Reggie Jackson is in desperate need of a comeback after a disappointing season due to knee tendinitis that cost him 20 games this past campaign for the Detroit Pistons. It doesn’t matter if you like Reggie Jackson or not. We all know the Detroit Pistons missed the playoffs this season perhaps in large part due to Jackson’s […] Will there be a Reggie Jackson comeback story...
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It has been uttered too many times to count at this point, that being the Detroit Pistons did not come close to any of the expectations put forth for them. Reasons for the failure have included an injury to Reggie Jackson, a drop in production by Andre Drummond, and the lack of a leader. One reason not mentioned is the off-season acquisitions made by President Stan Van Gundy and...
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a season in two parts for the Detroit Pistons in 2016-17. We’ll dig in for the full picture on his tumultuous season. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was a polarizing figure for fans of the Detroit Pistons in 2016-17. As he is entering restricted free agency this summer, fans have been trying to rationalize the […] Kentavious Caldwell-Pope season in review...
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Sam Hinkie is seen by many as a hero in Philadelphia for his “Trust the Process” rebuild. Would it benefit the Detroit Pistons long-term to hire him or follow his blueprint? This past week, it was confirmed that the Detroit Pistons would have the 12th pick in June’s NBA Draft. Also, an interesting rumor started to float around […] Analyzing the Possibility of a Sam Hinkie...
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After making the playoffs last year the Detroit Pistons were expected to take a step forward this season. Adding offseason acquisitions like Ish Smith and Jon Leuer to a core of Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond was supposed to help them contend in the East, or at least continue their rise in the standings. Instead injuries plagued Jackson throughout the year and Drummond failed...
Without changes, the Pistons are going to be capped out - but could it be worse? This offseason is going to be a big inflection point in the tenure of Stan Van Gundy both as President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach for the Detroit Pistons. Was this year a bump in the road for a young team still finding its way? Or is it a sign that the Pistons’ core isn’t good enough...
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AUBURN HILLS – The question on the minds of Pistons fans today – “Who are they taking with the 12th pick?” – is one that needs to be bump
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Off the bench or in a starting role, Tobias Harris was Detroit’s most consistent offensive player. From December 4th to December 22nd, the Pistons owned a grisly 3-7 record and were in the process of trying to establish some sort of comfort level with Reggie Jackson as he returned to the lineup after missing the first 21 games. During the queasy 10 game span, Detroit’s already...
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The Detroit Pistons fell a few games short of the NBA playoffs. As the playoffs wind down and move closer to the Finals, teams that were eliminated or didn’t make the playoffs look to improve their team so come this time next season, they aren’t sitting on the couch. The Pistons were battling around .500 all season long and were consistently within the realm of making it to the...
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had an underwhelming season, but perhaps it was partially due to breathing problems.Drummond had surgery to correct a deviated septum, an issue that dates back to his time with Connecticut.“This season was probably my toughest breathing year for me,” Drummond said, via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. “It got progressively worse....
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s trip to restricted free agency is one of the more interesting storylines to follow this offseason. The Detroit Pistons have seemed like a team unwilling to match a major offer sheet for KCP based on the money the team will need to throw around elsewhere on the roster. According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, though, the Pistons will do whatever...
The Detroit Pistons are intent on keeping guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from leaving this summer.Caldwell-Pope is set to be a restricted free agent, but according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the team is ready to match any offer sheet that comes in for him. That includes potential max contract offers.The Pistons know that with a tight salary cap situation, they would...
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a disappointing season after it looked like he was poised to become one of the NBA’s best big men. His coach, Stan Van Gundy, emphasized that it’s not too late for Drummond to become a star — if he wants it.“I think that he needs to have a sense of urgency to elevate his game,” Van Gundy said at a Friday end-of-season news conference...
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Stan Van Gundy’s job as Detroit Pistons’ head coach and president of basketball operations is safe, reports the Detroit Free Press. This is not particularly surprising news, but it affirms ownership’s commitment to Van Gundy even as his plans have gone sour.With a core built around center Andre Drummond and point guard Reggie Jackson, Detroit expected to be in the Eastern Conference...
Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson is set to return from an ankle injury on Friday against the Detroit Pistons, reports Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Anderson had been sidelined for five games, during which the Rockets were 2-3.Houston has already locked up the third seed in the Western Conference, so the significance of this pertains only to the postseason. Assuming...
As the Detroit Pistons look to squeak into the playoffs with one last run to end the season, it looks like the team is facing some real off-court drama. According to WDIV in Michigan, Starting shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of DUI in Auburn Hills. The team confirmed his arrest following its win over the Brooklyn Nets on...
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