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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 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...

Detroit Pistons Bench Shining with Andre Drummond’s Return
April 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 AM
  Before Andre Drummond was forced to sit out for nearly seven weeks with a stress fracture in his lower back, the Pistons bench scoring that Drummond had been such a big part was arguably the Pistons' strongest asset. The bench's output had suffered with Drummond out. When Drummond returned to...

Detroit Pistons Lose Brandon Knight to Ankle Injury, Fall to Utah Jazz 103-90
March 12th, 2013 at 12:33 AM
  Before the Pistons took the court against the Utah Jazz on Monday night it was announced that Jason Maxiell was out with a bum ankle. Four minutes after the tip Brandon Knight suffered serious ankle sprain after being fouled on a layup. Knight couldn't shoot the free throws and was...

Pistons Rookie Khris Middleton Shines in 102-99 Loss to Dallas Mavericks
March 9th, 2013 at 5:09 PM
  With last night’s 102-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks the Pistons find themselves with a 23-41 record that’s good enough for 11th place in a sub-par Eastern Conference. As they’ve sealed their spot in the NBA Draft Lottery, it’s clear that the season is no longer about wins and losses,...

Are the Detroit Pistons Increasing Minutes of Jonas Jerebko to Show Off His Talents for a Possible Trade?
February 21st, 2013 at 1:09 PM
  Since trading away Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, the Pistons have been trying to fill the void at the small forward spot. Lawrence Frank has seen success with starting Kyle Singler at the three, but after that, it's been an ineffective three-guard lineup. Recently, Pistons small/power forward Jonas Jerebko has...

Tayshaun and Austin’s Impact Against Their Former Teams.
February 21st, 2013 at 2:05 AM
Last night, The Memphis Grizzlies dismantled the Pistons 105-91, but that was not the main attraction. Yesterday's game marked the first time that Tayshaun Prince (and Austin Daye) made their Palace debuts in opposing colors.  "I expected it for the simple fact of what they've done for the other guys that...

Rumors of DeJuan Blair of San Antonio Spurs Being Traded to the Detroit Pistons
February 13th, 2013 at 9:54 AM
  As of yesterday, ESPN's Chris Broussard tweeted out some information that linked DeJuan Blair of the San Antonio Spurs to Boston, Miami, Portland and Detroit. Blair has also been reportedly shopped to the Toronto Raptors, but nothing has come of it. In the case of the Pistons, Broussard made it...

Lawrence Frank Talks Pistons Lineup Shuffle After Knicks Loss
February 5th, 2013 at 1:14 PM
When you trade away both your starting and second-string small forwards, there's going to be a void in the lineup. Monday night was point guard Jose Calderon's Piston debut, and with Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye no longer on the roster, Lawrence Frank had some major adjustments to make at...