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Pistons Convert Zach Lofton To Two-Way Deal, Waive Reggie Hearn

Oct 15, 2018 3:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons have exercised its two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton.

Detroit also announced that guard Reggie Hearn has been waived.

Lofton, 6-4, 180, appeared in four games with the Pistons this preseason and averaged 5.5 points (.471 FG, .400 3FG), 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.9 minutes per game. A member of the Pistons’ team at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV, Lofton played last season at New Mexico State where he averaged 20.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Hearn, 6-5, 210, played in one game this preseason, recording three points at San Antonio on October 5. He was signed to a two-way contract on January 15, 2018 and appeared in three games with the Pistons where he averaged 1.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game.

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Pistons Waive Chris McCullough

Oct 7, 2018 8:13 PM

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Chris McCullough. 

McCullough, 6-11, 200, was signed to the training camp roster on September 25 and did not see action in any of the Pistons’ two preseason games.

McCullough has played in 59 career NBA games with the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards. He was drafted 29th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets from Syracuse University.

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Pistons Sign Chris McCullough To Camp Deal

Sep 25, 2018 5:27 PM

The Detroit Pistons have signed Chris McCullough to the training camp roster. 

McCullough, 6-11, 200, has played in 59 career NBA games with the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards. Last season, he averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 19 games with Washington. He also averaged 11.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in 12 games in the NBA G League with the Erie Bayhawks, Northern Arizona Suns and Wisconsin Herd last season.

McCullough was drafted 29th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets.

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Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler

Sep 24, 2018 11:14 AM

The Miami Heat have been as aggressive as any other team in pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Butler.

Butler requested a trade from the Wolves last week.

Glen Taylor and Butler want a deal completed before the Timberwolves' first day of practice on Tuesday.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Stan Van Gundy Admits To Feeling 'Lost' Without Coaching Job

Aug 12, 2018 8:33 PM

Stan Van Gundy admits he is feeling "lost" after not finding another coaching job since parting ways with Detroit Pistons.

Van Gundy was hoping to coach again but wasn't a candidate this offseason. Van Gundy is still just 58.

"If I could get a job [for next season], I had planned to coach. Now, I really don't know," Van Gundy said. "I'm really lost right now. I don't have an idea. My wife wants me to retire."

Van Gundy said he is considering media opportunities or teaching at the college level.

"I want to do something, but if I'm not coaching, I don't want to work too hard," Van Gundy said. "If I'm going to be grinding, then I want to coach. If I'm not going to be coaching, I want to be semi-retired, at least. I really don't know."


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Jon Leuer Undergoes Surgery On Right Medial Meniscus

Aug 9, 2018 2:37 PM

Jon Leuer underwent successful surgery on Wednesday, August 8 in New York in relation to a right medial meniscus injury that occurred during an offseason workout earlier this week.

Leuer will begin the rehabilitation process immediately and his return to full basketball activity will be updated prior to the start of training camp.

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division

Aug 8, 2018 3:18 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) break down the Central Division.

They discuss how the Bucks, Bulls, Cavs, Pacers and Pistons 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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Andre Drummond Has Lost 20 Pounds In Offseason

Jul 30, 2018 9:34 AM

Andre Drummond has lost approximately 20 pounds, lowering his weight to 285 pounds.

Drummond credits changes to his lifestyle.

“I think for me it’s just finding something that works for me,” he said. “In the previous years, it was kind of feeling it out to get my body in tiptop shape. Last year was the first year I really found what it took to get my body to where it needed to, and that’s a plan I’ve stuck with.”

The Pistons are changing direction this offseason under Dwane Casey.

“I think our direction is great, Drummond said. “Adding Dwane Casey as coach, having Blake (Griffin) and Reggie Jackson come back healthy, myself coming back healthy and in shape, just overall really, really excited for the upcoming season and just the new start and the new team.”

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Pistons Hire Analytics Guru Sammy Gelfand Away From Warriors

Jul 12, 2018 5:18 PM

The Detroit Pistons have hired Sammy Gelfand, who had served as an analytics guru for the Golden State Warriors.

Gelfand traveled with the team as a back of the bench assistant coach. Gelfand was Steve Kerr's go-to guy for statistical research.

The New York Times did a glowing mid-playoffs feature on Gelfand, titled: “The Left Side of Steve Kerr’s Brain.”

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Pistons Hire Micah Nori As Assistant Coach
Micah Nori was most recently with the Nuggets under Michael Malone.

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Pistons Waive Eric Moreland
Eric Moreland played in a career-high 67 game last season.

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Zaza Pachulia Agrees To One-Year, $2.4M Deal With Pistons
Zaza Pachulia spent the past two seasons with the Warriors.

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Pistons Hire Gregg Polinsky As Director Of Player Personnel
Gregg Polinsky will oversee the scouting department of the Pistons.

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Pistons To Waive Dwight Buycks
Dwight Buycks averaged 7.4 points and 2.0 assists in 14.7 minutes per game.

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Jose Calderon Agrees To One-Year, $2.4M Deal With Pistons
Jose Calderon spent last season with the Pistons.

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Glenn Robinson III Agrees Upon Two-Year, $8.3M Deal With Pistons
The Pistons will have a team option on the second season of Glenn Robinson's deal.

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Pistons Agree To Sign Keenan Evans To Two-Way Contract
Keenan Evans went undrafted in 2018 out of Texas Tech. E

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Pistons Hire Malik Rose As Assistant GM
Malik Rose had been part of the Atlanta Hawks' front office since 2015.

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Dwane Casey Named 2018 Coach Of The Year
Dwane Casey has been named the 17-18 NBA Coach of the Year, beating out Brad Stevens and Quin Snyder.

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Pistons Hire Sidney Lowe As Lead Assistant Coach
Sidney Lowe has been an assistant coach with the Wizards since 2016.

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Pistons Hire Sean Sweeney As Assistant Coach
Sean Sweeney was most recently an assistant coach with the Bucks.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Dwane Casey Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Pistons
Dwane Casey was fired by the Raptors this offseason.

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John Beilein Withdraws From Consideration For Pistons' Head Coaching Job
John Beilein has never worked in the NBA.

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Pistons Plan Further Conversations With Dwane Casey, John Beilein, Ime Udoka
Both Dwane Casey and John Beilein have already met with Detroit's front office.

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Jason Kidd Interviewing For Pistons' Head Coaching Job
The Bucks parted ways with Jason Kidd in January.

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Pistons Part Ways With Jeff Bowers
Jeff Bowers was a remnant of Stan van Gundy's regime with the Pistons.

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John Beilein Interviews For Pistons' Head Coaching Vacancy
John Beilein has been head coach of Michigan since 2007.

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Dwane Casey Meets With Pistons
Dwane Casey is meeting with the Pistons on Thursday regarding their head coaching vacancy.

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