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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: Andre Drummond
May 30th, 2014 at 7:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** After this season the Detroit Pistons now know who they will be building their franchise around, and that man is Andre Drummond. The second-year pro out of Connecticut had a breakout season showing fans and critics alike that he will be the man in the middle for Detroit for...

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...

Pistons 101 Player Series: Rodney Stuckey
May 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Mr. sixth man, Rodney Stuckey, definitely had an interesting season in the Motor City. He had solid numbers and was fairly consistent, playing in 73 games for the Pistons this past season. There is no doubt about what you are getting each season, the guy is a scorer. He has...

Pistons 101 Player Series: Brandon Jennings
May 22nd, 2014 at 7:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Brandon Jennings' first season in Detroit can be summed up in one word; disappointing. When the Pistons gave up Brandon Knight among others to acquire Jennings they appeared to be in win-now mode, but the Pistons certainly didn’t do much winning with Jennings this past season. Jennings was a...

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...

Andre Drummond Receives Vote for NBA’s Most Improved Player
April 23rd, 2014 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** It may have only been one vote, but someone is taking notice. Andre Drummond received a single second-place vote for the NBA’s most improved player award. Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns won the award while Lance Stephenson and Anthony Davis rounded out the top three. Brandon Jennings took to Twitter...

The Man in the Middle: Andre Drummond
April 11th, 2014 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** While major changes may be coming soon for the Pistons, the untouchable piece of the puzzle is definitely Andre Drummond. The second year pro has learned quickly, and become THE guy on a Pistons team with solid talent. Andre Drummond is a gifted young big man in a league that...

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 Must Take Health of Center Andre Drummond Seriously
March 18th, 2014 at 3:25 PM
On Saturday night, one of the scarier moments in recent Detroit Pistons' history played out when Andre Drummond fell to the court during the team's  112-104 overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers after slamming his head into Roy Hibbert. ***PHOTO1*** Initially, it didn't seem as if Drummond would be getting back up....

ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ Detroit Pistons’ Documentary Will Provide Many Fans a Chance to Know Bad Boys
March 14th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Sometimes, in families, there's one relative that passes away long before the younger generations get to enjoy their charm, rough edges or impact. In those cases, there's no way anyone can truly appreciate that person without stories, photos and multimedia being passed down through generations. ***PHOTO1*** Sports is the same. When a...

Detroit Pistons 99, Sacramento Kings 89: Pistons Rebound in Second Half For Tough Win
March 12th, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Despite trailing by two points at halftime and getting off to another less than desirable start on the court, the Detroit Pistons somehow managed to shake off the rust and defeat the Sacramento Kings 99-89. ***PHOTO1*** Though he's been maligned plenty in 2013-14 season, Josh Smith had an excellent game, scoring 24...

Another Lazy Fourth Quarter Shows Detroit Pistons Still Have to Master Mindset to Win
March 6th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Wednesday night, the Detroit Pistons lost another basketball game in ugly fashion, this one to the rival Chicago Bulls by a score of 105-94. ***PHOTO1*** More important than the box score or the who, what, where and why was the how. Detroit, after hanging tight for three quarters and winning the first...

Detroit Pistons 96, New York Knicks 85: Pistons Rebound in Second Half to Top Hapless Knicks
March 4th, 2014 at 10:11 AM
In a matchup of two equally confused Eastern Conference teams, the Detroit Pistons were the ones sleepwalking through the first two quarters against the New York Knicks, but managed to wake up in time to end their own ugly losing streak and extend New York's. ***PHOTO1*** Andre Drummond was the star of the night, making...

Tanking Now the Best Option for Fading Detroit Pistons to Straighten Franchise Out
February 28th, 2014 at 12:48 PM
At 23-35, the Detroit Pistons are hovering right around the ninth worst record in the NBA. They're three games out of eighth place in a pathetic Eastern Conference and in the midst of another elongated losing streak, falling fast. ***PHOTO1*** Though sports purists will disagree with the principals of actively trying to...

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...

Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond Dominates Futures’ Game, Wins MVP Award
February 15th, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Detroit Pistons' fans have long understood that center Andre Drummond has a very bright future, but after Friday night, count the rest of the league among the believers of that fact, too. ***PHOTO1*** Drummond played in the BBVA Compass Futures Game and dominated from the opening tip, scoring 30 points and collecting...

Bench Spat Between Will Bynum, Maurice Cheeks Worst Sign of Detroit Pistons’ Dysfunction
February 7th, 2014 at 9:29 AM
The Detroit Pistons are becoming a bigger winter soap opera by the moment as losses mount and inconsistency settles in like a stubborn polar vortex. ***PHOTO1*** The necessary dramatic elements are back. First, it was ownership admitting the organization hasn't done enough to set the team up for success. Then, it was...