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  1. Kelly Olynyk, C.J. McCollum fare well in annual rookie survey

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    We already told you that when asked during the rookie photo shoot who their favorite player in the league was, the majority of incoming NBA players said Kobe Bryant. But those rookies to be were asked a lot more, too — and it was the Celtics Kelly Olynyk and the Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum who…

  2. Dorell Wright said being brought along slowly is why he is still in NBA

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Dorell Wright

    Dorell Wright was one of six guys taken straight out of high school back in 2004 — Dwight Howard was the biggest name but Josh Smith and J.R. Smith were as well. (The reason there is a one-and-done rule now is how other picks that year like Robert Swift and Sebastian Telfair made owners want…

  3. Taking stab at Pistons starters… Caldwell-Pope in mix?

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    Maurice Cheeks has one of the tougher coaching jobs in the NBA this season. While the NBA zigged toward efficiency and advanced stats, Joe Dumars zagged and built a roster with players other teams were hesitant on — Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings mainly. The Pistons got better but the question is how much better?…

  4. Thursday And-1 Links: Dion Waiters party angers neighbors

    Aug 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Dion Waiters

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Dion Waters was part of the attraction at an evening pool party outside…

  5. Rick Carlisle says Monta Ellis is fastest player in NBA. That seems high.

    Aug 22, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

    Monta Ellis

    Who is the fastest player dribbling the ball end to end in the NBA? These are the guys who are one-man fast breaks and can get your team points in transition, plus are quick in the half court But who is the fastest? There is no easy metric for this; it’s a bit of an…

  6. Andre Drummond being leader, getting Pistons rookies into town early

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    Andre Drummond

    Andre Drummond, team leader. It’s just his second season and Detroit has a locker room with veterans such as Chauncey Billups and Josh Smith, but it has been Drummond reaching out to the Pistons rookies and telling Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tony Mitchell, and Peyton Siva to come to Detroit early for pre-camp workouts, reports the Pistons…

  7. Pistons agree to partially-guaranteed deal with Josh Harrellson

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    The Pistons have reached an agreement to add free agent big man Josh Harrellson to the roster, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The contract will be partially guaranteed for this season, with a team option for a second year. Harrellson appeared in 37 games for the Knicks two years ago,…

  8. Brandon Jennings got slapped in face at Drew League game (VIDEO)

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Brandon Jennings

    First Brandon Jennings got slapped around by the realities of the NBA marketplace, now this. That snark aside, Jennings deserves some credit here for not snapping and getting tossed himself. He was the cooler head. This was one of the Drew League semi-final games, the premiere L.A. pro-am league (and remember Jennings is an L.A.…

  9. Andre Drummond learns never to play H-O-R-S-E with Rasheed Wallace

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    Rasheed Wallace Pistons

    Many of us have been around long enough to not only remember Rasheed Wallace from the peak of his playing days with the Blazers and the Pistons, but also for his reputation of being somewhat of a trick shot virtuoso. The video clip posted above is a reminder of just how ridiculous Wallace can be…

  10. Report: Pistons won’t sign free agent center Jason Collins

    Aug 18, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    A report surfaced last week that the Pistons had interest in adding veteran free agent center Jason Collins to the roster as an insurance policy for the team’s two primary big men, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. Whatever level of interest there was initially appeared to diminish fairly quickly, as another report surfaced a day later…

  11. Report: Bucks reach four-year extension with Larry Sanders

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Three

    The Milwaukee Bucks are rebuilding in the wake of the failed Brandon Jennings/Monta Ellis experiment. But they have one piece that can serve as a cornerstone in whatever is being built — Larry Sanders. The fourth-year player out of Virginia Commonwealth had a breakout season last year and is one of the better defensive anchor…

  12. American players stashed overseas, it doesn’t work out all that often

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Raptors Heat Basketball

    At least six players American college players drafted in the second round — including James Ennis of Miami and Colton Iverson of the Boston Celtics — and as many as 11 total could sign their first contract overseas. It’s a full blown trend — for a long time NBA teams had drafted European players then…

  13. Monta Ellis said he was unhappy in Milwaukee. Hey Monta, we already knew.

    Aug 16, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Monta Ellis

    When you’re the GM of a smaller market, you have to take some bigger risks. And when those gambles don’t work out, you can’t just buy your way out of the situation. Which brings us to Milwaukee, which for the past few seasons had tried a Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings backcourt. Which went together…

