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.
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.
Harden has triple-double, carries Nets over Pistons 100-95
NEW YORK – James Harden scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and had his ninth triple-double with the Nets to help Brooklyn beat the Detroit Pistons 100-95 on Saturday night. Harden also added 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his 55th triple-double as Brooklyn improved to 26-13 with its 12th win in its last 16 games. Whereas the Nets rolling, the Pistons are stuck in neutral. “It's a good thing that we're staying close in these games,” Wright said. “We have a chance to to extend the lead,” Wright said.
Washington, Rozier help Hornets down Pistons 105-102
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 28: Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons looks to drive to the basket during the second half against the New York Knicks at Little Caesars Arena on February 28, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. 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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – P.J Washington had 20 points and nine rebounds, Terry Rozier hit some big shots down the stretch and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 105-102 on Thursday night to get back to .500 for the first time since Jan. 13. Rozier and Gordon Hayward each scored 17 points and Cody Zeller chipped in with 15 points and a key rebound for Charlotte (18-18). Committed 14 turnovers leading to 19 Charlotte points.
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.
Detroit Pistons game scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 16) postponed due to COVID concerns for Spurs
Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey, left, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons game scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 16) at Little Caesars Arena has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns for the San Antonio Spurs. Detroit was scheduled to host the Spurs at 7 p.m. Tuesday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the postponement is due to contact tracing and pending test results for the Spurs. Contact tracing and monitoring of coronavirus test results causing postponement, source tells ESPN.
Grant scores 32, Pistons beat Durant-less Nets 122-111
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons drives against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Brooklyn Nets are dealing with a bit of a challenge while Kevin Durant is sidelined. Jerami Grant equaled a career high with 32 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of Durant's absence Tuesday night, beating the Brooklyn Nets 122-111. It was the third straight loss for the Nets, who are without Durant because of coronavirus protocols. Grant also tied his career high with 32 points in the loss to the Lakers.
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.
Fast start helps Bucks breeze past Pistons 130-115
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)MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Khris Middleton added 23 as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled past the Detroit Pistons 130-115 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. The Bucks and Pistons faced off in Milwaukee for the second time in three nights. The Bucks (5-3) beat the Pistons 125-115 on Monday and have won their last nine regular-season meetings with Detroit. Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey had 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
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.
Pistons to rest Griffin, Rose vs. Hawks, opening minutes for young roster
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Pistons fans will likely see more of rookie point guard Killian Hayes on Monday night vs. the Atlanta Hawks as the team rests its two veteran stars. Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose will both sit out Monday’s game after logging heavy minutes in a double-overtime loss against Cleveland on Saturday. Pistons will look a little different tonight with Blake Griffin (injury management) & Derrick Rose (rest) out after heavy minutes in 2OT opener Saturday. — Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) December 28, 2020Griffin played 44 minutes, scoring 26 points, while Rose played 33 minutes, scoring 13 points. In the first two games, Hayes has averaged 20 minutes and five points per game.
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.
John Wall back on floor, NBA opens preseason in empty arenas
Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford talks to players during a timeout in the first half of the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. The NBA preseason — a truncated 49-game, nine-day sprint — opened Friday with a five-game slate, action returning to NBA arenas for the first time in exactly nine months. 8 pick Obi Toppin of the Knicks, got their first NBA minutes. Paul George had 10 for the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard managed three in 14 minutes. Both teams shot exactly 30 for 84 from the field, and none of the Clippers' starters logged even 15 minutes.
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 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:
No. 1 Zags: Gonzaga begins season atop Top 25 for first time
FILE - Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas, in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season No. 1 for the first time after coach Mark Few's bunch earned 28 first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll released Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
No. 1 Zags: Gonzaga begins season atop Top 25 for first time
Iowa was picked fifth behind national player of the year front-runner Luka Garza, its highest preseason ranking in school history. The Bears, who also have their highest preseason ranking, spent five weeks at No. THE REST OF THE POLLCreighton lost Ty-Shon Alexander to the NBA and Davion Mintz to Kentucky but still landed the highest preseason ranking in school history at No. 17, its highest preseason ranking since the final Phi Slama Jama team of Hakeem Olajuwon began the 1983-84 season at No. 6 in the final poll last season but losing Mountain West player of the year Malachi Flynn and two other elite producers.
Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova
18 Ohio State started hot and ran over No. Carton and Luther Muhammad each had 11 points, and CJ Walker and Kaleb Wesson added 10 apiece. BIG PICTUREVillanova: Starting a pair of freshmen, Villanova shot poorly and could never catch up with the hustling Buckeyes. Ohio State: Most everything was clicking in the Buckeyes third game of the season. Ohio State: Hosts Stetson on Monday.