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Detroit Pistons and Michigan Wolverines basketball beat writer along with being the host of the radio show "Gettin Buckets". Basketball fanatic who spends most of my spare time looking at stats and watching YouTube highlights. Follow me on twitter @gettinbuckets91.

DSN’s 2017 1st Round NBA Mock Draft

The NBA Draft Lottery gods have spoken and now we have the order of the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Detroit Pistons will have the 12th pick in the draft. We break down that pick as well as the other 29...

Pistons top offseason priorities sorted out

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets
An interesting offseason approaches for the Detroit Pistons as they look to move on from a disappointing 37-45 season. Some fans want radical change and that's ok to think that way, but let's pump the brakes a little bit. The Pistons aren't broken, they had...

Pistons fans should give Reggie Jackson another chance

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a really disappointing season where nothing seemed to go right. A lot of the blame was put on point guard Reggie Jackson and it's understandable considering they were 11-10 in those first 21 games he missed with knee...

The Pistons aren’t tanking, they’re imploding

Just two weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons were back at .500 at 33-33 and were sitting comfortably as the 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. It finally seemed that the Pistons were turning that corner and finish the season strong. We thought wrong. They ran...

Time to get serious for Pistons as playoffs approach

It has been such an up and down season for the Detroit Pistons and if there was ever a time for this team to go on a hot streak, this is the time. There are 14 regular season games left for the team as...

Pistons about to embark on huge stretch

The Detroit Pistons are currently sitting 1 game back of the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, occupied by the Chicago Bulls, and 1.5 games back of the 7th playoff spot, held by the Charlotte Hornets, with 36 games left to...

Stan Van Gundy: “We’re not trading Reggie Jackson for Ricky Rubio”

On Friday, ESPN reported a rumor that the Detroit Pistons and the Minnesota Timberwolves were discussing a trade to send Reggie Jackson to Minnesota for Ricky Rubio. Head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy wanted to squash those rumors quickly. Van Gundy: "I...

There is enough blame to go around for Pistons struggles

Reggie Jackson has taken a lot of criticism for being a "ball hog" and for playing "hero ball" and he's taken a lot of blame for the Pistons struggles this season. However, let's take a closer look shall we? Let's take Marcus Morris for example....

Pistons head to Charlotte to take on the Hornets 

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets Time: 7:00 Where: Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte NC The Detroit Pistons are coming off an impressive win over the Atlanta Hawks that tied their win total from last season with eight games left to play. With still an outside shot at...

Pistons return home to face Hawks 

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks Time: 7:30 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI After getting burned by Miami Heat G Dwyane Wade for 40 points in a loss on Sunday that dropped the Pistons to 4.5 games back with 9 games to play, one...

Pistons may be best served focusing on youth against Bulls

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls Time: 7:30, Fox Sports Detroit Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI The Detroit Pistons are coming off a loss in Philadelphia to the lowly 76ers, returning home to take on the Chicago Bulls. Now usually I would sit here...

Pistons head to Houston to take on Rockets

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets When: 8:00 Where: Toyota Center Houston, TX The Detroit Pistons are fighting for their playoff lives following a four-game losing skid that has put them 3.5 games back of the 8 seed Charlotte Hornets. The Pistons now travel to Houston to take...

Pistons Trade Deadline Recap

It was an hour before the 2015 trade deadline, when all through the Palace, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Then Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower hopped on the phone and all hell broke loose. Van Gundy wanted playmaker help since...

Pistons take on Spurs before All-Star break

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What: Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs When: 7:30, FSD Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills MI After a very good, very big win in Charlotte over the Hornets, the Pistons travel home to face the defending champion San Antonio Spurs in the final game...

Pistons invade The Hive to take on Hornets

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets Time: 7:00 p.m., FSD Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC The Detroit Pistons are coming off a discouraging home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and they look to shake it off and bounce back tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets...

Pistons take on Andrew Wiggins and youthful T-Wolves

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Minnesota Timberwolves When: 6:00 p.m., FSD Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI The Detroit Pistons have three games left before the All-Star break and it starts against a Minnesota Timberwolves squad that has had the Pistons number recently. Minnesota has...