  14. Pistons reveal ‘Motor City’ alternate uniforms

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    motorcityfront

    The Pistons have worn red, white and blue uniforms for years and years. It’s become a classic look for one of the NBA’s flagship franchises. Aside from a brief – and misguided – foray into teal during the 90s, the Pistons have remained true to that color scheme, a point of pride for Detroit fans.…

  15. Report: Pistons not that interested in Jason Collins, after all

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins controls the ball in Atlanta

    The Pistons have just two players who fit well at center, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe – both of whom project to start for Detroit. If either of those two gets hurt or into foul trouble, the Pistons would be in a bind. So, it’s likely they’ll use their final open roster spot on a…

  16. Jason Collins reportedly drawing interest from Detroit Pistons

    Aug 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    The Detroit Pistons have “registered exploratory interest” in signing free agent center Jason Collins, according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Collins became a free agent after finishing last season with the Washington Wizards, but the 34-year-old has made many more headlines this summer due to his sexual orientation as opposed…

  17. Reminder: Andre Drummond dominated Orlando Summer League (VIDEO)

    Aug 9, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

    Andre Drummond

    The Detroit Pistons are going to be interesting next season, and not just because they added Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. They have Andre Drummond, who if he had been healthy all season would have been in the Rookie of the Year conversation (he wouldn’t have beaten out Damian Lillard, but it would have been…

  18. Report: Bucks, Larry Sanders close to contract extension

    Aug 8, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Three

    A lot of fans may not have seen it because it was happening in Milwaukee, but Larry Sanders has become one of the best shot blocking bigs in the NBA (2.8 per game last season, second in the NBA). On a team where the perimeter defenders played like matadors much of the time, his value…

  19. Joe Dumars hopes Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond frontcourt can take cues from Hawks and Grizzlies

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Josh Smith, Andre Drummond

    Which team has the best starting frontcourt in the NBA? Depending on how you value the top player compared to the depth of the trio, there are several contenders including: Nets (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez) Bulls (Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah) Nuggets (Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee) Warriors (Andre Iguodala, David…

  20. Don’t say “tanking,” Bucks say they are going “younger”

    Aug 7, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Tanking is a dirty word around the NBA. The reason is it implies a lack of effort or desire, and no team wants that reputation (or to establish that culture). But it’s also a matter of semantics — you and I might well argue that a team that lets all its good talent walk to…

  21. A couple more big dunks from the rookie photo shoot

    Aug 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    We keep bringing you videos and news out of the NBA’s rookie photo shoot on Tuesday because… what else was going on in the NBA? You want a dozen posts about guys who signed to play in Europe, or do you want dunks? Dunks it is. The rookies were having some fun on Tuesday. Then…

  22. Pistons still looking for one more backup big man

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

    Joe Dumars

    Detroit has potentially one of the best front lines in the NBA — Andre Drummond at the five, Greg Monroe at the four and Josh Smith at the three. That’s a bunch of guys who can score at a high rate, once they get inside five feet from the rim. But the team could use…

  23. A few more images out of Rookie photo shoot day

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:57 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    As we’ve been telling you, Tuesday was Rookie Photo Shoot day in the NBA — we’ve brought you some fun images and a couple good dunks. Tomorrow we’ll have some other fun stuff from the day. But for now here are some of the official photos of the day that I liked. No. 1 pick…

  24. Pistons rookie Tony Mitchell throws it down at rookie picture day (VINE)

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

    Tony Mitchell

    We already told you that today was the day of the NBA Rookie photo shoot — and the guys were off to a fast start with some interesting art. While all this was going on, Detroit rookie Tony Mitchell was throwing down a few dunks, which was caught on Vine. Consider it an early audition…

  25. Brandon Jennings says Pistons could become Lob City, pledges to change his game

    Aug 6, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    Brandon Jennings, Joe Dumars

    As he sat down for his new conference to introduce Brandon Jennings, Joe Dumars muttered, “Oh my god.” I don’t know what Dumars was referring to at that moment, but I cant think of a better way to describe the experiment he’s conducting with the Pistons. Jennings at point guard with Josh Smith, Greg Monroe…

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