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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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 Head Coach Maurice Cheeks, Final Chance for Brandon Knight to Prove Self
June 13th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Since news broke Monday of Maurice Cheeks becoming the new coaching face of the Detroit Pistons, many wondered what the new coach would have to say when he was formally introduced. In a Thursday press conference Cheeks got a chance to speak to the Detroit media. Cheeks spoke of his...

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...

Detroit Pistons Pre-Draft Workouts Put Emphasis on Backcourt
June 8th, 2013 at 9:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** With two picks in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft (no. 38 and no. 56), the Detroit Pistons have been working out players that could fit the second-round mold. There have been workout days set aside for point guard prospects (Peyton Siva, Elijah Johnson), as well as days...

Detroit Pistons Could Target Point Guard with No. 8 Pick, Says ESPN’s Chad Ford
June 4th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Another week closer to the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27th means another week of changing speculation across the mock draft wire. Last week, Pistons 101 looked at the possibility of Anthony Bennett falling to the Pistons with the no. 8 selection overall. The basis for Bennett's slip to no....

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...

Possible Future Detroit Pistons, Part 3: Ben McLemore
May 6th, 2013 at 11:18 AM
The NBA Draft Lottery is on May 21st, but that doesn't stop this site from speculating on who the Pistons will take in the first round. Possibly, the lottery might need to the Pistons getting a top three pick. If so, they'll be in the running for one of the...