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More Things Jonas Does Well: Golfing

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Jonas Jerebko handles a stiff shaft and balls with ease.

Happy Birfday Packey!!

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Happy Birfday Packey!!

Pistons will tender Rodney Stuckey qualifying offer

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In an expected move, the Pistons will tender guard Rodney Stuckey a $3.8 million qualifying offer this week, as Monday was the first day the team could do so. The team has until June 30 to make an offer, which would make Stuckey a restricted free agent. - Vince Goodwill, The Detroit News

Exactly 21 years ago today, Vinnie Johnson made history, sealing Detroit's second consecutive NBA...

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Exactly 21 years ago today, Vinnie Johnson made history, sealing Detroit's second consecutive NBA title. NY Times, June 15, 1990: ''After Isiah passed the ball to me, I looked up at one point and saw four seconds left on the clock,'' Johnson said. ''I let two seconds go by, then gave Kersey a head fake. He had to honor it, because there wasn't that much time left. I took one dribble to my left and let it go. There was a lot of pressure. No way I'm going to say I knew that it was going in. But it was just beautiful to see it go in.''

"I'm leaning more towards coming back," [Ben] Wallace said. "It's just a matter of getting myself...

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"I'm leaning more towards coming back," [Ben] Wallace said. "It's just a matter of getting myself healthy and getting ready to play."

Associated Press (hat-tip to PP)

Pistons To Interview Casey?

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"Dwane Casey, the defensive architect behind the Mavericks' championship shutdown of the Heat's Big Three, is high on the Pistons' list of head coaching candidates, league sources told CBSSports.com Monday. The Pistons, who already have reached out to former Hawks coach Mike Woodson and received permission to interview Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, and Timberwolves assistant Bill Laimbeer, will reach out to Mavs general manager Donnie Nelson Tuesday with a request to interview Casey." -Ken Berger, CBS Sports

Julyan Stone Shows Up Again

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on a list of the most effective NCAA point guards. He ranks above Darius Morris and Demetri McCarney, and Isaiah Thomas in assists/possession... and pretty good in points/possession. If you like stats, you should like Julyan Stone... he'd be a good last pick for us... could be an unpolished gem. and he's 6'7

David Aldridge: Pistons should sign-and-trade Prince for Kaman and draft Kawhi

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From NBA.com: Pistons will try to re-sign Tayshaun Prince, but it's not just up to them, and if Prince wants to walk Detroit will need a three to replace him. (Just a thought: doesn't a sign-and-trade between the Pistons and Clippers, with Compton-born Prince going home to L.A. and Grand Rapids-born Chris Kaman going to Detroit make too much sense not to happen? The Clips desperately need a veteran presence in their locker room, as well as a three, and the Pistons could use a center that would allow them to move emerging Greg Monroe to power forward. Trade for Kaman, take Leonard at eight and, voila! A frontcourt is born.) So, to sum up: Phase One: Trade for Kaman, draft Leonard. Phase Two: ? Phase Three: Profit!

Many swings and many misses. Much shooting and a proportionate amount of clanking. It wasn't...

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Many swings and many misses. Much shooting and a proportionate amount of clanking. It wasn't pretty for Bismack Biyombo, who puzzlingly did little more than confirm his clear-cut offensive weaknesses in his workout for talent evaluators. Turnaround jumpers in the key (0/5), elbow jumpers alternating sides (2/10), free throws (23/41) – you name it, he missed it. When he switched to uncontested turnaround hook shots in the paint a few more fell, but he mixed in some air balls for good measure. On the plus side, Biyombo's body looked great and he's still an athletic freak. His combination of length, strength agility and explosiveness is almost unheard of, causing many to marvel at his physical gifts despite the low-skill level he displayed. Overall? Nothing new outside of a vividly clear illustration of just how raw his offense is at this point. One NBA exec put it best: "If you liked Biyombo going into today you are going to be set aside the weaknesses he showed and realize that setting couldn't have been any worse for him. The guy is not a jump-shooter, and no one is going to draft him to be one. You need to see through that. But if you came in here with question marks about him you surely came away with plenty more things to worry about. All in all, people who liked him will continue to, and those who don't will as well." http://www.draftexpress.com/article/2011-adidas-Eurocamp-Day-One-3746

Is Ramon Sessions' Agent Leaning Toward a Trade Demand?

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Sessions' agent, Chubby Wells, hasn't asked the Cavaliers for a trade yet. That might change after the draft. ''Obviously something has to give,'' Wells said. ''I don't see how they can keep all three of those guys.'' fap fap fap...