Pistons player says Stan Van Gundy told him 'trades could be made'

The Detroit Pistons have already had a busy offseason, but the work might not be done quite yet. Newly signed player Adonis Thomas, who was inked to a non-guaranteed contract, revealed some interesting information that head coach Stan Van Gundy told him when he signed his deal.Here's what Thomas said Van Gundy told him, via David Mayo of"The day I signed my contract,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2012 NBA Draft Class: Who is getting paid?

So far this offseason, we have seen players from the 2012 draft class start to get paid big money. Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Draymond Green all highlight the major deals from that class, but there are some players still left to get extensions, or possibly end up on another team through restricted free agency. I will be looking at seven of the best players from that draft...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does the Magic's all-time starting five include Shaq?

The dog days of August are as good a time as any to reflect on where a franchise has been and where it might be going. And although the Orlando Magic are still one of the youngest teams in the league, their past has been bright.Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer has been naming the all-time starting fives for each NBA team, and this week brings the Magic's turn. The biggest question is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts at point guard for the Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons and head coach Stan Van Gundy will be an interesting position once Brandon Jennings is fully healthy and recovered from an ACL injury he suffered in January.With Reggie Jackson signed to a max contract extension this offseason, will Jennings come back as the starting point guard, or will that be Jackson's position? And will the two play together?  Here's what...
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8 days ago  |  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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Schedule Breakdown

The NBA released the 2015-2016 schedule earlier last week, so let’s breakdown some focal points from the Detroit Pistons schedule.   Detroit Pistons 2015-2016 Schedule Breakdown Here are the most noteworthy takeaways from an analyzation of Detroit’s schedule: Opening Night: The Pistons have the honor of being one of six teams to tip off on opening night, which falls on Tuesday...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Can the Pistons make the playoffs in 2015?

The last time the Detroit Pistons made a trip to the postseason, it was 2009.  Since then, the Pistons have been lackluster.  They’ve gone through several coaching changes, all of which failed to reach the success the Pistons’ had in the mid 2000’s, when they appeared in six straight Eastern Conference championship series. However, with their best coaching change since Larry...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Pistons get better defensively this offseason?

While Stan Van Gundy is most commonly associated with popularizing the "stretch 4" and stacking his lineups with perimeter shooting, he's also always coached very good defensive teams. While the Pistons made positive strides last year, jumping from 25th in defensive efficiency to 19th in the NBA, the acquisitions made this offseason could help the Pistons defense make the leap.Here...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy on Hack-A-Drummond: 'If we get better, we'll see it more'

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has a bright future ahead of him, but he also may have a lot of missed free throws in his future.After shooting just 38.9 percent from the foul line last season, Drummond could be sent to the line with the "Hack-A" strategy much more often next season. Here's what Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy told Zach Lowe on the Lowe Post podcast, as...
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14 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Five things to watch for in 2015-16

Along with the rest of the NBA, the Detroit Pistons released their 2015-16 schedule ahead of their October 27th season opener against the Atlanta Hawks which will be followed by their home opener against the Utah Jazz the next night. For the Pistons who had 22 sets of games last season on consecutive nights the team will still have to endure a shared league high of 20 separate back...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Pistons expect from their wings?

The Detroit Pistons have a franchise center in Andre Drummond and a point guard with huge potential in Reggie Jackson, but the rest of the roster is filled with question marks.While there's talent across the board, it's hard to predict who might make the leap and who will struggle in Detroit. Here's more from Keith Langlois at "The roster is more compatible than it’s...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Pistons create too many positional logjams this offseason?

The Detroit Pistons had a busy offseason, making multiple moves to add depth both through the draft and free agency.After everything was said and done, however, the Pistons may have logjams at a few positions and not enough depth at others. Here's more from David Aldridge at  "Coach Stan Van Gundy continues to be incredibly active, though time will tell how effective the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Could Stanley Johnson start at SG?

