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Top 10 reasons why the Pistons aren't retaining Joe Dumars

10) Think it's finally safe to say he boned that Darko pick, that the Iverson trade isn't going to work out, and Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva aren't looking good9) The last half-dozen coaching hires haven't inspired confidence8) Feel kind of embarrassed to not make the playoffs in the East, given that they were the only team who was actually trying to do that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Charlie Villanueva looks to uncertain future

It’s easy to forget, amid all the uncertainty facing the Pistons this coming offseason, there’s one virtual certainty: Charlie Villanueva will be searching for NBA employment elsewhere come July. He doesn’t fall into the category of one of the young players the Pistons should take a look at before the season mercifully winds down, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see Villanueva...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva meets fan with epic Villanueva tattoos

One of the craziest ways a fan can show enthusiasm for their favorite team or player is by tattooing their body. A Detroit Pistons fan went all the way in showing his support for Pistons player Charlie Villanueva by having not one, but two tattoos of his favorite player. Villanueva met the two tattooed versions of himself last night: *** Villanueva image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons fan has Charlie Villanueva forearm tattoo

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love to track down tattoos that fans get of their favorite NBA players and the latest comes to us from Detroit. Check out the below image from Ananth Pandian of a Pistons fan with an impressive Charlie Villanueva tattoo on his forearm: This #Pistons fan has a Charlie Villanueva tattoo!!! pic.twitter.com/Rs9tLbtv4Z — AP (@Ananth_Pandian) March 26...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Detroit Pistons buyout Charlie Villanueva

Detroit Pistons‘ forward Charlie Villanueva rarely sees the floor. The 29-year old has appeared in just 14 games this season, playing 8.9 minutes per game. He’s averaging 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. The Pistons, who could not deal Villanueva’s expiring contract before Thursday’s trade deadline, are now considering a buyout. “Anything’s possible. Right now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva Hopeful Of Buyout From Pistons

Charlie Villanueva is hopeful of receiving a contract buyout from the Detroit Pistons before March 1. Villanueva has already been paid two-thirds of his contract this season. He is in the final year of his deal. “Anything’s possible. Right now, it is what it is,” Villanueva said. “I wish I could help this team in any way possible, but they’re going in a different direction...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Charlie Villanueva hoping to get buyout

Trade season is over, which means the present Pistons roster will be what you see for the rest of the regular season, right? Not exactly, if Charlie Villanueva gets a buyout of the remaining amount of his contract, enabling him to latch onto another team where he might get more minutes. His expiring contract didn't fetch the suitors the Pistons believed it would — a league...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons not likely to be dealing on deadline day

The rumors are beginning to swirl with Thursday’s trade deadline rapidly approaching, but many around the NBA say the Pistons aren’t being very active. It’s a change compared to recent weeks, when it seemed a near certainty at least a minor move would get done, possibly to acquire a shooter in a reserve role, considering they’re the worst shooting team in the NBA. Pistons...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat looking to sign Chris Kaman, Charlie Villanueva

The NBA trade deadline is approaching fast, which means teams are starting to hammer out strategies to adding players that can help in the postseason or dumping salary to free up cap space for the summer. The Miami Heat are sort of in both categories as they want to avoid the luxury tax as much as possible but are looking to add players to their roster. According to Ira Winderman...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach, Players Find Out On Twitter

The Detroit Pistons have fired Maurice Cheeks after just 50 games as head coach, but interestingly enough, they neglected to inform the players. Teammates Brandon Jennings and Charlie Villanueva erupted in disbelief on Twitter, where they (along with the rest of the world) first heard the news. Wait what— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) February 09, 2014 Is it true?— Charlie...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons fire head coach Maurice Cheeks

The Detroit Pistons have fired head coach Maurice Cheeks just 50 games into his tenure, reports Yahoo Sports. Pistons general manager Joe Dumars informed Cheeks of his decision on Sunday morning, according to the report. The Pistons went 21-29 under Cheeks and are currently behind Charlotte for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. I will like to thank Mo Cheeks...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Players Found Out Their Coach Was Fired via Twitter

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that the Detroit Pistons have fired Maurice Cheeks as their head coach on Sunday morning, and apparently he found out even quicker than some of the Pistons’ players. Check out the reactions from Charlie Villanueva and Brandon Jennings upon hearing the news courtesy of Twitter.  Not a great look for the organization. I personally blame...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva: ‘It’s inevitable, change is needed’

