PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Former No. 2 pick Thabeet eyeing NBA comeback, receiving interest

The reclamation project to define all reclamation projects could be upon us in the 2016-17 NBA season. According to a report by Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Thursday, former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet is pursuing an NBA comeback and is generating interest from several teams. Hasheem Thabeet, looking to revive his NBA career, has piqued the curiosity of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

At power forward for Pistons, what a difference a year makes

Via NBA.com
15 hours ago

Detroit Pistons’ open practice date announced

The Detroit Pistons kicked off the unofficial start of the season Monday with media day. They also announced their annual open practice date Wednesday. The Detroit Pistons have finally gotten the 2016-17 season under way, albeit in an unofficial way with media day on Monday. For those of us who have been eagerly waiting for […] Detroit Pistons’ open practice date announced -...
Via Piston Powered
16 hours ago

Gbinije can bide his time on deep Pistons roster, but he’s got a long resume for a rookie

Via NBA.com
20 hours ago

Detroit Pistons player profile: Reggie Jackson

The Detroit Pistons acquired Reggie Jackson from the Oklahoma City Thunder in February of 2014. As Jackson’s early character issues caused some to question Stan Van Gundy’s move, Jackson has proven he is of value to Detroit. The tale of the Detroit Pistons‘ acquisition of Reggie Jackson is no secret nor was it a “simple” transaction. The Pistons traded for Jackson...
Via Piston Powered
20 hours ago

2016 Detroit Pistons Preview: Darrun Hilliard navigating crowded depth chart

Amidst a fierce competition for minutes, can Darrun claim the backup SG role? I figured that after Nebraska's Terran Petteway was the only prospect to earn a second workout with the team prior to last year's draft, he'd be the Pistons' pick in the second round. Well I guess there is a reason I'm not an NBA general manager. Like many, I scratched my head when I heard Darrun Hilliard...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
23 hours ago

Detroit Pistons "Meet the Team" Event, Presented by Sprite, Set for October 4

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Detroit Pistons say they could do two point guard lineups

The Detroit Pistons sought to become more versatile this offseason. Many saw the need to get larger at power forward, but that wasn’t the only area Stan Van Gundy was eyeing. He wanted a roster that could truly match up with any lineup. That includes a small ball lineup with two point guards. The Detroit Pistons might […] Detroit Pistons say they could do two point guard lineups...
Via Piston Powered
1 day ago

Andre Drummond meets the press

Andre Drummond answers questions about his summer and the virtual reality that is helping him sink free throws. Here’s video of Andre Drummond answering questions at the Detroit Pistons’ media day on Monday. The video is courtesy of the Detroit Free Press. In the Q&A, Drummond talks a little bit about the virtual reality technology that is supposedly helping him make more...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

The Detroit Pistons turnaround is due to deadline deals

Deadline day in the NBA is wild. For a couple of hours throughout that day fans and players constantly refresh their Twitter feeds waiting for a tweet on who the next player dealt is. It’s a roller coaster of emotion, as everybody minus the franchise players on teams are talked about in potential deals. The week leading up to it is just as wild, as many deals begin leaking out...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Detroit Pistons Preview: Ray McCallum looking to stick in his hometown

Will the Detroit-raised McCallum finally find his home in Motown? Ray McCallum and I go back. Well, he doesn't know me, but we still go back. During my junior year at Central Michigan University; the talk of the town regarding local college hoops was focused on two of Michigan's premier high school players, Trey Zeigler and Ray McCallum. Both of these players decided to skip the...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

Pistons' Drummond uses virtual reality to help with free throws

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Andre Drummond hopes some advanced technology can help him with his free throws.The Detroit center has been using virtual reality in an effort to improve his performance at the line. Drummond has made 38 percent of his free throws for his career, and it's an issue that's sometimes caused coach Stan Van Gundy to take him out down the stretch in games."Andre...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond using virtual reality to improve free throw shooting?

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is running out of options to remedy his utter misery at the free throw line, but it looks like he is willing to exhaust every last one of them. In an interview with Keith Langlois of NBA.com on Monday, Drummond revealed that he has turned to virtual reality in an attempt to improve his performance at the charity stripe. Here is what the process...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Center Andre Drummond Lost 20 Pounds, Aims to Win Rebound Title Again

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a monster season last year. Averaging 16 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, Drummond earned his first All-Star appearance and was voted to the All-NBA third team. RELATED: How Andre Drummond Wins (Almost) Every Jump Ball Drummond spent most of his summer at the P3 training facility in Santa Barbara, where he worked on explosiveness...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Central Division Preview: Detroit Pistons

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying in the East, we’re moving on to the Central. Projected Conference Finish: 5th Best Offseason Move: I’m counting the Tobias Harris trade as an offseason move. That’s the only way I can live with how Detroit spent their money. Worst Offseason Move: I guess I like Boban as a backup center. I guess I like...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic Has the Biggest Hands in the World, Example No. 347

Boban Marjanovic, one of the last known giants still roaming the earth, has gargantuan-sized hands. You're probably well aware of this fact, as it's one of his defining physical attributes, but every time you see a new photo of Boban's hands, especially when compared to another normal human's, it's hard not to stare at it for at least an hour. RELATED: Boban Marjanovic Has the...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons announce promotions, new hires

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have promoted Pat Garrity, Adam Glessner and J.R. Holden to senior leadership positions. Garrity is now an associate general manager, Glessner is director of player personnel and Holden is director of international scouting. Detroit also announced other promotions Friday, including Jorge Costa to director of research and technology...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why This Is A Make Or Break Year For The Detroit Pistons

Eight years ago an era ended for the Detroit Pistons. A roster headlined by Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and Rahseed Wallace, the Pistons were among the NBA's elite class. This crew reached six consecutive Eastern Conference finals, and were quietly the class of the east. That reign came to an end in 2008 when the Pistons went down in 2008 to the eventual...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake posts video of him dunking…on a trampoline

Veteran guard Steve Blake has never exactly been known for his hops. But with the help of a nifty trampoline, he was recently able to fulfill all of his wildest dreams. Blake posted an amusing video to his Twitter account on Thursday of him pulling off a trampoline-assisted between-the-legs dunk. It's a great feeling when dreams come true! pic.twitter.com/xZnbYLdSk1 — Steve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Pistons need Darrun Hilliard to be a bench sharpshooter

Last season the Detroit Pistons bench was pretty messy. They had some players that would provide quality minutes (Stanley Johnson, Aron Baynes) and others that looked like they weren’t still able to play solid minutes at this point in their careers (Steve Blake, Anthony Tolliver). This offseason, addressing those problems was a major point of emphasis, and thus the team signed...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round pick of the Detroit Pistons since Isiah Thomas

With the 2nd overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Isiah Thomas who went on to become a 12-time All-Star, an All-Star Game MVP, a 2-time NBA champion, an NBA Finals MVP and a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame. He is arguably the best player in the history of the Pistons franchise.  The team also had the 12th overall pick in the 1981 draft and selected...
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic, Andre Drummond make Sylvester Stallone look tiny in this photo

It takes a special giant to make Sylvester Stallone look small. And, we’ve now learned, seven-foot NBA players fit that bill. Seven-foot-three Boban Marjanovic and six-foot-eleven Andre Drummond recently met up with Stallone, and they made Rocky look like Rocky’s prepubescent son. A photo posted by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Aug 19, 2016 at 7:34am PDT Here’s...
Via The Sports Daily
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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