A look at the Pistons’ recent history of drafting in NBA lottery
The Detroit Pistons have had a lot of lottery picks since the concept was introduced into the NBA in 1985. They won the Draft Lottery last season and ultimately used their pick on Cade Cunningham, who was the team’s first No. This year, the Pistons will have the fifth overall pick after falling two spots in Tuesday’s draft lottery. 1, Cade CunninghamThe Pistons picked Cunningham with the top overall pick and he had a strong rookie season. Cunningham also won the Rising Stars Challenge MVP award at this All-Star weekend festivities and he picked up two triple-doubles in his rookie season.mlive.com
Marcus Morris, Luke Kennard heat up as Pistons struggle to hold off Clippers
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons have had some hot starts as of late. Despite a strong defensive first quarter, the Pistons’ intensity petered out and they fell to the Los Angeles Clippers. Off of the former Pistons’ efforts, Los Angeles downed Detroit 106-102. Morris scored a season-high 31 points and had seven rebounds, while Kennard scored 16 points, while Jackson chipped in 15 points, had eight rebounds and nine assists. The Pistons, still held a two-point lead over the Clippers heading into the fourth quarter but Los Angeles felt the momentum shift and held onto it.mlive.com
How ex-Pistons have fared in the 2021 NBA playoffs
In his second postseason appearance, Brown has averaged 7.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 48.8 percent shooting overall. Andre Drummond -- He signed with the Lakers in March and averaged nine points and 11 rebounds in the five games he started in the playoffs. Markieff Morris -- He played in four of the six games in this series and averaged 2.3 points in the playoffs. He averaged 8.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting from the field and 34.5 percent shooting from distance. He played roughly 35 minutes a night, scoring 19.4 points per game and averaged four rebounds and five assists per game.mlive.com
Clippers beat Pacers 129-96 for 1st 4-game winning streak
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)LOS ANGELES – Marcus Morris scored a season-high 20 points to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Indiana Pacers 129-96 on Sunday night for their first four-game winning streak of the season. “Guys are buying in and enjoying playing the game.”Doug McDermott led the Pacers with 23 points, making five 3-pointers. It was their fourth straight game with at least 15 3-pointers made, tying the longest such streak in franchise history. ... Williams missed his second straight game with a left hip injury.
George scores 39 points, Clippers hold off Suns 112-107
(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)PHOENIX – Paul George scored 39 points and the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-107 on Sunday night after nearly blowing a 31-point lead in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top early season teams. At 5-2, the Clippers are tied with the Suns and Los Angeles Lakers for the West lead. George was 7 of 10 from 3-point range and Los Angeles was 17 of 29 overall. Chris Paul, who played six seasons for the Clippers, had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Los Angeles opened the second quarter with 15 straight points to make it 50-24.
Mavs destroy Clippers 124-73 to earn 1st win of season
Josh Richardson added 21 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 18 points for the Mavs, who kept up their dominance in the second half, too. Paul George led the Kawhi Leonard-less Clippers with 15 points before sitting out the second half. Serge Ibaka added 13 points and nine rebounds over three quarters of the team's first loss. He scored as many points (13) as the Clippers in the first quarter. They swept the Mavs last season, winning all three meetings as the visiting team, including a first-round playoff victory.
Kawhi Leonard out for Clippers against Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is helped off the court after suffering an injury during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)LOS ANGELES – Kawhi Leonard won’t play for the Los Angeles Clippers against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Leonard was bleeding heavily when he left the court in the fourth quarter. Leonard was replaced in Sunday’s lineup by Luke Kennard for the Clippers' home opener at Staples Center. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
George's 33 send Clippers past Lakers 116-109 on ring night
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES – After the Los Angeles Lakers got their championship rings, the Los Angeles Clippers gave a performance that showed this retooled team is determined to contend for its own jewelry several months from now. Paul George scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half, Kawhi Leonard added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied past the Los Angeles Lakers on the NBA champions’ ring ceremony night for a 116-109 victory Tuesday. The Clippers beat the Lakers in the season opener for the second straight year while winning coach Tyronn Lue’s debut. Schröder also was impressive in his Lakers debut, with 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.
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.
Pistons’ rebuild scatters 2019-20 squad across the NBA: Here’s where they are
The NBA’s free agency period began last Friday and the Detroit Pistons already have more new faces than those returning. Jordan Bone, PG - He reportedly signed with the Orlando Magic on a two-way contract after one season with the Pistons in the same capacity. Tim Frazier, PG -- Signed with Detroit ahead of the 2019-20 season, he was waived ahead of the 2020 trade deadline. Donta Hall, PF – Detroit signed the young power forward to two consecutive 10-day contracts. Jordan McRae, SG – The Pistons signed McRae toward the end of the last season following the injury to Rose.mlive.com
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.
Pistons Aggressive In Draft
If there were any doubt that new general manager Troy Weaver would be willing to shake up the Detroit Pistons, it’s obvious now. Detroit agreed to trade guard Luke Kennard to the Los Angeles Clippers in a deal that brought the No. 19 pick in Wednesday night’s NBA draft to the Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the trade who spoke on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced. “We just wanted to be aggressive and attack the draft,” said Weaver, who could discuss Hayes but couldn’t talk much about trades that weren’t official yet. The Pistons went the international route in the first round last year as well when they took Sekou Doumbouya, a Guinea native who moved to France when he was young.detroit.cbslocal.com
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.
