TAG: Detroit Pistons

NBA / Aug 4, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Andre Drummond On Greg Monroe: “I’m Pretty Sure He Is Coming Home”

Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons’ Greg Monroe was arguably the best young big man on the market this summer. But restricted free agency is a tricky balancing act for competing teams, and the talented 24 year-old remains unsigned – and has barely been seriously courted – as August wears on. Monroe’s partner in the Detroit frontcourt, Andre Drummond, is unconcerned by his teammate’s status. Drummond told the Detroit Free Press that he’s “pretty sure” Monroe will be playing with the Pistons this season. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Teams Kill It On Twitter With #NBASitcoms

Draymond Green

No professional sports league in the world promotes itself through social media like the NBA. Whether it’s fodder gleaned from individual players, promotions ran by the league office, or quirky internet stuff used by specific teams, the NBA is always engaging its fans. A sizable group of clever franchises continued the latter trend today, using the Twitter hashtag #NBAsitcoms to combine the public’s love of hoops and (mostly crappy) television. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Stan Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He’ll Likely Stay With Pistons

Josh Smith, Ben McLemore

New coach and president of basketball operations for the Pistons Stan Van Gundy has a lot of work to do with a team that finished 31-51 after a pair of marquee signings last summer. The biggest one featured the free agent acquisition of hybrid forward Josh Smith who signed for four years and $54 million last July. Yahoo is reporting now that after rampant trade rumors the last two weeks, Van Gundy has reached out to Smith and told him he’s likely to remain in uniform next season Read More »

Video / Jul 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Andre Drummond Is Better At Basketball Than Bowling

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. Drummond Vine)

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid has been making waves on social media of late with a cavalcade of clever posts that have some calling him the league’s preeminent internet follow. The Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond, though, clearly isn’t quite ready relinquish that title. The 20 year-old star took to Vine earlier today to showcase his hoops abilities while utilizing a bowling ball. Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Why The Kings Should Avoid Trading For Josh Smith

Ben McLemore, Josh Smith, Reggie Evans

The Kings are again looking to make a deal for Detroit’s underwhelming 2013 free agent acquisition, Josh Smith. The two clubs recently returned to a deal they had discussed last month, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. We’re not so sure the deal works for Sacramento, though. Read More »

NBA / Jul 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm

After Two Years Off To Help Wife Battle Cancer, Brian Cook Seeks Comeback

Brian Cook

You may or may not remember Brian Cook. He was drafted 24th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2003, and has played for five different teams over nine seasons. Cook has been away from the NBA for two years while his wife battled cancer. He’s attempting a comeback this summer. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack, Twitter / Jul 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Greg Monroe Responds To “False Reports” On Twitter

Greg Monroe, Ian Mahinmi

Yesterday, it was reported restricted free agent Greg Monroe told the Pistons he would come back on a one-year deal instead of negotiating a longer term contract with the team if Josh Smith wasn’t traded. Monroe immediately took to Twitter to deny those reports. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 2, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Greg Monroe Wants Josh Smith Traded

Josh Smith, Greg Monroe

Lineups featuring Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, and Andre Drummond were disastrous for the Detroit Pistons last season, and one of has them has ambitions to do something about it. According to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, Monroe has informed Detroit officials that he will take a one-year qualifying offer as opposed to signing an extension with the team if Smith is playing for the Pistons in 2014-2015. Read More »

NBA / Jun 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Report: Kings, Pistons Discussing Josh Smith Trade

Josh Smith

We’ll say this for the Sacramento Kings: They certainly are bold. It’s the ultimate justification of that seemingly relentless approach that’s come under fire since Vivek Ranadive bought the team, and that analysis certainly won’t change today. ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Kings and Detroit Pistons are currently working on a trade that would send much-maligned forward Josh Smith to Sacramento to team with Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 2, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Pistons Finalizing Deal For Jeff Bower As GM

Andre Drummond, Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe

Several weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons made a splash by hiring Stan Van Gundy to be their president of basketball operations and head coach. According to reports, the Pistons are finalizing an agreement with Jeff Bower for the general manager position. Read More »