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Pistons Links: Brandon Jennings' Grand Rapids Drive stint, hacking in Miami, and Jimmer Fredette on Detroit?

A new (work) week begins and so does a new opportunity to begin dominating life. Ready? To the links first.

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Pistons' Jennings looks healthy in Grand Rapids start -- Detroit News

For all the things Jennings didn't have in his 2015-16 debut, he did have some familiar faces, as Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and stars Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson made the trip west on I-96. Pistons teammates Darrun Hilliard and Reggie Bullock were assigned to play with the Drive.

With so many familiar surroundings, Jennings felt right at home. That included on the court, where he showed flashes of the way he was playing before his season-ending injury against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jennings finished with 11 points --€” including two 3-pointers -- and 12 assists in 27 minutes for the Drive, who won the game, 130-104, over the Iowa Energy.

Update: Detroit recalled Jennings from the D-League yesterday (Sunday).

Brandon Jennings Dazzles In Return With Grand Rapids D-League Team [HIGHLIGHTS] -- CBS Local

Also besides the Jennings' highlights, there's a video where Drummond recreates the halfcourt shot he nailed against Boston.

Teammates' trip an example of Pistons chemistry -- Detroit News

Less than 24 hours after playing a four-overtime game in Chicago, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson easily could have just decided to rest at home. Instead, they went out of their way --€” two hours out of the way to Grand Rapids -- €to support a teammate.

"For me, this game was more personal. I was there when he got hurt. I saw his facial expression and the way it happened," Drummond said. "To see him go down like that and really making the strides he's made to get back to where he is today, he looks good."

Both teams hacked off? Possibility looms Tuesday -- Sun Sentinel

Entering the weekend, Drummond ranked last in free-throw percentage among qualified NBA players, at .368 from the line, with Whiteside third worst, at .510.

Compared to Andre's percentage, Whiteside's 51% from the charity stripe never looked so imposing, so whole, so painstakingly sexy.

With Whiteside getting his percentage north of .500, it has minimized the impact on the Heat. But that doesn't mean coach Erik Spoelstra has not considered the impact the other way.

"Your job at that point isn't to judge whether it's ethical, right or wrong," he said. "It's to do whatever you think is best to get you the win. And, so, it's a part of the game. It's not going away, at least right now. So you do have to strategize."

Van Gundy also weighs in:

"That's something they're going to have to decide," he said of the NBA's competition committee. "We did it with [Rajon] Rondo in Sacramento, so it's not just big guys. I think the league's just going to have to decide. I understand, and it's not something that I've spoken about,  because I've had Shaq, I had Dwight [Howard in Orlando], and now I've had Andre. So I'm not the guy to be talking about it.

"I mean, if I came out and said we need to do something about it, it would be very self-serving. So it's not for me to decide. I really don't think it's a coach's decision at this point."

Detroit Pistons: Should Jimmer Fredette Be Considered? -- Hoops Habit

This article would have made more some sense a couple weeks ago. The Pistons bench has settled in being decent for the most part, and Jennings will be back in just a few games. Jimmer might indeed add a little something something to the squad -- it's possible -- but as I see it, the addition won't move the needle all that much. Who would Detroit move off the roster anyway...

Not without notice, at least one of Jimmer's relatives or extremely close friends is supporting him BIG time in the article's comment section. We know Jimmer sure doesn't lack in 'fan' support. So, any Jimmer Nation members reading here?


Seriously, any Jimmer Nation members reading? Show us what you got in the comments!

Anti-Jimmer types are also welcomed.