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Detroit Pistons Free Agents

Monroe may want a shorter contract

The reason Greg Monroe is still unsigned may hinge on the length of his contract, not just the annual salary.

Monroe may want a shorter contract

The reason Greg Monroe is still unsigned may hinge on the length of his contract, not just the annual salary.

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Detroit Pistons News

Drummond: SVG will 'put the ball in my hands'

Detroit's young cornerstone suggests that his role in the offense will expand under Stan Van Gundy.

Drummond: SVG will 'put the ball in my hands'

Detroit's young cornerstone suggests that his role in the offense will expand under Stan Van Gundy.

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Detroit Pistons Free Agents

What do Van Gundy’s signings tell us?

Stan Van Gundy was active from day one in free agency, filling the roster with a number of his guys. These moves give us a first chance to glean/over-analyze SVG’s intent for the year.

What do Van Gundy’s signings tell us?

Stan Van Gundy was active from day one in free agency, filling the roster with a number of his guys. These moves give us a first chance to glean/over-analyze SVG’s intent for the year.

Drummond shows off USA uniform, alley-oop skills

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Before getting down to business with USA Basketball, Andre Drummond had some fun with Bow Wow at a Jordan Brand event.

Maybe Monroe is unsigned cuz his agent is crazy

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Super agent claims that Evan Turner could have made $10 million per year if he'd stayed in Philly. Can't tell if this means he is really good or really bad at what he does for a living.

Brandon Jennings gains 20 pounds

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I don't know if you guys have seen this but Jennings has apparently gained 20 pounds over the off season. Maybe he's actually planning on playing defense this year.

Rodman may deserve another record

DBB reader ghost of Dumars examines Pistons legend Dennis Rodman's rebounding numbers using modern statistics.

Andre Drummond's USA Basketball chances improve

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Blake Griffin announced that he would not participate on the USA basketball national team.

Pitch us your Pistons #NBASitcoms

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It's officially the doldrums of the offseason.

Pistons say they've accomplished free agent goals

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With $13.5 million in cap space to play with when free agency opened on July 1, the Pistons feel they spent their money wisely.

Watch Andre Drummond's high school mixtape

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He's No. 8 on this list, but an entirely unbiased No. 1 on ours.

DBB Podcast: Josh Smith's future

In the first episode of the Detroit Bad Boys Podcast, Sean Corp and Matt Watson discuss Smith's future with the Pistons, whether Stan Van Gundy can rebuild Smith's value and what Detroit's big man...

Tom Gores paid a bargain price for Pistons

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The linked "bid book" was prepared by Bank of America, which conducted the recent sale of the Clippers. According to BoA, Gores spent $325M to acquire 90% of the Pistons, the Palace, and DTE Energy Theater. The "team only" price (excluding other PSE assets) was $217M. Relative to the team's total annual revenue (an important metric for franchise valuation), this was the lowest price paid for a NBA team since 2000, when Stan Kroenke bought the Nuggets for $175M.

Pistons not (yet?) exploring move downtown

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"We have a beautiful arena, and we have invested tens of millions of dollars over the past three years to modernize and improve that facility," said Barnhill in the statement. "At the same time, we would never close the door on alternatives if they made good sense for our fans, for our team, for our business and for Michigan."

Platinum Equity partner Mark Barnhill's statement about the Pistons' plans (or lack thereof) after the Ilitch family announced details of the Red Wings' new arena.

Let's watch Spencer Dinwiddie work out

Here's a video of the Pistons rookie putting in work on the court, showing little to no rust after suffering a torn ACL last January.

Leave Josh Smith alone!

DBB reader XstreamINsanity compares Detroit's big man pairings to find what combination of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith was most productive.

D.J. Augustin dribbles too much, probably

No guard averaged more dribbles per touch than Augustin did last year. But what does it mean?

Spencer Dinwiddie signs 3-year deal

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The Pistons have signed their lone 2014 draft pick.

Stan Van Gundy doesn't expect to trade Josh Smith

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Barring an unexpected turn of events, Stan Van Gundy assures Josh Smith he'll be with the Pistons during training camp, according to Yahoo!

Suns interested in Monroe, according to report

Reminder: Not all reports are created equal.

Andre Drummond on why NBA players shouldn't bowl

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Andre Drummond continues to dominate.

Will Smith Trade Dictate Monroe's Future?

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Qckkfza

All credit to DBB reader W. Stones for the photoshop, originally posted in the comments here, and Quellish for the accompanying rhyme:

"Josh Smith was chilln’ out maxin’ (or near-maxin’) relaxin’ all cool… Shooting some airballs outside of the school…

One particular brick hit a couple of guys (Sheed and Big Ben) who were up to no good. One little fight ensued (Smith being twirled above Ben’s fro)…. And now he’s moving to cowbell-air!"

True Shooting Percentage and SVG's free agents

DBB reader demino12 examines the common thread connecting most of Stan Van Gundy's free agent targets: their ability to shoot from anywhere on the court.

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