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Peyton Siva Has Signed With The Orlando Magic

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Just two weeks after the Detroit Pistons announced that they wouldn’t pick up the second year of his contract, former Louisville star Peyton Siva has inked a contract with the Orlando Magic. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the news. Josh Robbins, the Magic beat writer for the Orlando Sentinel, reports that Siva’s deal is non-guaranteed...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Fan’s Expectation for the Detroit Pistons in 2014

Getty Last year at this time, I must admit, I was very optimistic for the Detroit Pistons. We were making moves and acquiring Josh Smith with Brandon Jennings made me feel like we had names to once again attach our team to.People would have to take the Pistons seriously for the first time since the mid 2000s. I at least felt like we had compiled a roster worthy of a playoff spot...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond Swats Draymond Green’s Dunk At USA Basketball Practice

There’s almost no question the Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond will make the USA basketball roster with Kevin Love and Blake Griffin withdrawing from the competition. Watch this block the 20-year-old had on the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during practice on Monday. [NBA Instagram] The post Andre Drummond Swats Draymond Green’s Dunk At USA Basketball Practice appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meeks’ productivity as starter made him even more attractive to Pistons

Even if Kobe Bryant’s recovery from Achilles tendon surgery hadn’t opened the door to a broader role for Jodie Meeks, the Pistons likely would have targeted the five-year veteran shooting guard. He was one of the elite shooters to hit free agency, and shooting, after all, topped Stan Van Gundy’s off-season to-do list. But when greater playing time didn’t lead to any dips...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Timberlake celebrates Detroit Pistons Bad Boys on Instagram

In case you didn’t know already, singer Justin Timberlake is currently on his 20/20 tour and tonight is making a stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills to perform in Detroit. Despite Timberlake growing up in the Orlando Magic territory, he decided to rep the Pistons in a post on the social networking site, Instagram. Check out the below Instagram post which shows JT reaping the 80′s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Detroit Pistons: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Yes, the Pistons still haven’t resigned Greg Monroe, but they are likely too and I will be assuming that he is a Piston next season. You will also see that Josh Smith isn’t a starter, because even if they cannot trade him, Monroe is the better player at power forward and they...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pros and cons of Greg Monroe and Josh Smith

Detroit Pistons head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy and GM Jeff Bower have a tough decision to make. They have to decide whether to keep young and improving forward Greg Monroe or to keep talented, but troublesome, Josh Smith. Monroe is a restricted free agent and Smith has 3 years and $40 million left on his deal. Oh and they both play the same position...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Levelheaded Approach to the Josh Smith Situation

On Monday, a story broke that Detroit Pistons team president Stan Van Gundy reportedly told forward Josh Smith that he is unlikely to be traded “barring an unexpected turn of events.” Despite this news not really meaning anything (does any decent trade offer constitute an “unexpected turn of events”?), it seemed to generate more of a reaction from the Pistons’ fan base...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva, now a free agent, looking for right situation

Nearly four weeks into the NBA’s free-agency period, Charlie Villanueva doesn’t have a landing spot. It’s a far cry from five seasons ago when he agreed to join the Pistons on the first day of the league’s moratorium. Villanueva, who turns 30 next month, admits to feeling the uncertainty. But he is taking a novel approach to the situation. He is starring in his own weekly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Jodie Meeks pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Jodie Meeks may have left the Los Angeles Lakers for the Detroit Pistons and an $18 million deal this summer, but he hasn’t forgotten those who helped him along the way. One person who helped Meeks improve as a player over the past two years was Kobe Bryant, and the 26-year-old paid tribute to the Black Mamba on his Instagram account yesterday as a way to say thank you. “#TBT…2...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NBA teams likely to tank the 2014-2015 season

(Credit: Bleacher Report) Every season there are several teams clearly not trying to win. That is not to say that they are throwing games, but they clearly aren’t trying to put together a winning team. Last season we saw this with the Bucks and 76ers, and this season will certainly have several teams built to lose. Here are five possibilities:  5. Detroit Pistons-  Most of the...
Via Pass The Pill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What’s going on with Greg Monroe?

The Detroit Pistons still haven’t gotten anywhere with restricted free agent Greg Monroe. The free agency period has been going for 24 days now, and all has been relatively quiet on the Monroe front. We don’t know much about what Monroe’s been up to this offseason. But we do know that he has yet to execute any of the three options at his disposal: sign another team’s offer...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What’s Greg Monroe’s Value?

Detroit Pistons: What’s Greg Monroe’s Value? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… It’s now more than three weeks since the start of free agency and most of the top end players on the market have been signed. Yet one of the Detroit Pistons’ valuable big man, Greg Monroe, remains in limbo – not actively shopping himself to other teams or entertaining meetings with...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray Signing Grades

Detroit Pistons: Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray Signing Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Cartier Martin Contract: 2 seasons, veteran’s minimum (about 2 million, player option) Martin has played for 5 teams in 6 seasons (3 this season) and has only played in 220 games, but he has produced when he has played. He is an excellent shooter, with a 38.3 3 point percentage...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Pistons retire Billups' No. 1?

A decade after the 2004 NBA title, the Detroit Pistons should strongly consider retiring another jersey number. Andre Drummond announced Tuesday on Twitter that -- despite Chauncey Billups leaving the Pistons after one injury-wrecked season -- he's going to continue wearing No. 0. Drummond wore No. 1 at the beginning of his NBA career, but gave it up when Billups returned to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks and Pistons discussing trade that would send Greg Monroe to New York

Greg Monroe could bolster the front line of the Knicks The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons are reportedly working on a sign and trade deal that would send Greg Monroe to the Big Apple. The Pistons are looking for J.R. Smith and a first round pick, while the Knicks are offering Smith and a second round pick. The Knicks couldn’t give up a first round pick until 2018. The NBA...
Via Pass The Pill
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Rumors: Phoenix considering offering Greg Monroe an offer sheet

With the frenzy stage of NBA Free Agency over, the remaining free-agents begin to carve their path to finding their new homes or remaining with their current team. A hot rumor going around now is that the Phoenix Suns are intrigued about the possibility of a Eric Bledsoe-Greg Monroe pairing and are considering making him an offer sheet, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Smith Likely Staying With Pistons

  When you have a roster with names like Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, missing the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference is a colossal disappointment. Naturally, such a failure is usually followed by overhaul to a team’s roster and front office, and that is exactly what has been going on with the Detroit Pistons this off-season. After bringing in...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with the Pistons this fall, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Sacramento had made calls...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Uptempo Suns considering signing Greg Monroe to offer sheet

According to Dan Feldman at NBCSports.com the Phoenix Suns are considering signing Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons to an offer sheet. This move doesn't make much sense considering Monroe is more of a traditional big man that will anchor your defense as opposed to someone who fits in with Phoenix's NBA fifth highest scoring offense last season.Having said that, for Danny...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns interested in RFA Greg Monroe

TweetAccording to a report from Huffington Post’s Jordan Schultz, the Phoenix Suns are considering extending an offer sheet for Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe: Hearing Suns may be considering a Greg Monroe offer. They have space to get both him and Bledsoe but would lose cap flexibility long-term. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 20, 2014 Phoenix has been struggling...
Via Los That Sports Blog
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond Posts Hilarious Vine On Why Basketball Players Shouldn’t Bowl

Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond posted this hilarious Vine earlier on why basketball players shouldn’t bowl and it is outstanding. [Vine] The post Andre Drummond Posts Hilarious Vine On Why Basketball Players Shouldn’t Bowl appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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