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Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

  This embed is invalid   " /> It appears that Rajon Rondo’s attempts to woo his old teammate to Dallas were unsuccessful. Josh Smith, who played his high school ball with Rondo at Oak Hill Academy, is set to sign with the Houston Rockets after clearing waivers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Smith is scheduled to clear waivers at 5 p...
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Detroit Pistons’ Release Of Josh Smith Should Help Serve As A Lesson For The Future

Monday, the Detroit Pistons unceremoniously sent disgruntled forward Josh Smith packing just three days before Christmas, releasing him from the team. Smith had two years and $26 million dollars remaining on his contract, and was reportedly being shopped in trades last week. The problem? That massive deal, which hung around Smith and the Pistons’ neck like a bloated albatross,...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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Who Wants The Pistons Josh Smith?

Kudos to Stan Van Gundy for admitting that a very expensive player simply isn't working out and taking the risk of paying a very athletic veteran forward to help out some other team. So who wants Josh Smith? Who doesn't...
Via Pro Bball Report
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Josh Smith Waived by the Detroit Pistons

Smith had two years, $26 million remaining on his contract after this season. Josh Smith, the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball, has been waived by the Detroit Pistons. In doing so, the Pistons will have to pay off the guaranteed money owed to Smith, but can do so in installments of roughly $5 million a year over the next five years. Smith has been a disaster...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: Stan Van Gundy Let's It Go

Amid the surprising news of Josh Smith's waiver from the Pistons, we can't help but wonder if Detroit coach and president of basketball ops Stan Van Gundy wasn't singing this tune today::-) About Afternoon Delight: From time to time, posts an original (most of the time), humorous creation for your delight. View past Afternoon Delight postings. follow E K on twitter @wilkeduhn
Via Celtics Life
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Detroit Pistons waive Josh Smith

The Detroit Pistons announced Monday that they have waived forward Josh Smith. “Our team has not performed the way we had expected throughout the first third of the season and adjustments need to be made in terms of our focus and direction,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons in a statement.  “We are shifting priorities...
Via Sports-Glory
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Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

The Detroit Pistons waived forward Josh Smith on Monday in surprising move, the team announced.   Smith, 29, was in the second season of a four-year, $54 million contract he signed with the Pistons in July 2013. He was averaging 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Pistons, who are last in the NBA’s Central Division with a 5-23 record. Smith has been subject to trade...
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Could the Pistons and Hornets be on the verge of making a big trade?

The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets are both easy candidates for the league’s most disappointing teams, and the general feeling around the association is that both of these teams need to pull-off a move or two, in order to reshuffle the deck a bit, and add some new faces to their respective rosters. The Lance Stephenson experience was supposed to be a good one, in Charlotte...
Via Pass The Pill
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Andre Drummond gets dunked on, later throws elbow (VIDEO)

Vine Raptors forward James Johnson brought Andre Drummond’s level of embarrassment to a new level Friday night. As if Drummond doesn’t have enough to be embarrassed about – the Pistons own a 5-22 record – Johnson made it boil over with a vicious dunk in the Pistons big man’s face. Johnson wasn’t exactly stoic afterwards and with the Pistons down 18, Drummond figured...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
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VIDEO: Andre Drummond retaliates after posterization

Tempers flared in the 4th quarter during last night’s Pistons/Raptors game from the Palace after Andre Drummond ‘elbowed’ Toronto’s James Johnson which immediately became the most interesting thing that happened during last night’s match up. The elbow from Drummond though stemmed from a “vicious posterization” (as some are calling it) of the Detroit center by Johnson...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Darko Milicic’s kickboxing debut cut short due to shin injury

Detroit Pistons fans will always remember Darko Miicic, aka the “Human Victory Cigar,” as the man who former President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars drafted ahead of Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh in 2003. Trust me – we’ll never forget. After deciding to end tens years of failure on the hardwood last summer, Milicic began training for the next chapter...
Via Fight Booth
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Andre Drummond decks James Johnson as revenge for being posterized (Video/GIFs)

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond knocked Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson after Johnson posterized him on the prior offensive possession during the fourth quarter of Friday night's game at The Palace at Auburn Hills.Johnson drove down the baseline and threw down an absolute monster one-handed dunk over Drummond:Naturally, Drummond was not happy, so when Johnson got the...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons – Who should be traded, Monroe or Smith?

