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Kadeem Jack Signs Deal With Professional Team in Japan

After playing with the Detroit Pistons at the NBA’s Orlando Summer League at the beginning of July, former Rutgers basketball star Kadeem Jack has signed a deal to play with the Hitachi SunRockers in the first division of the B.League in Japan. Former Rutgers F Kadeem Jack has agreed to terms & will play for Hitachi Club in Japan, per his Agent @bjbass2 of RBA Sports—...
Via On the Banks
1 hour ago

Where do the Detroit Pistons need to improve?

The previous season for the Detroit Pistons was a good one. The team floated around .500 for most of the season, and in fact, never was more than three games above or below that mark en route to a playoff berth. This coming season, the Pistons will be looking to improve upon that record and vault themselves into the top of the Eastern Conference. Here is a look at three areas they...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Links: The Pistons wall formation is complete; wild stats; and an Ohio grandma misses her Boban

Extra Boban fun in today's links -- so let's get to it! The Pistons' Chemistry Experiment -- Sports on Earth Smooth read -- and nothing too lopsided one way or the other I think. This organization finds itself in an irritating spot: too good for a high lottery pick and not nearly attractive enough to seduce marquee free agents -- let alone worthwhile contributors at a below...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
4 hours ago

Pistons’ legend Chauncey Billups appears on Vertical with Woj

Pistons’ legend and All-Star Chauncey Billups appeared on the Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday and discussed a wide variety of topics. On Tuesday night Detroit Pistons’ legend Chauncey Billups appeared on the Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski and engaged in wide-ranging conversation. They opened the discussion talking about Billups’ turning down the...
Via Piston Powered
4 hours ago

Stanley Johnson could be the future at shooting guard

 Stanley Johnson has shown promise for the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have a decision to make on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s long-term future–sign him long-term or move on. If the Pistons choose the latter, Johnson can handle it. For the Detroit Pistons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is fully entrenched as the team’s starting shooting guard. The Pistons view Caldwell-Pope as...
Via Piston Powered
6 hours ago

Discussing the Detroit Pistons’ shooting guard depth chart

The Detroit Pistons’ shooting guard depth chart underwent the least amount of turnover of any position, but the development of the players at the position is worth watching. The Detroit Pistons have undergone a significant amount of turnover since the offseason began, but the shooting guard position has been by far the most stable spot on […] Discussing the Detroit Pistons...
Via Piston Powered
8 hours ago

DESPERATE: Snapping season-high 5-game losing streak – at Cleveland, no less – saved Pistons season

(Editor’s note: The Pistons snapped a six-year playoff drought and improved by 12 wins over Stan Van Gundy’s debut season, finishing
Via NBA.com
9 hours ago

IMPACTFUL: Romp over Warriors as Ben Wallace honored a milepost for Tom Gores’ Pistons mission

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

The Detroit Pistons and Ray McCallum Jr. coming together was almost inevitable

Yesterday the news broke that the Detroit Pistons had filled their final roster spot. Ex-Detroit Mercy star Ray McCallum Jr. will play for his hometown team this season, signing a veteran’s minimum contract. Many Piston fans have been following McCallum Jr. for some time now; he played three years at the University of Detroit Mercy, which is only a short distance away the Palace...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons announce 1-year deal with guard Ray McCallum

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons officially announced their one-year deal with guard Ray McCallum on Tuesday. McCallum averaged 3.3 points per game last season in 41 appearances for San Antonio and Memphis. He played the previous two seasons for Sacramento. McCallum played college basketball at Detroit, averaging 18.7 points during his final season there in 2012-13...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What's the second-best move Stan Van Gundy has made in Detroit?

The first, obviously, is jettisoning Josh Smith into the ether. For now, we're in the offseason doldrums. There's precious little Pistons basketball to consume. League Pass replay for 2015-16 expired after the Las Vegas Summer League ended, Orlando Summer League highlights can only tide you over for so long, and USA Select Team scrimmages, though entertaining, don't have the same...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
2 days ago

Detroit Pistons Sign Free Agent Guard Ray McCallum Jr.

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Ray McCallum Jr.  Per team policy, terms of the contract we
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

AP Source: Pistons agree to 1-year deal with McCallum

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a one-year contract with guard Ray McCallum. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not been announced. McCallum's deal is for the league minimum, which is about $1 million for a player with his service time. McCallum averaged 3.3...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Free Agency: Pistons reportedly add Ray McCallum Jr. as team's third-string point guard

This will be his fourth team in as many seasons. In a move no one saw coming, the Pistons have reached an agreement with local product and former Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ray McCallum, according to Project Spurs' Paul Garcia. Former Spurs guard Ray McCallum will be signing with the Detroit Pistons his agency announced. — Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) July 25, 2016 ...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
3 days ago

The Pistons' Chemistry Experiment

Stan Van Gundy's vision isn't new or enlightening, it's a systematic necessity. He won 12 more games in his second season on the job in Detroit, and he got there in large part by shuffling the deck more than almost every other team in the league.
Via Sports On Earth
3 days ago

Andre Drummond gets posterized twice during Drew League game

The NBA may be off for the Summer, but, basketball never stops. While Team USA tours the country competing against other nations in exhibition games, other NBA players are staying busy by playing in various Summer leagues -- the most popular: the Drew League, based in South Central Los Angeles.On Sunday: Detroit Pistons All-Star Center Andre Drummond joined Team ICEOCA during their...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Pistons should be playing in the Las Vegas Summer League

Some teams think waiting more than a week after the NBA draft is too long to see rookies in action. This seems to be the case for the Detroit Pistons as they almost immediately jump into the Orlando Summer League. However, most teams choose to wait a little longer before they see their young talent on the court, opting for the Las Vegas Summer League, which entails a championship...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons sign first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have signed first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson. The team announced the multiyear deal on Tuesday without providing specific terms. Ellenson was taken with the No. 18 pick in last month's NBA draft. Ellenson averaged 17 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last season as a freshman at Marquette. He also led the team with 49 blocked shots...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic and Stan Van Gundy Photoshops are great

The newest member of the Detroit Pistons, Boban Marjanovic, was introduced to the media on Wednesday, and his presence next to team head coach and GM Stan Van Gundy led to some fantastic photoshops. Boban, who was signed to a three-year, $21 million offer sheet, is 7-foot-3 and 290 pounds. Van Gundy is 5-foot-8. The gap between their heights is obviously quite notable. .@World_Wide_Wob...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic reportedly agrees to contract with Pistons, Spurs have right to match

Boban Marjanovic quickly became a fan favorite in his first NBA season with the Spurs, despite averaging just 9.4 minutes per game in 54 regular-season appearances. The 7-3 big man ranked third in the league in Player Efficiency Rating (PER) behind only Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, and often times dazzled with plays like these.Marjanovic entered the summer as a restricted free...
Via FOX Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leuer signs 4-year, $42 million deal with Pistons

With the surge in the NBA salary cap this year, a number of mid-level players are being paid like stars. The latest: former Wisconsin star forward, who has reportedly inked a four year deal with the Detroit Pistons worth $42 million. Priority Sports, the sports management company representing Leuer, announced the deal on Twitter. We are so happy to congratulate our guy @JonLeuer30...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Andre Drummond Signs Max With Pistons

In terms of size, agility, durability and athleticism, Andre Drummond is one of basketball's most precious pieces of clay. Drummond is only seven months older than Joel Embiid and has already played in 304 games and over 9,000 minutes. For all of that on-court exposure, it still so often feels like Drummond is just beginning to understand the nuances of the game and has so much more...
Via RealGM - NBA
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Ish Smith agree to three-year, $18 million deal

Ish Smith won’t be playing as much next season, but he’ll get a raise and experience the feeling of winning more often. The Pistons are set to sign the 76ers point guard to a three-year, $18 million contract. Smith, 28, started at point guard for the 76ers after he was traded from New Orleans in December. He averaged 14.7 points and seven assists per game for the 10-72 Sixers...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Andre Drummond nearing a 5-year max deal with the Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are nearing an agreement on a maximum deal with free-agent center Andre Drummond, according to multiple reports.The Associated Press also reports the five-year deal would be in the $125 million range.Drummond, 22, led the NBA in rebounding last season with 14.8 boards per game. He averaged a career-high 16.2 points, in addition to 1.4 blocks per game and 1.5 steals...
Via FOX Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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