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UFC fighters train with Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early 1990s played a tough and physical game that earned the team the nickname “The Bad Boys,” and some recent visitors to the team’s practice facility suggest that head coach Stan Van Gundy wants his players to get back on a similar level. In a post on the team’s official Twitter page, some past and present UFC fighters trained with...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond is inviting everyone to his birthday party

Pistons big man Andre Drummond is planning on having a huge party for his birthday on August 16, and he wants you to know that everyone is invited.Drummond posted a video to his Instagram page with all the details, so make sure you look your best if you're among those who will show up to celebrate this very special occasion. 
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Should Stanley Johnson start?

The Detroit Pistons took Stanley Johnson with the eighth pick of the 2015 to the tune of some criticism with Justise Winslow still on the board. I myself was a bit surprised. Five weeks have passed and I am already ready to fully admit I was wrong for doubting him. Johnson The Detroit-Johnson relationship has been a rollercoaster of fun so far. A month or so before the draft, all...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Pistons’ Offseason Grade

(March 21, 2015 – Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Pistons Added: Marcus Morris (Trade), Danny Granger (Trade), Reggie Bullock (Trade), Steve Blake (Trade) Ersan Ilyasova (Trade), Aron Baynes (three seasons, 19.5 million, player option), Stanley Johnson (8th pick), Darrun Hillard (pick 38) No Longer Pistons...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: The Brandon Jennings saga

Next season for the Detroit Pistons poses a lot of questions as to what kind of team they will develop into going forward.  One of the younger teams in the NBA, the Pistons made a few key acquisitions this offseason and are beginning to look a lot more like a Stan Van Gundy led team than they did a year ago.  However, there is still one major question that the Pistons must answer...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy: Rookie Stanley Johnson could start next season

The Detroit Pistons are not among the teams you can expect to see tanking any time soon. Coach Stan Van Gundy has made public statements pillorying those teams that are tanking, and it's not something Detroit's ownership is looking to do. The Pistons want to win games, and they want to be competitive.And that means there will be no preconceived notions about who's a starter and who...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Reggie Jackson: I got hate tweets meant for baseball's Reggie Jackson

The name Reggie Jackson has been in the news quite a bit of late. For the Detroit Pistons guard, the attention is mostly focused on his lucrative new contract.  But often, celebrity status comes with a price. For former Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson, his fame meant dealing with incessant requests for autographs during a recent trip to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the annual Hall of Fame...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Is Reggie Jackson Worth $80M?

The Detroit Pistons took some heat for signing Reggie Jackson to a 5-year, $80 million contract earlier this month. Some felt like he was overpaid and that there weren’t any suitors trying to snatch him away in restricted free agency. Here’s a few reasons why the contract wasn’t such a bad idea: Jackson 1. We Don’t Know if He Lacked for Suitors While these types of things...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Thinks UK’s Jamal Murray Is A Special Player

Pistons’ Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts on Kentucky signee Jamal Murray following his incredible outing yesterday against Team USA. Been saying this kid is nice man https://t.co/ICn44yTHF6 — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) July 25, 2015 Here was the link Jennings included in his tweet: The post Brandon Jennings Thinks UK’s Jamal Murray Is A Special Player appeared...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adonis Thomas Signs With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons signed Adonis Thomas to a contract, the team announced. Thomas played for the Pistons' summer league team in Orlando.
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons sign first-round pick Stanley Johnson

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have signed Stanley Johnson, their first-round draft pick. The Pistons took Johnson with the No. 8 pick last month. The Arizona star is expected to compete for playing time at small forward for Detroit. Johnson played one season at Arizona, averaging 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 2014-15. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Johnson was the Pac...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Come Together Chronicles: Metro Detroit Youth Day (VIDEO)

The Pistons celebrated Metro Detroit Youth Day with a day full of fun and activities including visits from Pistons Legends, the Flight Crew and D-Town.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson best highlights from 31 points in Drew League game

As the Detroit Pistons look to make the Eastern Conference playoffs in the upcoming season, they will be expecting big things from rookie forward Stanley Johnson. Recently, Johnson and Pistons teammate Andre Drummond played in a Drew League game and Stanley put together an amazing performance which included thirty-one points and nine rebounds. Check out some of his best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA G Brandon Jennings Is Baffled By Indiana G James Blackmon Jr.’s Age

James Blackmon Jr. is 20 years old.  This stuns Brandon Jennings.  The Detroit Pistons’ guard saw a photo of the Indiana guard on Twitter today, as it was reported that Blackmon is out until September after having surgery on his knee.  Dude how old is he? https://t.co/ZHDnXKRg6X — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) July 14, 2015 James Blackmon to miss 6-8 weeks after knee...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Morris: Trade to Detroit Pistons a ‘Slap in the Face’ from Phoenix Suns

New Detroit Piston Marcus Morris, holds his new jersey with Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy, right, and general manager Jeff Bowe, left, during a news conference, Friday, July 10, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Morris was introduced Friday by the Detroit Pistons, who acquired the 25-year-old forward from Phoenix in what was basically a salary...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the future of the Pistons?

Could the 2016 Detroit Pistons be the next 2004 Pistons? Stan Van Gundy has been very busy this off season. Drafting one of the best players in the draft this season. Stanley Johnson was not the best player to come out, but most NBA annalist can say he was the best well rounded player to come out of the draft. Plays a great offense and contributes very well on the defense side...
Via The Majors Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson Showing Summer League Success

The Detroit Pistons have played just two games in the 2015 Orlando Summer League, but first round pick Stanley Johnson has been as good as advertised. After scoring an event-high 24 points on Sunday, Johnson has looked like one of the top players in Orlando. "I think the thing that's most impressive is the calmness to his game right now," said Pistons Summer League head coach Bob...
Via RealGM - NBA
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Pistons Lock Up Reggie Jackson

The Detroit Pistons have reached a five-year agreement with restricted free agent Reggie Jackson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a five-year, $80M extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2015 Detroit acquired the point guard from the Oklahoma...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons Re-Sign Reggie Jackson to Five-Year, $80 Million Contract

The absurd amount of money being thrown around the NBA this summer continued on Sunday night with the Detroit Pistons reportedly signing restricted free agent Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract. Restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a five-year, $80M extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilliard and Newbill Ready for Summer League

Former ‘Nova guard Darrun Hilliard and former Penn State guard DJ Newbill are readying up for the upcoming NBA Summer League. Hilliard was drafted 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons, and will be playing Summer League ball with them. According to Keith Pompey, Newbill will be playing in the Summer League with the LA Clippers.   Hilliard at Villanova The 6’6″ guard averaged...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova from Bucks in salary dump

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons kicked off the 2015 offseason with a trade involving Ersan Ilyasova for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. In terms of contracts, Ilyasova has one fully guaranteed year remaining at $7.9 million with a 2016-17 salary that has a very small partial guarantee, while both Butler and Williams are non-guaranteed for next season. The deal for Detroit...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Top NBA agent joining Detroit Pistons management team

The Detroit Pistons just acquired one of the biggest names in his profession, but it’s someone who will never enter an NBA game. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, agent Arn Tellem has agreed to become vice chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Pistons. Per Wojnarowski: Tellem will answer directly to billionaire owner Tom Gores, but will...
Via Sportsnaut
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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