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Magic, Kings, Pistons, Hornets Expected To Shop Pick To Accelerate Rebuild

May 19, 2015 10:22 PM

The Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets are expected to seriously consider trading their lottery picks.

All four teams want to accelerate their rebuilds.

The New York Knicks are also expected to entertain offers for the No. 4 pick. The Knicks like Justise Winslow, but they're not believed to be sold on Emmanuel Mudiay.

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

May 19, 2015 5:31 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves will pick first in the 2015 NBA Draft, joining the list of previous lottery winners. The Wolves are expected to decide between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor.

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks swapped pre-lottery standings at No. 4 and No. 2, while the Philadelphia 76ers stayed put at No. 3. 

The 76ers have their own lottery pick, while they could have also received the Lakers' pick if it had fallen out of the top-5 and/or Miami's if it fell out of the top-10.

You can view the lottery history of each team, including the players selected with their picks, by clicking on the below links.

Draft Lottery Results

1. Minnesota Timberwolves (25%) 

2. Los Angeles Lakers (11.9%)

3. Philadelphia 76ers (15.6%)

4. New York Knicks (19.9%)

5. Orlando Magic (8.8%)

6. Sacramento Kings (6.3%)

7. Denver Nuggets (4.3%)

8. Detroit Pistons (2.8%)

9. Charlotte Hornets (1.7%)

10. Miami Heat (1.1%)

11. Indiana Pacers (0.8%)

12. Utah Jazz (0.7%)

13. Phoenix Suns (0.6%)

14. Oklahoma City Thunder (0.5%)

Click here to run RealGM's Lottery Simulator.

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Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery

May 14, 2015 1:21 PM

The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Nuggets: Josh Kroenke

Pistons: Jeff Bower

Pacers: Larry Bird

Lakers: Byron Scott

Heat: Alonzo Mourning

Wolves: Glen Taylor

Knicks: Steve Mills

Thunder: Russell Westbrook

Magic: Alex Martins

76ers: Nerlens Noel

Suns: Alex Len

Kings: Vlade Divac

Jazz: Dennis Lindsey

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Drummond: I Want Draymond Green On Pistons

Apr 20, 2015 1:44 PM

Andre Drummond posted a Tweet that he has since deleted indicating he would love to play with Draymond Green.

Green will be a restricted free agent in the offseason and was an All-American at Michigan State.

Green is one of the NBA's best stretch forwards and would seemingly be an ideal fit for the Detroit Pistons beside Drummond.

“I want @Money23Green on my team .......” wrote Drummond.

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Pistons Envison Andre Drummond As Maximum Salary Player

Apr 16, 2015 6:54 PM

The Detroit Pistons could extend Andre Drummond on a maximum salary contract in the offseason and already view the center as worthy of that deal.

"Andre's a maximum guy," Tom Gores said. "He's a maximum guy. He's not only a great player, he's a great person."

Drummond could sign an extension through 2020 or 2021.

"I'm just here to play basketball. I'll let all of that deal with itself," Drummond said.

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Greg Monroe Expects Sit Down With Knicks At Appropriate Time

Apr 15, 2015 8:28 AM

Greg Monroe is expected to receive interest from the New York Knicks in free agency.

“We are well aware the Knicks have cap space and we will sit down with them at the appropriate time,’’ David Falk said. “Now is not the appropriate time.’’

A recent report said the two sides are "about as close to a done deal as you can get."

“It’s so silly,’’ Falk said. “It’s factually incorrect and completely unsubstantiated.

“Do I think he’d be a good fit for the Knicks? Absolutely. He’d be a good fit for 30 teams. Can he work in the triangle? Sure. He played the Princeton offense at Georgetown. He could play in the rhombus. He’d be a great fit for any system.’’

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Joel Freeland, Shawne Williams Suspended One Game For Headbutt

Mar 14, 2015 4:48 PM

Joel Freeland and Shawne Williams were suspended one game for head butting each other, the NBA announced on Saturday.

The incident took place in the Detroit Pistons' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.

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Quincy Miller Signing Two-Year Deal With Pistons

Mar 12, 2015 1:05 AM

Quincy Miller will sign a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on Thursday morning, including a partial guarantee on nearly $1 million for next season, a league source told RealGM.

Miller will sign a prorated deal for the veteran’s minimum this season, with the same terms for 2015-16. Stan Van Gundy told reporters on Wednesday night that the Pistons planned to keep Miller for the rest of the season and into the summer.

Miller joined the Pistons on Feb. 21 under the first of two 10-day contracts. The 6-foot-10 forward has yet to appear in a game for Detroit, but has played two contests for Grand Rapids, the Pistons’ NBA D-League affiliate.

