They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).
Detroit Pistons Wiretap
Magic Johnson received several job offers to work for a team before taking the Los Angeles Lakers' job in 2017.
“I turned down three jobs. My good friends Peter [Guber] and Joe [Lacob], they bought the Golden State Warriors. They came to me, ‘I want you to be an owner, a partner with us.’ I said ‘No, I’m a Laker.’ My friend bought the Detroit Pistons, Tom Gores, and a Michigan State Guy. ‘Come on home It’d be a great story.’ ‘I can’t, I’m a Laker.’ I could’ve owned other teams,” Johnson said.
Johnson is also believed to have turned down multiple opportunities to run the New York Knicks.
The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Dwight Buycks to a two-way contract.
Buycks, 6-3, 190, averaged 25-plus points in each of the last two seasons with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 20 career NBA games with the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers, Buycks has averaged 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
A native of Milwaukee, Buycks played collegiately at Marquette University his junior and senior seasons and averaged 7.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 68 games.
The Detroit Pistons have agreed upon a deal with Dwight Buycks.
Buycks last played in the NBA in 14-15 for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Buckys spent the past two seasons in China with Fujian.
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Nate Duncan of the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast (@NateDuncanNBA) and Dan Feldman of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk (@DanFeldmanNBA) go in-depth on the NBA’s Central Division.
They discuss how the Cavs, Bulls, Bucks, Pistons and Pacers fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.
The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the Pistons’ relocation from The Palace of Auburn Hills to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit.
The Pistons will begin playing this upcoming season at Little Caesars Arena.
The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign Landry Nnoko to a partially guaranteed minimum deal.
Nnoko went undrafted out of Clemson in 2016.
Nnoko averaged 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game in Summer League.
Last season in Italy, Nnoko averaged 6.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game.
The Sacramento Kings have met with Otis Smith about their vacant Vice President of Basketball Operations job.
The Kings are searching for a new No. 2 executive to report to general manager Vlade Divac following the departure of Scott Perry to the New York Knicks.
Smith was previously general manager of the Orlando Magic where he spent six seasons in the job.
Smith has spent the past two seasons working for the Detroit Pistons.
The Detroit Pistons have sold their jersey sponsorship to Michigan-based Flagstar Bank.
Founded in 1987, Flagstar Bank's headquarters are in Troy, Michigan.
Seven other NBA teams have inked jersey sponsorship deals, some with major, recognizable brands like Goodyear, General Electric, StubHub and Disney.
The Pistons have also updated their primary logo this offseason.
Luis Montero has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons.
Montero played 12 games with the Portland Trail Blazers in 15-16.
Montero averaged 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.6 minutes per game in Summer League in 2017.
Last season in the G-League, Montero averaged 8.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24.1 minutes per game.
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