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Stan Van Gundy credits Knicks for handling of Derek Fisher firing

NBA head coaches typically get a bit defensive and critical when one of their own loses their job. And while Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy indicated he feels bad for Derek Fisher after he lost his job with the New York Knicks, he praised the organization for handling the situation the right way. Specifically speaking, Van Gundy believes the way in which the Knicks cut...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond drains 70-foot 3rd quarter buzzer-beater (Video)

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had his prayer answered as the third quarter ended during Monday night's game against Toronto when he took a shot at the basket from 70-feet away.As the buzzer sounded, Drummond's shot found nothing but net. Review (Blair): if Drummond’s made FG was released before time expired in Q3 of #TORatDET. Ruling: Upheld, good. https://t.co/VGzTqDdzbp—...
Via Holdout Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

Check out this heave from Andre Drummond and yes – it counts! Review (Blair): if Drummond’s made FG was released before time expired in Q3 of #TORatDET. Ruling: Upheld, good. https://t.co/VGzTqDdzbp — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 9, 2016 We don't see too many of these knocked down these days. 
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Fantasy Basketball: Waiver Wire Fix — Week 15

Welcome to the weekly Waiver Wire Fix, an article where I will be discussing which four players should be picked up based on recent production. The only criteria is that they have to be owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues. Let’s get started. Stanley Johnson — SF — Detroit Pistons The rookie has played 20-plus minutes in 10 straight games and 30-plus in three of his past...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Pacers Preview

Stanley Johnson embraced his role as a rookie coming off the bench in coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation and saw his minutes begin to increase toward the end of January. Now he's making the most of his opportunity to start with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sidelined. Johnson looks to help the Detroit Pistons win for the third time in four games and even the season series with the host...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: ‘I don’t really see a problem’ with Hack-a-Shaq

With Adam Silver saying recently he is beginning to see no other option other than alter NBA rules to counteract the overuse of the “Hack-a-(Whomever)” practice currently plaguing the NBA, LeBron James was asked his opinion of the swirling controversy. Simply stated, James has little problem with teams employing the strategy and that changes aren’t really necessary. I don’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Langston Galloway get Reggie Jackson in air, hit step-back 3

Langston Galloway was coming off his worst game of the year Thursday night when his Knicks took on the Pistons in Detroit, so he decided to follow it up in style. One game after scoring exactly one point in 34 minutes, Galloway burst out for 17 off the bench, going 7-of-9 from the field and almost leading the once-down-27 Knicks to a comeback.This incredible move was part of the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts Jennings-Young trade rumor

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy isn’t a fan of NBA trade rumors ahead of the deadline. Granted, he’s probably not a fan of them at any time of the year, but SVG took aim at a particular Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young rumbling that emerged Thursday, which suggests his Pistons would ship away Jennings to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Young. Aaron McMann of MLive...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson Scores Career-High 22 Points, Pistons Win

Stanley Johnson had a career-high 22 points and nine rebounds starting in place of the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope helping the Pistons to a close win over the visiting Knicks. In matters bigger than basketball, the Pistons announced earlier this week that players and executives will commit $500,000 toward the water crisis in Flint. “It’s obviously right around the corner...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Caldwell-Pope out with groin injury against Knicks

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out for Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks with a right groin strain. Caldwell-Pope left the game in Wednesday's loss at Boston after he appeared to slip on a wet spot on the court late in the second quarter. Coach Stan Van Gundy said he had an MRI and would be evaluated by doctors Thursday...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Nets discussing Brandon Jennings-Thaddeus Young trade

The Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets are reportedly discussing a trade involving Brandon Jennings and Thaddeus Young. According to Chris Sheridan as Sheridan Hoops, the Nets would be willing to sign Jennings long-term before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season, and are one of several teams interested in the point guard. The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson at the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Reggie Jackson wants this fan to jump off the Empire State Building

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press It doesn’t seem like the Pistons have been too happy with their fans lately. First, Andre Drummond tried to leave the court the other night to confront a member of the Detroit Sports Rag who offered up some tips to help his free throw game. Apparently Mr. Drummond doesn’t remember that little dust up between the Pistons, Pacers and fans back...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Stanley Johnson will haunt your dreams

After tonight’s 105-95 Pistons loss to the Celtics, rookie Stanley Johnson seemed hellbent on making sure you can’t sleep at night with this creepy face over the shoulder Greg Kelser in the postgame. Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson giving Greg Kelser a creepy face over his shoulder. pic.twitter.com/ybJdXj2cHu — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 4, 2016 And with that I guess...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Struggling Against the Best of the East

