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Andre Drummond Loves Detroit, Plans On Re-Signing

Nov 13, 2015 4:24 PM

The Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond agreed to not sign an extension before the Nov. 2nd deadline in order to preserve cap space for 2016.

"Andre really, really wants to win," Stan Van Gundy said. "We laid out the difference of where we'd be salary-cap wise. It's almost $13 million. He wants us and [Pistons owner] Tom [Gores] to have all the resources to build this thing. He wants to be part of a winner."

Drummond intends to re-sign with the Pistons.

"I love it here. I plan on being here," Drummond said.

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Tags: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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James Harden, Andre Drummond Named NBA Players Of The Week

Nov 9, 2015 3:37 PM

Andre Drummond and James Harden have been named the NBA Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 2nd and Nov. 8th.

Drummond helped the Pistons to a 2-1 week behind averages of 22.0 points (fourth in the East) and a league-leading 24.3 rebounds. Drummond also won the award during the previous week.


Harden led the Rockets to a 4-0 week behind a league-best 38.5 points. He also chipped in with 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.5 steals. 

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Tags: James Harden, Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Award

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Exec: Delayed Extensions For Cap Space 'Against The Rules'

Nov 3, 2015 4:31 PM

Following on the precedent set last season by Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs, both the Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond and the Washington Wizards with Bradley Beal have delayed extensions to presumably preserve cap space.

"It's against the rules," said an unnamed executive who described it as a cap circumvention.

Both the player and team assume some risk in delaying an extension. The player can suffer a catastrophic injury and lose his market value, while the team can be stuck with the player signing an offer sheet with another team.

The motive for delaying an extension is that the player's cap hold is significantly lower than the first year of their new deal would be.

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Stephen Curry, Andre Drummond Named NBA Players Of The Week

Nov 2, 2015 3:12 PM

Stephen Curry and Andre Drummond have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Oct. 27th and Nov. 1st.

Curry finished the week with a PER of 53.4, while Drummond had a mark of 23.5.

Drummond posted a point-rebound double-double in each game, leading the Pistons to an NBA-tying-best 3-0 record behind averages of 18.7 points and 16.3 rebounds. He also added 2.0 blocks per game. 

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Jodie Meeks Suffers Jones Fracture In Right Foot

Oct 30, 2015 10:34 AM

Jodie Meeks suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot in the Detroit Pistons' second game of the season.

Meeks missed the first six weeks of last season with a back injury that came after the first preseason game.

"You feel bad for the guy," Stan Van Gundy said. "Last year, it's the first exhibition game -- he plays one exhibition game and he goes out.

"And now he comes back in great shape, came off a really good last preseason game, and gets a fracture tonight. He's sort of snakebit right now, and I feel for him."

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Jodie Meeks, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Injury

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Danny Granger Waived By Pistons

Oct 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Danny Granger has been waived by the Detroit Pistons.

Granger will need approximately a month to complete rehabilitation on a plantar fasciitis injury in his left foot.

Granger was unable to participate in Pistons' training camp.

Granger played in 30 games with the Miami Heat last season before his trade to the Phoenix Suns.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Pistons Exercise 16-17 Options On Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock

Oct 25, 2015 5:39 PM

The Detroit Pistons have exercised team options on the contracts of guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and forward Reggie Bullock.

In two seasons with the Pistons, Caldwell-Pope has appeared in 162 games (123 starts) averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game. He led the team in 3-pointers made (153), total minutes (2,587) and minutes per game (31.5) last season. Caldwell-Pope was named to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2015. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard was selected by Detroit in the first round (#8 overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.

Bullock was acquired by Detroit on July 9 from the Phoenix Suns. He appeared in six preseason games with the Pistons and averaged 10.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19.3 minutes per game. Drafted by the Clippers with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft, Bullock owns career averages of 2.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 9.3 minutes in 79 games.

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Pistons Waive Ryan Boatright

Oct 25, 2015 5:15 PM

The Detroit Pistons have requested waivers on guard Ryan Boatright.

A 6’0”, 170-pound guard, Boatright went undrafted out of Connecticut in the 2015 NBA Draft and signed with the Pistons on October 23. In four preseason games with the Brooklyn Nets, Boatright averaged 4.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 13.9 minutes per game.

