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PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Stan Van Gundy blasts Jennings-Young trade rumor

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t a fan of NBA trade rumors ahead of the deadline. Granted, he’s probably not a fan of them at any time of the year, but SVG took aim at a particular Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young rumbling that emerged Thursday, which suggests his Pistons would ship away Jennings to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Young. Aaron McMann of MLive...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns reportedly plan to trade Markieff Morris in the next two weeks

In the first game following the firing of Jeff Hornacek as head coach of the Suns, Markieff Morris had his best game of the season.But that doesn't mean that the opinion of him has changed within the Suns front office.Morris scored 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out six assists and blocked two shots in a loss to the Raptors, but that one stellar performance did nothing to...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson Scores Career-High 22 Points, Pistons Win

Stanley Johnson had a career-high 22 points and nine rebounds starting in place of the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope helping the Pistons to a close win over the visiting Knicks. In matters bigger than basketball, the Pistons announced earlier this week that players and executives will commit $500,000 toward the water crisis in Flint. “It’s obviously right around the corner...
Via Hooped Up
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Caldwell-Pope out with groin injury against Knicks

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out for Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks with a right groin strain. Caldwell-Pope left the game in Wednesday's loss at Boston after he appeared to slip on a wet spot on the court late in the second quarter. Coach Stan Van Gundy said he had an MRI and would be evaluated by doctors Thursday...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Nets discussing Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young trade

The Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets are reportedly discussing a trade involving Brandon Jennings and Thaddeus Young. According to Chris Sheridan as Sheridan Hoops, the Nets would be willing to sign Jennings long-term before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season, and are one of several teams interested in the point guard. The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson at the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson to critical fan: 'Jump off the Empire State Building'

The Pistons inked Reggie Jackson to a five-year deal worth $80 million last summer, and there were plenty of fans who thought that was too much to pay for a point guard with his particular set of skills.But Jackson has been great in his first full season in Detroit, leading the team in scoring while averaging career-bests in both points per game and field goal percentage from three...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Reggie Jackson wants this fan to jump off the Empire State Building

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press It doesn’t seem like the Pistons have been too happy with their fans lately. First, Andre Drummond tried to leave the court the other night to confront a member of the Detroit Sports Rag who offered up some tips to help his free throw game. Apparently Mr. Drummond doesn’t remember that little dust up between the Pistons, Pacers and fans back...
Via The Majors Detroit
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Stanley Johnson will haunt your dreams

After tonight’s 105-95 Pistons loss to the Celtics, rookie Stanley Johnson seemed hellbent on making sure you can’t sleep at night with this creepy face over the shoulder Greg Kelser in the postgame. Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson giving Greg Kelser a creepy face over his shoulder. pic.twitter.com/ybJdXj2cHu — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 4, 2016 And with that I guess...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris To Be 'Main Focus' Of Suns' Offense, Devin Booker Second Option

Markieff Morris has been the subject of trade rumors due to his displeasure with the Phoenix Suns' organization but he's set to play a key role in Earl Watson's offense. Morris had a season-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's game. "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said of Morris, who'd spent more time on the bench than...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Struggling Against the Best of the East

The Detroit Pistons kicked off February by beating the Brooklyn Nets last night. And they struggled to do so, against the third-worst team in the NBA. While the Pistons have themselves well positioned to take part in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, they have been struggling against the top teams in the Eastern Conference for some time now. How Formidable are the Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Get rid of instant replay in all sports

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is not a fan of instant replay, so much so that he would like to see it eliminated not only from basketball, but all sports. Before the Pistons played the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Van Gundy went on a rant about how he’s not a fan of the process, via The Brooklyn Game’s Devin Kharpertian: “If it were up to me, in all of sports, we’d...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Watch this nasty Jennings to Drummond backboard lob in win over Nets

The Pistons ended a two-game skid Monday night with a 105-100 win over the Nets in Brooklyn despite Reggie Jackson battling cramps and the defense once again giving up double-digits for the third straight night. However the highlight of the night came when Pistons backup point guard Brandon Jennings laid this nasty backboard lob to Andre Drummond who put it down with authority...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Jodie Meeks suffers setback, out a while longer

Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks has suffered a setback with his broken right foot and must stop practicing, he told Mlive on Monday.Not only that, but he has to cease from running or any other physical activities. All Meeks can do it shoot, he said.Meeks returned to practice eight days ago and began experiencing soreness in his foot. After a consultation with the surgeon who operated...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond, Jackson help Pistons edge Nets 105-100

