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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 »

Smack / Sep 3, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Josh Smith Added Muscle To Play More Inside Next Year, If You Can Believe It

Josh Smith

It’s hard to avoid thinking about an 18-footer clanking against the iron every time one discusses the offensive repertoire of Josh Smith. The former Hawk and current Pistons small forward has a tendency to jack the ball from the perimeter despite his long, 6-9 body and 7-foot wingspan. But with new coach/GM Stan Van Gundy assuring Smith he’ll be around next season, he’s apparently dedicated himself to bulking up this summer in preparation for some time in the paint at power forward. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis. Former Laker and current Detroit Piston Jodie Meeks is the latest to extol Kobe’s work ethic, telling the Detroit Free Press that he’s been supremely influenced by his former teammate. Read More »

We Reminisce / Aug 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

Robert Horry

Robert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

Kobe Bryant

Anytime you have winners you’re bound to have some people that lose. This year’s summer is no exception: there were plenty of teams and players who “lost” this past offseason. After counting down this summer’s “winners,” it’s only right that we give an equal share of the limelight to those whose situation was less fortunate than their NBA counterparts. Let’s take a look at some of the “Biggest Losers” of the offseason (sorry…there’s no association to the weight loss show on this one, unless we’re counting LeBron’s newer, skinnier body as a loss). Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 12, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Monroe Tells Pistons He Will Accept Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe

It turns out that Greg Monroe wasn’t bluffing at all. According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, the disgruntled restricted free agent big man has told the Detroit Pistons he will make good on a lasting threat of signing the team’s one-year qualifying offer and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Monroe “Definitely” Willing To Take Qualifying Offer From Pistons

Greg Monroe

And the Greg Monroe restricted free agency carousel just keeps on spinning. Gridlocked in contract negotiations with the Detroit Pistons and unable to procure a worthwhile offer sheet from another team on the open market, Monroe is reportedly “definitely” willing to take the unprecedented route of playing 2014-2015 on a qualifying offer and trying his hand at unrestricted free agency next summer. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 10, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Greg Monroe Refutes Report Pistons Made 5-Year, $60 Million Contract Offer

Greg Monroe

Detroit forward Greg Monroe is currently in a holding pattern as a restricted free agent with the Pistons, and Detroit’s vow to match any offer has continued to dissuade other teams from extending an offer sheet. After reports said Monroe turned down an offer than for less years, but more per-year than a five-year, $60 million deal he supposedly turned down, Monroe denied they had ever even offered the five-year deal they supposedly augmented — paying him more per year than anyone else on the team — Monroe said they never even offered him the five-year deal. Read More »