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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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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, RealGM Radio

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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Tags: Landry Christ Nnoko, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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

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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Tags: Luis Montero, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Derek Willis, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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
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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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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