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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...

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...

What Will Happen to PG Peyton Siva in the Upcoming Season?
July 22nd, 2013 at 4:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons have officially signed draft picks Kentavious Caldewell-Pope and Tony Mitchell to rookie-scale deals, which leaves Peyton Siva’s fate undetermined. Caldewell-Pope is a 6'5" shooting guard from Georgia University, and will be guaranteed two years on the team, and his third year will be determined by the team....

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...

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...

Pistons Sign Highlight-reel Swingman Josh Smith to 4 Years
July 6th, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Joe Dumars finally made a big splash in the free agent market today as the Pistons' President of Basketball Operations signed former Atlanta Hawks swingman Josh Smith to a 4 year, 56 million dollar deal. From the outlook, Detroit thinks they can play Josh at the small forward position, which...

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’ 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...

Detroit Pistons Looking to Bring in Andre Iguodala, Bring Back Jose Calderon
June 18th, 2013 at 6:16 PM
With the no. 8 overall pick in the upcoming June 27th NBA Draft, more than $20 million to spend with the possibility of having closer to $30 million if Charlie Villanueva is amnestied and Rodney Stuckey is bought out, there will be more than a few pairs of NBA eyes...

Final Year of Joe Dumars’ Contract a Concern for Newly Hired Head Coach Maurice Cheeks?
June 14th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Accepting the Detroit Pistons head coaching position gives Maurice Cheeks a three-year contract with a fourth-year team option, but whether Cheeks coaches the entirety of his contract or only a year could be an outcome tied to the fate of team president Joe Dumars. When former head coach Lawrence Frank...

Detroit Pistons Name Maurice Cheeks as “Strong Frontrunner” in Coaching Search
June 7th, 2013 at 12:16 AM
The lengthy search for the next Detroit Pistons head coach has so far tested the endurance of their fan base, but it appears as if a hire could be only days away. Thursday night it was reported that the front-runner for the Pistons coaching job had emerged, and the name...

Los Angeles Clippers Coaching Search Could Impact Detroit Pistons Coaching Hire
May 31st, 2013 at 9:51 AM
After parting ways with Vinny Del Negro following a first round exit in the NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly getting set to interview candidates for their head coaching vacancy. While the Clippers have reportedly already contacted Byron Scott, Alvin Gentry, and Jeff Van Gundy, the team's list...

Detroit Pistons Coaching Search May Determine Front Office Futures
May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 AM
The Detroit Pistons search for the next head coach is still ongoing, though many expect a hire to be made by June 1st.   ***PHOTO1***   Since Lawrence Frank was fired two days after the regular season, there's been at least a dozen names linked to the team's vacant coaching seat; some serious, some...

Phil Jackson No Longer Influencing Detroit Pistons’ Coaching Search
May 24th, 2013 at 9:58 AM
With Wednesday's interview of Maurice Cheeks turning out to be the final head-coaching sit-down in the Detroit Pistons' search for a head coach (read here), many are wondering when the next coach will be named. One thing is for certain though; if Phil Jackson has any influence over the next...