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Why the Josh Smith Deal Will Happen
July 17th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Today rumors of a trade sending Josh Smith to the Sacramento Kings have re-surfaced, and the chances are that it may get done. Original talks broke down, but after the free agency period has started to sort itself out both teams still seem interested to get this deal done. ***PHOTO1*** The motivation...

Stan Van Gundy Press Conference Recap
June 25th, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Stan Van Gundy met with the media Tuesday to talk all things Detroit Pistons, and was able to shed some light on the Pistons upcoming plans. It is an interesting part of the basketball off-season, and as long as Van Gundy wasn’t blowing smoke we now have a little...

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...

Stan’s Plan for the Detroit Pistons
May 16th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Now that Stan Van Gundy has officially taken over as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons the changes are coming. Van Gundy will surely look to use the formula he has used before at previous stops, and he just might have the player to build...

Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy Agree to Five Year Deal
May 14th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** While we were all wondering who the Detroit Pistons would bring in for president of basketball operations, and who would they would bring in to coach, the Pistons were busy finding someone who could do both. Last night Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons agreed to a 5 year 35...

Greg Monroe’s Restricted Free Agency Looming
May 13th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Big decisions are coming from all angles for the Detroit Pistons this off-season. No doubt one of the biggest will be whether or not they will be able to retain big man Greg Monroe. Monroe had a rock solid season for the Detroit Pistons this year. The fourth year pro...

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...

Detroit Pistons Season Review: Tank Edition
April 22nd, 2014 at 3:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons came into the season with high expectations. A playoff spot in a weak Eastern Conference was a goal, and something that they probably should have accomplished with the talent they currently have. The Pistons finished the season with a brutal 29-53 record, but all is not lost....

Detroit Pistons Play Spoiler, Top Atlanta Hawks
April 8th, 2014 at 9:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks entered tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a two game lead over the New York Knicks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern conference, but he Pistons looked like the playoff team tonight. Detroit took the game to the Hawks early outscoring them...

Paul George Lifts Indiana Pacers Over Detroit Pistons
April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons fought tough at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, but Paul George and the Indiana Pacers were just a little bit better. George’s 27 points and 13 rebounds were key for the Pacers in snapping their three game losing streak with a 101-94 win over the...

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 Rally Past Milwaukee Bucks in Fourth Quarter
March 31st, 2014 at 11:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons had to rally at the Palace at Auburn Hills Monday night to avoid losing back-to-back games to the two worst teams in the NBA. Even a matchup with the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks was no sure victory with the way the Pistons have been playing, and things didn’t...

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...

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...

Orlando Magic Roll Sluggish Detroit Pistons
February 5th, 2014 at 10:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Eight days ago the Detroit Pistons laid a beat down on the Orlando Magic. Tonight Orlando repaid the favor. The Magic beat the Pistons 112-98 in a game where they took control in the second quarter and never looked back. A back-and-fourth first quarter showed from the beginning that the Pistons...

Rested Detroit Pistons Face Run and Gun Philadelphia 76ers
February 1st, 2014 at 10:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** A fresh Detroit Pistons lineup will take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night in Detroit. The Pistons were scheduled to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, but that contest was canceled due to the icy conditions in Atlanta. This gave the Pistons some well-deserved rest after a blowout...