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Pistons Sign Brian Cook, Josh Bostic To Camp Contracts

The Detroit Pistons have signed Brian Cook and Josh Bostic to their training camp roster.

Cook played for the Pistons' summer league team in July and played under Stan Van Gund in Orlando.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hasheem Thabeet Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are signing Hasheem Thabeet to a non-guaranteed contract, according to sources.

The Pistons will give Thabeet an opportunity to make the team out of training camp.

Thabeet was recently released by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Denzel Bowles Close To Signing With Jilin Of China

Free agent center Denzel Bowles is closing on an agreement with Jilin of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.

Bowles worked out for Detroit this week, and the 6-foot-10 big man received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.

Bowles played for Jilin last season and had a workout for the Charlotte Bobcats upon his return. He averaged five points and 4.2 rebounds in the NBA Summer League in July with the Denver Nuggets.

Bowles, 25, split his college basketball at Texas A&M and James Madison, averaging 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior in the CAA conference.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Lorenzo Brown To Sign One-Year Deal With Pistons

Free agent guard Lorenzo Brown has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, a league source told RealGM.

Brown averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 assists in 26 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season, after the 6-foot-5 guard signed with the franchise as a released free agent.

Brown, 24, was the 52nd overall selection by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2013 NBA draft. He played three collegiate seasons at N.C. State.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Brandon Jennings Adds 25 Pounds Of Muscle

Brandon Jennings has gained approximately 25 extra pounds of muscle in the offseason.

“I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry.

Jennings expects the added weight to help on defense, as well as absorbing contact when driving to the basket.

Jennings also said Stan Van Gundy reminds him of Scott Skiles, who was his first coach with the Milwaukee Bucks.

“He’s really big on details and he said you’re gonna have to play defense and give your all, every night,” Jennings said. “He already said it, I’m not expecting you to lock guys up one on one. Guys are just too good. But what we can do is give a good effort and play team defense.”

Via Vincent Goodwill/The Detroit News

Chauncey Billups Retires After 17 NBA Seasons

Chauncey Billups has decided to retire after 17 seasons in the NBA.

Billups became an unrestricted free agent when the Pistons declined the second and final year of a contract option that would have paid him $2.5 million next season. 

Billups had interest in playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier in the offseason.

Billups missed 185 games over the past three seasons.

"It's just time. I'm happy, excited. The game was very, very good to me. I felt like I was equally as good to the game the way I played it and the way I respected it and the way I carried myself through the process."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Greg Monroe Suspended Two Games By NBA For Driving While Visibly Impaired

Greg Monroe has been suspended two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired, the NBA announced on Tuesday.

Monroe signed a qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons this week after being unable to negotiate a new contract.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Detroit Mayor Expresses Interest In Bringing Pistons To Downtown

Detroit mayor Mike Duggan said on Monday that he remains interested in bringing the Detroit Pistons to the downtown area of the city.

The Pistons currently play in Auburn Hills.

"I think most Pistons fans would like to see the Pistons come back from Oakland County and and come down here," Duggan said. "And I even think (Detroit billionaire and Cleveland Cavaliers owner) Dan Gilbert would like to see the Pistons come downtown in his neighborhood.

"And hopefully I can get that done before my term is up."

Duggan appeared to suggest he's probably discussed it with Gores.

"You know, I would love to see it," Duggan said. "The Gores family and the Pistons actually own the arena up in Auburn Hills which makes it a little more difficult.

"But if you look at the attendance for the Lions, the Tigers and the Red Wings downtown, and you look at the attendance for the Pistons up in Auburn Hills, I think they could benefit enormously."

Via Eric Lacy/Detroit News

Greg Monroe Officially Signs Qualifying Offer With Pistons

Greg Monroe has signed the Detroit Pistons' one-year qualifying offer for the 2014-15 season

“I have said from day one that we have great respect for Greg as a person and like what he brings to this team as a player,” said Stan Van Gundy. “We have had good dialogue with Greg throughout the offseason with the understanding that there were multiple options for both parties involved, and we respect his decision. We look forward to a great year from Greg as we continue to build our team moving forward.”

“I look forward to playing for Coach Van Gundy and his staff,” said Monroe. He has a proven track record and I’m excited about working with my teammates to get better and prepare for the season.”

Via RealGM Staff Report

Greg Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer With Pistons

Greg Monroe has signed his qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons.

Monroe will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015.

Monroe and the Pistons were unable to agree upon a long-term contract.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Detroit Pistons Archives

Monroe Explored Sign-And-Trade With Thunder, Blazers, At Least Three Other Clubs

Greg Monroe and agent David Falk never sought an offer sheet from another team.

Greg Monroe To Accept Pistons' Qualifying Offer, Will Become 2015 Free Agent

Greg Monroe will play for $5.479 million after he was unable to get a deal done on a long-term contract with the Pistons or any other club.

Greg Monroe 'Definitely' Willing To Take Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe has disputed being offered a five-year, $60 million contract by the Pistons.

Pistons Hire Malik Allen As Assistant Coach

Stan Van Gundy coached Malik Allen during their time together with the Heat and had remained in close contact ever since.

Pistons Still Expect To Resolve Contract With Greg Monroe

Tom Gores insisted that the Pistons remain hopeful to re-sign Greg Monroe.

Otis Smith In Talks To Become Pistons' D-League Coach

Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith worked together with the Magic.

Tim Hardaway Sr. Leaves Heat For Assistant Coaching Job With Pistons

Stan Van Gundy was an assistant coach with the Heat during Tim Hardaway's stint with the team as a player.

Pistons, Greg Monroe Negotiations Stall After $60M Offer

Greg Monroe and the Pistons have yet to agree on a deal and negotiations are not ongoing.

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

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

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

The Blazers ultimately decided to sign Chris Kaman to serve as the backup to Robin Lopez at center instead of dealing for Greg Monroe.

Kings, Pistons Continue To Discuss Josh Smith Trade

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

Rodney Stuckey Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pacers

Rodney Stuckey will effectively replace Lance Stephenson.

Pistons To Release Peyton Siva

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

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

Caron Butler finished last season with the Thunder.

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

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

Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver has also received interest from the Pistons, Wizards, Spurs and Hornets among other teams, sources said.

Pistons Agree To Contract With Aaron Gray

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

George David Steps Down As Assistant GM Of Pistons

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

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.
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