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Andre Drummond Receives $15,000 Fine For Striking Roy Hibbert In Head

Dec 1, 2016 8:16 PM

Andre Drummond has been fined $15,000 for striking Charlotte Hornets center Roy Hibbert in the back of the head with an elbow.

The incident, for which Drummond was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 4:09 remaining in the second quarter of the Pistons’ 112-89 win over the Hornets on Nov. 29 at Spectrum Center.

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Reggie Bullock Out 2-4 Months With Surgery On Left Knee

Nov 30, 2016 5:06 PM

Reggie Bullock will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his left knee and will miss two to four weeks.

Bullock suffered the tear last week. Bullock was averaging 4.0 points and 1.3 rebounds for the Detroit Pistons in 10 minutes per game.

Bullock will be a restricted free agent in 2017.

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Reggie Bullock Tears Meniscus In Left Knee

Nov 25, 2016 12:06 PM

Reggie Bullock suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee in Wednesday's win by the Detroit Pistons over the Miami Heat.

Bullock will miss Friday's game and no timetable has been set for his return.

"He will have the knee evaluated further by team doctors and additional medical experts to determine the best course of action for treatment and recovery," the Pistons said in a released statement.

Bullock was inactive the first six games of the season with back spasms and sat out six more after suffering a hip pointer.

Bullock recently worked his way back into the Pistons' rotation.

Bullock will be a free agent in the offseason.

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Andre Drummond Works On Free Throws In Empty Arena After Loss

Nov 22, 2016 1:09 PM

Andre Drummond remained in full uniform more than a half hour after the Detroit Pistons' loss to the Houston Rockets working on his free throw shooting.

Drummond went 1-for-6 at the line in the loss and missed a pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining in the game with a chance to tie.

Drummond is shooting 51 percent from the free-throw line but has struggled of late, going 3 for 12 in the last two games and 4 for 16 in the last six.

Drummond shot an NBA-worst 35.5 percent from the lane in 2015-16.

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Reggie Jackson Cleared For Contact Drills

Nov 22, 2016 11:02 AM

Reggie Jackson has been cleared for contact drills in practice as he continues rehabbing his left knee.

Jackson underwent plasma injection therapy to treat tendinitis on Oct. 10th.

"How much, I don't know," Stan Van Gundy said. "But that he'll be able to do some. And quite honestly, (it) will be a lot like last year when Brandon (Jennings) was coming back. You sort of structure your practice around those guys when they're coming back.

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Pistons To Announce Move To New Arena In Downtown Detroit

Nov 21, 2016 4:17 PM

The Detroit Pistons will announce this week they will move to a new arena in downtown Detroit.

Little Caesars Arena is still being built but it will be able to accommodate the Pistons along with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

The Pistons have played at the Palace of Auburn Hills since 1988.

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Tobias Harris Hired Personal Chef, Began Meditating In Offseason

Nov 10, 2016 3:40 PM

Tobias Harris hired a personal chef in the offseason to help improve his conditioning. 

"I hired a personal chef this summer and I’m still with him now in Detroit," said Harris. "It’s good to do that and be able to have a lot of balanced meals that help me with my energy, and with body, and focus the way I train and the way I play."

Harris was traded by the Magic to the Pistons during the middle of last season.

"Coach (Stan Van Gundy) wanted me, at the end of last season, and going into this season, he wanted me to really focus on when I attacked the basket, making strong finishes, strong moves, trying to get to the free throw line. I looked at ways where I could attack, different types of finishes, but also different types of angles, where I’m attacking the basket and reading the defense a little better. I did a lot of strength and conditioning on my body, to get stronger, lessen the body fat. I feel better out there, and I can play a lot of minutes due to being in pretty good shape, with a really good diet and a balance of healthy foods."

Harris also worked on improving his sleeping habits and also meditating.

"It’s funny that you bring that up. I’m all about that. Especially this summer, I really tried to get myself in a sleeping pattern where I’m able to get 8-10 hours of sleep a night, build those habits. Because when the season starts you travel a lot after games, so you’ve got to have good fundamental habits with your sleeping. That’s huge for me. The other day, we were home, and when the game was over, we were on a plane to New York. I was on the plane meditating, because I do meditation after the game for about 10 minutes. Andre (Drummond) and Reggie, they was laughing, because they didn’t know what I was doing. So I had to explain to them that I meditate after the game. I’m telling my body that it’s time to relax, time to let the game go and get ready for bed and get ready for the next day."

