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Detroit Pistons Sign Draft Picks Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell
July 20th, 2013 at 12:50 PM
After selecting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as the overall eighth pick and Tony Mitchell in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons have officially reached an agreement with the players, but the terms of the deal have not been released. Both players are expected to report to training...

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...

If the Detroit Pistons Want a Shot at Rajon Rondo, Greg Monroe Needs to Be Offered
July 15th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
The rumors won’t go away. After the Boston Celtics turned down a previous trade offer from the Detroit Pistons for Rajon Rondo in the first week of July, the Pistons have reportedly approached the Celtics once again about acquiring Rondo. While Pistons 101 speculated that the first offer the Pistons...

What Chauncey Billups Means for Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons Point Guard Future
July 11th, 2013 at 8:02 PM
On Wednesday afternoon, after Josh Smith was introduced and questioned by the local Detroit media, Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars voiced a message similar to the one he sent out after draft night when the team drafted Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the team's hope for the future at shooting guard. Dumars told...

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...

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...

It’s Anybody’s Guess When It Comes to the Detroit Pistons’ Draft Night Move
June 27th, 2013 at 1:08 AM
The 2013 NBA Draft is only hours away, and every pick, all the way up to Cleveland's no. 1, is still up in the air. While many still believe Nerlens Noel is the top overall talent, reports are linking the Cleveland Cavaliers to Maryland center Alex Len. With the Len...

Cody Zeller, Ray McCallum Jr. and Shabazz Muhammad Round Out Tuesday’s Detroit Pistons Draft Workout News
June 25th, 2013 at 7:16 PM
Monday it was reported that potential first-round prospect Shabazz Muhammad, and prospective late second-round pick Ricky Ledo both worked out with the Detroit Pistons. While there wasn't much word on Ledo's workout, the Pistons had met with Ledo face-to-face previously during May's Draft Combine in Chicago, so there was prior...

Detroit Pistons Worked Out Shabazz Muhammad and Ricky Ledo on Monday
June 24th, 2013 at 6:50 PM
The list of draft day hopefuls continued to grow for the Detroit Pistons on Monday. After working out and visiting with a solid mix of first and second-round talent last week –including Trey Burke, CJ McCollum and Cody Zeller –the Pistons brought in two players that have been jet-setting around...

Detroit Pistons List of Draft Workouts Gives Hint at Draft Day Direction
June 22nd, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Less than a week away from Thursday's 2013 NBA Draft and, as expected, questions still loom about who in this "week" draft class will round-out the top five spots. The Detroit Pistons have the no. 8 pick, and while many have circled the Pistons as a team that could possibly...

Detroit Pistons Will Focus on Backcourt in 2013 NBA Draft
June 19th, 2013 at 9:12 PM
Just a few weeks ago there were reports that despite being only an hour away from the Detroit Pistons' practice facility, University of Michigan point guard Trey Burke was not planning on working out in-person for the Pistons. Back then, many didn't think there was any chance Burke could fall...

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...

Final Year of Joe Dumars’ Contract a Concern for Newly Hired Head Coach Maurice Cheeks?
June 14th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Accepting the Detroit Pistons head coaching position gives Maurice Cheeks a three-year contract with a fourth-year team option, but whether Cheeks coaches the entirety of his contract or only a year could be an outcome tied to the fate of team president Joe Dumars. When former head coach Lawrence Frank...

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...