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26 Total Updates since February 21, 2013
3 months ago Update 62 comments
Pistons all quiet as deadline passes .. You may resume normal activity— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 21, 2013
3 months ago Update 2 comments
Orlando has traded J.J Redick to the Bucks, league source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
All day long, teams were falling out of the "running" to land suddenly coveted J.J. Redick. First it was the Pistons, then the Spurs, and then the Pacers. Well, with a deal struck at the trade deadline buzzer, it appears Redick is headed to Milwaukee.
Milwaukee sends Orlando Doron Lamb, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih, source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
3 months ago Update 0 comments
The Heat may be working on something else to supplement this deal, because without it, this is really bizarre. The Heat have been reportedly interested in Timofey Mozgov and Surya Fernandez of Hot Hot Hoops wondered (dreamed?) if this was a precursor to the Heat possibly landing DeJuan Blair, which would be a good haul. Another possibility? Greg Oden.
3 months ago Update 0 comments
Jordan Crawford, who was made kind of famous for once dunking over LeBron James, was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Boston Celtics on Thursday for the expiring contract of Leandro Barbosa. The Wizards will get Barbosa, too, but he's done for the season with a torn ACL.
David Aldridge appeared to have the news first, although initial reports were that the Celtics were giving up on Fab Melo for Crawford. It was later confirmed that the swap would involve Barbosa, not Melo. Shedding Crawford means the Wizards will save about $2.1 million in cap space next season. The Celtics get a high usage scorer.
Crawford, a 24-year-old native of Detroit, is putting up his best numbers in his third season in the NBA, but that's not saying much. The volume shooter has only a 51 TS% and a 47 eFG% while averaging a little over 13 points per game in just over 26 minutes.
What a blockbuster...
3 months ago Article 0 comments
Per Vince Ellis, source with team says things very quiet for Detroit.
3 months ago Update 3 comments
Dwayne (Clinton Twp., Mich.): With the trade deadline Thursday, what moves if any do you expect the Pistons to make?
Langlois: I'm on standby, Dwayne, but I think it's more likely that the Pistons stand pat than make a deal. They've already made one significant trade within the past month. It's possible a playoff or title contender will offer a draft pick for an expiring contract, I suppose - those are common trade-deadline deals - but it has to be something that benefits the Pistons in the future without compromising their cap position headed into the summer. The Pistons are also bumping up close to the luxury tax threshold, so it's unlikely they will be parking somebody else's big contracts for the rest of the season to help another team avoid taxes, either.
Crazy things could still pop up out of thin air, like J.J. Redick, but I think I'm going to play it safe and not expect another trade from the Pistons before the end of the day.
That doesn't mean we can't wonder and talk about all the other NBA trade rumors -- make sure you head over to our NBA Trade Deadline Day Open Thread, and be sure to follow along with our trade deadline stream.
3 months ago Article 1 comment
It seems like Josh Smith is going to be the piece that sets everything else in motion. Bucks are also after JJ Redick.
3 months ago Update 3 comments
Indiana, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Washington all showing interests in JJ Redick— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 21, 2013
The Pistons already gave up a first rounder to Charlotte to unload another one-dimensional shooter and the only expiring deals the Pistons could offer without going back on their word is Jason Maxiell. Redick for Maxiell would work, but that deal would also be a candidate for most pointless trade ever.
There's also some substance from Adrian Wojnarowski, who has said that the Magic haven't ruled out hanging on to Redick in hopes to re-sign him:
Orlando has secured offers of first-round picks for J.J. Redick, sources tell Y! Sports. So far, those belong to teams drafting in the 20's.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
The Pistons don't draft in the twenties, so even if the Pistons are interested in the impending free agent, it looks like they haven't made any offers.
Are they doing their due diligence on a sharp-shooting guard who has been most impressive when playing in front of the Pistons (20 for 36 in three games this year)? Maybe, but I really can't imagine the Pistons trading for him.
Overpaying him this offseason? That's a real sad possibility.
3 months ago Update 0 comments
Since the spat, rumors involving Gordon started breaking the surface, including a reported swap with the Raptors that Sean posted about last week.
Well, that deal is reportedly dead, according to Nets Daily:
After Sam Amico of FOX Sports tweeted that the Nets had "secured Kris Humphries-for-Ben Gordon trade with Bobcats, but waiting to see what happens with Hawks' Josh Smith first," the front office went into overdrive. Sources strongly denied the report to multiple writers, even noting that the deal was dead.
