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Luis Montero Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Pistons

Jul 21, 2017 12:10 PM

Luis Montero has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons.

Montero played 12 games with the Portland Trail Blazers in 15-16.

Montero averaged 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.6 minutes per game in Summer League in 2017.

Last season in the G-League, Montero averaged 8.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24.1 minutes per game.

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Derek Willis Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pistons

Jul 20, 2017 3:08 PM

Derek Willis has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Willis went undrafted out of Kentucky.

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Pistons Waive Michael Gbinije, Save $830k

Jul 16, 2017 11:21 AM

The Detroit Pistons have waived Michael Gbinije.

The Pistons waived Gbinije before his $1.3 million contract would have become guaranteed. 

Gbinije's contract was only partially guaranteed for $500,000. 

Gbinije was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft as a defensive specialist out of Syracuse.

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Lakers Meet With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo

Jul 11, 2017 7:03 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers met with Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Tuesday.

The Lakers have $17 million in cap space though they're also preserving it for the 2018 offseason.

Caldwell-Pope is now an unrestricted free agent after the Detroit Pistons rescinded their qualifying offer.

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Pelicans, Pistons Discuss Reggie Jackson Trade

Jul 11, 2017 6:57 PM

The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans have discussed a trade of Reggie Jackson for E'Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca.

The Pistons have shopped Jackson since the middle of last season.

Jackson signed a five-year, $80 million contract in 2015.

The Pelicans signed Moore to a four-year, $34 million contract in 2016 while Ajinca signed a four-year, $20.2 million deal in 2015.

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Anthony Tolliver, Pistons Agree Upon One-Year, $3.3M Deal

Jul 11, 2017 5:45 PM

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign Anthony Tolliver to a one-year, $3.3 million deal.

The Kings would have owed $8 million to Tolliver had they kept him for the upcoming season. Tolliver will count as $2 million on the Kings' cap for the 17-18 season.

Tolliver averaged 7.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 2016-17, his only season with the Kings.

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Reggie Bullock Agrees Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal With Pistons

Jul 10, 2017 8:03 PM

Reggie Bullock has agreed upon a two-year, $5 million deal with the Detroit Pistons.

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Celtics Agree To One-Year $4.3M Deal With Aron Baynes

Jul 9, 2017 4:09 PM

The Boston Celtics have agreed upon a one-year, $4.3 million deal with Aron Baynes.

Baynes opted out of his $6.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons to become a free agent.

Baynes signed a three-year, $20 million deal with Detroit in 2015.

Baynes averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.5 minutes over 75 games last season with the Pistons.

The Celtics have a major need at center following the departures of Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller.

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Pistons Renounce Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Jul 7, 2017 12:04 PM

The Detroit Pistons have rescinded their qualifying offer to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Caldwell-Pope will immediately become an unrestricted free agent. The Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue Caldwell-Pope if the Washington Wizards match the offer sheet they previously signed Otto Porter to in free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers also have interest in Caldwell-Pope if he takes a one-year deal.

The Pistons and Caldwell-Pope were unable to gain traction on a contract during his restricted free agency. Detroit pivoted to trade Marcus Morris for Avery Bradley.

Caldwell-Pope is represented by Rich Paul.

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Pistons Could Rescind Qualifying Offer To Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Jul 7, 2017 11:20 AM

The Detroit Pistons' trade for Avery Bradley is yet another signal that they may not retain Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who is an unrestricted free agent.

The Pistons also drafted Luke Kennard and signed Langston Galloway.

Talks between the Pistons and Caldwell-Pope have yet to progress. Detroit could rescind their qualifying offer to Caldwell-Pope or simply let him sign an offer sheet with a rival team and elect not to match.

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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.

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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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Reggie Jackson Shut Down For Remainder Of Season
Reggie Jackson never was able to get fully back following his plasma injection to treat tendinitis in his left knee.

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Pistons Regret Not Sitting Reggie Jackson Earlier
Stan Van Gundy maintains Reggie Jackson is fully cleared and able to play after a preseason injection to treat tendinitis in his left knee.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
A Breathalyzer test at the Auburn Hills police station registered Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's blood-alcohol content at 0.08.

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Reggie Jackson: I Felt Like A Shell Of Myself At Times This Season
Reggie Jackson had a frustrating 16-17 season in which he could never fully get back from the platelet-rich plasma treatment he underwent for his left knee tendinosis.

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Nets To Pursue Kentavious Caldwell-Pope In Free Agency
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has become the most important player on the Pistons over the past year.

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Pat Garrity Considered Candidate For Magic GM Job
The Pistons' analytics staff reports to Pat Garrity and he also helps manage Detroit's cap.

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Reggie Jackson Has 'Had Some Dark Days' This Season Before Tuning Out Media
The Pistons developed another identity when Reggie Jackson was out earlier this season after undergoing a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat his left knee tendinitis.

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Pistons Considering Replacing Reggie Jackson With Ish Smith In Starting Lineup
Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons need better effort out of their starting point guard.

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Pistons Aggressively Shopping Reggie Jackson
The Pistons are seeking a first round pick, a young player and an expiring contract for Reggie Jackson.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Not Considered Untouchable By Pistons
The Pistons would expect at least one future first round pick and a front-line player in return for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

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