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Tom Gores To Meet With Stan Van Gundy Before Making Decision On Detroit's Future

Apr 10, 2018 10:42 AM

Tom Gores remains undecided on the future of Stan Van Gundy with the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons hired Van Gundy in 2014 in a dual front office and head coach role.

"I wouldn't make a decision without Stan," Gores said at halftime of Monday night's game. "He's been our partner for four years."

Gores and Van Gundy will meet next week.

"I think he deserves the conversation," Gore said. "He's been good for us."

Detroit has only reached the playoffs once during Van Gundy's tenure and are 151-176.

Gores isn't necessarily against allowing Van Gundy to lead both the front office and the bench.

"I see value in the front office and the court being connected," Gores said.

Associated Press

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Blake Griffin Out At Least One Week With Bone Bruise In Right Ankle

Mar 30, 2018 5:58 PM

Blake Griffin will miss at least one week with a bone bruise in his right ankle.

Griffin underwent an MRI on Thursday.

Griffin is averaging 19.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game since being traded to Detroit on Jan. 29.

The Pistons have almost been eliminated from playoff contention.

ESPN

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Blake Griffin: Detroit's Ceiling Is Very High

Mar 20, 2018 10:28 PM

Nearly two months after being traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin is feeling settled with his new team.

Despite their struggles this season, Griffin believes in the future of the Pistons.

“This summer we will have a chance to really jell, figure stuff out. I think the ceiling of this team is very, very high. We have a lot of different guys who can do a lot of different things who can affect the game in a lot of different ways. Getting Reggie back (Jackson) will be huge,” Griffin said.

Griffin believes his style fits with the history of Detroit basketball.

“I was born in ’89, I wasn’t really watching the true ‘Bad Boy’ era,” Griffin said. “But the [2000s Pistons] was right in my prime of falling in love with the game of basketball and watching everything. I definitely remember all of those teams. But the thing that I really like about Detroit is this city embraces the hardnose, gritty, hardworking teams and hardworking players.

“Not a lot of cities embrace that type of mentality. That is exciting to me.”

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Pistons Interested In Chauncey Billups For Front Office Role

Mar 20, 2018 12:54 PM

The Detroit Pistons have reached out to Chauncey Billups about his potential interest in joining their front office to work alongside Arn Tellem.

The Pistons hired Stan van Gundy in a dual general manager and head coach role.

Tellem joined the Pistons in 2015 after a long career as one of the NBA's most powerful agents.

Billups was the Cavaliers' preferred candidate to run their front office last offseason but instead chose to remain with ESPN.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Stan Van Gundy Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Refs

Mar 18, 2018 8:32 PM

Stan Van Gundy has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Van Gundy made his comments to the media following the Pistons’ 100-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on March 17 at Moda Center.

"It's embarrassing. It's embarrassing for them and embarrassing for the league," Van Gundy said of Saturday's officiating. "I've been here for four years and many more years before that, and I've never come in after a game -- never, never come in after a game -- and talked like this. That was embarrassing. We got absolutely screwed tonight."

RealGM Staff Report

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Stan Van Gundy: Referees Embarrassing For NBA

Mar 18, 2018 1:18 PM

Stan Van Gundy was sharply critical of the officiating following Detroit's loss to the Blazers on Saturday.

"It's embarrassing. It's embarrassing for them and embarrassing for the league," Van Gundy said of Saturday's officiating.

"I've been here for four years and many more years before that, and I've never come in after a game -- never, never come in after a game -- and talked like this. That was embarrassing," he said. "We got absolutely screwed tonight."

While Van Gundy credited Portland for how well they played, he still noted that he thought the refs made a big difference in his team's loss.

"A big part of [the Blazers'] defense -- they play very hard, I don't mean to take anything away from them -- but when you can get away with playing like that and get screwed that badly by the officials, your defense is going to be pretty good," Van Gundy said.

ESPN

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Stan Van Gundy: One-And-Done Rule Has Racist Element

Feb 26, 2018 9:25 AM

Stan Van Gundy was critical of both the NCAA and the NBA's one-and-done rule that prohibits American-born basketball players from entering the NBA directly from high school.

“People that were against (players) coming out (of high school) made a lot of excuses, but I think a lot of it was racist," said Van Gundy. "I’ve never heard anybody go up in arms about (minor-league baseball or hockey)."

Van Gundy's comments came in response to allegations that money was funneled to college basketball players with the assistance of several coaches.

“The NCAA is one of the worst organizations – maybe the worst organization – in sports. They certainly don’t care about the athlete.”

Vincent Ellis/Detroit Free Press

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Avery Bradley Out With Sports Hernia

Feb 23, 2018 9:30 AM

Avery Bradley is out with a sports hernia.

Bradley missed Thursday's game at Golden State and is also expected to miss Friday's game.

"We are concerned," Doc Rivers said. "We've got to go through the right stuff and make sure he's in a good place with his health. I think we're going to send him to a doctor and let him check and see."

Bradley has dealt with groin issues throughout the season, which is his last before free agency.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

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Reggie Jackson Cleared To Begin Running, Shooting

Feb 21, 2018 5:58 PM

Reggie Jackson is entering the next stage of his rehabilitation this week in preparation for a return from a Grade 3 right ankle sprain suffered December 26th.

Jackson has been cleared to begin light running, shooting and continued ankle strengthening exercises. The Pistons medical staff will monitor progress throughout the week in anticipation of beginning an escalation process towards resuming normal basketball activities.

No timeframe has been set for a return to practice or game action.

RealGM Staff Report

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Pistons Trade Brice Johnson, 2nd Rounder To Grizzlies For James Ennis

Feb 8, 2018 12:25 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded James Ennis to the Detroit Pistons for Brice Johnson and a second round pick.

The Pistons also pursued a similar trade for Dante Cunningham.

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Pistons Acquire Jameer Nelson From Bulls For Willie Reed
Jameer Nelson will reunite with Stan Van Gundy.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

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Willie Reed Suspended Six Games For Domestic Violence Incident
Willie Reed was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense.

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Andre Drummond, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
andre Drummond led the Pistons to a 3-0 record by averaging 19.3 points, 19.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.7 blocks in 34.0 minutes per game.

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Thunder, Bulls, Pistons Interested In Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Spurs Interested In Trading for Stanley Johnson, Willy Hernangomez
Spurs assistant GM Brian Wright was with the Pistons when they drafted Stanley Johnson.

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Clippers Offered Blake Griffin To Thunder For Paul George
The Clippers were aggressive in their pursuit of a Blake Griffin trade before settling on a deal with the Pistons.

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Andre Drummond Named As Injury Replacement To All-Star Game
Andrew Drummond earned his second All-Star selection, having previously represented the Pistons in 2016.

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Lakers Weren't Interested In Trading For Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin had been linked to the Lakers heading into his free agency, but he quickly re-signed with the Clippers.

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Clippers Trade Blake Griffin To Pistons
Blake Griffin is in the first year of a five-year deal.

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Pistons Shopping Avery Bradley In Trade Talks
Avery Bradley could command a salary in the $20 million annual range in free agency.

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Pistons Sign Reggie Hearn To Two-Way Contract
Reggie Hearn has averaged 14.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 30.7 minutes per game.

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Kay Felder To Sign Two-Way Contract With Pistons
Kay Felder is a native of Detroit.

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Pistons Convert Dwight Buycks To Standard Contract
Dwight Buycks is averaging 8.8 points and 2.4 in eight games.

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Pistons Discussing Stanley Johnson In Trade Scenarios
The Pistons have been one of the NBA's most active teams in trade talks.

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Pistons, Jazz, Blazers Interested In Nikola Mirotic
The Bulls are seeking a first round pick for Nikola Mirotic.

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Pistons Pursued Trade For Evan Fournier
The Pistons would have struggled to find a workable trade without including the contract of Reggie Jackson.

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Avery Bradley Paid Settlement To Sexual Assault Accuser
Avery Bradley's attorney told TMZ that his client maintains his innocence.

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Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks With Grade 3 Ankle Sprain
Reggie Jackson dealt with knee issues throughout the 16-17 season but had played far better this season.

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Reggie Jackson To Undergo MRI On Right Ankle Sprain
Reggie Jackson was unable to get up on his own power.

Kirkland Crawford/Detroit Free Press