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  1. Report: Five Pistons players skip practice to protest coach

    Feb 25, 2011, 2:34 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    The ongoing skirmish between Pistons players and coach John Kuester just ratcheted up a notch. Or five. Five players were absent from Pistons morning shootaround Friday in Philadelphia in what a source told the Detroit News was a protest of the coach. Tracy McGrady, Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton Chris Wilcox and Ben Wallace were not…

  2. Pistons want to bring Tracy McGrady back for another season

    Feb 17, 2011, 1:52 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    It’s time. And I’m man enough to admit it. I was wrong about Tracy McGrady. I thought time had passed him by, his knees were Jello and teams should treat him like he had leprosy. But he’s turned out to be a solid, smart veteran who knows how to run a team. His knees may…

  3. Tayshaun Prince is cool if the Pistons want to trade him

    Feb 17, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

    Tayshuan Prince, Gerald Wallace

    Tayshaun Prince has never put on an NBA jersey that did not say Pistons across the front. Some guys you can picture in another jersey easily — try to think of one Shaq hasn’t tried on — but some guys seem rooted. Thinking of Prince in another color uniform with another name across the front…

  4. Heat’s Mike Miller has no concussion, skips game as precaution

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:15 PM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat’s Mike Miller had three blows to the head in five days, one in each of the Heat’s last three games. The good news is, a CT scan and other tests showed no damage according to the Associated Press. He was released from an Indiana hospital. Miller asked to join the team for…

  5. Heat’s Miller taken to hospital with concussion concerns

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:59 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

    Tuesday night, for the third consecutive game, Miami’s Mike Miller took a blow to the head. Tuesday night it was an inadvertent Jeff Foster elbow during the third quarter (he left the game at that point). Last Sunday he was dazed after running into a hard screen by Kevin Garnett. Two days before that, on…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Force was not with the Suns on Star Wars night

    Feb 14, 2011, 12:51 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    What you missed while watching the story of Oedipus acted out by vegetables and voiced by Billy Dee Williams…. The Celtics holding on for a win over Miami and a Magic win over the Lakers were the games of the night. We threw is a bonus Wizards win over the Cavs story at no extra…

  7. Here’s a tip. If you’re going to heckle someone, heckle smart.

    Feb 13, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Miami Heat

    So on Friday in Detroit, some genius decided to start making Valentine’s Day jokes at LeBron about his mother. You know the gag. You’ve seen these types of guys before. Acting as if they’re doing something fun, or trying to get at a player as if that’s righteous, when in reality, they’re just trying to…

  8. Pistons to retire Dennis Rodman’s jersey

    Feb 11, 2011, 12:25 PM EST

    Dennis Rodman

    Parties I want to be invited to include…. The Detroit Piston s are going to retire Dennis Rodman’s No. 10 jersey with a celebratory event April 1, according to Chris Iott at MLive.com. Yes, they are going to retire his jersey on April Fool’s Day, but they’re serious. Rookie Greg Monroe currently wears the number…

  9. Tom Gores reaches deal to buy Detroit Pistons

    Feb 11, 2011, 9:41 AM EST

    tom-gores

    Soon, the Detroit Pistons will have a new owner. And with it maybe a direction for the franchise. Billionaire financier Tom Gores has reached a deal to buy the team, according to the Detroit Free Press. The total value of the deal, which includes the team, the Palace of Auburn Hills and DTE Energy Music…

  10. Byron Scott rips his team, effort after loss 26 in a row

    Feb 10, 2011, 11:57 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    In the games leading up to the Cavaliers record in futility — 25 consecutive losses in a row — there were a lot of things you could pick apart about the Cavs: The lack of guys who can create their own shot, the lack of rebounding, the poor execution, the non-existent interior defense, and so…

  11. Meet Will Bynum. He can dunk.

    Feb 9, 2011, 3:04 PM EST

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    Fans in Detroit could use something to cheer. Something to use their voices for other than another Rip Hamilton chant. Will Bynum is happy to oblige. He is explosive and shows it off here when the Spurs fall asleep on defense. That will wake up a sleepy building every time.

  12. Welcome back, Rip Hamilton

    Feb 6, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Milwaukee Bucks

    Last week, Rip Hamilton was deactivated. Most thought he’d never play again in a Pistons uniform. I certainly never thought he’d play again in a Pistons uniform. Most, and I, were wrong. In our defense, however, we weren’t the only ones surprised by Hamilton’s on-court appearance. Hamilton himself was shocked he was going in. From…

  13. Detroit deactivates Rip Hamilton

    Feb 4, 2011, 8:07 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Just when you think there isn’t any love to be lost at all between the Detroit Pistons and Rip Hamilton, news arrives in the latest tear in the once-strong relationship between franchise and player. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Detroit has formally deactivated Hamilton, removing even the slightest possibility that he’ll touch the…