Miller earned a call up with the Sacramento Kings this season after entering the D-League through the Reno Bighorns. He spent the past two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, who drafted Miller in the second round of the 2012 draft.

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Quincy Miller Agrees Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Pistons

Mar 3, 2015 1:03 AM

Quincy Miller has agreed upon a second 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell RealGM.

Miller did not appear with the Pistons during the first stint, but he played in two games on assignment with the Grand Rapids Drive of the D-League.

Miller was previously on two 10-day contracts this season with the Sacramento Kings.

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Greg Monroe 'Absolutely' Remains Open To Re-Signing With Pistons

Mar 2, 2015 10:40 AM

Greg Monroe "absolutely" remains open to re-signing with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason, according to his agent David Falk.

Factors other than money will weigh in Monroe's decision.

"He's going to get the same money wherever he goes," Falk said to two reporters courtside at the Verizon Center. "I told him that two years ago. All stars get the same amount. It just depends on what the intangibles are.

"Where do you want to move? Who do you want to play with? Who do you want to play with? Is there a coach you want to play for? Do you want to be the star on a rebuilding team or do you want to be a complementary player on a championship team? Those are all intangibles."

The Pistons and Monroe were unable to agree upon a long-term deal last offseason as a restricted free agent. Monroe signed a one-year, $5.4 million qualifying offer.

The Pistons can offer a five-year deal with 7.5 percent raises, while others can only offer four years and 4.5 percent raises.

Falk complimented Stan Van Gundy, who is in his first season as president-coach of the Pistons.

"I think Stan has said some great thing publicly," Falk said. "Greg has said some great things about Stan publicly and Stan's a great coach."

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

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Rip Hamilton Announces Retirement From NBA
Rip Hamilton won an NBA championship with the Pistons in 2004 and was a three-time All-Star between 2006 to 2008.

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Pistons Sign John Lucas III For Remainder Of Season
The Pistons are signing John Lucas III to a deal for the remainder of the season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Pistons Claim Shawne Williams Off Waivers
Shawne Williams will provide depth and take Jonas Jerebko's spot in the rotation.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics instead traded Tayshaun Prince to the Pistons.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

RealGM Radio: Dan Feldman On The Pistons
Daniel Leroux and Dan Feldman discuss Detroit's season so far as well as their big move for Reggie Jackson at the deadline.

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Pistons Don't Expect To Buyout Tayshaun Prince
The Pistons sensed that Tayshaun Prince was not ecstatic about his trade to the team from the Celtics.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Durant: Reggie Jackson Got What He Wanted
The final months of Reggie Jackson's tenure with the Thunder were acrimonious.

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Quincy Miller To Sign 10-Day Contract With Pistons
The Pistons are expected to make Quincy Miller's deal formal on Saturday.

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Tayshaun Prince Traded To Pistons
Tayshaun Prince was drafted by the Pistons in 2002.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Reggie Jackson Traded To Pistons, Enes Kanter To Thunder
Reggie Jackson has been dealt to the Pistons, while Enes Kanter goes to the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets, Jazz, Pacers, Pistons Interested In Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson will be a restricted free agent in the offseason after he rejected a four-year, $48 million offer from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Pistons Make Trade Call To Nets On Joe Johnson
The Pistons attempted to build a package for Joe Johnson around Brandon Jennings and expiring contracts.

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Draymond Green Interested In Pursuing Offer Sheet With Pistons
Draymond Green has interest in pursuing an offer sheet this summer as a restricted free agent with the Pistons.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Pistons Sign John Lucas III To 2nd 10-Day Contract
John Lucas III has averaged 4.8 points, 4.0 assists and 12.8 minutes in six games with Detroit.

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Pistons Plan To Sign John Lucas III To 10-Day Contract
John Lucas III has played this season with Fujian in China.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Pistons Considering Trade For Norris Cole
The Pistons are considering a trade with the Heat for Norris Cole following the season-ending injury to Brandon Jennings.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Brandon Jennings Out 6-9 Months With Full Achilles Tear
Brandon Jennings will miss the rest of the season and is expected to be out six to nine months with a full tear of his left Achilles.

Vincent Goodwill/The Detroit News

Brandon Jennings Out Indefinitely With Possible Achilles Injury
Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings will be out for the foreseeable future.

Keith Langlois/Pistons.com

Raptors, Bulls Among Teams Interested In D.J. Kennedy
The Raptors and Bulls are among four NBA teams that have shown an interest in D.J. Kennedy, sources told RealGM.

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