Jonas Jerebko handles a stiff shaft and balls with ease.
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 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.''
"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
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
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!