Watch Thaddeus Young end Ersan Ilyasova with this dunk

Young is one of the most athletic Nets. Anthony Gruppuso Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY SportsThe Nets don't exactly get off to the quickest of starts. That's true during games or seasons for a team that often gets rocked out of the gate and started this year 0-7. Sunday night, Thaddeus Young changed that theme.Brooklyn's first points of the game during its 87-83 victory over the Pistons...
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Thaddeus Young Dunks On Ersan Ilyasova

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young makes Ersan Ilyasova pay for the chase down block attempt with a poster sized dunk. Let’s give Ilyasova some props for sticking with the play though. Sometimes playing good defense means you’ll get dunked on. The post Thaddeus Young Dunks On Ersan Ilyasova appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Pistons visit Greg Monroe's Bucks Monday night

While Greg Monroe's new team continues to be a work in progress, his old one has at times shown signs of improvement since his departure. The Detroit Pistons still have some areas to work on, however, ahead of visiting Monroe's Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night in a matchup of slumping Central Division teams (7:30 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. tip-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Monroe's offseason...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Bucks vs. Pistons

While Greg Monroe's new team continues to be a work in progress, his old one has at times shown signs of improvement since his departure. The Detroit Pistons still have some areas to work on, however, ahead of visiting Monroe's Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night in a matchup of slumping Central Division teams. Monroe's offseason addition was expected to further accelerate the Bucks...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy wants to limit Ersan Ilyasova

Ersan Ilyasova's minutes have been up and down this season. Raj MehtaDetroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy doesn't want too push Ersan Ilyasova too hard in the beginning stages of the season.Ilyasova, who was acquired by Van Gundy this offseason, hasn't played a consistent amount of minutes every night this season. He's played as little as 16 minutes, and as much as 34 minutes...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Is the 3-0 Start For Real?

The Detroit Pistons are off to a 3-0 start. This is not a typo; the Detroit Pistons have started out the 2015-2016 season 3-0. It’s the first time the franchise has done so since 2008. Detroit’s quick start is one of the most surprising early season storylines. But what is the most impressive thing about it is this: The three teams that the Pistons have beat — the Hawks, Jazz...
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The Detroit Pistons are off to a hot start in 2015

Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons are off to a hot start to the 2015 season. Getting two good victories against the Atlanta Hawks (106-94) and the Utah Jazz (92-87). As we expected Andre Drummond is leading the team, averaging 18-points and 14.5-rebounds per game. But we can all say that the Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova have been great as well in these first two games. Left...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ersan Ilyasova is the best shooter ever, according to ESPN, sort of

Coming into Wednesday’s game against Utah, the second game of the Pistons season, had Pistons big an Ersan Ilyasova shooting a rather high percentage. KEEP FEEDING HIM!
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks are on the rise and will challenge the NBA

Nothing screams bright future like new owners, a new stadium, and new jerseys. The Milwaukee Bucks have all of the above.  In April 2014, investors Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens agreed to buy the Bucks for half a billion dollars, as well as pledge $100 million to a new arena. The arena became official this summer, with Governor Scott Walker and the local government agreeing to subsidize...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Stan Van Gundy Blueprint On Night 1

The game between the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks was the only one that didn't make the cut for national TV on Opening Night, but it might have been the most interesting when it comes to subplots to watch over the course of the season. It was our first chance to see Stan Van Gundy's pure 4-out creation in Detroit and our first chance to see what Atlanta would look like without...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pistons beat up on the Hawks in 2015-16 season opener

The Detroit Pistons came into tonight’s season opener looking like they were on a mid season three game winnings streak blowing out the Atlanta Hawks 106-94. Having only lost six games at home last season the Hawks managed to hang with the Pistons up until halftime as Detroit took a 48-43 lead into the break. However you could see the Pistons begin to pull away from the Hawks...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons In Position For Playoff Push

