Newcomers shine in debut, help Pistons overcome 15-point deficit against Orlando in season opener
The Detroit Pistons took down the Orlando Magic 113-109 in the season opener thanks to an influx of talent, including newcomers Bojan Bogdanovic, Jalen Duren, and NBA Rookie of the year candidate Jaden Ivey.
Pistons owner to fund $20 million community center in Detroit’s Rouge Park
Tom Gores, owner of the Detroit Pistons and CEO of Platinum Equity, announced his plans to build a $20 million community center in Rouge Park on the city’s west side. This announcement is the first in a series of initiatives Gores envisions for his foundation, the Tom Gores Family Foundation.
Cunningham gives Pistons a building block in rebuilding plan
Detroit Pistons point guard Cade Cunningham was one of the only players on the court more than an hour before a recent game, breaking a sweat as if he was trying to keep his job even though his future in Detroit is secure as the No. 1 pick from the 2021 draft.
Harden, Griffin help Nets hold off Pistons 113-111
Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Detroit. Griffin scored 17 points and was part of a first-half dustup that resulted in Isaiah Stewart's ejection, and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Pistons 113-111 on Friday night. AdBy the end of the game, however, Detroit coach Dwane Casey didn't want to talk about Griffin at all. Brooklyn was still without Kevin Durant (left hamstring strain) and Kyrie Irving (personal reasons), but the Nets had enough to hold off the last-place Pistons. The Pistons went 34 for 47 on free throws.
NBA Trade Deadline: Could Pistons make more moves?
Detroit Pistons guard Delon Wright takes a shot as Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)It’s NBA Trade Deadline week! (This was originally issued in the Pistons Pivot Newsletter -- sign up for it here)👀 Trade deadline weekThe NBA Trade Deadline is Thursday (March 25) at 3 p.m. -- it’s one of my favorite days of the NBA season. The NBA Trade Deadline is usually one of the most exciting days of the year, resulting in big trades with big teams in big positions. AdThree of the active rookies on the Pistons roster, (Bey, Stewart and Lee) are in the top 12 for rookie player efficiency rating.
Pistons hand Rockets franchise-worst 19th straight loss
Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) shoots as Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 19, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taromina/Pool Photo via AP)HOUSTON – Frank Jackson had a season-high 23 points and the Detroit Pistons handed the Houston Rockets their franchise-record 19th straight loss, 113-100 on Friday night. The injury-plagued Rockets were playing just their fourth game of the season where Christian Wood, Victor Oladipo and John Wall were all available. Wall had 21 points and seven assists, Oladipo had 19 points, and Wood 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rockets: Wall was charged with a flagrant foul on a second-quarter collision with Frank Jackson and later received a technical foul for arguing with officials in the third quarter.
Bey’s double-double leads Pistons over slumping Raptors
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)DETROIT – Saddiq Bey had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons overcame Norman Powell’s 43 points to beat the Toronto Raptors 116-112 on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid. Bey, who leads all rookies in 3-pointers with 85, was 6 of 10 from behind the arc for Detroit, which had lost 10 of 12. “That young man is already a solid pro and he's just getting started,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto hadn't lost six straight games since Dec. 3-12, 2012, Casey's second year coaching the Raptors.
Plumlee, Smith Jr. notch triple-doubles, Pistons beat depleted Raptors
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)TAMPA, Fla. – Wayne Ellington scored 25 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the virus-depleted Toronto Raptors 129-105 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Raptors played without Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby, three of their top four scorers, and reserves Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. Toronto's scheduled Sunday night game against Chicago Bulls also was postponed. Raptors: F Yuta Watanabe got his first NBA start, but did not score.
Pistons holding out Griffin while resolving his future
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) looks to pass over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons plan to keep Blake Griffin out of the lineup while he and the organization work out a decision on his future, a sign the star forward's days with the team could be numbered. Detroit is 8-19 this season, and Griffin has already missed seven games. “I am grateful to the Pistons for understanding what I want to accomplish in my career and for working together on the best path forward," Griffin said. AdWith so many new faces, Griffin has been an afterthought at times, averaging 12.3 points — a career low.
Why the Pistons are losing: A look at the numbers
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)This article first appeared in the Pistons Pivot Newsletter, a periodical newsletter for Pistons fans with breaking news, analysis and more. Welcome to the Pistons Pivot Newsletter, our newest ClickOnDetroit offering for Pistons fans! 🛡️ Missing: Defense (call Dwane Casey if you find it)For the inaugural edition of the Pistons Pivot, we’re going to dive into the most obvious question -- why are the Pistons losing? 🏀 Shoot your shotThanks for reading the Pistons Pivot Newsletter.
Red Wings, Pistons both play afternoon games today: What to know
Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons and Precious Achiuwa of the Miami Heat battle for a rebound during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings will both play afternoon games on Monday as the country observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s a normal occurrence for professional sports teams, especially the Pistons, to play an afternoon game on MLK Day. First up: Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets at 12 p.m. Next up: Pistons vs. Heat at 3 p.m.
Pistons come into Miami and roll past reeling Heat, 120-100
Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons and Precious Achiuwa of the Miami Heat battle for a rebound during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. It was the biggest margin the Pistons outscored an opponent by in their last 331 quarters, going back to April 9, 2019. “We didn't play to ... the Miami Heat culture that we represent," Adebayo said. “It's part of our new NBA," Pistons coach Dwane Casey said.
Grant’s 24 points lead Pistons past Celtics for 1st win
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)DETROIT – Jeremi Grant scored 24 points and Derrick Rose added 17 as the Detroit Pistons won for the first time this season, beating the Boston Celtics 96-93 on Friday night. Rookie Saddiq Bey added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Pistons, who had lost four straight to start the season. “We just weren't running.”Bey, though, scored 12 points in the quarter to keep the Pistons ahead. The Celtics missed their next seven shots and Rose's layup put the Pistons ahead 94-93 with 1:20 left.
Detroit Pistons finalize 15-man roster ahead of regular season
Sekou Doumbouya and Josh Jackson were bright spots for the Detroit Pistons during the 2020 preseason. DETROIT – By our count, the Detroit Pistons have made 27 transactions in the last month, including trades, free agent signings, draft picks and cuts. Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles with the ball against Gary Trent Jr. #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers. Wayne Ellington of the Detroit Pistons looks on while playing the Washington Wizards during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on Feb. 11, 2019 in Detroit. Lee can spend up to 45 days on the Pistons’ roster while also playing in the G League.
Who’s actually on the Detroit Pistons’ roster right now? Live updated list here
On Dec. 1, the Pistons signed Sirvydis to a three-year contract. Killian Hayes -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall)Isaiah Stewart -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall)Saddiq Bey -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. Delon Wright -- Acquired in 2020 trade with Oklahoma City Thunder Pistons sent Trevor Ariza to Oklahoma CityNOTE: Saben Lee, the team’s 2020 second-round draft pick (No.
Here are 27 moves (trades, draft picks, free agents) Detroit Pistons have made in last month
Troy Weaver has made a flurry of trades, draft picks and free agent signings in his first offseason as Detroit Pistons general manager. Nov. 18: Houston draft pick tradeBefore the start of the draft, the Pistons acquired the No. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. Nov. 18: Sold 2021 second-round pickWeaver sold a second-round pick to the Rockets for $4.6 million. 19 overall pick, Dzanan Musa, Jaylen Hands, Rodney McGruder, Toronto’s 2021 second-round pick, cash considerations8.
Breaking down 4 trades, 4 draft picks after Detroit Pistons overhauled roster with 8 new players
DETROIT – New general manager Troy Weaver knew he had to come in and tear down the Detroit Pistons’ roster, and he sure didn’t waste any time. Bruce Brown #6 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)While Brown is a fine player, it’s not a major loss for a Pistons team looking multiple years down the line. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. (2020 Getty Images)Weaver’s second pick was a bit of a surprise, as he went with undersized Washington center Isaiah Stewart.
NBA Draft 2020: Detroit Pistons select PG Killian Hayes, 2 others in busy first round
The Detroit Pistons drafted point guard Killian Hayes with the No. 7 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft -- but after two trades, the Pistons collected two more first round picks. The Pistons traded a protected draft pick to Houston for the No. 16 pick, the Pistons drafted Washington center Isaiah Stewart. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below:
NBA Draft 2020: Detroit Pistons select Villanova forward Saddiq Bey with 19th pick
The Detroit Pistons drafted Villanova forward Saddiq Bey with the No. 19 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. 19 pick to draft Bey. The Pistons traded a protected draft pick to Houston for the No. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below:
NBA Draft 2020: Pistons trade Luke Kennard to Clippers for No. 19 pick
The Detroit Pistons have reportedly traded guard Luke Kennard to the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 19 pick in the NBA Draft. 19 pick via Brooklyn to the Pistons and receiving Luke Kennard. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020The 2020 NBA Draft is Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below:
NBA Draft 2020: Detroit Pistons select C Isaiah Stewart with 16th pick
The Detroit Pistons drafted Washington center Isaiah Stewart with the No. 16 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Pistons drafted point guard Killian Hayes with the No. The team drafted Sekou Doumbouya in last year’s NBA draft. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below: