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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.

Pistons continue preseason, take on Wizards

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards When: Verizon Center Washington D.C., MD Time: 1:00 The Detroit Pistons continue their preseason schedule against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. It's the 3rd game of 8 on the preseason schedule for the Pistons and as usual, I have...

Pistons improve to 2-0 in preseason, KCP impresses

The Detroit Pistons continued the preseason schedule against the Milwaukee Bucks at home. Since it's just preseason, I just want to look at the three things I highlighted. 1.) The shooting guard battle 2nd year player Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got the start tonight after Jodie Meeks...

Pistons take on Brandon Knight, Bucks in preseason

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI When: 7:30 The 2nd game of the 2014 Detroit Pistons preseason schedule gets underway tonight as former Piston Brandon Knight will lead his Bucks against former Buck Brandon Jennings and the Pistons....

Pistons win preseason opener over Bulls

The 2014 preseason was underway for the Detroit Pistons as they took on the Chicago Bulls. It's a new season for the Pistons as they look to bounce back from an awful 29-53 season where they had playoff expectations. In my Pistons preview, I...

Pistons host Bulls in preseason opener

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI When: 7:30 The Detroit Pistons open up the preseason by welcoming Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls into the Palace on Tuesday night. It will be the opening of the...

Brady Hoke mishandled Shane Morris and should be fired for it

There was sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on Saturday against Minnesota limping around the field, clearly hurt and had limited mobility due to an injury in the 3rd quarter. With the Michigan Wolverines football team getting blown out again, the logical idea would to take...

Pistons C Aaron Gray to miss training camp

The Detroit Pistons announced on Monday that offseason acquisition Aaron Gray will miss all of training camp due to a cardiac episode he suffered in August. Gray is a 7'0" center who the Pistons brought in to provide another big presence down low to...

Michigan drops B1G opener, loses Little Brown Jug

After a bad loss last week at home against Utah that including a long rain delay, the Michigan Wolverines faced a slew of questions. Is Devin Gardner the right quarterback for the job? Should Shane Morris take over? Is Brady Hoke's job on the...

Detroit Pistons sign C Hasheem Thabeet

ESPN's Marc Stein has announced that the Detroit Pistons have signed C Hasheem Thabeet to a non-guaranteed deal. Thabeet is a former No. 2 overall pick out of Uconn of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. He has averages of 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds...

Darko Milicic to quit basketball, become kick boxer

I'm sure most people have fond memories of former No. 2 overall pick Darko Milicic. Ahh, I'm just kidding, Milicic might be the worst draft pick in Detroit Pistons history. Milicic has since retired and he's going to pick up...kick boxing? Milicic will sign a...

Brandon Jennings has added 25 pounds

The Detroit News' Vincent Goodwill is reporting that Detroit Pistons G Brandon Jennings has put on 25 pounds this summer.  Jennings is coming off a season where he averaged a career high 7.6 assists, but he averaged 15.5 points and shot 33.7% from deep and...

Chauncey Billups should have number retired in Palace rafters

Yesterday, Detroit Pistons G Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from the great game of basketball. He spent 17 seasons in the NBA, but it wasn't until his 5th season in the league when he finally got a chance to show what he can do. The...

Chauncey Billups has announced his retirement

Chauncey Billups has announced his retirement from the game of basketball. Billups spent 17 seasons in the league with the majority of them being with the Detroit Pistons. He averaged 15.2 points, 5.4 assists, and shot 39% from deep in his career. He averaged...

Greg Monroe suspended first 2 games of NBA season

The NBA announced that Detroit Pistons F Greg Monroe has been suspended for 2 games for pleading guilty for driving while visibly impaired on Tuesday. Monroe will begin his suspension with the first game of the 2014-15 season. Monroe averaged 15.2 points and 9.3...

Devin and Devin lead Michigan to victory

Looking to start the 2014 season on the right foot, the Michigan Wolverines opened up their season by hosting the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Former tight end turned wide receiver Devin Funchess debuted a new uniform number, number 1 in honor of former great Michigan...

GAMEDAY: Appalachian State at Michigan

What: Michigan Wolverines(0-0) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers(0-0) Time: 12:00 Where: Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, MI Head coach Brady Hoke leads the Michigan Wolverines into the 2014 season trying to bounce back from an abysmal 7-6 season where they ended the season with a 31-14 loss to Kansas...

The Problem with Brandon Jennings

There's one thing that has really crossed my mind over these past couple of weeks. While Pistons fans have argued over Josh Smith and Greg Monroe, why hasn't the main concern been with Brandon Jennings? Jennings is the point guard of the team, he's...

Andre Drummond selected to Team USA

It was announced on Saturday morning that Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond survived the final cuts to make USA coach Mike Krzyzewski's final roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. This comes after early reports that Drummond would not make the roster...

Michigan dismisses WR Csont’e York from the program

The Michigan Wolverines football program announced on Monday night that sophomore WR Csont'e York has been dismissed from the program. York faces three assault charges from an incident a bar in Ann Arbor where he allegedly punched a man. York left the man with...

Detroit Pistons in a place no team wants to be in

In the NBA, there are two categories you want to fall in: either you're incredibly bad, like the Philadelphia 76ers, or you're a perennial title contender, like the San Antonio Spurs. The Detroit Pistons fall in neither category and are stuck right in the...

Detroit Pistons Schedule Highlights

The 2014-15 NBA schedule has been released and we know the dates and times of the Detroit Pistons schedule.    The Pistons will open up Wednesday, October 29th in Denver to face the Nuggets, then head to Minnesota to face the new look Timberwolves, and the...

Greg Monroe to sign qualifying offer

UPDATE: 9/5/14 6:37 PM Yahoo! sports' Adrian Wojnarowski has tweeted out that Greg Monroe has officially signed the qualifying offer. https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/508017350604783616 -------------------------------------------------------- The USA Today is reporting that Detroit Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe will sign the $5.5 million qualifying offer with the Pistons and become an...

Pacers call Detroit Pistons about Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers are prepared to go through a tough season after losing Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets and then losing Paul George to a horrific leg injury in the USA Blue vs. White game. There are reports that the Pacers are shopping...

Pros and cons of Greg Monroe and Josh Smith

Detroit Pistons head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy and GM Jeff Bower have a tough decision to make. They have to decide whether to keep young and improving forward Greg Monroe or to keep talented, but troublesome, Josh Smith. Monroe...

SVG tells Josh Smith that he’s most likely to remain a Piston

Earlier on Monday afternoon, Yahoo! sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Detroit Pistons coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy assured Josh Smith that he will most likely remain with the Pistons. This comes after reports that the Pistons and Sacramento Kings were...

Detroit Pistons discussing Josh Smith trade

ESPN's Marc Stein reported on Thursday morning that the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are revisiting a trade scenario that would send Josh Smith to the Kings. Stein also reported that the two teams are looking for a third team to facilitate the deal. Stein...

Rodney Stuckey leaves Pistons, signs with Pacers

Detroit Pistons G Rodney Stuckey signed a 1-year deal with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Stuckey averaged 13.9 points this past season off the bench and had a career scoring average of 13.4. Stuckey was the 15th pick of the 2007 NBA Draft...

Pistons waive Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson

The Detroit Pistons announced on Tuesday morning that they have waived G Peyton Siva and C Josh Harrellson to make room for their recent signings. Siva averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 assists in 24 games he played in and Harrellson averaged 2.9 points and...

Busy Pistons sign F Caron Butler

The Detroit Pistons, minutes after it was announced that they had signed D.J. Augustin, announced that they had signed F Caron Butler to a 2-year $9 million deal with a team option. Butler averaged 10.5 points on 39.4% shooting from deep last season in...

Detroit Pistons sign G D.J. Augustin

TNT's David Aldridge reported Sunday night that the Detroit Pistons have signed Chicago Bulls G D.J. Augustin. Augustin averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 assists in 71 games split between the Toronto Raptors and the Bulls last season and shot 40.1% from deep. However, he...

Detroit Pistons 2014 Summer League Recap

The Detroit Pistons concluded the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League with a 3-2 record after a 96-87 loss Friday morning to the host Orlando Magic. The week in Orlando was a positive one for the Pistons. Here are the three things that stood out...

Detroit Pistons sign Aaron Gray

It was reported by Marcus Spears of Yahoo! sports that the Detroit Pistons have signed free agent center Aaron Gray to a multi-year deal. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The contract will not be official until July 10. Gray is...

