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Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He's Unlikely To Be Traded

Stan Van Gundy has reached out to Josh Smith to inform him that reports of trade talks involving the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have been inaccurate. Van Gundy told Smith he expects him to be in training camp with the Pistons this fall.

The Kings made calls about Smith back in June, but there was never an offer that created serious discussions.

The frontcourt of the Pistons is in flux with Greg Monroe being a restricted free agent. The combination of Smith, Monroe and Andre Drummond produced mixed results.

Smith is said to be enthusiastic about playing for Van Gundy.

Smit has three seasons and $40 million remaining on his contract.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Blazers Previously Had Serious Sign-And-Trade Talks For Greg Monroe

The Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons had serious sign-and-trade discussions earlier this month centered on Greg Monroe.

Monroe remains a restricted free agent and many have speculated that the Pistons will be unable to keep both he and Josh Smith.

The Blazers ultimately decided to sign Chris Kaman to serve as the backup to Robin Lopez at center.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Kings, Pistons Continue To Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Sacramento Kings continue to pursue a trade for Josh Smith with the Detroit Pistons.

The Kings are attempting to find a third team to engage in trade talks to help facilitate the deal.

Talks have centered around Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry to the Pistons for Smith.

Skeptics question whether the Kings could gamble on trying to fit Smith in alongside DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. The Kings like the idea of acquiring Smith because it wouldn't make them part with any players in their long-term plans.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Rodney Stuckey Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pacers

Rodney Stuckey has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Stuckey will effectively replace Lance Stephenson.

Stuckey has been with the Detroit Pistons since the 2007 NBA Draft.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Pistons To Release Peyton Siva

The Detroit Pistons will release Peyton Siva before his contract guarantee date, a source tells RealGM.

Siva was the 56th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Louisville.

Siva appeared in 24 games last season with the Pistons, while also playing in another 10 in the D-League.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Caron Butler Expected To Sign Two-Year, $9M Deal With Pistons

Caron Butler is expected to sign a two-year, $9 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.

Butler finished last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after he was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

D.J. Augustin Agrees To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with D.J. Augustin.

Augustin gives the Pistons a capable backup at point guard behind Brandon Jennings, who is also capable of playing off the ball.

Augustin finished the 13-14 NBA season strong with the Chicago Bulls.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM.

Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams expect a possible signing next week.

For a playoff team in Charlotte, Tolliver averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range. He developed a strong relationship with coach Steve Clifford and a leadership role within the Hornets’ locker room.

Tolliver, 29, has averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds over six NBA seasons with the Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Hornets. After four collegiate years at Creighton, Tolliver broke into the NBA through the Development League, solidified a niche as a shooter and earned a position in the players’ union.

Tolliver once scored 12.3 points and grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game for the Warriors in 2009-10.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Pistons Agree To Contract With Aaron Gray

Aaron Gray has agreed upon a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons.

Gray was traded to the Sacramento Kings in December by the Toronto Raptors in the Rudy Gay trade. 

Gray has a career PER of 11.5 in nearly 4,000 NBA minutes over 318 games.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

George David Steps Down As Assistant GM Of Pistons

George David has stepped down as assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons.

“George David has informed general manager Jeff Bower and I that he has made the decision to step down as assistant general manager,” said Stan Van Gundy, Detroit Piston Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. “We wish George well in his future endeavors.”

"17 years, an NBA Championship, and a multitude of spectacular people make me truly grateful for the experience I had with the Detroit Pistons,” said David. “I want to wish Stan and his staff the best as they go forward. And, I want to especially thank Tom Gores, Bob Wentworth, and Phil Norment for not only their true professionalism but also their class and friendship. I could not have asked for anything more."

David was promoted to his current position in July of 2012 and has served in various front office roles during his 17 years with the team. He served as director of player personnel from 2007-2012 and also director of scouting, a position he was appointed to in August of 2002. The Detroit native was first hired as video coordinator by former head coach Doug Collins during the 1996-97 season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Detroit Pistons Archives

Cartier Martin Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pistons

Cartier Martin averaged 5.6 points in 14.7 minutes per game last season for the Hawks while shooting 39.1 percent on three.

Jodie Meeks Agrees To Three-Year, $19M Deal With Pistons

Jodie Meeks represents the first signing since Stan Van Gundy took over basketball operations.

Isaiah Thomas Receives Interest From Celtics, Mavs, Warriors, Heat, Pistons, Suns

Isaiah Thomas is a restricted free agent, giving the Kings the ability to match any offer sheet or execute a sign-and-trade.

Greg Monroe To Receive Interest From Blazers, Magic, Hawks

The Pistons are amenable to a sign-and-trade deal if Greg Monroe's contract gets too exorbitant.

Pistons Decline Team Option On Chauncey Billups

The Pistons have declined their team option on Chauncey Billups.

Lakers, Rockets, Clippers Among Expected Suitors For Trevor Ariza

The Lakers are expected to pursue Trevor Ariza, according to sources.

Kings, Pistons Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Kings could send Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams as part of a trade package for Josh Smith.

Pistons Remain In Constant Talks With Greg Monroe's Camp

The Pistons' management is in constant talks with the representation of Greg Monroe in hopes of a potential deal.

Greg Monroe Expects Multiple Suitors In Free Agency, Not Ruling Out Pistons

Greg Monroe has been in contact with the Pistons' front office.

Pistons To Hire Jeff Bower As GM

Jeff Bower will leave his job as head coach at Marist College to rejoin the NBA.

Pistons Hire Malone, Beyer, Klask As Assistant Coaches

Stan Van Gundy has finalized his assistant coaching staff with the Pistons, hiring Brendan Malone, Bob Beyer and Charles Klask.

Jonas Jerebko Plans To Exercise Player Option For 14-15

Jonas Jerebko said he hopes to be better utilized under new coach Stan Van Gundy.

Cavaliers Win NBA Lottery; Bucks Pick 2nd, 76ers 3rd

The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.

Bob Beyer Emerges As Candidate To Become Pistons' Top Assistant Coach

Bob Meyer is currently an assistant coach to Steve Clifford with the Hornets.

Isiah Thomas Likely To Become Minority Owner Of Pistons

Even though Tom Gores targeted Stan Van Gundy to become head coach and president of basketball operations, he wanted to partner with Isiah Thomas.

Van Gundy High On Greg Monroe

Stan Van Gundy is a big fan of Monroe's game and called him once a deal was struck on Tuesday evening.

Stan Van Gundy, Pistons Agree On $35M, Five-Year Deal

The Pistons and Stan Van Gundy have reached agreement in principle on a five-year, $35 million for him to become their head coach and president of basketball operations.

Otis Smith Could Join Van Gundy With Pistons

If Stan Van Gundy accepts the Pistons' offer to become president and head coach, he'll look closely at hiring Otis Smith.

Warriors Fly To OKC To Meet With Kerr

The Warriors are making a final push to secure a deal with Steve Kerr as Stan Van Gundy move closer with the Pistons.

Pistons Pursuing Stan Van Gundy With Offer Of Full Control

The Pistons are pursuing Stan Van Gundy with a lucrative offer to assume complete control of basketball operations in addition to become their head coach.
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