The first bit of news that came out on Monday was that Ben Wallace, as kind of expected at this point, will not be in attendance for training camp:
As for Ben Wallace, he won't be in camp. #Pistons don't want to put him in a position where if a move isn't made, they'd have to cut him — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 1, 2012
Despite not being around in an official capacity, he is still having an impact on rookie Andre Drummond:
#Pistons Drummond on Wallace: I'm speechless being around him. He's a legend. Some of the stuff he's taught me, I can't even put into words.— Dana Wakiji (@FSDwakiji) October 1, 2012
Tayshaun Prince says it's important for the Pistons to eventually find a spot for Wallace [via Detroit News]:
I think it'll be very important for the sake of Greg ( Monroe ) and Andre and Slava ( Kravtsov )," Prince said. "It'll be nice to beat them up a little bit in practice and show them what it's like in the real game."
The Pistons' Twitter page has a lot of good stuff, so check out their timeline.
Looks like Andre Drummond still needs work on his game face:
Kim English has his down, though:
Meanwhile, Charlie Villanueva got some ink done.
The Pistons think they will benefit from a full training camp.
"It's definitely important we start today," Prince said. "With this team, (if we) started in December, if you thought 4-20 was bad, we'd be down the same path with the young guys we have. We really have to get after it and come with that right mind-set tomorrow."
Here are a couple videos via MLIVE. The first is Greg Monroe imitating Brandon Knight dribbling for the cameras:
The second is a general scope of media day:
Keith Langlois has the annual media day kool-aid with quotes:
"I’m excited," Brandon Knight said. "We’ve got a lot of guys that have been working their butts off this summer. Greg (Monroe), big-time worker. All our rookies. All those guys have been working big-time. Stuckey. All our guys have been working hard and I can attest to that because I’ve been here as well. Just the amount of work these guys have put in makes me confident in them and their abilities and what we’re going to be able to do this season."
We'll have plenty more as training camp gets rolling.