NEW YORK (AP) Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 19 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-100 on Monday night. Drummond fell just shy of an NBA-high sixth 20-point, 20-rebound game of the season but delivered the tiebreaking basket on a dunk with 1:30 remaining. Jackson added a couple of clutch baskets as the Pistons avoided...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' owner pledges $10M to help resolve Flint water woes

FLINT, Mich. (AP) Tom Gores, a Flint native and owner of the Detroit Pistons, is pledging to raise $10 million to address the short- and long-term needs of his Michigan hometown, where the drinking water is contaminated with lead. Gores said in a statement Thursday he has appointed two associates to raise money from other business leaders and identify priorities in Flint. Gores...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nerlens Noel jumps on Andre Drummond’s back for intentional foul

Twitter The 76ers employed the Hack-A-Drummond strategy that many others have used this season.  But they, specifically Nerlens Noel took it to an all new low.  He jumped on Drummond’s back, literally.  Yes, Drummond should be a better foul shooter.  And if he was, this wouldn’t be such a pandemic.  But as we sit here today, it’s part of the game. Drummond, a 35% foul...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons have ill-timed tweet about drinking water

We have all heard about the lead poisoned water in Flint, Michigan which sits just 40 miles north of the home of the Detroit Pistons.  On Friday, the Pistons tweeted (then deleted a few short minutes later) a tip about how to many your drinking water taste better (thanks Pete Blackburn for the tip). And whoops-a-daisy! Twitter I’m 100% confident that we can file this under the...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts NBA over ‘Hack-a-Drummond’ strategy

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy took the NBA to task for its role in how Andre Drummond was intentionally fouled so many times he took an astounding 36 free throws in Wednesday’s 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets. And Van Gundy isn’t happy about it and holds the NBA directly responsible for it. “That's the game the league wants, so that’s what fans get...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Andre Drummond sets NBA record with 23 missed free throws

The Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond set an NBA record with 23 missed free throws (13-of-36), after the Houston Rockets intentionally fouled him like crazy on Wednesday night. Trailing 56-47 to start the second half, the Rockets put seldom-used guard K.J. McDaniels into the game with one purpose: immediately and repeatedly foul Drummond, a 35% free throw shooter. McDaniels did...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Why they won’t trade for Markieff Morris

With the NBA trade deadline being less than a month away, NBA trade rumors and speculation are swirling. The struggling Phoenix Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline, as their playoff window in the tough western conference has seemingly closed and their highly controversial power forward Markieff Morris is expected to be dealt sooner than later. The Detroit Pistons are...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons honor Ben Wallace by retiring his jersey (Video)

The Detroit Pistons honored their legendary center Ben Wallace by retiring his number 3 jersey in a halftime ceremony during Saturday night's game against Golden State. Wallace came to the Pistons via trade in 2000 and played in Detroit for six years, earning four NBA All-Star appearances and winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award four times during that span. Wallace...
Via Holdout Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green writes touching letter to Ben Wallace

On Saturday, Ben Wallace had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Pistons. Wallace, who helped the Pistons win an NBA title in 2004, is among the better defensive players in NBA history and had a large impact on a young Draymond Green. Ahead of Wallace’s big day, Green described what Wallace meant to him growing up. Green, who was born and raised in Michigan, wrote a touching letter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons expected to target Ryan Anderson in free agency

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy loves his stretch forwards, meaning it shouldn’t be a shock to find out he might have an interest in bringing Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans on board this summer. Call it a potential reunion of sorts because Anderson played for Van Gundy in Orlando and helped open up the paint for Dwight Howard thanks to his ability to knock...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: How High is Andre Drummond’s Ceiling?

His physical ceiling reaches 6’11”, but as far as his potential goes, the ceiling continues to rise. It’s not hard to determine how great a player Andre Drummond, star center for the Detroit Pistons, will be when he is putting up numbers like he has been. Currently, he leads the league in rebounding with 15.4 rebounds a game, which is two more than the second highest player...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks interested in Brandon Jennings

Former lottery pick Brandon Jennings — having just returned to action for the Detroit Pistons after undergoing Achilles surgery — may not be with his team for too much longer. A report from Frank Isola of the NY Daily News suggests that the New York Knicks have interest in the talented but inconsistent point guard. Per the report: “The Knicks, according to a source,...
Via Sportsnaut
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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