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Are the Pistons a playoff team? It starts with a healthy Jackson

AUBURN HILLS – And so it’s about at this point every summer – after the draft, after the dam bursts on free agency, after the flurry of trades engaged in by teams left with...

Better shooters, more playmakers aid SVG’s goal to boost Pistons 3-point attack

AUBURN HILLS – A quick scan of the transactions summary suggests the Pistons accomplished what was arguably Stan Van Gundy’s most critical off-season goal: improved 3-point shooting. Avery Bradley and Langston Galloway each shot 39...

Pistons Mailbag – July 19, 2017

Questions about the backcourt – Avery Bradley’s likelihood of staying with the Pistons beyond this season and Reggie Jackson’s likelihood of returning to form – top the agenda in the latest edition of Pistons...

After stocking end of roster, Pistons compile 14 with a path to playing time

AUBURN HILLS – Since the NBA went to a 13-man active list during the lockout season of 2011-12 and kept it when coaches strongly endorsed the idea, Pistons coaches have rarely had to agonize...

Bullock’s boost to Pistons offense led SVG’s team to bring him back

AUBURN HILLS – It wasn’t easy to see a path that led Reggie Bullock back to the Pistons, but he suspected there would be one. “I was actually confident in returning,” Bullock said after re-upping...

Jackson on his new partner: ‘Add Avery Bradley, you’re winning’

AUBURN HILLS – The Pistons upgraded at shooting guard by any reasonable assessment in adding Avery Bradley, an elite defender who shot 39 percent from the 3-point line and averaged 16.2 points despite playing...

Avery Bradley: ‘Perfect timing, perfect situation’ in joining Pistons

AUBURN HILLS – It took Avery Bradley less time than contained in one NBA 24-second possession to dispel any fears Pistons fans might have had about the attitude he’ll carry with him to his...

SVG makes using ‘our entire roster’ a goal for Pistons in 2017-18

AUBURN HILLS – Stan Van Gundy is among the majority of coaches when it comes to managing his rotation. But he’s trying to push himself into the minority. That’s the perception, at least, gleaned from...

Pistons Mailbag – July 12, 2017

Anything happen since our last Mailbag? Why, yes, yes it did. On with Mailbag... Kevin (Farmington Hills, Mich.): I’m flummoxed. Can you please give us a rational explanation on why Aron Baynes signed – for...

Could a Galloway-Kennard combo be Pistons future at shooting guard?

AUBURN HILLS – Some hand-wringing over the possibility of Avery Bradley leaving after the 2017-18 season aside, reaction to the Pistons abandoning the pursuit of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope by dealing Marcus Morris to Boston for...

In working the Bradley deal, SVG keeps options on table for Pistons future

AUBURN HILLS – It was easy to love Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a rookie contract. Played hard, played big minutes, defended, cared about winning, shot the 3-pointer without fear. Those are all the reasons Stan...

Galloway a guy SVG has coveted since coming to the Pistons

AUBURN HILLS – A few highlights and takeaways from Monday’s introduction of Langston Galloway and Eric Moreland to the Pistons and on Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower’s comments afterward: The Pistons didn’t decide...

Reshuffled roster gives SVG a different Pistons puzzle to piece together

AUBURN HILLS – It’s way too early to predict whether or how much better the Pistons are for their moves in the draft, via trade or free agency over the past three weeks –...

Avery Bradley’s addition changes Pistons complexion across the board

Stan Van Gundy came into Summer League unsure his last two No. 1 picks were ready to challenge for rotation minutes. He saw enough from Henry Ellenson and Luke Kennard over 10 days in...

Detroit Pistons Renounce Rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has withdrawn its qualifying offer and renounced the rights to guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound shooting guard appeared in 76...

Detroit Pistons Acquire Guard Avery Bradley And 2019 Second Round Draft Pick From Boston...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ¬– The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired guard Avery Bradley and a 2019 second-round draft choice from the Boston Celtics in exchange for forward Marcus Morris. Bradley, 26,...

Moreland parlays strong Summer League into a roster spot with Pistons

ORLANDO – There are 300 or more hopefuls every July who go to Summer League with NBA teams and about a handful wind up with anything more than an invitation to fall training camp. Count...

Kennard rises to the moment as Pistons lose title game in OT

ORLANDO – Everybody in the gym knew Luke Kennard was going to get the ball with the Pistons down three points and 8.8 seconds left on the clock. The Pistons drew up the play for...

Detroit Pistons Sign Free Agent Center Eric Moreland

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed free agent center Eric Moreland. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Moreland, 25, appeared...

Pistons check off several needs with addition of Langston Galloway

ORLANDO – The Pistons needed another point guard. They needed 3-point shooting. They needed another ballhandler capable of playing alongside Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith. They needed another plus perimeter defender. They satisfied all of...

Ellenson’s 29-point day carries Pistons to Summer League title game

ORLANDO – Like most folks that travel to this central Florida playground, Henry Ellenson wants to take a little token of his trip back home with him. “We’re in the championship tomorrow,” he said after...

Kennard’s smarts showing up on both defense, offense in Pistons wins

ORLANDO – The usual caveats about “it’s only Summer League” apply, of course, but Luke Kennard is pretty rapidly easing Pistons concerns about the state of his defense. Through eight Summer League practices and three...

Summer League essence: teaching moments for Kennard, Ellenson in Pistons win

ORLANDO – It wasn’t a Rodmanesque defensive outing for Henry Ellenson, but on the possessions that mattered most he pitched a shutout. Luke Kennard didn’t show off the 3-point stroke that pushed the Pistons...

Moreland states his case to be the guy in Pistons search for No. 3...

ORLANDO – Eric Moreland knew the Pistons had a need for a No. 3 center when he chose to join their Summer League team over other offers. But it wasn’t that Moreland felt...

Harris back at work with the sting of 2016-17 still fresh in mind

ORLANDO – Tobias Harris caught the ball out of the net on the shot that essentially ended the Pistons season. It came March 21 at the buzzer in Brooklyn when 7-footer Brook Lopez hit...

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