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2016 Offseason Preview: Detroit Pistons

by Keith P Smith

May 19, 2016 9:24 PM

The Pistons will use their available space to add backups at PG, SG and a forward. None of the moves this offseason will likely be all that glamorous, but Detroit already made the headline moves the last two trade deadlines by acquiring Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris. Read more »

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Three Question Playoff Preview: Cavaliers Vs. Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

Apr 14, 2016 1:57 PM

On how the Cavs will juggle their rotation, how they'll defend Reggie Jackson and how Tobias Harris will be attacked on defense. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, NBA

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Reggie Jackson's Slow Burn To Stardom

by Jake Hyman

Mar 13, 2016 9:39 PM

Reggie Jackson has created gobs of space to work with, from his basketball IQ and play calling, as a floor general and a scorer. He's amplified his offensive ability each season and has the complementary core to limit regression in the upcoming seasons. Read more »

Tags: Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Tobias Harris And The Evolution Of The Stan Van Gundy Stretch 4

by Brett Koremenos

Today's power forward needs to be able to do a lot more than shoot -- facilitate offense on the perimeter, drive to the basket when chased off the 3-point line and mercilessly attack smaller players switched onto them in the post. Read more »
Ten Questions Following The NBA Trade Deadline

by Jonathan Tjarks

What to expect from Channing Frye, Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Randy Foye, Courtney Lee, Jarnell Stokes, plus the future of Mike Conley and whether Orlando kept the right players. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pistons Acquire Donatas Motiejunas

by Keith P Smith

Continuing their push for the playoffs, the Pistons added to a weak bench in trading for Donatas Motiejunas. Read more »
Pistons Getting Foundational Under-25 Pieces For Spare Parts

by Jonathan Tjarks

Instead of drafting guys younger than Andre Drummond and painstakingly going through the process of grooming them from the ground up, they have let other teams do the developing for them and identified talented 22 and 23 year olds who are waiting for a chance to show what they can do. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Magic Trade Tobias Harris To Pistons For Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova

by Keith P Smith

In acquiring Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova, the Magic add two veterans while clearing cap space for 2016 and turning Aaron Gordon into the face of the franchise. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
The NBA's Dinosaurs

by Jonathan Tjarks

Wide-bodied and slow-footed big men who can score at a high level with their back to the basket but can't shoot 3's and can't move their feet on defense have suddenly become far less effective than they would have been in a previous era. Read more »
Drummond, Cousins And Why Coherent Visions Matter

by Jonathan Tjarks

As Andre Drummond rampages his way through the NBA in Stan Van Gundy's system, it's hard not to think of what DeMarcus Cousins could do in a similar situation. Read more »
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope And Detroit's Manageable Request

by Michael Pina

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope probably won't ever have a traditional "breakout" campaign, but he's a useful role player who does a ton of little things to make his team better on both sides of the ball. Read more »
The Stan Van Gundy Blueprint On Night 1

by Jonathan Tjarks

Andre Drummond is a Mack Truck with the engine of a Ferrari that is getting off the lot for the first time. For the first time in his career, he's playing without any other traditional big men clogging up the lane next to him. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Detroit Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

After an incredibly strange season, the Pistons look to Year 2 of the Stan Van Gundy era with success now and going forward hinging on the chemistry and development of Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson. Read more »
Using The System (And Drummond) To Understand Reggie Jackson's Contract

by Jonathan Tjarks

A spread offense works the same for a PG as it does for a QB. Andre Drummond is the big-time WR who commands a double team and creates openings for everyone else, making Reggie Jackson capable of playing over his head. Read more »
Stanley Johnson Showing Summer League Success

by Cameron Schott

Stanley Johnson has showed no fear competing inside, using his strong frame to crash the offensive glass and finish with contact. The Arizona product knocked down a three, mixed in a pair of floaters, and held his own on the defensive end of the floor. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »