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Brandon Jennings Okay Coming Off Bench

Aug 27, 2015 12:53 PM

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

"Bringing in Reggie Jackson was smart," Jennings said. "I'm supposed to be out, really, for nine months, and they need a point guard. ...

"My main thing is just to get healthy. Hey, if I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever, I'm fine with that. Man, I just want to play basketball again. I just want to get back on the court and have fun."

Jennings made his comments on "The Point Game Podcast," hosted by the Comcast SportsNet's Jabari Young and Vincent Goodwill.

Even as he's been physically limited in preparing his game for a comeback, he's also been getting mentally ready.

"I actually had time to sit back, and I really started studying other players' games," Jennings said. "I got this highlight tape on Kenny Anderson, Tim Hardaway, and I've been studying a lot on James Harden lately, how he just gets to the free throw line easily."

Steve Schrader/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Adonis Thomas Signs With Pistons

Jul 24, 2015 1:10 PM

The Detroit Pistons signed Adonis Thomas to a contract, the team announced.

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

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Pistons Sign 2nd Rounder Darrun Hilliard

Jul 20, 2015 1:55 PM

The Detroit Pistons have signed Darrun Hilliard to a contract. 

Hilliard, a 6-6 guard from Villanova University, was selected 38th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He averaged 9.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.2 steals in the recently concluded NBA Orlando Summer League.

A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Hilliard averaged 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 26.8 minutes in 132 career games at Villanova.

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Lakers, Rockets, Pistons Interested In Ty Lawson

Jul 17, 2015 11:04 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons have expressed interest in Ty Lawson.

Lawson could be dealt by the Denver Nuggets before training camp.

Lawson has had multiple DUI arrests this year.

With Emmanuel Mudiay on the roster, Lawson has been made expendable by the Nuggets.

The Sacramento Kings could also get involved in trading for Lawson to reunite him with George Karl despite the presence of Rajon Rondo.

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Nets For Quincy Miller

Jul 13, 2015 7:32 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Steve Blake to the Detroit Pistons for Quincy Miller, league sources tell RealGM.

Miller will likely be released by the Nets.

Blake was acquired by the Nets in a draft night trade with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings on the depth chart at point guard.

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Tags: Steve Blake, Quincy Miller, Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Joel Anthony Re-Signs With Pistons On Two-Year, $5M Deal

Jul 9, 2015 12:20 PM

Joel Anthony has agreed to re-sign with the Detroit Pistons on a two-year, $5 million deal.

The second year of Anthony's deal is a team option.

Anthony played 406 minutes with Detroit last season, averaging 1.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 block per game.

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Reggie Jackson, Pistons Agree Upon Five-Year, $80M Deal

Jul 5, 2015 9:59 PM

Reggie Jackson has agreed upon a five-year, $80 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons acquired Jackson from the Oklahoma City Thunder at the deadline.

Jackson had previously turned down a four-year, $48 million extension from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Trade Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, Granger To Pistons For Cap Space

Jul 2, 2015 3:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to the Detroit Pistons for a second round pick in 2020.

The Suns have cleared cap space as they pursue LaMarcus Aldridge.

Phoenix already signed Tyson Chandler and they are closer to being able to sign Aldridge without the need for a sign-and-trade. Phoenix still needs to unload either Markieff Morris or P.J. Tucker.

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Aron Baynes, Pistons Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

Jul 2, 2015 1:26 PM

Aron Baynes and the Detroit Pistons have agreed upon a multi-year contract worth as much as $20 million over three years.

Baynes has been with the San Antonio Spurs since 2013.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Draymond Green Breaks Off Contract Talks With Warriors

Jul 1, 2015 3:19 PM

Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have for now broken off contract talks.

The Warriors met with Green and agent B.J. Armstrong in Los Angeles after 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday when NBA free agents could first begin negotiating with teams.

Green is now open to meetings with other franchises immediately.

The Warriors can still match any offer sheet Green signs because he is a restricted free agent.

 

Green's home state Detroit Pistons, the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets have shown interest in him.

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Danny Green Plans Meeting With Pistons
Danny Green has planned a meeting with the Pistons, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Draymond Green Open To Face-To-Face Visits; Pistons, Rockets, Hawks Expected To Show Interest
Draymond Green said he would do his due diligence with all suitors when free agency arrives Wednesday.

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Greg Monroe Plans To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Bucks, Lakers, Blazers
Greg Monroe admits he is out of the Pistons' plans.

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Pistons Pick Up $3M Team Option On Anthony Tolliver
The Pistons could have released Anthony Tolliver for $400,000 but never intended to do so.

David Mayo/MLive

Tobias Harris To Pursue Near Max Deal With Pistons, Celtics Among Leading Suitors
The Pistons and Celtics have emerged as leading candidates for Tobias Harris, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Teams Feel Mario Hezonja's Camp Trying To Get Him To Pistons
Mario Hezonja is represented by Arn Tellem, who recently was hired by the Pistons for an executive position effective on Aug. 1.

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Pistons Zeroing In On Stanley Johnson At No. 8
The expectation is that Mario Hezonja and Emmanuel Mudiay will not be available to the Pistons at No. 8, so they're pivoting toward Stanley Johnson.

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Pistons Could Move On From Reggie Jackson If Mudiay Slips To No. 8
The Pistons are not reportedly sold on restricted free agent Reggie Jackson.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Pistons Interested In Tim Hardaway Jr. Deal With Knicks
The Pistons could be looking to trade away Brandon Jennings as they acquired Reggie Jackson at the deadline.

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Bucks Trade Ersan Ilyasolva To Pistons For Caron Butler, Shawne Williams
The acquisition of Ersan Ilyasova gives the Pistons a power forward to replace Greg Monroe.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Pistons Interested In Moving To Downtown Detroit
The NHL's Red Wings are moving into a new arena in 2017 that the Pistons could move into as well.

Terry Foster/Detroit News

Wasserman Group Won't Hire Replacement For Arn Tellem
B.J. Armstrong and Thad Foucher will continue in their current roles representing the likes of Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Pistons Hire Arn Tellem For Senior Management Position
Stan Van Gundy will continue to have final say on basketball decisions, but Arn Tellem will have a significant role on the business side.

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Drummond Tired Of Losing, Hopes To Become Better Leader
Andre Drummond appeared to have a thinner physique at a public appearance on Tuesday.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Cartier Martin Exercises Vet Minimum Player Option With Pistons For 15-16
Cartier Martin has exercised his player option for next season with the Pistons worth $1.27 million, a league source told RealGM.

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Magic, Kings, Pistons, Hornets Expected To Shop Pick To Accelerate Rebuild
Many of the lottery teams want to trade their pick for a proven player.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

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Drummond: I Want Draymond Green On Pistons
Draymond Green is one of the NBA's best stretch forwards and would seemingly be an ideal fit for the Pistons beside Andre Drummond.

Kirkland Crawford/Detroit Free Press

Pistons Envison Andre Drummond As Maximum Salary Player
The Pistons could extend Andre Drummond on a maximum salary contract in the offseason.

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