PISTONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andre Drummond subbed himself into a Special Olympics All-Star Game

During the fifth annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified basketball game in Toronto, Pistons big man Andre Drummond was an honorary coach who had an unusual game plan.Drummond was joined by NBA MVP Steve Nash, NBA legend Yao Ming and 2015 No. 1 overall pick and NBA rookie Karl-Anthony Towns as honorary coaches. According to NBA.com, the event brings together "athletes with and...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Retire Jersey of Chauncey Billups

The Pistons retired the number one jersey of five-time all-star Chauncey Billups in a halftime ceremony, with most of his teammates from Detroit’s 2004 Championship squad in attendance. “This organization believed in me when that wasn’t the popular thing,” Billups said. “I had been around and even played decently at some places. And I was still young at the time. But,...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Hamilton’s number reportedly will be the next one from the Pistons’ 2004 championship team to be retired

Last night, the Detroit Pistons retired a second member of their 2004 NBA championship team. Point guard Chauncey Billups saw his number 1 jersey put to the rafters after having the best years of his career with the Pistons. Now there are three starters left off that team that haven’t had their number retired, but one found out that his time is coming soon. According to Vince...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris, Archie Goodwin Have Shoving Match On Bench

Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin got into a physical altercation on the Phoenix Suns' bench during a timeout. An argument escalated into a shoving match in which teammates intervened. "That was nothing. That was part of being a leader and big brother," Morris said after the team's 112-104 loss. "Of course it looks bad. Everything I do looks bad." Both players returned to the game...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons retire Chauncey Billups' No. 1 jersey

AUBURN HIILS, Mich. — Moments before his jersey went up to the rafters, Chauncey Billups spoke to the crowd about the night the Detroit Pistons wrapped up the 2004 NBA title by routing the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the Finals.''We had one motivation,'' he said. ''We wanted to win it here at home.''Billups was the most valuable player in the Finals that year, and he had his...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons without 3 starters against Denver

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit's Reggie Jackson and Ersan Ilyasova are sitting out Wednesday night against Denver, leaving the Pistons without three starters in their final game before the All-Star break. The team said before the game that Jackson and Ilyasova had both been ill. The Pistons are also without Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who has been recovering from a core muscle...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy credits Knicks for handling of Derek Fisher firing

NBA head coaches typically get a bit defensive and critical when one of their own loses their job. And while Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy indicated he feels bad for Derek Fisher after he lost his job with the New York Knicks, he praised the organization for handling the situation the right way. Specifically speaking, Van Gundy believes the way in which the Knicks cut...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond drains 70-foot 3rd quarter buzzer-beater (Video)

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had his prayer answered as the third quarter ended during Monday night's game against Toronto when he took a shot at the basket from 70-feet away.As the buzzer sounded, Drummond's shot found nothing but net. Review (Blair): if Drummond’s made FG was released before time expired in Q3 of #TORatDET. Ruling: Upheld, good. https://t.co/VGzTqDdzbp—...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

Check out this heave from Andre Drummond and yes – it counts! Review (Blair): if Drummond’s made FG was released before time expired in Q3 of #TORatDET. Ruling: Upheld, good. https://t.co/VGzTqDdzbp — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 9, 2016 We don't see too many of these knocked down these days. 
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: ‘I don’t really see a problem’ with Hack-a-Shaq

With Adam Silver saying recently he is beginning to see no other option other than alter NBA rules to counteract the overuse of the “Hack-a-(Whomever)” practice currently plaguing the NBA, LeBron James was asked his opinion of the swirling controversy. Simply stated, James has little problem with teams employing the strategy and that changes aren’t really necessary. I don’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts Jennings-Young trade rumor

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t a fan of NBA trade rumors ahead of the deadline. Granted, he’s probably not a fan of them at any time of the year, but SVG took aim at a particular Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young rumbling that emerged Thursday, which suggests his Pistons would ship away Jennings to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Young. Aaron McMann of MLive...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns reportedly plan to trade Markieff Morris in the next two weeks

In the first game following the firing of Jeff Hornacek as head coach of the Suns, Markieff Morris had his best game of the season.But that doesn't mean that the opinion of him has changed within the Suns front office.Morris scored 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out six assists and blocked two shots in a loss to the Raptors, but that one stellar performance did nothing to...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Nets discussing Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young trade

The Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets are reportedly discussing a trade involving Brandon Jennings and Thaddeus Young. According to Chris Sheridan as Sheridan Hoops, the Nets would be willing to sign Jennings long-term before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season, and are one of several teams interested in the point guard. The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson at the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson to critical fan: 'Jump off the Empire State Building'

The Pistons inked Reggie Jackson to a five-year deal worth $80 million last summer, and there were plenty of fans who thought that was too much to pay for a point guard with his particular set of skills.But Jackson has been great in his first full season in Detroit, leading the team in scoring while averaging career-bests in both points per game and field goal percentage from three...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Stanley Johnson will haunt your dreams

After tonight’s 105-95 Pistons loss to the Celtics, rookie Stanley Johnson seemed hellbent on making sure you can’t sleep at night with this creepy face over the shoulder Greg Kelser in the postgame. Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson giving Greg Kelser a creepy face over his shoulder. pic.twitter.com/ybJdXj2cHu — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 4, 2016 And with that I guess...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Struggling Against the Best of the East

The Detroit Pistons kicked off February by beating the Brooklyn Nets last night. And they struggled to do so, against the third-worst team in the NBA. While the Pistons have themselves well positioned to take part in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, they have been struggling against the top teams in the Eastern Conference for some time now. How Formidable are the Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Get rid of instant replay in all sports

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is not a fan of instant replay, so much so that he would like to see it eliminated not only from basketball, but all sports. Before the Pistons played the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Van Gundy went on a rant about how he’s not a fan of the process, via The Brooklyn Game’s Devin Kharpertian: “If it were up to me, in all of sports, we’d...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Watch this nasty Jennings to Drummond backboard lob in win over Nets

The Pistons ended a two-game skid Monday night with a 105-100 win over the Nets in Brooklyn despite Reggie Jackson battling cramps and the defense once again giving up double-digits for the third straight night. However the highlight of the night came when Pistons backup point guard Brandon Jennings laid this nasty backboard lob to Andre Drummond who put it down with authority...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Andre Drummond sets NBA record with 23 missed free throws

The Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond set an NBA record with 23 missed free throws (13-of-36), after the Houston Rockets intentionally fouled him like crazy on Wednesday night. Trailing 56-47 to start the second half, the Rockets put seldom-used guard K.J. McDaniels into the game with one purpose: immediately and repeatedly foul Drummond, a 35% free throw shooter. McDaniels did...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Why they won’t trade for Markieff Morris

With the NBA trade deadline being less than a month away, NBA trade rumors and speculation are swirling. The struggling Phoenix Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline, as their playoff window in the tough western conference has seemingly closed and their highly controversial power forward Markieff Morris is expected to be dealt sooner than later. The Detroit Pistons are...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons honor Ben Wallace by retiring his jersey (Video)

The Detroit Pistons honored their legendary center Ben Wallace by retiring his number 3 jersey in a halftime ceremony during Saturday night's game against Golden State. Wallace came to the Pistons via trade in 2000 and played in Detroit for six years, earning four NBA All-Star appearances and winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award four times during that span. Wallace...
Via Holdout Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green writes touching letter to Ben Wallace

On Saturday, Ben Wallace had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Pistons. Wallace, who helped the Pistons win an NBA title in 2004, is among the better defensive players in NBA history and had a large impact on a young Draymond Green. Ahead of Wallace’s big day, Green described what Wallace meant to him growing up. Green, who was born and raised in Michigan, wrote a touching letter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: How High is Andre Drummond’s Ceiling?

His physical ceiling reaches 6’11”, but as far as his potential goes, the ceiling continues to rise. It’s not hard to determine how great a player Andre Drummond, star center for the Detroit Pistons, will be when he is putting up numbers like he has been. Currently, he leads the league in rebounding with 15.4 rebounds a game, which is two more than the second highest player...
Via isportsweb.com
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks interested in Brandon Jennings

Former lottery pick Brandon Jennings — having just returned to action for the Detroit Pistons after undergoing Achilles surgery — may not be with his team for too much longer. A report from Frank Isola of the NY Daily News suggests that the New York Knicks have interest in the talented but inconsistent point guard. Per the report: “The Knicks, according to a source,...
Via Sportsnaut
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons make Brandon Jennings available via trade

    Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has yet to make his 2015-16 season debut while recovering from a torn left Achilles, but as it turns out, that debut might be being made for another team. According to a report by Marc Berman of the New York Post on Sunday, Jennings is “available now” in trade talks as the NBA approaches its annual December 15 expiration date for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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