What they’re saying nationally about Pistons’ aggressive draft and roster overhaul
During the 2020 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons showed that they were moving full steam ahead with the rebuilding of the franchise. The Pistons drafted Villanova forward Saddiq Bey with that selection. Here is a look at what some national media think of the Pistons’ moves:Pistons set a tone for the future with ‘aggressive’ NBA Draft picks, trades (The Athletic $)2020 NBA Draft grade: Pistons select Killian Hayes with No. Sports)Biggest Winners and Losers from 2020 NBA Draft Night (Bleacher Report)Nets-Clippers-Pistons trade grades: Who wins the Landry Shamet-Luke Kennard three-team deal? 19 following trade with Nets (CBS Sports)Upstate NY native Isaiah Stewart selected in first round of NBA Draft (syracuse.com)Washington C Isaiah Stewart drafted No.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons draft Hayes as first of trio of first-round picks after trades
DETROIT – If there were any doubt that new general manager Troy Weaver would be willing to shake up the Detroit Pistons, it’s obvious now. Detroit agreed to trade guard Luke Kennard to the Los Angeles Clippers in a deal that brought the No. The trade gave Detroit a third first-round pick. The Pistons received the 16th pick and Trevor Ariza and sent a protected future first-round selection to the Rockets. The Pistons went the international route in the first round last year as well when they took Sekou Doumbouya, a Guinea native who moved to France when he was young.
Pistons’ Troy Weaver delivers on vow to be aggressive with draft haul
Troy Weaver didn’t dip his toes into the water Wednesday, he made a huge splash in his first draft as Detroit Pistons general manager, his first draft in charge of any team. Weaver was aggressive, acquiring two additional first-round picks and one in the second round. “We just wanted to be aggressive and attack the draft,” Weaver said. “We’re going to attack the draft, we’re going to attack free agency, we’re going to attack everything. “I guess it felt a little different sitting in the main chair, but when you’re part of a team, you’re part of a team,” Weaver said.mlive.com
How to get Detroit Pistons gear for new draft picks Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, Saddiq Bey
Now, Pistons fans can get the new gear of the newest additions to the teams. During the 2020 NBA Draft, the Pistons selected Killian Hayes with the seventh overall pick. Now Pistons fans can get ready for the 2020-21 season by stocking up on some of the latest gear. Killian Hayes Detroit Pistons Fanatics Branded 2020 NBA Draft First Round Pick Fast Break Replica Jersey Blue - Icon Edition ($69.99)Here are some other items that Pistons fans can purchase. Detroit Pistons New Era 2020 NBA Draft OTC 59FIFTY Fitted HatDetroit Pistons New Era 2020 NBA Draft Cuffed Knit Hat - Gray ($29.99)Detroit Pistons New Era 2020 NBA Draft Cuffed Knit Hat - GrayDetroit Pistons New Era 2020 NBA Draft OTC 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - Blue ($39.99)mlive.com
Pistons trade Luke Kennard to Clippers, use 19th pick on Saddiq Bey
Weaver traded Luke Kennard to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night in a three-way deal that landed the Pistons the 19th pick in the draft, a league source confirmed to MLive. Bey averaged 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore at Villanova. Over two seasons, he averaged 11.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and shot 42 percent from distance in 67 games. The Pistons also acquired 6-4 shooting guard Rodney McGruder in the trade. The 12th pick in the 2017 draft appeared in 164 games with Detroit, averaging 9.8 points and shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.mlive.com
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:
Pistons' making the most of voluntary workouts
The young guys have responded.”The Pistons intended to have three teams of five that they could rotate for drills. “The guys have responded and it’s been very competitive, white versus blue.”In the four days of workouts, the Pistons have created scenarios for players to adapt to. Casey said Brown will return to his more natural position at the two or three, but will continue developing those point guard skills. Plus with the Pistons straying away from using Brown as a point guard, they’ve eyed Kennard as their secondary or tertiary ball-handler. Louis King: Another one of the Pistons' two-way players, King has gained strength in the time away.mlive.com
Pistons' Luke Kennard embracing competition, leadership during voluntary workouts
DETROIT -- With a few days of group workouts under his belt, Luke Kennard is ready to get competitive. The Pistons are one of the eight teams that have been able to run voluntary group workouts this offseason. “Nothing’s going to be perfect the first couple of days,” Kennard said. With Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and many of the other veterans not participating in the bubble, Kennard has tried to step into that leadership role. “We’ve been competing hard just the first couple days,” Kennard said.mlive.com
Spurs hit season-high 18 3-pointers, beat Detroit 136-109
SAN ANTONIO – DeMar DeRozan had 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 12 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs hit a season-high 18 3-pointers in beating the Detroit Pistons 136-109 on Saturday night. San Antonio was 18 for 35 from 3-point range, including a career-high five by Aldridge. Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds for the short-handed Pistons, who played with an 11-man roster due to injuries and illness. Bryn Forbes finished with 18 points on 3-for-5 shooting on 3s. His most memorable was helping Memphis oust San Antonio in the first round of the 2011 playoffs as the Grizzlies became just the fourth No.
Andre Drummond And Luke Kennard Go Off On Indiana In Season Opener 119-110
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Drummond softened up the perimeter by hammering away in the middle. Im glad he (Drummond) is on my team, Derrick Rose said after his Pistons debut. But Drummond and Kennard ruined the big unveil. Sabonis had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon added 22 points in his first game with the Pacers. Drummond helped the Pistons trade punches early in the fourth, just long enough for Kennard to heat up.detroit.cbslocal.com