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Pistons Shopped Andre Drummond Last Season

Sep 23, 2017 2:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons shopped Andre Drummond for a large portion of last season and found little interest from other teams.

Drummond signed a five-year, $130 million contract with the Pistons during the 2016 offseason in restricted free agency.

Drummond has plateaued in his development on offense and has regressed on defense.

The Piston hope Drummond plays with more energy in 17-18.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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).

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Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks

Sep 13, 2017 11:56 AM

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.

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Pistons Sign Dwight Buycks To Two-Way Contract

Sep 12, 2017 3:37 PM

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.    

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Pistons Agree Upon Deal With Dwight Buycks

Aug 29, 2017 7:30 PM

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.

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RealGM Radio: Central Division With Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman

Aug 16, 2017 12:09 AM

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.

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NBA Approves Pistons' Move To Downtown Detroit

Aug 3, 2017 1:21 PM

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.

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Pistons Sign Landry Nnoko To Camp Deal

Jul 27, 2017 9:45 AM

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.

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Otis Smith Meets With Kings On VP Of Basketball Ops Job

Jul 26, 2017 2:12 PM

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.

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Pistons Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Flagstar Bank

Jul 26, 2017 12:34 PM

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.

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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.

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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

Anthony Tolliver, Pistons Agree Upon One-Year, $3.3M Deal
The Pistons have agreed to sign Anthony Tolliver to a one-year, $3.3 million deal.

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Reggie Bullock Agrees Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal With Pistons
Reggie Bullock has agreed upon a two-year, $5 million deal with the Pistons.

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Celtics Agree To One-Year $4.3M Deal With Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes opted out of his contract with the Pistons to become a free agent.

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Pistons Renounce Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will immediately become an unrestricted free agent.

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Pistons Could Rescind Qualifying Offer To Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Talks between the Pistons and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have yet to progress.

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Celtics Agree To Trade Avery Bradley To Pistons For Marcus Morris
Avery Bradley is entering the final season of his contract and Boston needed to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward.

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Langston Galloway Agrees To Three-Year, $21M Deal With Pistons
Langston Galloway has agreed upon a three-year, $21 million deal with the Pistons.

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Aron Baynes Declines $6.5M Player Option With Pistons
The Pistons had anticipated Aron Baynes would become a free agent this offseason.

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Monta Ellis, Reggie Bullock Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation
Monta Ellis and Reggie Bullock will serve their suspensions to begin the 17-18 regular season.

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Bucks Receive Permission To Interview Adam Simon, Pat Garrity
Adam Simon currently works for the Heat, while Pat Garrity is in the front office of the Pistons.

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Pistons Interested In Trading No. 12 Pick For Established Player
The Pistons received little production out of their first round picks from the past two seasons during the 16-17 season.

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Pistons Unveil Updated Logo With 'Bad Boys' Inspiration (Image)
The "Detroit Pistons" font has been updated over a redesigned red, white and blue basketball.

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Stan Van Gundy: Andre Drummond Needs 'Sense Of Urgency To Elevate His Game'
Andre Drummond just completed Year 1 of a five-year, $130 million contract with the Pistons.


Pistons Unable To Complete Signing Of Lorenzo Brown, Release Of Beno Udrih
Lorenzo Brown averaged 23.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the D-League this season.

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Nets To Again Pursue RFAs With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Otto Porter Targeted
During last year's offseason, the Nets signed both Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson as restricted free agents to offer sheets.

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