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Pistons Waive Cartier Martin, Adonis Thomas, Jordan Bachynski

Oct 23, 2015 11:39 AM

The Detroit Pistons have requested waivers on forward Cartier Martin, guard/forward Adonis Thomas and center Jordan Bachynski.

Martin signed with the Pistons as a free agent on August 18, 2014. In 23 games with Detroit, he averaged 1.6 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.6 minutes per game. In 243 career NBA games (15 starts) with Charlotte, Golden State, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit, Martin has averages of 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 13.8 minutes per game. 

Thomas was signed on July 23, 2015 after spending last season with the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons’ NBA Development League affiliate. In one preseason game with the Pistons, he recorded two points and one assist in 10 minutes. Thomas spent two seasons in the D-League, where he averaged 18.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 85 games with the Grand Rapids Drive and the Springfield Armor.

Bachynski was signed to the training camp roster on September 28. In two preseason games, he totaled six points and one rebound in six minutes. The 7-foot-2, 248-pound center split time last season between the Westchester Knicks of the NBA’s Developmental League and Eskisehir Basket of the Turkish Basketball League. Bachynski played collegiately at Arizona State and went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Andre Drummond To Wait On Extension, Pistons Get $13M Cap Space
Andre Drummond was a strong candidate to sign up to a five-year, $120 million maximum contract extension.

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Stan Van Gundy: Balancing Length, Quickness On Defense With Shooting Is Difficult
The Bucks have length at every position and how Jason Kidd organizes his rotations will be one of the NBA's most interesting storylines.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Detroit Pistons Preview With Dan Feldman
Dan Feldman joins Nate Duncan to preview the Pistons season.

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Eric Griffin Waived By Pistons
Eric Griffin played for the Texas Legends of the NBA's Developmental League last season.

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Pistons Interested In Trading For Markieff Morris
The Pistons are monitoring the Markieff Morris situation with the Suns.

Vincent Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Stanley Johnson Practicing At Point Guard Due To Pistons' Injuries
Stan Van Gundy said he'll use Stanley Johnson in pick-and-roll situations and envisions him becoming a guy who can consistently run offense.

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Pistons Would Have $12.8M In Extra Space By Waiting On New Drummond Deal
Andre Drummond's cap hold of $8.2 million for the 2016 offseason may mean he doesn't get an extension with the Pistons before the Oct. 31st deadline.

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Reggie Jackson Ready To Prove He's Worth $80M Contract
Reggie Jackson is embracing the pressure that comes with those type of expectations.

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Brandon Jennings Still Has No Timetable For Return
Brandon Jennings has been cleared by doctors to continue a steady progression of basketball related rehabilitation activities.

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Darrun Hilliard Undergoes Surgery For Broken Nose
Darrun Hilliard will be fitted with a mask for the next three weeks and will continue all basketball-related activities.

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Brandon Jennings 'Not Close' To Being Cleared For Return
Brandon Jennings is currently shooting and running on a treadmill at 60 percent of his body weight.

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Jordan Bachynski Agrees To Non-Guaranteed Camp Deal With Pistons
Jordan Bachynski is a 7-2 center out of Arizona State.

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Pistons To Sign Eric Griffin On Camp Deal
The Pistons will sign Eric Griffin to a training camp contract, a league source told RealGM.

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Eric Moreland Expected To Decide Among Interest From Lakers, Pistons, Kings
Eric Moreland has multiple deals to compete for a roster spot in training camp, with the Pistons as the front runners, league sources told RealGM.

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Brandon Jennings Okay Coming Off Bench
Brandon Jennings was in favor of the Pistons re-signing Reggie Jackson this offseason despite the fact they play the same position.

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Adonis Thomas Signs With Pistons
Adonis Thomas played for the Pistons' summer league team in Orlando.

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Pistons Sign 2nd Rounder Darrun Hilliard
Darrun Hilliard averaged 9.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.2 steals in the NBA Orlando Summer League.

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Lakers, Rockets, Pistons Interested In Ty Lawson
Ty Lawson could be dealt by the Nuggets before training camp.

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Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Nets For Quincy Miller
The Nets have agreed to trade Steve Blake to the Pistons for Quincy Miller, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Joel Anthony Re-Signs With Pistons On Two-Year, $5M Deal
The second year of Joel Anthony's deal is a team option.

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