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Pistons Mailbag – August 15, 2018

The Jon Leuer injury and its implications for others on the roster – Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson foremost – is a hot topic in this week’s edition of Pistons Mailbag. Kumar (Troy, Mich.): The...

Beyond the marquee games, a look at critical stretches of 2018-19 Pistons season

The highlights of the Pistons 2018-19 schedule are easy to spot. There’s the return games – Dwane Casey to Toronto, Blake Griffin to Los Angeles. There’s the Oct. 17 opener, the annual visit from...

Leuer’s injury – if it costs him any time – an opportunity for Ellenson,...

AUBURN HILLS – Last week’s news that Jon Leuer underwent surgery to repair knee cartilage damaged during off-season workouts brought about a knee-jerk response: Henry Ellenson, big opportunity, next man up. And, to be sure,...

Detroit Pistons Tip-Off 2018-19 NBA Season at Little Caesars Arena on October 17

DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons will open the 2018-19 NBA season at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday,October 17 (7:00 p.m. EST) against the Brooklyn Nets. The club begins its second season at the...

Casey’s return to Toronto, Griffin’s to LA dot Pistons 2018-19 schedule

AUBURN HILLS – Whatever emotion Dwane Casey is feeling about his return trip to Toronto – anticipation, anxiety, nervousness, joy – it won’t take long to be realized. The Pistons make only one trip across...

Detroit Pistons Name Sachin Gupta As Assistant General Manager

DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that Sachin Gupta has been named assistant general manager.  Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.                   “We are pleased to welcome Sachin Gupta...

Pistons Mailbag – August 1, 2018

With most teams having complete rosters as July turns to August, what is the likelihood of the Pistons making a trade? What’s new in Pistons uniform choices? That and more in this week’s edition...

Calderon, Pachulia ideal fits to complete Pistons roster with veteran leaders

AUBURN HILLS – It’s a 50-50 call whether either Jose Calderon or Zaza Pachulia will wind up in Dwane Casey’s everyday rotation, but both veterans are uniquely qualified to handle their role no matter...

Stefanski-Casey partnership puts Pistons players – and winning – above all else

AUBURN HILLS – There’s a prevailing wisdom among studied observers of sports organizations that they tend to seek qualities in incoming coaches deemed deficient in those they replace. Old coach too soft, new coach a...

Pistons Center Andre Drummond to Participate in Inaugural Jr. NBA World Championships

Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Brook Lopez, Grant Hill, Tamika Catchings Among NBA and WNBA Stars to Also Participate in Weeklong Schedule ofOn- and Off-Court Activities NEW YORK, July 26, 2018 – The National...

Continuity a strength for Pistons, but Stefanski’s already remade a third of the roster

AUBURN HILLS – It was more by design than accident that Ed Stefanski inherited a roster with an unusually high percentage of players under contract. Stan Van Gundy, his predecessor in charge of basketball...

After whirlwind first 2 months, Stefanski has 1 key hire left in Pistons front...

AUBURN HILLS – As someone who played college basketball under Chuck Daly – before he was dubbed “Daddy Rich” and led the Bad Boys to the first two NBA titles in Pistons history –...

20 questions, Pistons edition: How will Dwane Casey make the pieces fit

The draft is a month in the rear-view mirror, Summer League has packed up and left, free agency has slowed to a trickle. In fact, free agency is effectively over for the Pistons. They have...

Bye, LeBron; hello, Kawhi: Casey’s Pistons get a new arch nemesis to battle

Toronto’s acquisition of Kawhi Leonard means the Raptors finally have someone to match up with LeBron James … which will now only come in handy if the Raps find themselves in the NBA Finals...

Pistons Mailbag – July 18, 2018

The addition of Glenn Robinson III to round out the wing rotation gives Dwane Casey a number of lineup options – and that’s the launching point for this week’s edition of Pistons Mailbag. Outlaw (@Wanted_Outlaw):...

Pushing the boundaries: Ellenson, Brown, Thomas leave Las Vegas with a blueprint for what’s...

Henry Ellenson led the Summer League Pistons in assists. Bruce Brown led them in rebounds. Somewhere in there is a lesson of Summer League. It means different things to different players. For rookies, it’s getting...

After a whirlwind last few months, Pistons set up for success under Casey

Pretty good first few months on the job for Ed Stefanski. Less than that, really. Hired in late May, Stefanski had to hit the ground running. He needed to lead the search for a new...

Brown stuffs the box score as Pistons build big lead, hang on to advance

Bruce Brown’s NBA future might be a little unclear as to the specifics – when he’ll crack the rotation, what his ultimate position might be – but it appears wherever they play him he’ll...

Pistons Mailbag – July 11, 2018

How does free agency change the Pistons? Who starts between Reggie Bullock and Luke Kennard – or between Stanley Johnson and Glenn Robinson III? After a one-week moratorium, Pistons Mailbag is back to tackle...

Evans an intriguing scoring guard Pistons land on 2-way deal

LAS VEGAS – The Pistons believe they netted two first-round talents with a pair of second-round picks on draft night. Without expending even that much, they’ve added a third perhaps undervalued rookie, Keenan Evans. Evans...

Ellenson gets Pistons off and running as they net first Summer League win

LAS VEGAS – The new Pistons coaching staff knows Henry Ellenson can shoot. They’re interested in pushing the boundaries of the other things they believe he can do that separates his skill set from...

Calderon picks Pistons to play for Casey – and to be part of ‘a...

LAS VEGAS – If Jose Calderon was willing to sign a veteran’s minimum contract, such is his reputation built over 13 years in the NBA – not to mention his acclaimed work with a...

GR3: ‘We’ve got a lot of great talent. I think we can do some...

LAS VEGAS – Ed Stefanski didn’t expect to make news on the first day of free agency. Doesn’t mean he was going to sit on his hands when the clock struck midnight July 1. The...

Brown kicks it up a notch as Pistons fall short against Memphis

LAS VEGAS – It’s not that Bruce Brown was bad in his first Summer League game – the first basketball game for him since a broken foot in January ended his sophomore season and,...

Pistons, missing Kennard, sputter on offense in losing opener to Bucks

LAS VEGAS – Fair to say the Pistons missed Luke Kennard. Without Kennard to make shots, create shots for others and draw defenders to him for the 3-point threat he represents, the Pistons mostly sputtered...

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