Brandon Jennings on last season: ‘It was my worst season’

The Detroit Pistons were a bit disappointing last season, and point guard Brandon Jennings was one of the bigger disappointments on the roster. He simply wasn’t able to get his offense going, and he looked extremely lost on the court quite often. If the Pistons are going to rebound this season and make the playoffs, they are going to need Jennings to turn things around and get...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons?

The Bad Boys. DEEETRRROOIT BAAASKETBAAALLL!!!! You guys remember that? Those were the good ole days of Detroit Pistons basketball. It wasn’t long ago we were watching “Mr. Big Shot” Billups drain clutch shot after clutch shot, Ben Wallace dominating his way to multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, and RIP... The post Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons...
Via Hoops-Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings has added 25 pounds

The Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill is reporting that Detroit Pistons G Brandon Jennings has put on 25 pounds this summer.  Jennings is coming off a season where he averaged a career high 7.6 assists, but he averaged 15.5 points and shot 33.7% from deep and 37.3% overall. If Jennings really did pack on 25 pounds, my God! He’s beginning to understand! You have to get strong to...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Adds 25 Pounds Of Muscle

Brandon Jennings has gained approximately 25 extra pounds of muscle in the offseason. “I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry. Jennings expects the added weight to help on defense, as well as absorbing contact when driving to the basket. Jennings also said Stan Van Gundy reminds him of Scott Skiles, who was his first coach with...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Brandon Jennings ready for game to rebound

Brandon Jennings emerged from the informal workouts at The Palace practice facility, looking somewhat similar to the figure who departed to California after last season’s disappointing, playoff-less finish. Playful swagger? Check. Rare introspection? Check Twenty-five extra pounds? Check…wait, that wasn’t here last season “I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Magic Signs to Appear in Downtown Orlando

Bungalower – I had no clue this local site existed but I’m following it now – is reporting that the Orlando Magic are looking to spruce up Downtown Orlando with some temporary signage. Quotes and photos courtesy of Bungalower. The Orlando Magic plan to build a temporary display of the word “Magic” with a missing “I” and move it around downtown. The idea is that residents...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Magic General Manager Otis Smith taking over Pistons’ D-League team

Stan Van Gundy is getting the band back together in Detroit. The Pistons are preparing to name former Magic general manager Otis Smith the head coach of the D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, the Detroit Free Press reports. Smith served as the Magic’s general manager during Van Gundy’s tenure and was part of the management team that drafted Dwight Howard, ultimately succeeding...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Muscled-up Smith ready to help lead SVG’s Pistons

In their off-season communication, Stan Van Gundy and Josh Smith have focused more on big-picture stuff: team culture, leadership, chemistry. It was lighter on the specifics, but Smith heard enough to tailor his summer workout regimen. “I’m ready to play whatever position is asked of me,” said Smith, noticeably thicker in the chest and shoulders, in his first day back at the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The next step for Andre Drummond

You would be excused for djoing something of a double take. Stan Van Gundy happened to pick the one team that is most poised to remake the most successful team of his coaching career. Sure, there is still some cleaning up to do (thank you, job security of being president of basketball operations). Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond did not quite seem to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Could Detroit be the favorites to land the eighth seed in the East? Despite the continued improvement of Andre Drummond, disappointing is the only word that can accurately describe Detroit’s 2013-14 season—but with Stan Van Gundy at the helm and Andre Drummond continuing to rise, everything feels new and exciting in the Motor City. Coaching 25/25 Detroit head coach and President...
Via The Lottery Mafia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons in a place no team wants to be in

In the NBA, there are two categories you want to fall in: either you’re incredibly bad, like the Philadelphia 76ers, or you’re a perennial title contender, like the San Antonio Spurs. The Detroit Pistons fall in neither category and are stuck right in the middle. They aren’t nearly bad enough to land a top 3 pick and they don’t have nearly the talent to contend for a title...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Detroit Pistons Free Agent Signings

The Detroit Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy this off-season as their new Head Coach and the president of basketball operations.  He has had his chance to mold the Pistons to his liking, and has decided to sign a large amount of people this off-season.  Here I grade the Pistons free agent signings.  DJ Augustin Grade: B+ The Detroit Pistons are the second team in a row to pick up...
Via TopSportsReport
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy tapping Otis Smith for D-League coach

