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GIFs, NBA / Jan 13, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Brandon Jennings Clinches Win Over Raptors With Last Second Steal

Amir Johnson, Brandon Jennings, Kyle Lowry

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the NBA over the last few weeks has been the dramatic turnaround of the Detroit Pistons. After waiving Josh Smith, the Motown crew went on to win their next seven games in a row. Brandon Jennings, especially, has seen his play ascend to previously unseen heights as last night’s win over the Raptors shows. Read More »

Smack / Jan 7, 2015 / 10:45 am

Video: Stan Van Gundy Tells Team To “Form A F**king Wall” To Seal Spurs Win

Stan Van Gundy, Pistons

The Pistons won their sixth straight game since waiving Josh Smith last night, and it came against the defending champion Spurs, 105-104. After Brandon Jennings put the Pistons ahead 105-104 with just 0.1 seconds left, Stan Van Gundy was very clear about Detroit’s defense on the final play. Read More »

Smack / Dec 31, 2014 / 1:15 pm

GIF: Stan Van Gundy Blows Kiss To Orlando Fans After Pistons Drub Magic

Stan Van Gundy

In Stan Van Gundy‘s first return to Orlando since he was let go in 2012 just a month after that infamous Dwight Howard press conference where Stan claimed Howard asked management to fire him, his Pistons — still undefeated after the waiving of Josh Smith — dismantled Orlando for a 109-86 win. Van Gundy even blew kisses to the crowd and did a little posing after the win. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The Pistons Have Waived Josh Smith, So What Now?

Josh Smith

Today the Detroit Pistons announced they’re waiving forward Josh Smith. Smith is owed $13.5 million this year, plus an additional $27 million through the 2016-17 season. The team with the highest bid can pick him up off of waivers in the next 48 hours, but some have joked (or not), he won’t get picked up because of his onerous deal. While that’s not as ridiculous as it might first sound, there are some likely culprits for his services. Read More »

Smack / Nov 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Talk Smack

Stan Van Gundy

Things could be worse for the 3-9 Detroit Pistons – at least coaches and players are standing up for each other. After the Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris saying Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a game-winning shot because he “doesn’t have any heart,” Stan Van Gundy fired back by questioning Morris’ trash-talking credentials. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Nov 20, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Stan Van Gundy Benches Josh Smith After “Jawing Session” About Defense

Stan Van Gundy

It wasn’t just Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who got into it last night during the Suns-Pistons game. It seems Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and forward Josh Smith had a verbal altercation when J Smoove was subbed out with a few minutes left in the third quarter. He did not return in the 88-86 Suns win. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Stan Van Gundy Says Josh Smith Will Take Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Josh Smith

It’s a shame that Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith became a punching bag for criticism last season. That’s not to say it wasn’t warranted, of course. Smith reached a career nadir in 2013-2014, posting numbers across the board well below his previously established and generally solid norms. The genesis behind his decline is obvious: Smith was playing out of position at small forward, and fell easier victim than ever to his proclivity for hoisting jumper after jumper. 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 »

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 »

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 »