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Pistons Sign Reggie Hearn To Two-Way Contract

Jan 15, 2018 5:32 PM

The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Reggie Hearn to two-way contract. 

Hearn, 6-5, 210, has played in 14 games (10 starts) with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League this season and averaged 14.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 30.7 minutes per game.

The former Northwestern University product has played in 175 NBA G League games with the Idaho Stampede, Westchester Knicks and Bighorns averaging 10.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.7 minutes per game.

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Kay Felder To Sign Two-Way Contract With Pistons

Jan 13, 2018 6:01 PM

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign Kay Felder to a two-way contract.

Felder was a second round pick by the Cavaliers in 2016 and was traded to the Bulls before the start of the season.

Felder is a native of Detroit.

The Pistons have a need for depth at point guard.

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Pistons Convert Dwight Buycks To Standard Contract

Jan 12, 2018 4:44 PM

The Detroit Pistons have converted Dwight Buycks to a standard contract from his two-way.

Buycks has performed well as the backup to Ish Smith since Reggie Jackson suffered a sprained ankle.

For the season, Buycks is averaging 8.8 points and 2.4 in eight games.

Detroit can sign another two-way player before Monday's deadline.

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Pistons Discussing Stanley Johnson In Trade Scenarios

Jan 12, 2018 9:26 AM

The Detroit Pistons have discussed a trade involving Stanley Johnson with rival teams.

The Pistons have been one of the NBA's most active teams in trade talks.

Teams have inquired about the availability of Luke Kennard, but the Pistons are not interested in moving their 2017 first round pick.

Johnson was selected eighth overall in 2015.

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Pistons, Jazz, Blazers Interested In Nikola Mirotic

Jan 9, 2018 1:32 PM

The Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers have interest in Nikola Mirotic.

Mirotic continues to prefer a trade from the Chicago Bulls due to his preseason fight with Bobby Portis.

The Bulls are seeking a first round pick for Mirotic.

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Pistons Pursued Trade For Evan Fournier

Jan 9, 2018 9:10 AM

The Detroit Pistons have pursued a trade for Evan Fournier this season. The Pistons would have struggled to find a workable trade without including the contract of Reggie Jackson.

Jackson is out for an extended period with a severely sprained ankle.

Luke Kennard could also be included in the package for Fournier. Fournier agreed upon a five-year, $85 million contract with the Orlando Magic in 2016.

Stan Van Gundy has been aggressive on the trade market.

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Avery Bradley Paid Settlement To Sexual Assault Accuser

Dec 29, 2017 1:23 PM

Avery Bradley has denied a sexual assault allegation through his attorney, who told TMZ Sports that Bradley has a confidentiality agreement with the accuser "to protect the reputation and privacy of Mr. Bradley and his family."

The woman said she was sexually assaulted in May in Cleveland, TMZ reported. Bradley had been in Cleveland at the time while playing in the Eastern Conference.

Bradley's attorney, Brian Wolf of Lavely & Singer in Los Angeles, told TMZ that his client maintains his innocence. 

Negotiations for the confidentiality agreement began after the woman contacted Bradley and accused him of assaulting her, TMZ reported. Bradley ultimately paid the woman an undisclosed amount as part of the agreement.

The NBA, Pistons and Celtics have yet to comment.

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Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks With Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

Dec 27, 2017 12:40 PM

Reggie Jackson will be out six to eight weeks with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain.

Jackson suffered the injury in Tuesday's game.

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

Dec 27, 2017 9:42 AM

Reggie Jackson suffered a right ankle sprain in the third quarter of Tuesday's game.

Jackson rolled his ankle and was in obvious pain when he landed after jumping to pass the ball. Jackson was unable to get up on his own power.

Stan Van Gundy said X-rays on Jackson's ankle were negative and that he'll have an MRI on Wednesday.

Jackson had left knee issues last season but had played well so far in 17-18.

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Tobias Harris, Nikola Jokic Named Players Of The Week

Nov 13, 2017 3:57 PM

The NBA announced that Tobias Harris and Nikola Jokic have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Harris, 25, averaged 21.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 49% (22-45) from the field and 64% (14-22) from beyond the arc to lead the Pistons to a 3-0 record for the week. Harris connected on four-plus 3-pointers in each game while shooting better than 55% from behind the arc in all three games.

“I’m honored to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but this is truly a testament to how well we’ve been playing as a team,” Harris said. “My coaches and teammates put me in positions to succeed and this recognition is a result of the hard work we put in, as a group, during the offseason and training camp.”

Jokic averaged 17.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game last week.

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Stan Van Gundy Publicly, Privately Disputes Reggie Jackson For Eric Bledsoe Rumors
Stan Van Gundy reached out to Reggie Jackson following reports of trade talks with the Suns.

Rod Beard/The Detroit News

Pistons Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe
The Pistons would send Reggie Jackson out in a Eric Bledsoe trade.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Pistons Draw 20,491 Fans For Opener In New Arena
Little Caesars Arena has a capacity of approximately 21,000 for basketball.

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Pistons Exercise 18-19 Options On Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson
Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson are now under contract for 18-19.

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Pistons Waive Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih did not appear in any games with the Pistons this preseason.

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Pistons Shopped Andre Drummond Last Season
The Pistons found little interest from other teams in Andre Drummond.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks
Magic Johnson received several job offers to work for a team before taking the Lakers' job in 2017.

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Pistons Sign Dwight Buycks To Two-Way Contract
Dwight Buycks averaged 25-plus points in each of the last two seasons with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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Pistons Agree Upon Deal With Dwight Buycks
Dwight Buckys spent the past two seasons in China with Fujian.

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RealGM Radio: Central Division With Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk go in-depth on the NBA’s Central Division.

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NBA Approves Pistons' Move To Downtown Detroit
The Pistons will begin playing this upcoming season at Little Caesars Arena.

Pistons Sign Landry Nnoko To Camp Deal
Last season in Italy, Landry Nnoko averaged 6.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game.

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Otis Smith Meets With Kings On VP Of Basketball Ops Job
The Kings are searching for a replacement for Scott Perry.

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Pistons Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Flagstar Bank
Founded in 1987, Flagstar Bank's headquarters are in Troy, Michigan.

Aaron McCann/MLive

Luis Montero Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Pistons
Luis Montero averaged 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.6 minutes per game in Summer League in 2017.

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Derek Willis Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pistons
Derek Willis went undrafted out of Kentucky.

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Pistons Waive Michael Gbinije, Save $830k
The Pistons waived Michael Gbinije before his $1.3 million contract would have become guaranteed.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free-Press

Lakers Meet With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo
The Lakers have $17 million in cap space though they're also preserving it for the 2018 offseason.

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Pelicans, Pistons Discuss Reggie Jackson Trade
The Pistons and Pelicans have discussed a trade of Reggie Jackson for E'Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders