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LeBron James cries foul on being unable to draw foul calls

LeBron James expressed frustration with the surprisingly low number of foul calls he’s drawn in the postseason, arguing that the amount of contact he’s receiving in the paint should be enough for the refs to blow their whistles. “I know I’m getting hit, grabbed and pushed just like everybody else out on the floor,” James told the media Wednesday, via Cleveland.com...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What is the plan this offseason?

The Detroit Pistons suffered a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. Coming into the season, many were hoping for a playoff appearance, and the Pistons were able to accomplish that goal as the 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. However, now they need to take the next step. Here is a closer look at what their strategy could be this offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons News: Steve Blake, Anthony Tolliver's future in Detroit in doubt; Stan Van Gundy keen to keep core intact

Re-signing Steve Blake and/or Anthony Tolliver not a priority for Stan Van Gundy this summer. Steve Blake & Anthony Tolliver's unsure of future with team as free agency looms The offseason has begun in Motown and the much anticipated roster re-haul is in its infancy as the team looks to the free agent market and draft to bolster its' squad. With Stan Van Gundy looking to...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

Stan Van Gundy on Stanley Johnson: 'This is a skill development summer'

Stan Van Gundy expressed that he believes Stanley Johnson does not have the NBA skills he needs yet, that he wants him to work this summer on honing those skills. Stanley Johnson turned some heads, and got into some heads, during the NBA playoffs this year. The other Stan, Stan Van Gundy, has it in his mind that Johnson needs to worry less about "playing" this summer and work more...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

Van Gundy on Drummond's Free Throws: "Literally, everything's on the table"

Speaking during the Pistons Media Availability, Stan Van Gundy has stated that "everything is on the table" in regards to helping Drummond get better at his free throws. One of the many things that were discussed during today's Pistons Media Availability with Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower and Pistons Head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy was of course...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
5 days ago

Andre Drummond willing to try underhand free throws next season

Andre Drummond is willing to do whatever it take sin order to help his Detroit Pistons win, even if that means going an unconventional route with his free-throw shooting. That could mean we could see Drummond start taking his attempts from the charity stripe with an underhand toss to the basket. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy mentioned the possibility on Thursday. “As far as shooting...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Andre Drummond, ‘everything is on the table’ to help improve free throw shooting

After shooting just .355 percent from the free throw line last season and a non-factor late in close games due to his woes at the line, Pistons center Andre Drummond may be looking at more unorthodox methods to help improve his free throw shooting. Including attempting his shots underhand. This is according to Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy who said ‘everything is on the table’...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago

Van Gundy open to Drummond shooting FTs underhanded

When you’re a career 38 percent shooter from the charity stripe, it’s probably time to start experimenting with some bold new strategies. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy certainly thinks so in his increasingly Sisyphean attempts to solve the dilemma posed by center Andre Drummond’s notorious bricklaying at the free throw line. Van Gundy was asked on Thursday about the possibility...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matching each NBA team to its ideal jersey sponsorship

Two weeks ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league will allow sponsorship logos to appear on jerseys beginning in 2017. The decision is groundbreaking. The NBA will be the first major professional sports league in the U.S. to have sponsorship logos on team uniforms. (That is, assuming you discount the Nike swoosh and Adidas stripes.) But it was also inevitable...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings to hire Ken Catanella as assistant general manager

He may not be mentioned along with Jeff Bower and Stan Van Gundy, but he's played an important role in the Pistons' front office. When a front office performs well, teams will begin to steal executives from that front office. The Sacramento Kings have done exactly that by hiring executive Ken Catanella as their assistant general manager, according to Marc Stein. ESPN sources say...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
6 days ago

Emerging trend: Coaches given president's title in NBA

A day after Stan Van Gundy's first game as president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons last season, he was asked to give an assessment of the coach in the 89-79 loss to the Denver Nuggets. ''My front office was not very happy with the coach last night,'' Van Gundy quipped. ''He admonished the coach.'' The name of the coach: Stan Van Gundy. Over the last four seasons...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Is Tyronn Lue for real?

In his first playoff series as a head coach, Tyronn Lue guided the Cleveland Cavaliers to a playoff sweep. A majority of people are giving most of the credit to LeBron James since he is the absolute GOAT of the postseason 1st round. That doesn’t mean you should overlook Lue’s coaching performance though. The man displayed some serious poise and intelligence. So much so that some...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy gets zero votes for NBA coach of the year

Did Stan Van Gundy deserve to be left off the coach of the year results? It should come as no surprise that Steve Kerr was named 2015-2016 NBA coach of the year, but I thought Stan Van Gundy's name would appear somewhere in the results. Despite a 12-win improvement from last year, SVG was nowhere to be found on the ballots of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters. Here are the results...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
8 days ago

NBA Playoffs 2016: The Cavs first round sweep over the Pistons is exactly what they needed