Pistons host struggling Nuggets, looking to bounce back

Andre Drummond detroit pistons
What: Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets When: 7:30 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI The Detroit Pistons are coming off a loss in Indiana against the Pacers. In this recent stretch of games since the injury of Brandon Jennings, D.J. Augustin has played pretty...

Pistons Showing Interest in Pablo Prigioni?

In the wake of the terrible news about Brandon Jennings' suspected Achilles injury, ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Pistons have shown interest in New York Knicks backup PG Pablo Prigioni. https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/559410841879990272 It is expected that Jennings will miss the rest of the season with...

Caris LeVert ruled out for the seasons

It was announced Sunday afternoon that Michigan junior G Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left foot in Saturday night's 56-54 win over Northwestern at Crisler Center. It was a win Michigan needed to keep pace in...

Merry Christmas Pistons Fans, Josh Smith is Gone

On Monday morning, all Detroit Pistons received terrific news that the Pistons had waived F Josh Smith. New Pistons coach/president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy had announced the move and it was one the Pistons had to make. Last season, former GM Joe Dumars,...

Pistons Seek First Winning Streak, Take on Clippers in Late Show

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers Time: 10:30, Fox Sports Detroit Where: Staples Center Los Angeles CA Previous Matchup: Clippers 104 Pistons 98 The Detroit Pistons have won two in a row following a long and frustrating 13 game losing skid. To make it three in a...

Pistons look for back-to-back wins, take on Kings

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings When: 10:00 Where: Sleep Train Arena - Sacramento, CA The Detroit Pistons finally ended that long 13-game losing streak with a win last night in Phoenix over the Suns for their first win in nearly a month. Now their challenge is...

Pistons go out on the road to take on Suns

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns Time: 9:00, FSD + Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix AZ Previous matchup: Suns 88 Pistons 86 The Detroit Pistons are on a long and frustrating 13-game losing streak. New coach Stan Van Gundy has had a rough time finding the right...

Pistons host Lakers looking to end skid

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers Time: 7:30 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI The Detroit Pistons are in a rough eight game losing streak, and have lost 11 of 12 overall, and host the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night desperately...

Pistons head to Milwaukee to take on Bucks

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Time: 8:00 Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI Previous matchup: November 7, 2014: Pistons 98 Bucks 95 The Detroit Pistons have had three days do sit and ponder their 99-89 loss to Atlanta last Friday. The Pistons now stand at 3-10 on the...

Pistons head to Atlanta, search for a win

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks Time: 7:30 Where: Philips Arena Atlanta, GA The Detroit Pistons will head out on the road and try to end a 3-game losing skid. They'll face Josh Smith's former team, the Atlanta Hawks, to try and get that done. In four...

Pistons host Suns looking to bounce back

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns Time: 7:30 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI The Detroit Pistons are coming off a pretty bad 107-93 home loss to the Orlando Magic and will be looking to bounce back when they host the Phoenix Suns tonight...

Pistons travel to Washington to continue road trip

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards Where: Verizon Center Washington D.C., MD Time: 7:00 The Detroit Pistons continue their four game road trip with a visit to our nation's capital. The Pistons lost the first game of the trip in Chicago and will look to bounce back...

Pistons kick off road trip in Chicago

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls Where: United Center Chicago, IL Time: 8:00 The Detroit Pistons are coming off a game where they once again blew a lead in the 4th quarter. The Pistons fell to the Utah Jazz 97-96 and are coming off a 2-2 home...

Pistons host Brandon Knight, Bucks

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI Time: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons have earned that first win. They earned a 98-95 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday and now they are looking for more. They welcome former...

Pistons survive Knicks, get first win of season

The Detroit Pistons were looking for that first win of the 2014-15 season. The New York Knicks were looking to put last night's loss to the Washington Wizards behind them where they did not lose just the game, they also lost J.R. Smith to...

Pistons host Knicks trying to get on the board with a win

What: Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI Time: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons have had three days to sit and ponder about their 0-3 start. That should be enough time to get their heads together and get back...

Pistons host Nets in home opener

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI Time: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons come home for their home opener after dropping two road games in Denver and Minnesota to take on the Brooklyn Nets. The Pistons will have Greg Monroe...

