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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."

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Rip Hamilton Announces Retirement From NBA

Feb 26, 2015 7:10 PM

Richard "Rip" Hamilton announced his retirement from the NBA on Thursday, first on an ESPN show.

"I want to give a major shout out to everyone who supported me through my NBA journey," Hamilton posted on his official Instagram account. "To my coaches, teammates, and fans in Washington, Detroit, and Chicago: thank you for treating me with the utmost class and respect during my career. I couldn’t have been the player I am without you! Every stop taught me valuable lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life. Although this part of my path has come to a close, my basketball journey is far from over and I am looking forward to the road ahead."

Hamilton won an NBA championship with the Detroit 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

Feb 25, 2015 1:58 PM

The Detroit Pistons are signing John Lucas III to a deal for the remainder of the season.

Lucas has played on two 10-day contracts with the Pistons.

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Pistons Claim Shawne Williams Off Waivers

Feb 25, 2015 1:02 PM

The Detroit Pistons claimed Shawne Williams off waivers.

Williams was traded by the Miami Heat to the New Orleans Pelicans at the deadline.

Williams will provide depth and take Jonas Jerebko's spot in the rotation.

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Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince

Feb 23, 2015 3:10 PM

The Boston Celtics reneged on a promise to agree upon a buyout with Tayshaun Prince, according to a source.

The Celtics instead traded Prince to the Detroit Pistons.

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the teams interested in signing Prince if he became a free agent.

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RealGM Radio: Dan Feldman On The Pistons

Feb 21, 2015 4:06 PM

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk and PistonPowered (@DanFeldmanNBA) about Detroit's season so far as well as their big move for Reggie Jackson at the deadline. 

Since they talked right after the NBA trade deadline, the two also talk about all of the other big trades around the league, including choosing winners and losers and evaluating the necessity of pick protection.

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Pistons Don't Expect To Buyout Tayshaun Prince

Feb 21, 2015 3:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons sensed that Tayshaun Prince was not ecstatic about his trade to the team from the Boston Celtics.

The Pistons do not plan to buy out Prince so that he could potentially sign with a contender.

"That's an interesting situation because I think that was his expectation, quite frankly," Stan Van Gundy said. "That's certainly not why we acquired him. We didn't acquire him with any kind of promise from us that we were going to buy him out. We brought him in here to play and play a lot. I think yesterday when I talked to him, yeah, his head was spinning a little. Things hadn't gone in a direction he expected.

"Reggie was really, really excited. I think Tayshaun was — not unhappy, but he was sort of trying to figure out what the hell happened, and I understand that."

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James
The Bulls, Pistons, Wizards and Clippers have expressed interest in Damion James, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

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Brandon Jennings Fined $15K By NBA For Making Obscene Gesture
Brandon Jennings has been fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture in the game at the Raptors on Jan. 12, the NBA announced on Wednesday.

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Pistons Assign Spencer Dinwiddie, Gigi Datome To D-League
The Pistons have assigned Spencer Dinwiddie and Gigi Datome to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA D-League.

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Stan Van Gundy Optimistic About Direction Of Pistons In Long-Term
Stan Van Gundy had a mini state-of-the-roster address during the Detroit Pistons' trip to New York.

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Pistons Assign Spencer Dinwiddie To D-League
Spencer Dinwiddie has appeared in eight games for the Pistons this season averaging 3.0 points and 12.4 minutes per game.

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