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Jason Maxiell Signs Two-Year, $5 Million Deal with Orlando Magic
July 18th, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Longtime Detroit Pistons grinder and hardwood "Charlie Hustle" Jason Maxiell has turned in his red, white and blues for the star and stripes (silver star and black pinstripes) of the Orlando Magic. The unrestricted free agent wasn't expected to rejoin the Pistons after the season ended, as the emergence of...

Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars Puts Trade Rumors to Rest, at Least Publicly
July 17th, 2013 at 7:34 PM
Tuesday marked the re-introduction of Detroit Pistons legend, 2004 NBA Finals MVP point guard Chauncey Billups. While the guard spoke about his role with the team, now as the veteran presence and player-mentor to the young backcourt pieces, GM Joe Dumars found himself addressing the swirling rumors about his team's...

For the Detroit Pistons, If not Rajon Rondo, Why not Brandon Jennings?
July 16th, 2013 at 12:10 AM
There's been a lot of talk about the Detroit Pistons trying to acquire Boston Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo via trade. After the Celtics turned down the Pistons' second trade offer Sunday, an offer that included third-year guard Brandon Knight and the expiring contract of either Charlie Villanueva or Rodney...

Detroit Pistons Sign Italian Scorer Luigi Datome, Adding Much Needed Outside Threat
July 9th, 2013 at 9:18 PM
The Detroit Pistons fan base have voiced a general uneasiness towards the team's intention on playing newly signed forward Josh Smith on the wing. It's a weak spot  for Smith, who doesn't consistently have a strong shot. The signing of Italian sharpshooter Luigi Datome on Tuesday afternoon was therefore welcome...

Detroit Pistons Re-Sign Will Bynum, Starting Point Guard Spot Appears to Be Brandon Knight’s to Lose
July 8th, 2013 at 10:49 PM
After Jose Calderon signed with the Dallas Mavericks, and with Jarrett Jack (a perceived viable free-agent) signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, many Detroit Pistons' fans were left to wonder who would be taking control of the team's point guard spot in the 2013-14 starting lineup. Reports of the Pistons trying...

Pistons Sign Highlight-reel Swingman Josh Smith to 4 Years
July 6th, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Joe Dumars finally made a big splash in the free agent market today as the Pistons' President of Basketball Operations signed former Atlanta Hawks swingman Josh Smith to a 4 year, 56 million dollar deal. From the outlook, Detroit thinks they can play Josh at the small forward position, which...

Trades, Contract Offers and Dead Ends Mark Detroit Pistons’ Offseason Progress
July 4th, 2013 at 12:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the word on whether or not the Detroit Pistons will be landing either Andre Iguodala or Josh Smith has quieted down, recent rumors have revolved around the possibility of bringing in a big name via trade. The Pistons have contacted the Boston Celtics, making their interest in acquiring point...

Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores’ “Ready to Spend” Mantra Appears Selective
July 2nd, 2013 at 8:11 AM
It’s been three months since the Detroit Pistons played their home finale, when team owner Tom Gores, silent for a large part of the season, declared to the NBA world that he was “ready to spend” in the offseason. For many hearing the owner’s bold talk, “ready to spend” meant...

Detroit Pistons Free Agency Recap: Day 1
July 2nd, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Day one of NBA free agency is over, but the Detroit Pistons have already made a lot of noise in the rumor mill. While specifics have not come out yet in regards to the dollars linked to rumored contracts, what is known is that the Pistons have offered forward Josh...

Detroit Pistons’ Need for “Scoring Wing” Could Come via Free Agency, or Trade
June 30th, 2013 at 11:08 AM
In drafting Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, the Detroit Pistons addressed their need for a shooting wing in the backcourt. But Caldell-Pope is not the immediate answer; no one in the 2013 draft class was an immediate "King James" answer. That's okay though, because Pistons GM Joe Dumars knows there's a lot more...

Detroit Pistons Draft Picks Make Point Guard Priority in Free Agency
June 29th, 2013 at 12:13 PM
With the drafting of Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, the Detroit Pistons have added, as Joe Dumars put it last night: "the best player and he filled a need." There's no doubting that Caldwell-Pope's shooting provides a much needed boost in the scoring column (especially from the perimeter), but many feel the addition...

Detroit Pistons Looking to Bring in Andre Iguodala, Bring Back Jose Calderon
June 18th, 2013 at 6:16 PM
With the no. 8 overall pick in the upcoming June 27th NBA Draft, more than $20 million to spend with the possibility of having closer to $30 million if Charlie Villanueva is amnestied and Rodney Stuckey is bought out, there will be more than a few pairs of NBA eyes...

Should Detroit Pistons Consider Shaun Marion Trade with Dallas Mavericks?
June 12th, 2013 at 12:58 AM
With the no. 8 eight pick overall, two second-round selections (no. 38 and no. 56), and nearly $25 million in free agent spending available, there's plenty opportunity for the Detroit Pistons to revamp the current roster this offseason. When it comes to using the nearly $25 million in available cap...

Maurice Cheeks Hiring Alone Won’t Bring Culture Change to Detroit Pistons
June 11th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
The hiring of Maurice Cheeks as the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons marks a new era for the franchise by way of personnel change alone; it does not guarantee a culture change at Six Championship Drive. As many fans may know, Pistons' owner Tom Gores is not one...

Possible Free Agent Pickups for the Detroit Pistons
May 10th, 2013 at 10:32 PM
The Detroit Pistons last won a championship in 2004, centered around a team built off of draft picks (Tayshaun Prince, Mehmet Okur, Lindsey Hunter), but also around free agent pick ups (Chauncey Billups thru free agency, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Mike James and Rasheed Wallace via trade). This current batch...

Mike Budenholzer of the Spurs, Possibly the New Pistons Coach?
May 4th, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Larry Brown has possibly the most prolific coaching tree in all of basketball history, that is not up for debate. the most prolific branch of his coaching tree is Greg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. Popovich's tree? It includes Orlando's Jacque Vaughn, Cleveland's (and formerly Los Angeles Lakers) Mike...

Why Nate McMillian Would Work as Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons
April 27th, 2013 at 12:19 PM
  Coming off of discarding their third straight ineffective coach, The Detroit Pistons are looking for a coaching candidate who can command respect in the locker room and guide a somewhat toxic roster towards the guiding light. Look no further than free agent head coach Nate McMillian. McMillian was drafted by the Sonics with the 30th pick in...

Is Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores “Ready to Spend” on Player Buy-Outs?
April 22nd, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Since Tom Gores ended his off-the-cuff media session before the Detroit Pistons final home game against the Brooklyn Nets on April 15, one quote has stuck out mote than others. "Tell the world, we're ready to spend." With big names such as the Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, and the Dallas...

Detroit Pistons Season Finale- Final Game for Lawrence Frank, Will Bynum?
April 17th, 2013 at 10:59 AM
For the Pistons, tonight's regular season finale in Brooklyn against the Nets will serve as a send-off until next fall. That said, it's still uncertain who on the roster, coaching staff and front office will be "sent off" for good after tonight. The decision to fire coaches, or re-sign soon-to-be...

Pistons Owner Tom Gores Talks Team’s Future, Lawrence Frank, Joe Dumars, Free Agency
April 16th, 2013 at 9:28 AM
It was "Fan Appreciation Night" at Palace of Auburn Hills, as the 17,525 fans (actually more like 15,000) watched the Pistons tie their longest win streak of the season with their fourth straight victory in a 109-101 defeat of the Philadelphia 76ers. It was the last home game of the...