What makes the ideal first round opponent for a top seed? Are four blowouts really optimal, or is it better to sweat a little? The Cavaliers sent the Pistons packing in just four games, but it wasn't exactly easy. They were tested, and as David Zavac argued yesterday,  Detroit isn't going to go away any time soon. Stan Van Gundy knows what he's doing. Andre Drummond, Marcus Morris...
Via Fear The Sword
8 days ago

2016 NBA Playoffs: The Cavs Sweep the Pistons (WFNY on Chris Clem’s Cavs Cast)

We’ve discussed the Cavaliers and their opening round sweep of the Pistons to begin the 2016 NBA Playoffs in detail already. We had our Behind the Box Score. Brian Spaeth and I discussed it on the podcast. Now, we’re posting the episode of Chris Clem’s Cavs Cast that featured our own Dave Sterling. It was a good listen that was good for basketball content but also pretty funny...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Pistons have plenty of potential after playoff berth

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Moments after his season ended, Detroit star Andre Drummond was asked about free throws - clearly not his favorite topic. ''You think I sit around all day and not work on it?'' he asked. Drummond's woeful free throw shooting is becoming a bigger issue because the Pistons will face higher expectations in the future. Detroit - thanks in large part to Drummond...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons NBA offseason 2016: Who will the Pistons try to acquire next?

Predicting the Unpredictable: Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower have made several trades during their brief control of the franchise that nobody saw coming. Is there a way to figure out who they'll trade for next? In the two years that Stan Van Gundy has been the President/Coach of the Pistons, we've certainly learned a lot about him. Stan-as-coach is defensive minded, doesn't feed...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
9 days ago

NBA Playoffs 2016: Recapping the Cavaliers sweep of the Pistons, in limerick form

The Cavs advanced to round two with a sweep of the Pistons. There once was a team from the D That was coached by Stan Van Gundy Talked more than they won, got swept in round in one Series was as competitive as a sweep could be It was a good series for Coach Ty Lue His coaching helped the Cavs advance to round two Boston or Atlanta it doesn't matter When Love, LeBron and...
Via Fear The Sword
9 days ago

Pistons News: SVG talks coaching opportunities; More on Tobias Harris trade; 2018 will see ads on jerseys

Here is your weekly fill of non-playoff related news. Van Gundy believes the NBA needs to give more chances to Assistant Coaches After speaking up about lead assistant Bob Beyer's readiness to take on a head coaching position, Stan Van Gundy has once again reiterated his stance on the NBA coaching carousel: give your assistants a chance. The Pistons' head coach tells MLive...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
9 days ago

Stan Van Gundy: 'I'm proud of them'

Stan Van Gundy speaks truth. Stan Van Gundy expressed how proud he is of this Pistons team for the way they battled from start to finish against the No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers: "I'm proud of them." pic.twitter.com/kQoy9sH1MX — NBA TV (@NBATV) April 25, 2016 I was not going to be surprised if the Pistons had a let-down game in Game 4 which is prone to happen to a lot...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
10 days ago

REPORT: Stan Van Gundy Cringed At Stanley Johnson’s Comments, Confronted Him

LeBron James is not someone you want to mess with and make angry on the basketball court. After Game 1 between the Cavs and Pistons, 19-year old rookie Stanley Johnson came out to say that he wasn’t scared of LeBron and could send him to the floor if LeBron wanted to try that with him. […]
Via Cavs Nation
12 days ago

Van Gundy spoke to Stanley Johnson about LeBron remarks

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy may or may not have had a little chat about maturity this week with rookie forward Stanley Johnson. After the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out Detroit in Game 2, Johnson said he is not afraid of LeBron James and that he even thinks he is in the four-time NBA MVP’s head. Knowing that LeBron doesn’t need any added motivation in the series...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson being reined in by Van Gundy

Stanley Johnson has been very vocal about how he feels about LeBron James. With all the talking the rookie has been doing, Stan Van Gundy decided to rein the rookie in. Stanley Johnson backs down from no man. You have to admire and respect that. It’s one of the reasons he’s made it into the […] Stanley Johnson being reined in by Van Gundy - PistonPowered - PistonPowered - Your...
Via Piston Powered
12 days ago

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons: Game three preview and prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be heading to the Palace in Auburn Hills with a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Pistons in the series. In the first two games, the Cavs executed their game plan which is to spread the floor with shooters, play physical defense. The Pistons did not look overly outmatched, but they don’t seem to have the pieces to counter all of Cleveland’s weapons. Regardless...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy cringed when he heard his rookie's comments on LeBron

Credit to Stanley Johnson: He may only be 19-years-old. He may be a rookie in the NBA. But he is not afraid. His comments about LeBron James proved that on Wednesday night.But whether Johnson actually got into the "head" of LeBron in Game 2 Wednesday, he certainly got into his coach's head once the comments went viral.On Thursday, Van Gundy told reporters that he had in fact heard...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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