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Despite Persistant Rumors, Detroit Pistons Remain Inactive at Trade Deadline
February 20th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
By midday Thursday, there was internet scuttlebutt the Detroit Pistons were looking to move Josh Smith. Additionally, rumors persisted the team might want to add Luol Deng, Evan Turner, Harrison Barnes or others. ***PHOTO1*** None of that happened, and the trade deadline passed with only the sound of crickets chirping, tumbleweeds blowing...

The Pros and Cons of Detroit Pistons’ Activity During Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline
February 19th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
The Detroit Pistons once again find themselves muddled in a midwinter state of mediocrity as the NBA trade deadline approaches. Should the team make any moves as a result, or should they be content to play out the rest of the season and see what happens with a roster still...

Detroit Pistons’ Second Half Preview: Key Issues to Watch as a Possible Playoff Push Begins
February 17th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
With the NBA All-Star game now in the rear view mirror, the Detroit Pistons will both turn their attention to their push for a playoff birth and plans of their next move as it relates to restructuring a team in bad need of a makeover. ***PHOTO1*** Whichever way it may end up...

Report: Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Maurice Cheeks After Less than One Season
February 9th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Detroit Pistons have decided to fire head coach Maurice Cheeks after less than one whole season on the job. The announcement came to Cheeks by general manager Joe Dumars after the Pistons strung together back to back victories over the weekend. Apparently, Tom Gores had...

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...

Detroit Pistons Signing of Josh Smith Still Leaves Hole in Backcourt
July 8th, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Since signing Josh Smith to a four-year, $56 million contract, the Detroit Pistons have reportedly told sources that Smith will be playing the small-forward spot in a frontcourt alongside Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. The decision to play Smith at the three, instead of at the four spot where he...

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...

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...