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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.

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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

Feb 8, 2018 11:10 AM

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to trade Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons for Willie Reed. The Bulls will also be able to swap second round picks with the Pistons in 2022.

Nelson will reunite with Stan Van Gundy.

The Bulls acquired Nelson last week in the Nikola Mirotic trade.

After Nelson was waived by the Nuggets in October, he signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans. Nelson averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists over 43 games this season with the Pelicans.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)

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Willie Reed Suspended Six Games For Domestic Violence Incident

Feb 6, 2018 5:28 PM

Willie Reed of the Detroit Pistons has been suspended for six games without pay as a result of a domestic violence incident involving his wife.

The incident occurred on Aug. 5, 2017, in Miami, after which Reed was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense. On Oct. 16, 2017, Reed entered into a pretrial diversion program to resolve the criminal charge against him. 

The NBA conducted its own investigation into this matter, reviewing all available materials and interviewing the parties involved. The NBA also consulted with a group of domestic violence experts who provide the league with guidance in such cases.

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Andre Drummond, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

Feb 5, 2018 3:27 PM

Andre Drummond and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Drummond led the Pistons to a 3-0 record by averaging 19.3 points (64% FG), 19.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.7 blocks in 34.0 minutes per game. He recorded three double-doubles, including two 20-point/20-rebound games and shot better than 70% from the field in two-of-three games.  Drummond recorded 23 points, 20 rebounds, four steals and four blocks vs. Miami (2/3) to become the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon (12/22/89) to post such numbers in a game.

Harden averaged 34.7 points, 10.3 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game last week.

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Thunder, Bulls, Pistons Interested In Rodney Hood

Feb 5, 2018 3:18 PM

The Utah Jazz have received interest on Rodney Hood from the Thunder, Bulls and Pistons.

The Nuggets and Magic have shown a passing interest in Hood.

Hood will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

The Jazz would like a first round pick for Hood.

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Spurs Interested In Trading for Stanley Johnson, Willy Hernangomez

Feb 2, 2018 10:10 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have interest in trading for Stanley Johnson and Willy Hernangomez.

San Antonio assistant general manager Brian Wright held the same position with the Pistons when they drafted Johnson.

Hernangomez has been mentioned in trade rumors this season as the Knicks have excess depth at center.

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Clippers Offered Blake Griffin To Thunder For Paul George

Jan 31, 2018 1:03 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers were aggressive in their pursuit of a Blake Griffin trade before settling on a deal with the Pistons.

"They offered him around to everybody," said Royce Young on The Hoop Collective podcast. 

"I don't know if that's true," replied Brian Windhorst.

"I mean I know they made calls to Oklahoma City for Paul George," Young said. "I'm pretty sure they made calls to Minnesota for players, so I mean, like, they tried to get some bigger name players. It just wasn't happening."

Griffin is from Oklahoma and had long been linked to the Thunder.

George will be a free agent in 2018 and was a Clippers' fan growing up outside Los Angeles.

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Tags: Paul George, Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Andre Drummond Named As Injury Replacement To All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2018 7:20 PM

Andre Drummond has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Washington Wizards guard John Wall on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 18.

Drummond earned his second All-Star selection, having previously represented the Pistons in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. 

The 6-11 Drummond is averaging an NBA-leading and career-high 15.1 rebounds per game to go with 14.7 points, a career-high 3.8 assists, a career-high 1.54 steals and 1.37 blocked shots.  He already has more assists this season (176) than in his previous two seasons combined (157).  The six-year veteran has recorded an Eastern Conference-high 33 double-doubles in 46 games.

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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.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

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.

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Tobias Harris, Nikola Jokic Named Players Of The Week
Tobias Harris averaged 21.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 49% percent.

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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.

Brendan Savage/MLive

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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