Brandon Jennings aims to be back in action by August

Things were going so well for Brandon Jennings. After languishing under shaky leadership for the better part of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons, his tremendous upside was looking like it would never be maximized.Enter Stan Van Gundy. In the Pistons coach's first year on the job, Jennings had a renaissance season, leading the team through a winning winter before...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Why Detroit picks Stanley Johnson at #8

The 2015 NBA Draft is just around the corner, and the Detroit Pistons are looking to add another vital piece to their five-plus year “rebuilding” puzzle. With the NBA Draft Lottery over, the Pistons know exactly where they will make their first round selection, and have the ability to make the best analysis of potential prospects before June’s draft. The Pistons will select...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Pistons Take?

PISTONS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER EIGHT Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond as the newest member of the Detroit Pistons. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
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Detroit Pistons: Meet the draft prospects

The Detroit Pistons didn’t move up in the draft lottery and will have the 8th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Moving into the top three would have been fun, but eight is a fine consolation prize in this draft. This year’s class is loaded with viable lottery picks, so Detroit will have a difficult decision to make. Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor, the consensus top-two prospects...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Mock Draft Tracker, Post-Lottery Edition: Who’s the Choice at No. 8?

The Detroit Pistons held serve in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, failing to hit it big with a move into the top three but also avoiding a drop like they suffered a year ago — slipping from No. 8 to No. 9 cost the Pistons their first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Who might get the nod when the Pistons are on the clock? Here’s a sampling of the predictions: Sports Illustrated: Stanley...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects Detroit Pistons might draft with the No. 8 pick

The Detroit Pistons still face a lot of uncertainty in their new era, under head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy. But by landing the No. 8 overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft in last night's lottery, they potentially moved one piece away from having their definitive core of the future. While Detroit has some work to do locking down Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and...
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Players the Detroit Pistons should target with the #8 pick

The Detroit Pistons have received the eighth pick in the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night. Things went as expected until the New York Knicks fell from second to fourth. Stan Van Gundy is now the president of basketball operations and Jeff Bower is the new general manager. Despite Joe Dumars’ shortcomings, he drafted well. He had a good run of first round draft picks that included...
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Stanley Johnson is talking like a future Detroit Piston

All things considered, the Detroit Pistons have two primary ways to improve: Internal development, and the draft.Stan Van Gundy's squad will have their selection fate determined in the NBA Draft Lottery tomorrow. And if they land a pick high enough, it seems pretty clear who they'll draft this June: Arizona's Stanley Johnson.At least week's combine, Johnson talked about his interview...
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Detroit Pistons: Draft Lottery Preview

The NBA draft lottery is this Tuesday– one of the most interesting dynamics in the entire league. Any team in the top 15 slots of the draft has a chance to get the number one pick, but more importantly, the Detroit Pistons have a 2.8% chance of doing just that. However, that would mean having a lot of luck, which the Pistons haven’t had in recent years. Last year they lost their...
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Detroit Pistons: The Perfect Pistons Offseason

(Source: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America) By Brandon Hartman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… There was so much hype coming out of Detroit about their basketball team before the start of the season that for a second you could almost believe that maybe this was the year they snapped the duck and reached the Playoffs after a six year drought, the last time being the victims...
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Detroit Pistons: Brandon Jennings or Reggie Jackson (revisited)

This offseason in the Detroit Pistons organization will involve plenty of questions surrounding the ongoing “rebuilding” process that the Pistons have been facing for quite some time now. In addition to the situation surrounding Greg Monroe, and the upcoming NBA Draft, one question that remains for head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy, is whether both...
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Report: Andre Drummond is one of NBA's biggest 'hack-a' victims

Close the eyes of your imagination, because terrible basketball is afoot.The 2015 NBA Playoffs have seen abundant use of the time-tested "hack-a" strategy, found in its most rhetorically catchy form when attached to Shaquille O'Neal. This postseason's biggest culprit, though, is the Houston Rockets. Coach Kevin McHale had Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan sent to the line...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy, Pistons look to add mental coach