The Detroit Pistons have sputtered out of the gate to a startling 5-21 record.  They are dead last in the Central Division and hold the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference, with the exception of the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers.  With a roster loaded full of talent and potential All-Stars, Piston fans haven’t had much to cheer for. In the offseason, the Pistons...
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VIDEO: Brandon Jennings’ awful pump-fake while alone in the paint

The Pistons are brutally awful to the point they’re defending against opposition that isn’t even there. Case in point was last night during a game against the Dallas Mavericks where point guard Brandon Jennings received the ball down low while all alone in the paint. However instead of an easy layup Jennings proceeded with a pump-fake, dribble and fadeaway jumper that went in...
Via The Majors Detroit
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WATCH: Brandon Jennings makes mind-boggling play

Lost in the discussion of the high-profile suckfests in Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia is another storied NBA franchise going through some growing pains: the Detroit Pistons. Stan Van Gundy’s crew is now 5-21 after losing to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, thanks in small part to Brandon Jennings and the idea that Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings passed up WIDE OPEN lay-up (VIDEO)

Vine Brandon Jennings is a shoot first, shoot second, fake pass shoot third type point guard.  You don’t ever have to him to put it up.  And really, he doesn’t even do it well (37% as of Wednesday). For some unknown reason (he wrongly sensed a defender in the lane), Jennings passed up a wide open lay-up Wednesday against the Mavericks. He made a nice backdoor cut to get open...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe’s agent says he’s not seeking trade from Pistons

            Greg Monroe and his agent David Falk have now both said that the forward is not seeking a trade from the Detroit Pistons. “He made a commitment to Stan (Van Gundy) when he took the qualifying offer that he would work as hard as he could and help the team as best that he could and he would keep his mind open and at the end...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With Season A Wreck, Detroit Pistons Should Now Be Open To Starting Rebuild With Trades

Reports had the Detroit Pistons dangling Greg Monroe, and asking for a first-round pick in return. Both Stan Van Gundy and Monroe disagreed. (mariselise, Flickr) The Detroit Pistons recently managed to put together a modest two game winning streak amongst plenty of early-season futility, but the abrupt surge of victories did little to change their season trajectory. Things have...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons Could Trade Greg Monroe, Others

At 5-19 on the season, it’s rather evident that the current group of Detroit Pistons players simply aren’t getting it done. Short of a complete turnaround, which seems unlikely, this could lead to wholesale changes on the roster. And according to numerous reports, the team could soon go into full “firesale mode.” The Sporting News is indicating that Detroit wants a first...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Monroe Wants Trade; Pistons Asking For First-Round Pick

Greg Monroe does not want to stick around with the Detroit Pistons. But that doesn’t mean he’ll come at a cheap price. The 24-year-old big man badly wants out of Detroit, but the Pistons are seeking a first-round pick in return, sources told the Sporting News on Monday. Monroe and the Pistons failed to agree on a long-term contract this offseason, a...
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The Pistons are really bad and there’s no end in sight

It’s no secret that the Detroit Pistons have been a trainwreck for the past seasons as a casualty of a strangely constructed roster—loaded with talent, but lacking in any sort of basketball chemistry. That losing culture was supposed to change, at least somewhat, this season due to the team’s offseason hiring of veteran coach Stan Van Gundy. However, it has remained exactly...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond takes photo of himself driving 96 mph

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond made two mistakes while cruising in his car over the weekend. The first was driving nearly 100 mph down the freeway. The second was posting a photo of his speedometer on social media. On Saturday, Drummond shared a photo on Snapchat that showed him doing 96 in his Mercedes. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons – Early Season Woes Continue

The Detroit Pistons seem to have hit rock bottom in this early season.  According to their record, they are playing some their worst basketball in recent memory. For a team that is averaging the 7th most rebounds per game, with nearly 44, you would imagine that this club would play better basketball than a team that is currently on an 8 game losing streak.  The Pistons find themselves...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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