Detroit has a look that’s reminiscent of Stan Van Gundy’s old Orlando bunch. Key Additions Draft: Stanley Johnson Trade: Ersan Ilyasova, Marcus Morris, Danny Granger, Steve Blake Free Agency: Aron Baynes Key Departures Free Agency: Greg Monroe Trade: Caron Butler 2015-16 Outlook Pistons’ head coach/GM Stan Van Gundy has molded this Pistons team from close to scratch. And minus...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Milwaukee Bucks. 2014-15 Record: 41-41 Notable Acquisitions: Greg Monroe (FA), Greivis Vasquez (Trade), Rashad Vaughn (Draft) Notable Departures: Zaza Pachulia, Ersan Ilyasova, Jared Dudley Temperature Check: Coming off a miserable 15-win season, the Bucks were a franchise in desperate need of optimism...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons Playback: Pistons vs. Nets (VIDEO)

Ersan Ilyasova finished with 15 points and Andre Drummond added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Pistons 93-83 loss to the Nets.
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October 09, 2015  |  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...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ersan Ilyasova eager to play for Stan Van Gundy

After spending the early part of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks, Ersan Ilyasova is understandably excited for a change of scenery. Ilyasova is particularly pumped up to play for head coach Stan Van Gundy, and with good reason, as Van Gundy orchestrated the trade with Milwaukee to get him.  Here's what Ilyasova recently told Keith Langlois of about joining the team...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pistons hired a new shooting coach to work with Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons added some quality shooters in Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova this offseason, but the biggest addition may have been a new shooting coach to work with their biggest star: Andre Drummond. Drummond shot just 38.9 percent from the free throw line last season, which invited plenty of intentional fouls from opposing teams. New shooting coach Dave Hopla hopes to...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Pistons fans expecting to much from the players?

The Pistons tip-off their season off in just 70 days against the Atlanta Hawks which absolutely will be a nice early test for the team. It will also serve as one of the first benchmarks as to whether or not Stan Van Gundy and the leadership of Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson can go toe-to-toe with one of the better teams out of the East. Perhaps potentially leading the Pistons...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the future of the Pistons?

Could the 2016 Detroit Pistons be the next 2004 Pistons? Stan Van Gundy has been very busy this off season. Drafting one of the best players in the draft this season. Stanley Johnson was not the best player to come out, but most NBA annalist can say he was the best well rounded player to come out of the draft. Plays a great offense and contributes very well on the defense side...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons haven't ruled out re-signing Monroe

The Detroit Pistons made a trade for Ersan Ilyasova recently.Picking up the undervalued Milwaukee Bucks forward for a small price was a smart asset play, but it also underlined one of the key anxieties of Pistons president Stan Van Gundy's offseason: Retaining big man Greg Monroe is looking like a long shot.But while Detroit appears prepared to move on without the man they call Moose...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd likes Milwaukee's flexibility entering draft

After trading Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons for the non-guaranteed contracts of Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd sounds excited about new flexibility the Bucks should enjoy, both in the draft and free agency.Here's more from Genaro Armas of the Washington Times:“Yeah, I like what [GM John] Hammond has done, the position he has put...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What Ersan Ilyasova means for the Pistons

The Detroit Pistons made the first big splash of the 2015 NBA offseason last week by acquiring Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams.  Ilyasova, 28, averaged 11.5 points per game last season, along with 4.8 rebounds per contest.  For his career, Ilyasova has averaged 10.7 points along with 6 rebounds per game. Ersan Ilyasova is...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gundy talks about the newest Piston, Ersan Ilyasova

Ersan Ilyasova came to the Detroit Pistons this week, via trade.Much has been made of the forward's ability to play the stretch-four position, pulling defenses around with his height and shooting as has been done in past, successful offenses engineered by Pistons' coach Stan Van Gundy.But in introducing Ilyasova to the Detroit media, Van Gundy made sure to mention that his scoring...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Trades, draft crucial for building Detroit Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons introduced newly acquired power forward Ersan Ilyasova on Tuesday. Coach and team president Stan Van Gundy says at this point in the team's building process, the easiest way to acquire help may be by targeting players who aren't on the open market. That means via the draft and trades. Detroit made a significant deal last week, acquiring...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson has last draft workout with Pistons

Arizona's Stanley Johnson has long seemed destined for a spot with the Detroit Pistons.After Stan Van Gundy and Co. traded for Ersan Ilyasova last week, effectively creating a contingency plan for Greg Monroe's expected departure, Johnson's coming to Detroit by way of the No. 8 pick in this June's draft seemed even more inevitable. After his last workout with the team, he sounded...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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