  14. Agent denies report Ron Artest wouldn’t mind being traded

    Feb 2, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    UPDATE 3:44 pm: In a predictable response, Ron Artest‘s agent denied that his client wants to be traded from the Lakers and told that to the Los Angeles Times Lakers blog. “Ron is not looking for a trade,” (David) Bauman said. “The frustration is there among everyone on the team. But Ron is a Laker,…

  15. Report: Pistons want to move Rip Hamilton but not Tayshaun Prince

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:06 AM EST

    TPrince_sad

    Maybe this report is part of a planned smokescreen. Pistons fans should hope it is. Detroit is still trying to move Richard Hamilton — with no success — but does not want to deal Tayshaun Prince before the deadline, according to a tweet from Marc Stein of ESPN. The whole Hamilton thing makes sense. Of…

  16. No trade interest in Rip Hamilton, so he lives in limbo

    Jan 29, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Rip Hamilton is living in basketball limbo. He hasn’t been playing, sat down by his coach. The Pistons are trying to find someone to trade for him but Hamilton but he is owed $25 million over the next two seasons. Guaranteed. At that price nobody is interested in making a trade, reports Ken Berger at…

  17. Pistons without Stuckey, Wallace and Hamilton Friday against Heat

    Jan 28, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    Rodney Stuckey injured

    We knew Rip Hamilton was not going to play Friday night for the Pistons against the Heat. He’s officially out with the stomach flu but even if he were officially at the arena and ready to play he’d be benched by coach John Kuester because… we don’t know. But he would be. However it’s much…

  18. Chauncey Billups sticks up for “Pistons royalty” Rip Hamilton

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:57 AM EST

    NBA Finals Game 3: San Antonio Spurs v Detroit Pistons

    Wednesday night, after he dispatched the Pistons players with four three pointers in the final three minutes, Chauncey Billups took aim at Detroit’s coaches and management. Wednesday made the eighth straight game Rip Hamilton has missed. Officially last night was because of the stomach flu, but if he had shown up to the arena early…

  19. Dunk of the Night: J.R. Smith should not be given a clear path

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:38 AM EST

    J.R. Smith, Tim Duncan

    Ty Lawson really creates this play, he gets the penetration and with it the defenders to commit. Then he makes the deft little pass. But J.R. Smith finishes. Strong. This might not have even been Smith’s best dunk of the night, he had a sweet reverse on a fast break. But we like this one…

  20. Rodney Stuckey leaves game with shoulder injury, X-rays negative

    Jan 26, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    Rodney Stuckey injured

    In the first quarter Wednesday Rodney Stuckey tried to fight around a Carmelo Anthony pick and injured his shoulder to the point he had to leave the game. Stuckey will not return to the Nuggets game, however the X-rays were negative. Which is good news. But watching him as he left the game whatever he…

  21. Bosh has high ankle sprain, could miss another week, more

    Jan 25, 2011, 4:05 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    Chris Bosh is not the best player on the Miami Heat. He may be the most indispensable — with Udonis Haslem out, the drop off among bigs after Bosh is dramatic. They have nobody else who comes close to bringing what Bosh brings to the table. And Bosh is going to be out a little…

  22. The Rip Hamilton situation in Detroit probably could get uglier, but we’re not sure how

    Jan 23, 2011, 4:45 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Could be worse. I mean, Rip Hamilton could be lighting stuff on fire. Or Sheed could still be around. Or … yeah, that’s pretty much it. From the Detroit Free Press: But here is what we do know. Kuester said he “made overtures” and “reached out” to Hamilton. Hamilton said he did not meet with…

  23. Now what do Pistons do with Rip Hamilton?

    Jan 21, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    RHamilton_ejection

    For the past five games, Rip Hamilton has been watching his Detroit Pistons play and racking up DNP-CDs. He was being saved — Hamilton was the Pistons piece in the three-team Carmelo Anthony trade, a move that would have freed up some cap space for the Pistons. Then Mikhail Prokhorov pulled the rug out from…

  24. It’s time to end this ‘Melo drama

    Jan 19, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz, Game 6

    It’s time. Carmelo Anthony and the will he/won’t he, New Jersey or New York (or Chicago) drama, it’s been an entertaining little sideshow to the NBA season. Some nice garlic mashed potatoes next to the rare prime rib. But for everyone involved, this saga has reached the point of diminishing returns. With the arrival Wednesday…

  25. Report: The holdup isn’t ‘Melo, it’s the Nuggets and Nets

    Jan 18, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony Smiles

    While we’ve all been waiting (and waiting, and waiting…) for Carmelo Anthony to make up his mind — New York or New Jersey? — the Associated Press reports we’ve all had it wrong. He’s not the holdup — it’s the Nets and Nuggets. A person with knowledge of the proposed Carmelo Anthony trade says the…

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