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Pistons To Sign Wayne Ellington, Waive Henry Ellenson

Feb 8, 2019 4:13 PM

The Detroit Pistons will sign Wayne Ellington once he clears waivers.

The Pistons will waive Henry Ellenson to create a roster spot for Ellington.

Ellenson was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Bucks Acquire Stanley Johnson From Pistons For Thon Maker

Feb 6, 2019 11:34 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for Stanley Johnson.

Johnson is entering restricted free agency this offseason and has long been available.

Maker requested a trade from the Bucks.

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Lakers Acquire Reggie Bullock From Pistons For Svi Mykhailiuk

Feb 5, 2019 11:29 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade Svi Mykhailiuk and a pick to the Detroit Pistons for Reggie Bullock.

The Lakers were previously linked to Bullock to improve their perimeter shooting.

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Lakers Interested In Trading For Reggie Bullock

Feb 3, 2019 12:23 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have interest in trading for Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons.

Bullock is on the second year of a two-year contract that is paying him $2.5 million this season.

The Lakers have a need for perimeter shooters.

Bullock began his career with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Spurs Interested In Trading For Wing

Jan 23, 2019 10:07 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have attempted to acquire a wing player over the last few months.

The Spurs had interest in trading for Trevor Ariza but were unable to find a suitable trade with the Phoenix Suns.

Stanley Johnson could be a potential target for the Spurs. Assistant general manager Brian Wright was in the front office of the Detroit Pistons when he was drafted in 2015. Executives believe Wright remains a supporter of Johnson.

“Can (the Spurs) fix everything that’s wrong with him?” another NBA scout asked, pointing to Johnson’s shooting as a concern. “Maybe (the Spurs) are the culture for him to turn him around.”

Johnson will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Pistons Sign Isaiah Whitehead To Two-Way Deal

Jan 15, 2019 12:43 PM

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign Isaiah Whitehead to a Two-Way contract.

Whitehead was a second round pick in 2016 by the Brooklyn Nets.

Whitehead has played 18 games this season with Lokomotiv Kuban, averaging 11.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

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Pistons, Magic Interested In Markelle Fultz

Dec 14, 2018 10:27 AM

The Detroit Pistons have interest in trading for Markelle Fultz.

Fultz is currently out with thoracic outlet syndrome.

The Pistons would have to shed salary to take on Fultz’s $8.3 million to avoid luxury tax concerns.

Liberty Ballers also reported Detroit's interest in Fultz, along with the Orlando Magic.

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Pelicans, Pistons, Kings Identified As Active Buyers On Trade Market

Dec 12, 2018 9:08 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are three of the most active buyers on the trade market.

The typical start of trade season is Dec. 15 when most players who signed deals in the offseason are eligible to be dealt.

The Pelicans are feeling pressure to build around Anthony Davis before he become eligible to sign a supermax extension this offseason.

Tom Gores wants the Pistons to return to the playoffs and they own their first round pick.

The Kings can offer the large expiring contracts of Zach Randolph and Iman Shumpert to upgrade their team.

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Ish Smith Out Two Weeks With Right Adductor Muscle Tear

Dec 7, 2018 11:53 AM

Ish Smith has suffered a right adductor muscle tear.

The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Pistons game at Milwaukee on December 5.  Smith will be out and assessed again in two weeks.   

Smith is in his ninth NBA season and is averaging 9.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22 games. 

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Blake Griffin Nearly Had 'Breakdown' After Injuring Toe In 2017 Playoffs

Nov 26, 2018 9:19 AM

When Blake Griffin injured his big toe during the 2017 Playoffs, he almost had "a breakdown."

“I remember just thinking that I had been doing everything I possibly could: diet, foam roll every night on your own, work with your own trainers, work with the team’s trainers, sleep in a hyperbaric chamber. I have an ice tub in my house. I have everything down to a science,” Griffin said. “And … this stuff still happens.”

Griffin spends more than six figures per year to have a personal trainer on call. Griffin's desire to get and stay healthy was fortified after his final playoff run with the Clippers.

“The real test for me was not getting discouraged through that,” he said. “I could easily have been, ‘[Expletive] it. I’m just going to stop caring as much, stop doing all those things that I do.’ But that’s not me as a person. So I just stuck to my routine that summer. And this summer. I put the time in and feel great.”

This past offseason, Griffin was finally focused on improvement instead of rehabbing an injury.

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

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Blake Griffin Glad Trade To Pistons Happened
Teammates of Blake Griffin say he's thriving in a leadership role in the locker room.

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Pistons Assign Henry Ellenson, Khyri Thomas To Grand Rapids
In 23 career G League games, Henry Ellenson has averaged 18.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

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Pistons Exercise 19-20 Option On Luke Kennard
Luke Kennard was selected 12th overall by the Pistons in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Luke Kennard Suffers Probable Separated Shoulder
Luke Kennard suffered the injury after running into a screen set by Tristan Thompson.


Blake Griffin On Scoring 50: Hard Work Pays Off
Blake Griffin had a career high 50 points.

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Joel Embiid: I Own A Lot Of Real Estate In Andre Drummond's Head
Andre Drummond was ejected when his hand brushed Joel Embiid's face.

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Pistons Convert Zach Lofton To Two-Way Deal, Waive Reggie Hearn
Zach Lofton appeared in four games with the Pistons this preseason.

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Pistons Waive Chris McCullough
Chris McCullough was signed to the training camp roster on September 25.

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Pistons Sign Chris McCullough To Camp Deal
Chris McCullough played for the Wizards in the G League last season.

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Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler
The Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Blazers and Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Jimmy Butler.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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Stan Van Gundy Admits To Feeling 'Lost' Without Coaching Job
Stan Van Gundy wants to be semi-retired if he's not coaching.


Jon Leuer Undergoes Surgery On Right Medial Meniscus
Jon Leuer will begin the rehabilitation process immediately and his return to full basketball activity will be updated prior to the start of training camp.

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk break down the Central Division.

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Andre Drummond Has Lost 20 Pounds In Offseason
Andre Drummond credits changes to his lifestyle.

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Pistons Hire Analytics Guru Sammy Gelfand Away From Warriors
Sammy Gelfand was Steve Kerr's go-to guy for statistical research.

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Pistons Hire Micah Nori As Assistant Coach
Micah Nori was most recently with the Nuggets under Michael Malone.

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Pistons Waive Eric Moreland
Eric Moreland played in a career-high 67 game last season.

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Zaza Pachulia Agrees To One-Year, $2.4M Deal With Pistons
Zaza Pachulia spent the past two seasons with the Warriors.

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Pistons Hire Gregg Polinsky As Director Of Player Personnel
Gregg Polinsky will oversee the scouting department of the Pistons.

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