TAG: Detroit Pistons

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 2, 2014 / 2:45 pm

5 NBA Draft Prospects That Could Transform Lottery Teams Right Now

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

To think that we’re only three weeks away from the start of the playoffs; the special time of year where all of the “It’s only the regular season talk” stifles and the “Win or go home” mantra begins. While 16 teams prepare their final rosters and create the lineups they believe will lead them to a title, the other 14 plan for the draft, as they wait to see where the ping-pong balls bounce this year. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

Michael Carter-Williams No-Look To Thad Young As Sixers Avoid Record

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams (John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports)

The Sixers were poised to suffer their 27th loss in a row, but rookie Michael Carter-Williams and veteran Thaddeus Young, helped annihilate the visiting Pistons and avoid setting a new record for consecutive losses. In the process MCW showed off his nose for the ball on the defensive end, and some quick thinking after the steal. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

‘Sheed & Rick Mahorn Debate Which Pistons Team Was Better: ’04 or Bad Boys?

Rasheed Wallace, Rick Mahorn

You will absolutely love this if you’re a fan of intriguing NBA personalities outside the mainstream. Rasheed Wallace, easily the most intelligent basketball mind to also get repeatedly called a knucklehead in the media, sat down to chat with former Pistons Bad Boy, and resident member of the terrifying as all hell team, Rick Mahorn to figure out which of their championship-winning Pistons teams was better: Sheed’s 2004 edition, or Mahorn’s 1989 Bad Boys? Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 11:10 pm

Video: Dion Waiters’ Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters

Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Wednesday night’s game between the Cavs and the Pistons came down to the final possession after the Cavs went on a 10-2 rally late in the fourth. After a missed jumper from Brandon Jennings, the Cavs had one more shot at leaving Motor City with a victory. With 3.2 seconds remaining and the score at 96-95 in Detroit’s favor, Dion Waiters caught the inbounds pass, took a dribble, squared-up, and launched a 19-foot jumper from the right wing. The ball splashed through the net as the final buzzer blared, stunning the crowd at The Palace. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, We Reminisce / Mar 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The Forgotten 1994 NBA Draft

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd, Dime #40

With the incoming 2014 NBA Draft class grabbing headlines at both the professional and collegiate level throughout the season, fans of rebuilding NBA franchises will be tuning into the NCAA tournament to see a group of players with the potential to alter the next era of the basketball landscape. The ramifications of their play and actions, however, won’t be fully understood for another decade or two. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Timofey Mozgov “Mozgov” Josh Smith

Timofey Mozgov, Josh Smith

There was a time before Blake Griffin unleashed a dunk on him that, “threw down their spears, / And watered heaven with their tears,*” when Timofey Mozgov was simply a doofy Russian 7-footer playing center in the NBA. But since that fateful day, he’s become synonymous with poster jams (Brandon Knight knows his pain). Last night, with Detroit visiting Denver, Mozgov turned the tables and let Josh Smith know the verb of his last name works both ways. Read More »

Latest News / Mar 19, 2014 / 12:27 am

4-Time DPOY Ben Wallace Pleads Guilty To Leaving Scene Of Car Crash

Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace (Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

This is awful, but former NBA champion and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace was sentenced to a year in jail after entering a plea of no contest following his arrest for leaving the scene of a crash last month. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Peyton Siva Talks NCAA Tournament, His First Year In The NBA & More

Peyton Siva, Louisville Cardinals

Peyton Siva, Louisville Cardinals (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Selection Sunday lays the blueprint for the coming battles. Contending teams wait anxiously to see who they will be tested against first, and who they may face in future weekends if they advance. Bubble teams pray quietly, hoping for an invitation to the dance. On the eve of this fantastic event and at the conclusion of the selection process, I had the opportunity to speak to a former NCAA champion. Peyton Siva has gone through it all: The two-time Big East Champion and NCAA Tournament MVP completed his college career winning a National Championship with Louisville last year. I had a chance to get his initial thoughts on this year’s tournament and their selection process, along with some of his previous college exploits. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 16, 2014 / 2:34 pm

Paul George & The Pacers Come Back From 25 Down To Beat The Pistons In OT

Greg Monroe, Paul George, Josh Smith

Greg Monroe, Paul George, Josh Smith (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

With a few minutes left in the second quarter on Saturday night in Detroit, the Pistons led the Pacers by 23. That’s when Jonas Jerebko — yup, him — climbed the ladder for the putback slam and a 25-point Pistons lead. From there on out, though, things changed, and Paul George was the biggest reason why in Indiana’s stunning, 112-104, comeback win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 12, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Boogie Bangs On Andre Drummond

DeMarcus Cousins, Will Bynum

DeMarcus Cousins, Will Bynum (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

The Sacramento Kings had a pretty decent first quarter in Detroit Monday night. They had the lead and a nice pyschological edge after DeMarcus Cousins posterized Andre Drummond. The second-year Drummond is No. 8 in the league in blocks per game, and he gave it the ol’ college try when DMC sealed him by pivoting towards the middle after the entry pass. But Cousins dunked with the anger of yet another losing season in Sacramento and Drum Drum was his victim. Read More »