Here's a sampling...
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Brooklyn Nets are no longer considering a deal for Charlotte's Ben Gordon, league source tells Y! Sports.
Howard Beck: Received an emphatic denial that Nets have agreed to any Humphries/Gordon deal. They don't want Gordon, period.
David Aldridge: As @Howard Beck reported, Nets strongly--"100 percent"--deny reports of Humphries/Gordon trade. They told CHA Wed. nothing would happen.
Funny thing, though: A lot of times, the rumors that are denied the hardest have the most legs. We shall see.
3 months ago Article 125 comments
NBA Trade Deadline Day is a holiday of the association and the deadline to play let's make a deal is Thursday, February 21 at 3 p.m. ET. This is the place to be to talk all rumors and trades, both Pistons and NBA.
3 months ago Article 141 comments
Chris Sheridan says if Thunder added Toronto's first-round draft pick it would make sense for both sides.
3 months ago Article 17 comments
Jason Maxiell was nearly traded for Chris Kaman last year, according to a report. Now in the final year of his contract, the veteran big man is even more attractive to potential suitors.
3 months ago Article 18 comments
The Pistons aren't expected to make any more trades -- but if they do, they have players other teams are interested in.
3 months ago Article 88 comments
In my obsessive compulsive desire to compare Detroit's Ben Gordon trade with any future Ben Gordon trade I give you the latest developments -- Gordon for Andrea Bargnani.
3 months ago Article 51 comments
Gordon blows up at coach Mike Dunlap in a story that is eerily reminiscent of all the unpleasantness of the John Kuester era.
3 months ago Article 62 comments
Swedish forward languishes on the bench but other teams might see value in energetic forward that is both moderately productive and moderately paid for the next couple years.
3 months ago Article 77 comments
Chris Broussard of ESPN reports that the Spurs are trying to trade DeJuan Blair and engaged the Pistons in talks. Detroit apparently turned down whatever San Antonio offered.
3 months ago Article 432 comments
Wait, what? A Hoopsworld report implies Smith and Henderson are offseason targets and that the Pistons would love to bring them in this season for an audition ala Jose Calderon.
3 months ago Article 9 comments
If the rumored trade between the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats goes down, does it make Detroit's decision to trade Gordon look better or worse?
3 months ago Article 130 comments
Sheridan says a lot of NBA teams view him as a source of instant offense off the bench.
4 months ago Article 186 comments
To acquire Jose Calderon in a three-way trade involving Toronto and Memphis, Detroit barely skimmed the surface of its available trade assets. Could the Pistons look to make more moves before the NBA Trade Deadline, and if so, what assets should be at their disposal?
4 months ago Update 46 comments
According to Vincent Goodwill, the players have been informed and have begun exchanging goodbyes with their teammates:
Prince and Austin Daye called into coach Frank's office, and the locker room is closed. Could go down shortly. #Pistons— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) January 30, 2013
Prince and Daye are in the training room, with teammates going in to wish them well. Both are on the phone, 45 mins before gametime #Pistons— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) January 30, 2013
Jose Calderon, 31, is an eight-year veteran currently averaging 11.1 points and 7.4 assists (1.7 turnovers) in 45 games with the Raptors.
Update: Calderon is making $10.56 million this year -- the final year of his contract. So as nice as it will be to see a true point guard on the court, this deal doesn't necessarily disrupt Detroit's plans of shoehorning Brandon Knight into the "point guard of the future" role.
4 months ago Article 230 comments
Wait, this might actually happen? ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Pistons may enter the mix in the Grizzlies-Raptors trade talk, acquiring Jose Calderon and dealing Tayshaun Prince.
4 months ago Article 11 comments
Will Bynum and Jason Maxiell are exceeding expectations in their contract years. But will they finish the season with the Pistons on the way to their next payday?
4 months ago Article 197 comments
A seemingly minor trade involving Marreese Speights is a great example of the value of not spending money on free agents.
4 months ago Article 104 comments
Swedish newspaper talked to Jerebko and others when the Pistons visited London to play the Knicks. A game in which Jonas again received a DNP-CD.
5 months ago Article 180 comments
Detroit Pistons GM gives hints about what type of moves we can expect from team around trade deadline. Says priority No. 1 is to maintain financial flexibility going into the offseason.