TAG: Greg Monroe

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Surprises & Disappointments Of The NBA Season

Greg Oden

A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Is LeBron James Fouled Too Hard, Or Is He Flopping?

LeBron James, Josh Smith

A few sites have picked up on a Vine video pretty clearly showing LeBron James embellishing some contact two times in one sequence during the Heat’s win over the Pistons on Monday night. But Heat coach Erik Spoelstra tells the Sun-Sentinel LeBron is getting roughed up because he’s big and strong enough to handle fouls that are more similar to tackles. So which is it, or is LeBron inflating some contact while also being able to handle harder tackle-fouls? Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 1:05 am

Video: Greg Monroe Nutmegs DJ For The Assist While Lying On The Court

Greg Monroe, Blake Griffin

It’s not often a mad scramble ends up like this. The Clippers beat the Pistons Monday night, 112-103, but Detroit’s Greg Monroe had the play of the game. Rodney Stuckey attempted to force the fast-break action, and lost the ball in the paint. Monroe dove to collect the loose ball and fired a bounce pass between the legs of DeAndre Jordan for an easy Stuckey layup. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

An NBA player did something this week that hasn’t been seen in over a decade and was previously performed by the league’s greatest dunker in a Slam Dunk Contest.

So, yeah, it was a good week for dunks, especially when the rest of the dunks consist of unlikely posters from unlikely names, including an act of vengeance from a certain Washington Wizards guard. Read More »