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LaVine, Barton, Aaron Gordon, Drummond In 2016 Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 3, 2016 11:02 PM

The NBA has set their four-man field for the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto.

Zach LaVine will defend his title against Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

Barton and Gordon have each had a number of impressive dunks this season.

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Tags: Zach LaVine, Andre Drummond, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Van Gundy: Andre Drummond Can Shoot 70 Percent On Free Throws In Practice

Jan 24, 2016 3:39 PM

Andre Drummond is shooting 35.8 percent from the free throw line this season, leaving the Detroit Pistons vulnerable to the Hack-a-Drummond approach.

“In the gym, he’s made a lot of progress,” Stan Van Gundy said. “You can see the work and practice sessions where he’s gotten a lot better. But in games, it’s actually gotten worse.

“There’s clearly a psychological component to it and something that he’s got to continue to work through in terms of his mental practice and his routines to get to the point that it will translate into games.”

Van Gundy said Drummond’s technique is improving.

“He can get in the gym and is shooting the ball a lot better,” Van Gundy said. “But I’m not going to say he’s shooting 90 percent in the gym. He’s not. But he can go in the gym every day and shoot 70 percent-plus. And right now it hasn’t been able to translate into the game, and we’re working on that.”

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Tags: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Stan Van Gundy: We Look Like Team Firmly Committed To Being Mediocre

Jan 22, 2016 11:23 AM

Stan Van Gundy called out the performance of the Detroit Pistons in their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Van Gundy called the Pistons' first half effort "deplorable."

"We look like a team that is firmly committed to being mediocre," Van Gundy said. "In the first half we played nine guys. I thought one guy put out a good effort defensively. ... Aaron Baynes tried hard and I thought the other eight guys virtually put nothing into it on anything."

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K.J. McDaniels Commits Five Fouls In 10 Seconds On Andre Drummond

Jan 20, 2016 11:13 PM

The Houston Rockets used K.J. McDaniels to commit five immediate intentional fouls upon Andre Drummond to begin the second half as they trailed the Detroit Pistons. McDaniels committed five fouls in the first 10 seconds of the quarter.

The Rockets wanted to immediately put the Pistons in the penalty to force Drummond to shoot free throws.

"Anything for my teammates. I know they'd do anything for me," said McDaniels.

The Rockets took the lead in less than three minutes by fouling Drummond on every possession.

The Pistons were forced to remove Drummond from the game.

While Drummond finished the game 13-for-36 from the line, the Pistons won the game 123-114.

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Tags: Andre Drummond, K.J. McDaniels, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, NBA

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Fined $10,000 For Kicking Chair

Jan 20, 2016 6:25 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has received a $10,000 fine from the NBA for kicking a chair located in the spectator stands on Jan. 18th.

Caldwell-Pope kicked the chair while walking off the court following his ejection in Monday's game.

Caldwell-Pope is in his third season with the Detroit Pistons out of Georgia.

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Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Fines

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Brandon Jennings Believes Draymond Green Better Than Blake Griffin

Jan 8, 2016 2:17 PM

Brandon Jennings continued his campaign for Draymond Green to start for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game, Tweeting he's better than Blake Griffin.

“Aye people really think Blake griffin better draymond green?” Jennings wrote on Twitter. “Y’all crazy.”

Back on December 21st, Jennings said both Green and Klay Thompson should start for the West.

"I think Klay & Draymond should start for the West in the all star. Hey it what it is. They winning."

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Tags: Draymond Green, Brandon Jennings, Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Brandon Jennings Hopes To Remain With Pistons Beyond Deadline

Jan 5, 2016 12:47 PM

Brandon Jennings has been the subject of trade rumors ever since returning from his Achilles injury.

Jennings was asked if he thinks he'll finish the season with the Detroit Pistons after recording 17 points and six assists in 18 minutes on Monday.

"We'll see," he said. "I don't know. I hope so. So we'll see."

The New York Knicks have been the team most frequently mentioned as a possible destination for Jennings.

"I can't really get away from it because it's all on my Twitter feed every time I tweet something," Jennings said. "But it's rumors. It's something that I'm not worried about. I just want to play basketball and I'm just blessed to be healthy again."

Jennings will be a free agent in the offseason.



