Pistons owner Tom Gores said Drummond was a max player more than two years ago. This summer, he put his money where...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
4 hours ago

Reports: Andre Drummond nearing a 5-year max deal with the Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are nearing an agreement on a maximum deal with free-agent center Andre Drummond, according to multiple reports.The Associated Press also reports the five-year deal would be in the $125 million range.Drummond, 22, led the NBA in rebounding last season with 14.8 boards per game. He averaged a career-high 16.2 points, in addition to 1.4 blocks per game and 1.5 steals...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Pistons, Drummond working on 5-year max

Stan Van Gundy is working on a deal to keep his big man in the middle. The Detroit Pistons were negotiating a five-year maximum contract offer with All-Star center Andre Drummond early Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The two sides started negotiating the contract after the market opened Friday, said the person who spoke on condition...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Hilliard to miss summer league with back problem

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons guard Darrun Hilliard will not participate in summer league because of a stress fracture of his lower back. The Pistons announced Hilliard's injury Thursday, saying he'll be evaluated by team physicians, and his timeline for returning to basketball will be determined when his diagnosis is done. The 6-foot-6 Hilliard was a second-round...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 foes resume their rivalry in bid to win Pistons backup frontcourt spot

Via NBA.com
20 hours ago

A whirlwind week for Ellenson as Pistons No. 1 pick deals with information overload

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Pistons tab a ‘basketball junkie’ in Rex Walters to coach D-League affiliate Drive

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Detroit Pistons: Henry Ellenson

After finishing the season with a winning record for the first time since 2007 and their first trip back to the playoffs since 2009 the Detroit Pistons entered the offseason knowing where they needed to upgrade. The Pistons needed a deeper bench, players that could be counted on for production in the second unit. Point guards Steve Blake and Spencer Dinwiddie were underwhelming in...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: evaluation of the 2016 NBA Draft

On Thursday night, many elite young players saw their dreams come true as they were taken in the 2016 NBA draft. For teams, some were searching for their next franchise player while others were looking for the right young pieces to propel them further towards the NBA elite. One such team was the Detroit Pistons, who desperately needed to draft well to help to fill some of the holes...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Old Footage Shows Detroit Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy Might Have Better Handles Than Some NBA Point Guards

No one would accuse Stan Van Gundy, the caffeinated, raspy-voiced head coach of the Detroit Pistons, of being in athletic shape. However, it appears that if you get him out of his blazer and button down sideline apparel and throw him a basketball along with some shorts a t-shirt, Van Gundy transforms into an entirely different person. Rare footage of Stan Van Gundy showing he...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Ryan Anderson Will Sign With the Detroit Pistons

Stan Van Gundy just can’t help himself. The Detroit Pistons really don’t need another core piece. They should look to use their cap space on a younger backup point guard who can run the pick-and-roll (Jeremy Lin comes to mind) and a more natural backup center than Aron Baynes. Otherwise, assuming Stanley Johnson turns into the defender we expect and everyone else shoots a bit...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player in the NBA's Top 50 All-Time Team

The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team or NBA's Top 50) were chosen in 1996 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association. These fifty players were selected through a vote by a panel of media members, former players and coaches, and current and former...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Team Draft Needs: Detroit Is Missing A Point

Team: Detroit Pistons Draft Pick: #18Team Needs: reserve point guard, locker room veteranKey Players: Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson It seems as though the Detroit Pistons are always either underrated or overrated. Over the past year, fans and media have proclaimed the team as everything from up-and-coming to dead in water. Fortunately, the team is coming off one of its best seasons...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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