The Detroit Pistons kicked off February by beating the Brooklyn Nets last night. And they struggled to do so, against the third-worst team in the NBA. While the Pistons have themselves well positioned to take part in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, they have been struggling against the top teams in the Eastern Conference for some time now. How Formidable are the Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Get rid of instant replay in all sports

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is not a fan of instant replay, so much so that he would like to see it eliminated not only from basketball, but all sports. Before the Pistons played the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Van Gundy went on a rant about how he’s not a fan of the process, via The Brooklyn Game’s Devin Kharpertian: “If it were up to me, in all of sports, we’d...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons: Watch this nasty Jennings to Drummond backboard lob in win over Nets

The Pistons ended a two-game skid Monday night with a 105-100 win over the Nets in Brooklyn despite Reggie Jackson battling cramps and the defense once again giving up double-digits for the third straight night. However the highlight of the night came when Pistons backup point guard Brandon Jennings laid this nasty backboard lob to Andre Drummond who put it down with authority...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Jodie Meeks suffers setback, out a while longer

Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks has suffered a setback with his broken right foot and must stop practicing, he told Mlive on Monday.Not only that, but he has to cease from running or any other physical activities. All Meeks can do it shoot, he said.Meeks returned to practice eight days ago and began experiencing soreness in his foot. After a consultation with the surgeon who operated...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch a basketball fan knitting a hat during riveting 76ers-Pistons game

As you'll see in the video (above), a Detroit Pistons fan spent parts of the Pistons-Sixers game on Wednesday night knitting some sort of hat or ear cover for her daughter.Is that a waste of a ticket or is she simply a multi-tasker?Maybe a little bit of both, although we couldn't blame her for completely zoning out and taking selfies or even falling asleep wtih the lowly 76ers ...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' owner pledges $10M to help resolve Flint water woes

FLINT, Mich. (AP) Tom Gores, a Flint native and owner of the Detroit Pistons, is pledging to raise $10 million to address the short- and long-term needs of his Michigan hometown, where the drinking water is contaminated with lead. Gores said in a statement Thursday he has appointed two associates to raise money from other business leaders and identify priorities in Flint. Gores...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nerlens Noel jumps on Andre Drummond’s back for intentional foul

Twitter The 76ers employed the Hack-A-Drummond strategy that many others have used this season.  But they, specifically Nerlens Noel took it to an all new low.  He jumped on Drummond’s back, literally.  Yes, Drummond should be a better foul shooter.  And if he was, this wouldn’t be such a pandemic.  But as we sit here today, it’s part of the game. Drummond, a 35% foul...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Andre Drummond sets NBA record with 23 missed free throws

The Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond set an NBA record with 23 missed free throws (13-of-36), after the Houston Rockets intentionally fouled him like crazy on Wednesday night. Trailing 56-47 to start the second half, the Rockets put seldom-used guard K.J. McDaniels into the game with one purpose: immediately and repeatedly foul Drummond, a 35% free throw shooter. McDaniels did...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Why they won’t trade for Markieff Morris

With the NBA trade deadline being less than a month away, NBA trade rumors and speculation are swirling. The struggling Phoenix Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline, as their playoff window in the tough western conference has seemingly closed and their highly controversial power forward Markieff Morris is expected to be dealt sooner than later. The Detroit Pistons are...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green writes touching letter to Ben Wallace

On Saturday, Ben Wallace had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Pistons. Wallace, who helped the Pistons win an NBA title in 2004, is among the better defensive players in NBA history and had a large impact on a young Draymond Green. Ahead of Wallace’s big day, Green described what Wallace meant to him growing up. Green, who was born and raised in Michigan, wrote a touching letter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks interested in Brandon Jennings

Former lottery pick Brandon Jennings — having just returned to action for the Detroit Pistons after undergoing Achilles surgery — may not be with his team for too much longer. A report from Frank Isola of the NY Daily News suggests that the New York Knicks have interest in the talented but inconsistent point guard. Per the report: “The Knicks, according to a source,...
Via Sportsnaut
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons make Brandon Jennings available via trade

    Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has yet to make his 2015-16 season debut while recovering from a torn left Achilles, but as it turns out, that debut might be being made for another team. According to a report by Marc Berman of the New York Post on Sunday, Jennings is “available now” in trade talks as the NBA approaches its annual December 15 expiration date for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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