While the Detroit Pistons seem to have finished assembling their roster for their 2015 campaign, there is still some uncertainty surrounding who is going to wind up in the starting lineup.  Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Ersan Ilyasova, and Andre Drummond seem to be obvious picks as starters right now. However, the Pistons don’t necessarily have an obvious starter at shooting...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: 4 Things I Learned from SVG

Last week, Detroit Pistons coach and and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy appeared on Zach Lowe of Grantland’s podcast, ‘The Lowe Post’. Here are four things I took away from the insightful hour-plus of hoops talk: 1. The Pistons Scouting Department is First-Rate We all know Van Gundy has enough on his plate as both coach and head of basketball ops, that’s...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Stan Van Gundy thinks Aron Baynes has more to show

The Detroit Pistons signing Aron Baynes may have raised some eyebrows around the league. Baynes, the former San Antonio Spurs reserve, was signed to a three-year deal worth $20 million, even though the Pistons already have a starting center in Andre Drummond.Head coach Stan Van Gundy is optimistic that Baynes will show off more than he did in limited time with the Spurs, however...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons 2015 Offseason Grade

The Pistons used this summer to acquire players that fit Stan Van Gundy’s style of offense. In: Marcus Morris: via trade Ersan Ilyasova: via trade Danny Granger: via trade Steve Blake: via trade Reggie Bullock: via trade Aron Baynes: free agency Adonis Thomas: free agency Out: Greg Monroe (signed for Milwaukee) Tayshaun Price (free agency) John Lucas III (free agency) Draft...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson may have won more playing time

For all those that say NBA Summer League doesn't really matter, take note. Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy was so impressed by Stanley Johnson's play and maturity level during Summer League that it sounds like he's ready to give him more playing time. Here's more from Ketih Langlois at  Van Gundy has learned to take Summer League performances – good or...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fighters train with Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early 1990s played a tough and physical game that earned the team the nickname “The Bad Boys,” and some recent visitors to the team’s practice facility suggest that head coach Stan Van Gundy wants his players to get back on a similar level. In a post on the team’s official Twitter page, some past and present UFC fighters trained with...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Should Stanley Johnson start?

The Detroit Pistons took Stanley Johnson with the eighth pick of the 2015 to the tune of some criticism with Justise Winslow still on the board. I myself was a bit surprised. Five weeks have passed and I am already ready to fully admit I was wrong for doubting him. Johnson The Detroit-Johnson relationship has been a rollercoaster of fun so far. A month or so before the draft, all...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The Brandon Jennings saga

Next season for the Detroit Pistons poses a lot of questions as to what kind of team they will develop into going forward.  One of the younger teams in the NBA, the Pistons made a few key acquisitions this offseason and are beginning to look a lot more like a Stan Van Gundy led team than they did a year ago.  However, there is still one major question that the Pistons must answer...
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy: Rookie Stanley Johnson could start next season

The Detroit Pistons are not among the teams you can expect to see tanking any time soon. Coach Stan Van Gundy has made public statements pillorying those teams that are tanking, and it's not something Detroit's ownership is looking to do. The Pistons want to win games, and they want to be competitive.And that means there will be no preconceived notions about who's a starter and who...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons welcome Reggie Jackson back with new contract

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Less than a month ago, Stan Van Gundy said bringing back point guard Reggie Jackson was his top offseason priority. So it made sense that, with a long-term deal done, the Detroit Pistons introduced Jackson in a formal news conference in the west atrium of the Palace -- where the team holds many of its biggest announcements these days. "It was a big day...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons welcome Reggie Jackson back with new contract

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Less than a month ago, Detroit Pistons coach and team president Stan Van Gundy said bringing back point guard Reggie Jackson was his top offseason priority. So it made sense that, with a long-term deal done, the Pistons introduced Jackson in a formal news conference in the west atrium of the Palace - where the team holds many of its biggest announcements...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wrap: 7.17.15 (VIDEO)

Stan Van Gundy continues to add to the Pistons roster, the Flight Crew and D-Town take over Metro Detroit Youth Day, plus Dre at the Kids Choice Sports Awards in this edition of The Wrap.  
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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