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  1. Quote of the Day: Ben Wallace “sucks”

    Nov 27, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Clippers

    “I don’t have an offensive game,” Wallace said. “My offensive game sucks. Write that.”  – Ben Wallace, talking to MLive.com.

  2. Phil Jackson said the Pistons aren’t playing hard, Ben Gordon basically says “Yeah, pretty much.”

    Nov 20, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Phil Jackson discussed the Pistons this week after the Lakers waxed them with ease, saying that “some of those guys aren’t playing hard right now.” Nothing particularly groundbreaking, considering that the Pistons are a talented team who currently sucks. The interesting part is that Friday, Ben Gordon pretty much said “Yeah, that’s pretty much what…

  3. Rip Hamilton ejected five minutes into Lakers/Pistons game

    Nov 17, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

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    How you feel about Rip Hamilton’s ejection less than five minutes into the Lakers game against the Pistons is like a Rorschach test for how you feel about the NBA’s new “respect for the game” enforcement and use of technical fouls. At the 7:01 mark of the first quarter, Hamilton was whistled for his second…

  4. New Jersey teen pleads guilty to calling in NBA Offices bomb threats

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

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    A 19-year-old former security guard has pled guilty to calling in bomb threat to the NBA offices in New Jersey, according to the Bergen Record. Jose L. Quesada Jr. admitted to U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares that he made the threatening calls with his cellphone over a period of days beginning July 26. At…

  5. Dysfunction in Detroit: Tayshaun Prince and coach John Kuester have words. Again.

    Nov 16, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

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    If the NBA has a soap opera this season, it may be set in Detroit. Monday night came the most public of this season’s spectacles — Tayshaun Prince and coach John Kuester had words on the bench. Very public, very heated words. Kuester had pulled Prince in the second quarter for feeling he had not…

  6. The Blazers, the Sixers, the Pistons, rebuilding and you

    Nov 14, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

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    It sits there on your desk, staring at you. Just a big red button. It doesn’t implore you, it doesn’t call out to you, it’s just a button. But you can’t help but glance at it with the first few losses. Then more and more, you stare. Your mind is racing with what to do.…

  7. Pistons deny they talked trade with Hawks

    Nov 9, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Yesterday we reported the rumor that the Hawks and Pistons were talking about a deal that would have sent Tayshaun Prince to Atlanta for Jamaal Crawford and Jeff Teague. We also said that trade itself didn’t make a lot of sense. Now the Pistons have denied such talks, according to MLive.com. Which is smart, those…

  8. Rumor: Pistons may be shopping Tayshaun Prince to Hawks

    Nov 8, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT

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    Interesting little note — like there always seems to be — in Sekou Smith’s Hangtime blog at NBA.com. He heard the Pistons and Hawks were talking a trade: Tayshaun Prince and filler to Atlanta for Jamal Crawford and Jeff Teague. This actual trade strikes me as not a great move for either side, but there…

  9. Stephen Jackson fined $50,000 for verbal abuse of an official

    Nov 6, 2010, 7:13 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Orlando Magic

    The NBA announced it has fined Stephen Jackson $50,000 for verbal abuse of game officials during the Bobcats loss to the Pistons Friday night. And now, a short selection of what we believe Jackson said, the same vein of Kevin Garnett’s explanation of what he said to Charlie Villanueva, inspired by Twitter: “Mr. Official, are…

  10. John Kuester’s safe! Yeah, we’re as surprised as you.

    Nov 6, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    So the Pistons won last night, which is a big deal for them, since it’s their first. I remember my first time. Wait, that’s not what we’re talking about. Anyway, they got off the early season snide against the Bobcats (of course) last night. The problem is they’re still 1 and 5 and have had…

  11. Quote of the day: Kevin Garnett is a little Chihuahua

    Nov 5, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

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    “I’d love to see Charlie (Villanueva) and KG (Kevin Garnett) in the ring. I’d pick Charlie  I’ve seen KG get his ass whupped. … He’s always barking, and when it’s time to get physical, he’s always been a little chihuahua…. I ain’t never seen him bark up a bear. He’s always being a little chihuahua.…

  12. It’s Danny Ainge’s turn to stick up for Kevin Garnett

    Nov 5, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    Just when you were hoping the whole Kevin Garnett/Charlie Villanueva/”cancer patient” controversy had run its course, Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge jumps in the fay. Ainge has a weekly radio show on WEEI in Boston and — shockingly — backed his player Garnett 100 percent, as transcribed by ESPNBoston. “There’s one thing that I know…