David Mayo/MLive

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Stan Van Gundy: We've Come A Long Way In Past 12 Months

Jan 1, 2016 2:22 PM

Stan Van Gundy reflected on how far the Detroit Pistons have come in one season and two months with the franchise.

The Pistons had just eaten the contract of Josh Smith and were 8-23 when they entered 2015.

Now, the Pistons are 18-15 and contending for a playoff spot.

"We've obviously come a long way in the last 12 months," Van Gundy said. "We've turned the roster around, and we've now got a group of guys who fit together on the floor and are all high-character individuals. There's a much better feel with this team."


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Brandon Jennings Doesn't Impress Knicks

Jan 1, 2016 2:17 PM

Brandon Jennings has been on the radar of the New York Knicks.

Jennings is a trade candidate as he's on an expiring contract and the Detroit Pistons re-signed Reggie Jackson in the offseason.

The Knicks reportedly weren't impressed by what they saw from Jennings in their game against the Pistons.

Jennings was playing his one of his first games in nearly 11 months after rupturing his left Achilles.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Interested In Trading For Brandon Jennings

Dec 30, 2015 2:07 PM

The New York Knicks have interest in trading for several point guards including Brandon Jennings.

Jennings recently returned to the lineup after rupturing his left Achilles tendon nearly 11 months ago.

Jennings has an expiring contract.

The Detroit Pistons traded for Reggie Jackson and re-signed him to a five-year, $80 million deal after Jennings was injured.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Jackson Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Kawhi Leonard and Reggie Jackson have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Pistons Won't Make Lateral Trade
The Pistons are unlikely to make a significant trade before the deadline unless there is a "clear step up in terms of talent."

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Pistons Assign Darrun Hilliard, Reggie Bullock To Drive
In two games with the Drive, Darrun Hilliard has averaged 27.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 steals in 31.0 minutes per game.

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Pistons Assign Brandon Jennings To D-League For Rehab Assignment
Brandon Jennings has not played this season after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon at Milwaukee on January 24, 2015.

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Pistons Deny Having Any Trade Talks Involving Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings is in the final year of a three-year, $24 million contract and becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

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Brandon Jennings Expected Back This Month, May Do Rehab Stint In D-League
Brandon Jennings is expected to return from his Achilles injury this month.

David Mayo/MLive

Stephen Curry, Reggie Jackson Named Players Of The Week
Reggie Jackson led the Pistons to a 4-0 week behind averages of 27.0 points, 8.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.75 steals.

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Pistons Assign Spencer Dinwiddie, Darrun Hilliard To D-League
Spencer Dinwiddie has played in six games for Detroit this season averaging 6.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 16.5 minutes per game.

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Aron Baynes Undergoes Surgery On Broken Nose
Aron Baynes suffered the injury at Oklahoma City on November 27 but received clearance from doctors to continue playing.

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Reggie Jackson On OKC Boos: I Kind Of Love To Be Hated
Reggie Jackson was booed loudly in his first game at the Thunder since he was traded to the Pistons.

David Mayo/MLive

Andre Drummond Loves Detroit, Plans On Re-Signing
The Pistons will have nearly $13 million in additional cap space with Andre Drummond's decision to not sign an extension.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

James Harden, Andre Drummond Named NBA Players Of The Week
Andre Drummond and James Harden have been named the NBA Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 2nd and Nov. 8th.

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Exec: Delayed Extensions For Cap Space 'Against The Rules'
Both the Pistons and Andre Drummond and the Wizards with Bradley Beal have delayed extensions to presumably preserve cap space.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Stephen Curry, Andre Drummond Named NBA Players Of The Week
Stephen Curry finished the week with a PER of 53.4, while Andre Drummond had a mark of 23.5

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Jodie Meeks Suffers Jones Fracture In Right Foot
Jodie Meeks missed the first six weeks of last season with a back injury that came after the first preseason game.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Danny Granger Waived By Pistons
Danny Granger will need approximately a month to complete rehabilitation on a plantar fasciitis injury in his left foot.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Pistons Exercise 16-17 Options On Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has appeared in 162 games (123 starts) averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game

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Pistons Waive Ryan Boatright
In four preseason games with the Nets, Ryan Boatright averaged 4.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 13.9 minutes per game.

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Pistons Waive Cartier Martin, Adonis Thomas, Jordan Bachynski
Cartier Martin spent last season with the Pistons.

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