“Sources told that Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy has targeted [Otis] Smith — his former boss and close associate in Orlando — to move to the coaching side of the business by taking charge of Detroit’s new D-League expansion team [Grand Rapids Drive], which will begin play this season in nearby Grand Rapids, Mich. ” –Marc Stein of
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy adds 2 former players to coaching staff

It was announced on Thursday afternoon that Detroit Pistons head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy hired former players Quentin Richardson and Malik Allen for his coaching staff. Van Gundy coached Richardson in Orlando and he coached Allen in Miami. Neither Richardson nor Allen have any coaching experience, but this goes with Van Gundy’s “change the...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agency not working out for Pistons' Greg Monroe as talks remain at standstill

Tuesday was an anniversary of sorts. It was the three-month anniversary of the day Stan Van Gundy wowed owner Tom Gores with a lengthy presentation on his vision to restore the Pistons after five straight seasons without the playoffs. The rest is history as less than two weeks later Van Gundy was introduced as president and head coach of the Pistons. In that presentation (featuring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Detroit Pistons: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Moves made Hired Stan Van Gundy as head coach and president of basketball operations Signed Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin, Caron Butler, Aaron Gray Drafted Spencer Dinwiddie Declined Chauncey Billups’ team option Strongest: Hiring Stan Van Gundy Almost all of the above moves...
Via HoopStuff
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy took questions from the media last week about the contract impasse with restricted free agent Greg Monroe after introducing free agent pickups D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Here are some of his answers. Question: How realistic is it, compared to a month ago, that Monroe will take the qualifying offer?...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy Reportedly Tells Josh Smith Trade Rumors ‘Have Been Inaccurate’

Whether or not Stan Van Gundy actually wants to trade Josh Smith this offseason, the Detroit Pistons’ new coach recently told Smith that all rumors surrounding a Smith-to-Sacramento deal “have been inaccurate”, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. According to Wojnarowski, Smith will be with the Pistons for training camp “barring an unexpected turn of events”,...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith

Stan Van Gundy is hoping to keep Greg Monroe in Detroit. But several teams have expressed interest in acquiring the young big man, and the Phoenix Suns are reportedly first in line. [We] tried to make a very strong case for ourselves and for our organization. I think that we’ve tried to make him understand […] The post Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith...
Via Champs Nation
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Meeks, Butler, Augustin fit into Van Gundy's mold for Pistons' roster

AUBURN HILLS -- Before the NBA draft, Stan Van Gundy laid out the first steps of his plan for rebuilding the Pistons. As of Tuesday, most of that mission has been accomplished. One day after introducing Jodie Meeks to the local media, Detroit brought in Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin. All three are players that fit nicely into the mold Van Gundy plans to use for the new roster. Without...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where the C’s are running low on sign and trade targets

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Lets start with Detroit’s Greg Monroe: The Boston Celtics would love to add a big man with the skills of Detroit’s Greg Monroe. But all indications are that the Pistons are going to do whatever they have to...
Via Red's Army
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Pistons want Greg Monroe back if it's 'a mutual thing'

Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' top executive made it clear Wednesday that Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' head coach wants Greg Monroe back next season, or vice versa, or both. Regardless, with free agents able to sign contracts and offer sheets beginning Thursday, Van Gundy's major point of emphasis Tuesday was that Monroe is a part of the Pistons' future...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pistons Get Their Men

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons made quick, intentional moves to start free agency season. The first few days of the 2014 free-agency market have moved along very slowly indeed. With the league’s most supremely elite talents yet unsigned, many teams are holding back from signing any players, so as not to disrupt their carefully calibrated cap plans. A notable exception...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

George David Steps Down As Assistant GM Of Pistons

George David has stepped down as assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons. “George David has informed general manager Jeff Bower and I that he has made the decision to step down as assistant general manager,” said Stan Van Gundy, Detroit Piston Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. “We wish George well in his future endeavors.” "17 years, an NBA...
Via RealGM
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blog: Stan Van Gundy and Pistons begin free agency

NBA Free Agency is here for Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons. Throughout the day we’ll update you here on all the happenings with Detroit on this very busy day! UPDATE: Add Cleveland to the list of suitors for Greg Monroe. Hearing: Cleveland is another weighing whether to join the bidding for Pistons RFA Greg Monroe. Atlanta, Portland and Orlando all interested — Marc Stein (...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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