Detroit Pistons sign Jodie Meeks; Cartier Martin

It was announced on Tuesday afternoon, on the first day of free agency, that the Detroit Pistons agreed in principle with Los Angeles Lakers free agent Jodie Meeks on a 3-year $19 million deal. Soon after it was announced that they had signed journeyman...

2014 Detroit Pistons Draft Review

The 2014 NBA Draft saw the Detroit Pistons make only one pick after losing their top 8 protected pick to the Charlotte Hornets. That pick was at 38 overall and they drafted spencer dinwiddie out of Colorado University. Dinwiddie is 6'6", can play shooting guard and...

Rumor: Detroit Pistons looking to trade Josh Smith to Kings

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are discussing a trade that would send #josh smith to the Kings in exchange for #derrick williams and #jason thompson with #jason terry as an option as well....

Detroit Pistons Mailbag

This week I received your emails and tweets with your Detroit Pistons questions. I'm here to answer them as best I can. Don Merriman Q: What free agents are we targeting? With #greg monroe a restricted free agent, are we looking to match an...

Remembering the 2004 Detroit Pistons

10 years ago, a 10-year old kid who had just begun watching the game of basketball was watching a Detroit Pistons game at his home in Garden City, MI. He watched a team with swagger, defensive intensity, a team who had fun, and a...

Detroit Pistons Draft Preview

The NBA Draft Lottery was on May 20 when many Detroit Pistons fans, me included, held their breaths as they hoped the Pistons would land in the top 8 to keep their top 8 protected pick. But alas, it wasn't meant to be as...

Detroit Pistons hire Stan Van Gundy as head coach

ESPN's Marc Stein on Tuesday evening reported that the Detroit Pistons have hired former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy as head coach and to be their president of basketball operations. Van Gundy and the Pistons agreed to a 5-year $35 million deal. First...

Detroit Pistons drop season finale but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shines

It's been another long, disappointing season for the Detroit Pistons, but rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed some potential in the season finale. The Pistons went into Oklahoma City to take on likely MVP Kevin Durant and the Thunder without Josh Smith and Rodney Stuckey. Interim coach...

Pistons blow another one and lose the franchise center in the process

The Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers hooked up for a third time this season on Saturday night at The Palace. The teams split the previous two match ups with the road team winning each time. The Pistons, with their playoff hopes on life...

Detroit Pistons defeat Kings, end 3 game skid

The Detroit Pistons hosted the Sacramento Kings looking for something, anything to be happy about. They were on a 3-game skid and their playoff hopes had been fading with that skid. It didn't start off the way they hoped for as the Kings opened up...

Detroit Pistons fire Mo Cheeks after 50 games

The Detroit Pistons announced on Sunday morning that they have relived head coach Mo Cheeks of his duties after 50 games. The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pistons had high expectations coming into this season, expectations such as getting...

Detroit Pistons win fourth straight home game

I started watching tonight's game with doubt, dispair, and expecting another loss. What happened on Saturday night against the visiting Denver Nuggets surprised me a bunch. The Pistons played with swagger, they played defense when they had to, and they played together. In the first, Denver...

Detroit Pistons pull the ultimate tank move in loss to Pelicans

So there they were, the Detroit Pistons down 103-101 with 1.9 seconds left and two timeouts. A timeout would've advanced the ball into the front court and the Pistons would've had a real chance at going for the tie or the win with a...

Detroit Pistons close out Wizards on the road

After getting shellacked on their home court last night against the Utah Jazz, the Detroit Pistons hopped on the plane and flew to our nation's capital to take on the Washington Wizards. The last time the Pistons visited the Verizon Center, the Wizards blew...

Josh Smith’s heroics lift Detroit Pistons over Suns

After rallying on the road last night in Philadelphia to beat the 76ers to end a six game losing streak, the Detroit Pistons came back to The Palace on Saturday night to end a 5 game home losing streak. The Phoenix Suns stood in the...

Josh Smith leads the way in comeback win over 76ers

It had been since 2013 since the Detroit Pistons' last win. The losing streak spanned six games, falling to teams with records under .500. Tonight, against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Pistons found a way to win. It didn't start the right way. The Sixers opened...

Pistons drop 6th straight, fall out of playoff race

The Detroit Pistons were coming to the Air Canada Centre desperate for something, anything to build off of. The surging Toronto Raptors wouldn't allow it. As has been a trend in this now 6-game losing streak, the second half play was putrid. The Pistons led...

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