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Josh Smith throws down hammer over Nerlens Noel (GIF)

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith threw down a monster slam dunk over Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel in the third quarter of Thursday night's preseason game at The Palace of Auburn Hills.Smith took the pass, drove down the lane and delivered the nasty facial.Smith scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Pistons beat the Sixers 109-103.Video via NBA. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith posterizes Nerlens Noel with monster slam dunk

There are few things that more enjoyable than a good old poster slam dunk and during tonight’s Pistons-76ers affair, we got a good one. As the Pistons controlled the possession, Detroit Pistons star Josh Smith was able to weave his way into the lane and went for the nasty dunk. 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel tried his best to block the shot but ended up getting posterized: *** Josh...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith’s Dynamite Dunk, Clutch Triple Cap Pistons Preseason: Final 109-103

The Detroit Pistons closed out their preseason campaign with a 109-103 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers Thursday evening. Josh Smith made his presence felt both at the rim, in the form of a raucous slam over 76ers youthful rim protector Nerlens Noel, and from deep, by way of a three-point bomb that put Detroit up for good with nary a minute remaining in the contest....
Via Detroit Sports Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Showdown: 76ers vs Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will wrap up a fairly successful preseason by challenging the Philadelphia 76ers at the Palace tonight at 7:30 PM ET. At this point it is unclear whether the Pistons will come back from disappointment to impress their fan base. The same question lies with the Sixers, whose miserable 2013 season surrounded them with an aura of hopelessness. Both teams await new...
Via The League News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Individual max on salaries hurts parity

Stan Van Gundy thinks there's a larger issue than the NBA's lottery system. The Detroit Pistons president and coach said league rules dictating maximum contracts have done more to hurt the league's competitive balance than teams tanking. "I think the thing that's been the biggest impediment to parity in this league has been the individual maximum on players...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons close out preseason by hosting Sixers

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI When: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons close out the preseason tonight by hosting the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pistons are 4-2 so far in the preseason and will look to tighten up the screws before heading to the Rocky Mountains to take on the Denver Nuggets on opening night. For one last time...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Detroit Pistons

Detroit’s frontcourt (Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond) was unable to forge any symmetry last season. How will it perform this year under Stan Van Gundy? The Detroit Pistons haven’t been to the postseason since the 2008-09 campaign, when the team went 39-43 and was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round. Six years later, the Motor City’s best may once...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Van Gundy undecided on three-bigs lineup

The Pistons' experiment with a three-big-man lineup will extend into the regular season. Greg Monroe won't be in the lineup for the first two games because of a league-mandated suspension, so there's no chance he'll start alongside Andre Drummond and Josh Smith. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, who has said the three-bigs lineup worked to a degree against Charlotte...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Rumors: Detroit to keep big lineup with Josh Smith at small forward?

The new President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy, is in for a tough decision when looking at his three best players. He has been observing them the last three games of the preseason and is in no hurry in making a decision, Freep.com's Vince Ellis reports.                                           How much time...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Waive Hasheem Thabeet

The Detroit Pistons have waived center Hasheem Thabeet. The release comes after an offseason that saw Thabeet, the second overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft, on three NBA teams. The former Connecticut Huskies All-American was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Philadelphia 76ers for a trade exception and a 2015 protected second round draft pick on August 26th. The 76ers...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Anthony Traded For Will Bynum

For the past seven years Joel Anthony played for the Miami Heat. In January 2014 he was sent to the Boston Celtics in a three-way trade. As of Friday, October 17th, the Center is now a member  of the Detroit Pistons. According to ESPN, Anthony was traded to the Pistons in exchange for point guard Will Bynum. Bymun who signed with the Pistons in 2008 is now  playing for the Boston...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons announce the release of 4 players

The Detroit Pistons have announced a few player cuts. They have cut former number 2 overall draft pick of the Memphis Grizzlies, Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Josh Bostic, and Lorenzo Brown. All four players were on non-guaranteed deals. None of these four players were going to make the Pistons regular season roster so none of this is a surprise. Thabeet was on a non-guaranteed deal...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Joel Anthony-Will Bynum Trade Grade

Detroit Pistons: Joel Anthony-Will Bynum Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Pistons Get: Joel Anthony Celtics Get: Will Bynum The Detroit Pistons have traded scoring point guard Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics for defensive center Joel Anthony. The Pistons traded the better player in this trade and I would normally say that would make them the losers...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Trade Rumors: Chase Budinger a Possible Fill-in for Injured Jodie Meeks?

With newcomer Jodie Meeks out for up to two months with a back injury, the Detroit Pistons may be shopping for other options before the regular season begins. Case in point: Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowksi and the Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill each reported that the Pistons are interested in Chase Budinger. The Timberwolves are shopping Budinger because they “have a glut of forwards...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dancing Pistons usher busts out the moves again

The Detroit Pistons usher who became a viral sensation after this dance-off with a young... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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