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Reggie Jackson Resuming Basketball Activities

Nov 6, 2016 9:37 PM

Reggie Jackson will begin limited activity on Monday as he returns from plasma injection therapy on Oct. 10th to treat tendinitis in his left knee.

Jackson is on schedule with his timetable of six to eight weeks.

Jackson was on crutches for the first week.

"We've got everybody with us and they can find places to work with him and he'll get his work in there," Van Gundy said. "And obviously, it's a ramp up. He's not going to be starting Day 1 with doing a ton of stuff, but he will be able to start doing stuff other than walking."

Ish Smith has filled in at backup point guard during his absence.

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Pistons Assign Henry Ellenson, Michael Gbinije To D-League

Nov 5, 2016 7:45 PM

The Detroit Pistons has assigned forward Henry Ellenson and guard Michael Gbinije to the team’s NBA Development League (D-League) affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.

Ellenson has appeared in two games this season averaging 1.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 2.5 minutes per game. He was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. 

Gbinije has appeared in one game, the season opener at Toronto, and recorded one assist in five minutes of action. He was selected with the 49th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Pistons Could Move Into New Downtown Arena Next Season

Oct 27, 2016 7:30 AM

The Detroit Pistons are in discussions about joining the Detroit Red Wings at the still-under-construction Little Caesars Arena as soon as next season. The arena is being built for the Red Wings in downtown Detroit.

At the most senior level, Tom Gores and Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, have directed their executive teams to work on a framework agreement that would permit the move, subject to approval by the NBA and city officials, the source said.

The sides are researching how the arena could be modified to accommodate an NBA team.

When Arn Tellem was hired by the Pistons, one of his main tasks was to work on the arena deal.

The Pistons have been in the bottom six in NBA attendance for five straight seasons as they play at the Palace in Auburn Hills.

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Pistons Claim Beno Udrih Off Waivers
With Reggie Jackson injured, the Pistons have a need for depth at point guard.

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Pistons Waive Nikola Jovanovic
Nikola Jovanovic appeared in just one preseason game with the Pistons.

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Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks Following PRP Treatment
Reggie Jackson underwent the same procedure in the past with the Thunder.

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Reggie Jackson To Undergo Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment On Knee
Reggie Jackson previously underwent PRP treatment in 2011 when he was playing for the Thunder.

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Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks With Knee Tendinitis
The Pistons will explore the point guard market Reggie Jackson out for several weeks.

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Nikola Jovanovic, Trey Freeman Sign Camp Deals With Pistons
Trey Freeman averaged 22.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his senior season at Old Dominion.

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Lakers Briefly Considered Pistons' Offer Of Grant Hill For Kobe Bryant In 1999
Grant Hill was one season away from free agency and ultimately signed with the Magic.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Season Outlooks On Thunder With Fred Katz, Pistons With Dan Feldman
Nate Duncan previews the Thunder with Fred Katz and the Pistons with Dan Feldman.

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RealGM Radio: Central Division With Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk and the Locked On Pistons Podcast break down the Central Division.

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Andre Drummond: Boban Marjanovic 'Absolutely' Better Than Expected
Andre Drummond has been impressed by Boban Marjanovic during their informal pickup matchups this summer.

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Trey Freeman Agrees To Camp Deal With Pistons
Trey Freeman averaged 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 18.4 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Spurs Hire Brian Wright From Pistons As Assistant GM
The Spurs have lost Sean Marks to the Nets and Scott Layden to the Timberwolves so far in 2016.

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Boban Marjanovic Agrees To Three-Year, $21M Offer Sheet With Pistons
Boban Marjanovic emerged this season as a rookie with the San Antonio Spurs, posting some of the NBA's most impressive per minute stats.

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Pistons Identified As 'Mystery Team' That Met With Al Horford
Al Horford has since zeroed in on the Celtics, Wizards and Hawks.

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Jon Leuer Agrees To Four-Year, $42M Deal With Pistons
Jon Leuer has agreed upon a four-year, $42 million deal with the Pistons.

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Andre Drummond, Pistons Agree Upon Five-Year, $130M Max Deal
Andre Drummond will have a player option for Year 5 of the deal.

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Ish Smith Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Pistons
Ish Smith wanted to re-sign with the 76ers but received no interest at the start of free agency.

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Pistons, Wizards, Bulls, Lakers, Mavs Interested In Maurice Harkless
Moe Harkless is a restricted free agent, which gives the Blazers the right to match.

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Pistons Trade Jodie Meeks To Magic
The Pistons and Magic are nearing agreement on a trade involving Jodie Meeks.

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Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets
The Hawks can offer Al Horford a fifth season and more lucrative raises than any rival team.

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