TAG: Detroit Pistons

GIFs, NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 5:30 pm

GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horford

Andre Drummond, Jeff Teague

Andre Drummond brought the ruckus yesterday against in Atlanta. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes of action as the Pistons won 104-100. With Al Horford making his return to the court from a pectoral tear, Dre decided to re-introduced himself by way of a pair of rejections. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Stan Van Gundy Says Josh Smith Will Take Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Josh Smith

It’s a shame that Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith became a punching bag for criticism last season. That’s not to say it wasn’t warranted, of course. Smith reached a career nadir in 2013-2014, posting numbers across the board well below his previously established and generally solid norms. The genesis behind his decline is obvious: Smith was playing out of position at small forward, and fell easier victim than ever to his proclivity for hoisting jumper after jumper. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Video: Andre Drummond Goes 9-for-9, But Misses Big Free Throw Late In A Loss

Kevin Seraphin, Andre Drummond

The Pistons fell to the Wizards 91-89 on a last-second dunk by Kevin Seraphin. But Detrot’s coach Stan Van Gundy can can feel good about center Andre Drummond, who finished the game a perfect 9—of-9 from the field. Unfortunately, he continues to be abysmal from the free throw line. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Andre Drummond Throws Down Two Monster Alley-Oop Jams

Solomon Jones, Andre Drummond

Coming off his huge learning experience while playing sparingly for Team USA this summer at the FIBA World Cup, Pistons center Andre Drummond is already ahead of the curve in both mind and body this season. In the first half of Detroit’s preseason game against the Bulls on Tuesday, he proved his ability to attack the rim with power in pick-and-roll sets is as strong as ever. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Sep 11, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Young Players Everywhere Should Take Notes on Chauncey Billups’ Career

Chauncey Billups, Andre Drummond

When news broke of Chauncey Billups’ retirement, my initial reaction was that I wanted to write a sprawling career retrospective about the guy who has, hands down, been my favorite basketball player since the turn of the millennium. But then, of course, Grantland re-published Jonathan Abrams’ fantastic profile of Billups from 2012 and left me floundering about how to approach this. I won’t spend time debating his Hall of Fame credentials, as my esteemed colleague has already made a solid argument in favor of. Instead, I thought I’d write something a little more personal. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 10, 2014 / 10:30 am

Chauncey Billups Retires, So Now We Debate His Hall Of Fame Credentials

Chauncey Billups, Marquis Teague

There’s some debate about his Mr. Big Shot moniker — particularly among the young on Twitter, who weren’t around during his prime — but Chauncey Billups really was one of the best at his position in the NBA, and his 2004 NBA Finals MVP is pretty conclusive proof. That said, the 37 year old has decided to call it quits, telling Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears last night, “It’s just time.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 7, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Monroe Never Wanted To Sign Long-Term Deal With Pistons

Greg Monroe

The circumstances surrounding Greg Monroe’s signed qualifying offer are finally clear. According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, Monroe never intended to sign a long-term contract with the Detroit Pistons – even if the team offered him the max-level deal he so sought. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 5, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Report: Greg Monroe Signs $5.5 Million Qualifying Offer With Pistons

Greg Monroe (Mark L. Baer, USATODAY)

The bluffs were anything but and the threats were real. After months of divisive long-term contract negotiations, Greg Monroe has taken the unprecedented step of signing a one-year, $5.5 million qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons. Read More »

Video / Sep 5, 2014 / 10:15 am

Caron Butler Takes Viewers Back To The Drug-Dealing Days Of His Youth

Caron Butler

Many of the finest players in the NBA grew up in some of the most improverished neighbhorhoods in America. The “streets” really were a “short stop” but they had a “wicked jump shot,” as BIGGIE intoned on “Things Done Changed.” While the money that comes with basketball brilliance got most of them and their families out of the dangerous areas where they grew up, Caron Butler almost didn’t make it. Read More »