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Why the Josh Smith Deal Will Happen
July 17th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Today rumors of a trade sending Josh Smith to the Sacramento Kings have re-surfaced, and the chances are that it may get done. Original talks broke down, but after the free agency period has started to sort itself out both teams still seem interested to get this deal done. ***PHOTO1*** The motivation...

Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings Talking Josh Smith Deal
June 24th, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Music to any Detroit Pistons fan’s ears, the Pistons are indeed trying to move Josh Smith. Marc Stein of ESPN reported earlier today that the Pistons are talking trade with the Kings and the centerpiece of the deal would be Josh Smith. Rumor has it that Jason Thompson and Derrick...

Pistons 101 Player Series: Josh Smith
June 3rd, 2014 at 2:38 PM
To call Josh Smith’s first season with the Detroit Pistons a disappointment would be an understatement. After inking a monster deal handed out by now former Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars, Smith never quite fit in Detroit, posting one of the worst seasons of his career. ***PHOTO1*** Often...

Pistons 101 Player Series: Greg Monroe
May 27th, 2014 at 5:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** The man they call “Moose” definitely had himself a solid fourth season with the Detroit Pistons. Greg Monroe has started 163 of the Pistons last 164 games, proving to be one of the most consistent and durable players on the team. Monroe put together his third consecutive season of at least...

Should the Pistons Trade Josh Smith?
April 30th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Biggest get for the Detroit Pistons this past off-season was no doubt Josh Smith. The Pistons lured him away from the Atlanta Hawks in hopes to create a dominant front court that would destroy other teams on the boards. It didn’t work, and now a new general manager will...

Greg Monroe and St. Jude’s Lend a Helping Hand
April 3rd, 2014 at 10:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cancer affects just about everyone. If not directly, most people know someone who has had the poor fortune of battling the disease. You can see how it breaks a person down, but every so often, provides an inspirational story about an amazing individual. This is one of those tales, about a...

Josh Smith’s Reappearence Leaves Fans Wondering: Can Detroit Pistons Keep Draft Pick?
April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 AM
For three quarters, the Detroit Pistons were doing everything they could to keep up the tanking game, getting out-hustled by the arguably worse Milwaukee Bucks. ***PHOTO1*** Then, in the fourth quarter, as they haven't done much of the 2014 season, the Pistons woke up. Led by star free agent acquisition Josh Smith,...

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 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’ 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...

The Detroit Pistons Welcome Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the 8th Overall Pick, Snag Mitchell and Siva in the Second Round
June 28th, 2013 at 12:25 AM
When Anthony Bennett was selected first overall in the NBA Draft by The Cleveland Cavilers, It seemed that this would be an awkward drafted for the ages. It was, as many shocking picks (Cody Zeller 4th overall to the Charlotte Bobcats, Tim Hardaway in the first round to the New...

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...

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...

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...

NBA Draft Rumors in Top Three Could Impact Detroit Pistons at No. 8
May 30th, 2013 at 9:19 AM
When speculating the "who" and "where" of the 2013 NBA Draft, sometimes looking through various types of mock draft coverage will only get you so far. Sometimes the better way to connect the dots before draft night is to read up on the rumors circulating at the top of the...

Mock Draft Scenario: Forward Anthony Bennett to Detroit Pistons
May 26th, 2013 at 1:25 PM
The Detroit Pistons now know that they'll be picking eighth during the NBA Draft on June 27th. The question now becomes who the Pistons draft, and more importantly, which player will be available when they draft. Taking a look across the mock draft board, the Pistons have been matched up...

Detroit Pistons Will Have Eye on Small Forwards at NBA Draft Combine
May 16th, 2013 at 9:23 AM
The Detroit Pistons need for a small forward has been noted has "priority no. 1" since Tayshaun Prince was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline of the 2012-13 season. With the rookie emergence of Andre Drummond locking-up his front court spot alongside Greg Monroe, the Pistons are...

Detroit Pistons: Michigan Products Headline Weekend’s 2013 NBA Draft News
April 29th, 2013 at 9:23 AM
This past weekend brought news of two big name players from the state of Michigan, and their ties to the upcoming 2013 NBA Draft. Michigan State's Adreian Payne announced that he would be returning for his senior season in East Lansing, following the example of would-be lottery pick and sophomore...

Detroit Pistons Slotted to Draft Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Says ESPN’s Chad Ford
April 9th, 2013 at 12:59 PM
  With the college basketball season officially coming to an end last night, it's now time for those following the pro-game to start figuring out where the NCAA's best players will land in the 2013 NBA Draft. For the fourth straight year the Pistons will find themselves picking in the Lottery...