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 »
/ Jul 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm
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 »
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.
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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 »
Buckle up NBA fans, the 2014 NBA Draft is expected to be one hell of a ride. If you live for the mock drafts and offseason trade rumors, then forget Christmas – this is your favorite time of the year.
It seems like every day leading up to the draft there has been a change in who will go number one to the Cleveland Cavaliers, while new trade rumors have popped up across Twitter timelines by the second. With just hours left until the fortune and fame of the NBA turns the lives of sixty young men upside down, we attempt to put a finger on just how tomorrow night might play out in Brooklyn. These are Dime’s five predictions for the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »
/ Jun 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm
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 »
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 »
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As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »
He’s taken some hits over the last decade at the helm in Detroit, and now Pistons GM Joe Dumars appears ready to resign at season’s end after another disappointing season that will end with the Pistons again missing the playoffs. The offseason signings of Brandon Jennings, in a sign-and-trade with Milwaukee, and the free agent acquisition of Josh Smith, did little to squash the losing that’s pervaded in Detroit during the last half-decade, and now Dumars is telling people around the NBA he’s going to resign, perhaps as soon as this week. Read More »
/ Mar 20, 2014 / 11:30 am
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 »