The Stan Van Gundy era is only barely underway for the Detroit Pistons. About a year ago, the team gave the former Orlando Magic head coach a lucrative deal to coach the team and lead all basketball operations.Van Gundy's first season in Detroit would probably be best termed as "experimental," with a rotating door of players augmenting Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe as Van Gundy...
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Peel the onion with Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups is Colorado basketball. He’s the best high school player, the best player from any Colorado university and the best NBA player the state has ever produced. In this conversation he opens up about why Colorado means so much to him, and he offers his thoughts on who the next Nuggets head coach should be… spoiler Alert: He does not suggest himself. Click here to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy's scouting big men for draft in Spain

Stan Van Gundy loves three-point shooting. A "four-out" offense, revolving around the post play of Dwight Howard and a collection of perimeter men, was one of the hallmarks of his successful tenure with the Orlando Magic.And, according to recent reports, he's looking to bring some of those same principles to his Detroit Pistons. Terry Foster of the Detroit News claims that Van Gundy...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Top four draft prospects

The 2015 NBA draft lottery is next Tuesday, May 19 and the Detroit Pistons will cross their fingers and hope for some much- needed luck. Stan Van Gundy and the rest of the front office believe that they are getting closer to becoming a contender and landing a solid draft pick could be the key to taking that next step. Even though we don’t know the official order for the first...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups, Mike Pritchard head 2015 Colorado athletic hall of fame class

Former basketball star Chauncey Billups and Mike Pritchard, the most valuable player on Colorado's 1990 national championship football team, highlight a distinguished list of 11 members who will be inducted into CU's Athletic Hall of Fame.
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10 days ago

Detroit Pistons: Three offseason keys

The Detroit Pistons (32-50) finished this season with the eighth-worst record in the NBA. Things were bleak at times and bright at others, but one positive takeaway from this season is the team’s 27-27 record after waiving Josh Smith. A .500 record was good enough for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference this season. With their young core, Detroit can quickly put this ugly...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The Fear of Going International

Will Detroit Pistons fans ever get over drafting Darko Milicic 2nd overall in the 2003 Draft? Probably not. This year, numerous NBA mock drafts have linked the Pistons with Mario Hezonja. Hezonja, a 6-foot-8 shooting guard/small forward, has risen draft boards since his announcement to enter the draft in late April. Hezonja has as many tools as Inspector Gadget. He’s an athletic...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Former Piston, current kickboxer Darko is a glorious drunk

Detroit Pistons fans, like fans of every NBA team, are not exactly short on regrets. The one at the very top of the list in Motor City, though, may be their team's draft selection of Darko Milicic.In 2003, Detroit picked him No. 2 overall, passing on the likes of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony. As you probably could have guessed, Darko's career didn't turn out like theirs...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The Greg Monroe saga

The Detroit Pistons wrapped up their regular season less than a month ago, and while a few Eastern Conference teams are fighting for a title shot in the NBA Playoffs, the Pistons find themselves preparing for another season the Detroit basketball. In my last article, I broke down the Pistons draft scenarios, as far as who could potentially be on the board when the Pistons select...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA No. 2 Overall Pick Darko Milicic Chugs Beer, Tries To Feed Tattoos (Video)

This is what Darko Milicic’s life has come to. We have no idea what’s going on in the video above, other than the fact that it’s Darko Milicic — the No. 2 overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 2003 NBA Draft — chugging a beer with no hands. It also appears Darko might be a tad bit…intoxicated in this clip, given that he appears to try and give each of the tattooed...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft edition

Let the mock drafts begin! It’s that time of the year again, where teams not playing in the NBA Playoffs are preparing for the future of their franchise.  For lottery teams like Detroit, this time of the year has been one of the only consistent things the franchise has experienced in quite a while. One of the first priorities that should be on Detroit’s offseason “checklist”...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: 3 Keys to a Successful Off-Season

The 2015 off-season will be extremely important for the Detroit Pistons if they want to make the playoffs in 2016. Some key decisions will need to be made, and the roster could look a lot different to start next season. However, some specific things that Stan Van Gundy and his staff could do might potentially put the Pistons in a position to improve significantly, while setting up...
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Pistons Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Pistons will add next to Andre Drummond, Greg...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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