Stan Van Gundy on Stanley Johnson: 'This is a skill development summer'

Stan Van Gundy expressed that he believes Stanley Johnson does not have the NBA skills he needs yet, that he wants him to work this summer on honing those skills. Stanley Johnson turned some heads, and got into some heads, during the NBA playoffs this year. The other Stan, Stan Van Gundy, has it in his mind that Johnson needs to worry less about "playing" this summer and work more...
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Pistons Links: The Reggie Jackson-Andre Drummond duo; Matthew Dellavedova's diary of the Pistons-Cavs series, plus more Drummond-Bieber

Potential Pistons free agent signee Matthew Dellavedova with some words on the Pistons-Cavs series. That and more ahead in the links! Stan Van Gundy's offseason has to start with fixing Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson -- Today's Fastbreak There were many times, however, where Jackson tried too hard to be a hero. His assist rate dropped from 10.3 per 36 minutes in his first...
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Stanley Johnson not likey to play in Summer League

Stanley Johnson had a successful rookie campaign. It was so successful that Head Coach Stan Van Gundy doesn’t think that The Orlando Summer League would be very beneficial for Johnson. Stanley Johnson had a good season by rookie standards, but he knows he has his work cut out for him to reach the level of […] Stanley Johnson not likey to play in Summer League - PistonPowered...
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4 hours ago

Tom Gores aims to bring MLS to Detroit

Tom Gores’ ownership of the Detroit Pistons has to be viewed as nothing short of a success so far, with his team making the playoffs this season for the first time since 2009. With the success of the Pistons, Gores is looking to bring another type of success to Detroit in the form of Major […] Tom Gores aims to bring MLS to Detroit - PistonPowered - PistonPowered - Your Go-To...
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1 day ago

Rebuild over, Pistons turn to tweaking

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have finally moved beyond the rebuilding stage.After their first playoff appearance since 2009, Stan Van Gundy's Pistons can look ahead to the offseason knowing that if they simply keep their current starting lineup intact, the future could be fairly bright. That's not to say that Detroit will stand pat, but the team's key players are...
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Andre Drummond Could Be Shooting Free Throws Underhand Next Season

Many things about Andre Drummond's game are a joy to watch. He's a rebounding machine. He's one of the most athletic big men the NBA has ever seen. Sometimes he dances after a made basket. These are all great things, characteristics Drummond would definitely highlight on his Match.com profile. RELATED: How Andre Drummond Wins (Almost) Every Jump Ball There's an ugly side...
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Reggie Jackson: Detroit Pistons aiming for NBA Finals in 2016-17 season

The Detroit Pistons may have suffered a sweep at the hand’s of the Cleveland Cavaliers but spirits appear to remain as high as ever within the team. Reggie Jackson is shooting for the stars in the wake of the Detroit Pistons’ first playoff appearance since 2009 and their first winning season since 2008. When asked […] Reggie Jackson: Detroit Pistons aiming for NBA Finals in...
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3 days ago

No longer rebuilding, Pistons hope to improve in offseason

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have finally moved beyond the rebuilding stage. After their first playoff appearance since 2009, Stan Van Gundy's Pistons can look ahead to the offseason knowing that if they simply keep their current starting lineup intact, the future could be fairly bright. That's not to say that Detroit will stand pat, but the team's key players...
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Andre Drummond Open to Shooting Underhanded Free Throws

The Detroit Pistons may very well max out Andre Drummond when he’s eligible, despite doing something worse than any other player in the history of the Association: shooting free throws. This season, he shot a putrid 35% from the line, […]
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Detroit Pistons Announce "Pistons Academy" Youth Basketball Summer Camp Schedule

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Detroit Pistons announced today the summer schedule for “Pistons Academy” youth basketball camps which begin Monda
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3 days ago

Van Gundy open to Drummond shooting FTs underhanded

When you’re a career 38 percent shooter from the charity stripe, it’s probably time to start experimenting with some bold new strategies. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy certainly thinks so in his increasingly Sisyphean attempts to solve the dilemma posed by center Andre Drummond’s notorious bricklaying at the free throw line. Van Gundy was asked on Thursday about the possibility...
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2015-16 Pistons Season: Best Vines

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3 days ago

Ride Along Discussion with Reggie Jackson

Pistons guard Reggie Jackson rides through the streets of Detroit with Vice Sports to discuss his beef with Russell Westbrook, coming off the bench in Oklahoma City, growing up in London and gives us a spot on Stan Van Gundy impersonation. The post Ride Along Discussion with Reggie Jackson appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Pistons and Cavs owners may team up to own MLS expansion team in Detroit

From Manchester City and the New York Yankees, to the Atlanta Falcons, to the energy drink company Red Bull, to athletes like Magic Johnson, Steve Nash and David Beckham and celebrities like Drew Carey and Will Ferrell, MLS has recently been seen as an attractive market for ownership of those both in and out of sports. It seems like owners of two rival teams in the NBA are looking...
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Owners of Pistons, Cavs trying to bring MLS to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert are teaming up to try to bring a Major League Soccer team to downtown Detroit. MLS says Commissioner Don Garber will be in Detroit on Wednesday for meetings with the potential ownership group, and there's a news conference scheduled for that day. Garber recently said Detroit was a candidate...
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Pistons, Cavaliers owners teaming up to land MLS expansion team for Detroit

MLS may be coming to Detroit. The city's bid for expansion looks stronger than ever now with Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert joining forces to lead the pursuit of a team.Detroit is one of the biggest cities in the United States that does not have an MLS team. There have been links tying the city to MLS expansion before, like with a proposed Silverdome...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Sweep Pistons, What Does This Mean For Detroit?

Let Me Explain Myself So in the last week or two, I’ve had Cleveland fans in my Twitter mentions asking why I’m not talking about Cleveland all that much, here’s the reason why, this series was always above them. Even the most diehard Pistons fans could probably tell that the Pistons never really matched up to the Cavaliers. LeBron James is still the best player on the planet...
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WATCH: Detroit Pistons | Dunk of the Week: April 25, 2016

KCP shows some #DetroitMuscle with a fast break slam over LeBron James in this week’s Dunk of the Week! Will it take down three-week winner Reggie Jackson? Vote now!
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Reggie Jackson: Refs should be suspended, fined for bad calls

The Detroit Pistons felt rather aggrieved over how their series against Cleveland was officiated, and Reggie Jackson thinks bad refereeing should be met with stiff consequences. Jackson felt he was fouled on the last play of Game 4, but no whistle came and the Pistons fell 100-98 to the Cavaliers in the final game of the series. In response, he argued that referees should be subject...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy spoke to Stanley Johnson about LeBron remarks

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy may or may not have had a little chat about maturity this week with rookie forward Stanley Johnson. After the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out Detroit in Game 2, Johnson said he is not afraid of LeBron James and that he even thinks he is in the four-time NBA MVP’s head. Knowing that LeBron doesn’t need any added motivation in the series...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons: Game three preview and prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be heading to the Palace in Auburn Hills with a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Pistons in the series. In the first two games, the Cavs executed their game plan which is to spread the floor with shooters, play physical defense. The Pistons did not look overly outmatched, but they don’t seem to have the pieces to counter all of Cleveland’s weapons. Regardless...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy gets testy with reporter over LeBron question

It’s understandable that Stan Van Gundy wasn’t in the best of moods Wednesday night after the Detroit Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 107-90 to go down 0-2 in their first-round series. And one reporter suffered the wrath of Van Gundy’s sour disposition after he asked the Pistons head coach about LeBron James’ playing time during the game. After poor...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons go down fighting in Games 1 and 2

The Pistons have given Cleveland a competitive series so far, but find themselves down 2-0. Game One: The young Detroit Pistons were clearly not intimidated by Cleveland, as they gave the Cavs everything they had from start to finish. Detroit kept it close throughout, specifically hurting Cleveland from behind the three-point line, shooting 15-29 from downtown, not usually a strong...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pistons learn about the playoffs, but one man shouldn’t have needed to

The Detroit Pistons — unlike the Utah Jazz — made the NBA playoffs and gained the chance to learn about postseason basketball at the hands of the No. 1 seed in their conference. Teams in need of a rebuild — whether old or poorly constructed, or somewhere in between those two flavors of inadequacy — benefit more from making the lottery. They need to start over. They need a...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Playoff Preview: Detroit Pistons

For the first time in six years, the Detroit Pistons have returned to the NBA playoff scene, coming in as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. With a daunting challenge against Cleveland coming up, Detroit’s young talent will need to show up on the big stage if they want to stand a chance. The last time Detroit basketball made the playoffs, their top three scorers were...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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