Pistons travel to Minnesota looking to bounce back

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Where: Target Center Minneapolis, MN Time: 8:00 The Detroit Pistons will look to move on from a tough loss last night in Denver by heading to Minnesota to take on the young Timberwolves. Greg Monroe will finish up his suspension in...

Pistons open season with loss to Nuggets

The Detroit Pistons were looking to start the 2014-15 season off on the right foot and to rid themselves of the memory of a miserable 2013-14 season. A back and forth affair in the thin air in Denver then ensued in which the Nuggets...

Pistons open season with loss to Nuggets 89-79

The Detroit Pistons were looking to start the 2014-15 season off ok the right foot and to rid themselves of the memory of a miserable 2013-14 season. A back and forth affair in the thin air in Denver then ensued in which the Nuggets...

Pistons take on Nuggets to open season

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets Where: Pepsi Center Denver, CO Time: 9:00 The 2014-15 Detroit Pistons season gets underway in the Rocky Mountains as the Pistons take on the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Pistons are coming off a rough 2013-14 season and will...

Pistons close out preseason by hosting Sixers

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI When: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons close out the preseason tonight by hosting the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pistons are 4-2 so far in the preseason and will look to tighten up the...

Pistons announce the release of 4 players

The Detroit Pistons have announced a few player cuts. They have cut former number 2 overall draft pick of the Memphis Grizzlies, Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Josh Bostic, and Lorenzo Brown. All four players were on non-guaranteed deals. None of these four players were...

Pistons rally to beat Hawks

The Detroit Pistons were coming off a lackluster effort game against the Orlando Magic and traveled to Atlanta to face the Hawks in their 2nd to last preseason game. The Pistons had a nice rally to win the game 104-100. Let's look at how...

Pistons travel to Atlanta to take on Hawks

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks Where: Phillips Arena Atlanta GA When: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons get back at it a night after a 99-87 loss in Orlando that left head coach Stan Van Gundy questioning their effort. The Pistons look to get back at it...

Not much goes right in Pistons loss to Magic

The Detroit Pistons were coming a 20 point blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday and were feeling good about themselves in the preseason. The young Orlando Magic then put that to rest. The Magic jumped out early and when the Pistons tried...

Pistons trade Will Bynum to Celtics

The Detroit Pistons have announced that they have made a trade. They have traded backup point guard Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Joel Anthony. Bynum was the odd man out for the Pistons after they signed D.J. Augustin in the...

Pistons travel to Orlando to take on Magic

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic Where: Amway Center Orlando, FL When: 7:00 The Detroit Pistons have won three out of their first four preseason games and they have traveled to the Magic Kingdom to take on the Orlando Magic. The Pistons have had a solid preseason...

Pistons rout Hornets in morning preseason matchup

The Detroit Pistons were coming off a loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday where they couldn't close the game out and ended up losing by a score of 91-89. They went into the early morning matchup with the Charlotte Hornets and made sure...

Pistons take on Hornets in early morning matchup

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets Where: Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC Time: 11:00 AM Good morning die hard Pistons fans! Rise and shine! It's more Detroit Pistons preseason action! Yes, the NBA decided to schedule this preseason game for 11:00 AM as the Pistons are...

Chauncey Billups to join ESPN as an NBA analyst

ESPN has hired former Detroit Pistons legend Chauncey Billups as an NBA analyst. The recently retired point guard dubbed "Mr. Big Shot" will serve on NBA Tonight, Sportscenter, NBA Coast to Coast, and ESPN Radio. It'll be interesting and pretty cool in general to see...

Jodie Meeks to miss 2 months due to back injury

The Detroit Pistons announced that Jodie Meeks will miss two months due to a stress reaction in his lower back. A release by the team said that the injury was found in a CT scan on Monday. Meeks was signed to a 3-year $19 million deal...

Pistons receive good news on KCP

The Detroit Pistons received some good news on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's knee injury. An MRI didn't reveal and ligament damage or muscle tears. The Pistons haven't put a timetable on his return and he will be put on a short-term rehab plan. Terrific news for...

Pistons drop preseason game, KCP has left knee sprain

The Detroit Pistons' preseason schedule took them to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Wizards. As it's just preseason, let's visit the three things I highlighted in the preview to this afternoon game. 1.) The shooting guard position Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played fairly...

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