  13. Rodney Stuckey benched. Five winless games in, are the Pistons imploding?

    Nov 4, 2010, 8:36 AM EDT

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    Things are not good in Detroit. No, we’re not talking about the economy (but no, that is not good). We’re talking about the Pistons… and no, not jut that they are now 0-5 on the season after a loss to Atlanta Wednesday. Although that’s not good either. We’re talking about players and the coach feuding.…

  14. Rivers defends Garnett, adds that in-game comments shouldn’t be tweeted

    Nov 3, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 6:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    Not shockingly, Doc Rivers stuck up for his star Kevin Garnett in comments made before the Celtics took on the Bucks. Last night, Detroit’s Charlie Villanueva accused Garnett of calling him a “cancer patient” during the matchup between the two. Garnett denied this. Doc basically sounded like our own Ira Winderman with his comments to…

  15. Pistons would “strongly consider” trading Rip Hamilton for Josh Smith. Ya think?

    Nov 3, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

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    The Detroit Pistons have not looked good. At all. They are 0-4 and sniping at each other and the coach already. Things are going to change in Detroit. One way or another (especially with the coming ownership change) — either there will be a lot more wins or a roster shakeup. Now enter all the…

  16. Coach calls 0-4 Pistons out. Prince says “right back at ya.”

    Nov 3, 2010, 10:08 AM EDT

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    Unfortunately for the Pistons, the new season has picked up right where the old one left off — lots of injuries and losses. And now, the infighting. After the Pistons were manhandled by the Boston Celtics Wednesday, coach John Kuester called out his players for a lack of leadership, as reported by the Detroit Free…

  17. What is up with Austin Daye?

    Nov 2, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

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    There are a lot of things not working for the Detroit Pistons right now. A lot. But Austin Daye may be the most glaring. Last season coming primarily off the bench he gave them a solid if not spectacular 13 minutes a game, but you could see the athleticism and potential. Then in the preseason…

  18. No extensions for Jeff Green, Rodney Stuckey

    Oct 29, 2010, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Thunder officials mean it when they say they want to keep Jeff Green as a part of this young team’s core going forward. Rodney Stuckey is the starting point guard and at the heart of the future of the Detroit Pistons. Right now, that’s not enough to get you an extension on your rookie contract.…

  19. Tracy McGrady on 15-minute time limit. Was he playing more than that anyway?

    Oct 27, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Tracy McGrady has had a couple of knee surgeries and played a limited amount of basketball in the last few years. It looked it in the preseason — he played in one of the team’s eight games, and just eight minutes in that. He missed practices due to “tired legs.” So it shouldn’t be a…

  20. Allen Iverson to sign deal with Besiktas Cola Turka

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Last we heard, our dear friend Allen Iverson was negotiating a potential contract with Besiktas Cola Turka, an Istanbul-based team of the Turkish Basketball League. “Penalties” embedded in the contract were the reported hang-up between Iverson and Turka but something had to give for A.I. to play basketball in Europe next season, and give it…

  21. Pistons taking their time with Tracy McGrady, to put it kindly

    Oct 13, 2010, 10:08 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Miami Heat

    Minute limits on Yao Ming and Kobe Bryant garnered a lot of attention, but quietly the Pistons have done the same thing for Tracy McGrady, to even a greater extreme. When the Pistons take the floor tonight in Dallas, that will be the third consecutive game McGrady has not played, according to the Detroit Free…

  22. Antonio McDyess says this is his last season

    Oct 9, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

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    A colleague was relating to me the locker room scene after the Piston’s 2009 dismissal by the Cavs in the first round. In a locker room of apathetic, disaffected malcontents, Antonio McDyess was devastated. His best chance at a championship down the drain. “Dyess” could barely speak to reporters, but said he wasn’t sure if…

  23. Piston's Jonas Jerebko injures Achilles, surgery will keep him out 5 to 6 months

    Oct 6, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:45 pm: The news is bad — a torn Achilles, which means surgery and 5 to 6 months of recovery, according to a tweet from the official Detroit Pistons account. That will have the second year forward back sometime after the All-Star break. 8:40 am: Jonas Jerebko got the start for the Pistons at…

  24. Detroit rookie Terrico White breaks foot, needs surgery

    Oct 6, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:37 pm: Just a bad outcome for White — he needs to have surgery to repair his broken foot and will go under the knife on Friday, according to the official Detroit Piston twitter account. How long he will be out will be determined after the surgery. However the basic rule of “foot surgery…

  25. Winderman: Without Wade in the lineup, Heat learn nothing from first game

    Oct 5, 2010, 11:32 PM EDT

    So what did the Heat learn Tuesday night, as they unveiled their Big Three in their 105-89 exhibition victory over Detroit? What they already knew. And what Erik Spoelstra’s team knows can’t be the rule. With Dwyane Wade sidelined by a strained right hamstring that could keep him out for two weeks, the Heat had…

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