Despite revamped roster the Detroit Pistons from top to bottom have been the definition of NBA embarrassing this season, even in a horrific Eastern Conference. Last night could’ve been the breaking point (but probably not) after the team suffered an inexcusable 104-101 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks who happen to be the worst team in the NBA. After the game, seldom used forward Charlie...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva After Detroit Pistons’ Latest Humiliating Loss: ‘Change Is Needed’

The Milwaukee Bucks had lost nine games in a row and entered Wednesday’s matchup with the Detroit Pistons down O.J. Mayo and Larry Sanders. Of course, that didn’t stop Milwaukee from upending the Pistons, who turned a six-point halftime lead into their 25th loss of the season. Afterward, high-paid reserve Charlie Villanueva said what we’re all thinking: It's inevitable...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva happy to get back in the mix

Charlie Villanueva was probably as shocked as anyone when his name was called in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 89-85 loss to the Knicks, in which he played a part in their late comeback. Not to say he didn’t want in, as he was probably the lone experienced player on this roster to not receive consistent playing time, but it wouldn’t have been surprising if he had resigned...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons “Happy Holidays” video has superimposed player heads on dancing elves

Thanks to the Instagram account of Charlie Villanueva, we learn that the creative team for the Detroit Pistons have created a rather amusing video for fans to wish them, “Happy Holidays”. The below Instagram clip shows dancing elves with players heads superimposed over them: *** Josh Smith image courtesy of Getty Images
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Charlie Villanueva returns from shoulder injury

Detroit Pistons’ power forward Charlie Villanueva made his first appearance of the season last night after coming off a shoulder injury, as was reported at rotoworld.com. Listed fourth on the depth chart at the time of the injury behind Greg Monroe, Jonas Jerebko and Tony Mitchell, Villanueva played only five minutes and scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting. The Pistons lost...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Injured Charlie Villanueva wants to give it his best shot for Pistons

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva knows his team is struggling making 3-pointers. That is his skill-set, and he wants to help. But he said he remains two days away from practicing with the team as he recovers from a sore right shoulder. He said he has a tough time lifting his arm over his head and following through. He works out daily with trainer Arnie Kander, but is hopeful of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva Will Actually Be Valuable To The Pistons This Year

Believe it or not, when the Detroit Pistons signed Charlie Villanueva, it was seen as a solid move and brought about generally positive reviews. He was a 24 year old that was nearly 7 feet tall, and was also someone who could score from anywhere on the court. The previous season, he had posted more ...The post Charlie Villanueva Will Actually Be Valuable To The Pistons This Year...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons' Charlie Villanueva lost $250,000 in alleged Ponzi scheme

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva testified Tuesday in federal court in Trenton N.J. that he lost $250000 in investments with former University of Connecticut basketball player Tate George according to the Trentonian. Villanueva also played for the Huskies. George is on trial for wire fraud for his involvement in an alleged Ponzi scheme as CEO of The George Group. Villanueva...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanueva: George bilked me of $250K

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva appeared in federal court on Tuesday, testifying against fellow former UConn basketball star Tate George. George, whose buzzer-beater against Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament made him a legend in Storrs, Conn., has been accused of running a ponzi scheme and is facing federal fraud charges. Villanueva is the most high-profile witness in the...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanueva scammed out of $250K

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva appeared in federal court on Tuesday, testifying against fellow former UConn basketball star Tate George. George, whose buzzer-beater against Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament made him a legend in Storrs, Conn., has been accused of running a ponzi scheme and is facing federal fraud charges. Villanueva is the most high-profile witness in the...
Via Fox Sports
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva: UConn player scammed me out of $250,000

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva appeared in federal court Tuesday, testifying against fellow former UConn basketball star Tate George. George, whose buzzer-beater against Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament made him a legend in Storrs, has been accused of running a ponzi scheme and is facing federal fraud charges. Villanueva is the most high-profile witness in the case, and he...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player accused of Ponzi scheme

A former NBA player best known for his 1990 tournament buzzer-beater for Connecticut is on trial in Trenton, N.J., on federal charges of wire fraud. Tate George is accused of carrying out a Ponzi scheme from 2005 to early 2011, netting him $2 million. He has denied wrongdoing. Prosecutors say George used money investors sank into his purported real estate firm to pay previous investors...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons' Villanueva says he was conned out of 250K

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A former NBA player best known for his 1990 tournament buzzer-beater for Connecticut is on trial in Trenton, N.J., on federal charges of wire fraud. Tate George is accused of carrying out a Ponzi scheme from 2005 to early 2011, netting him 2 million. He has denied wrongdoing. Prosecutors say George used money investors sank into his purported real estate firm...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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