Thon Maker, viral sensation, makes case for No. 18 pick during Pistons workout

All that glitters is not gold. Such is the case in the mixtape era of high school basketball. When it comes to wildly proportioned and athletically gifted prep stars, embedding oneself on the national basketball landscape has never seemed so possible. For Thon Maker, that moment came in February of 2014, when his sophomore year mixtape was uploaded … Read more

Adam Silver reiterates desire to curb Hack-a-Shaq ASAP

The end is near. Since stepping off the fence this past February, NBA commissioner Adam Silver took the time during his annual pre-Finals address on Thursday to reaffirm his stance against the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, in which teams intentionally foul poor free throw shooters away from ball in hopes of gaining an advantage. The strategy has increasingly caught the … Read more

Pistons’ 2016 draft hat features leaked logo (briefly)

UPDATE (6/3/16 4:37pm ET): The official NBA Store now has the leaked logo hats listed as “Out of Stock“, perhaps one step away from pulling the product altogether. In addition, as reported by Conrad Burry, now has a draft hat listing featuring both the leaked logo and the Pistons’ current logo. Following an early-May leak … Read more

Tyler Harris, Tobias’ younger brother, highlights Tuesday’s workouts for Pistons

Pre-draft workout season is official underway in Detroit. After taking a look at the likes of Michigan State’s Matt Costello last week, the Pistons welcomed a new group of second round draft possibilities on Tuesday, one of which had a particularly close tie to the organization. Tyler Harris, a 6-foot-10, 228-pound forward, is coming off a … Read more

Warriors join 2003 Pistons in record books following unlikely 3-1 recovery

We’ve been there. Following their 96-88 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday, the Golden State Warriors became just the 10th team in NBA history to battle back from a 3-1 series deficit. The last Eastern Conference team to pull off the feat? The 2002-03 Detroit Pistons. … Read more

Warriors complete unlikely comeback; Finals rematch with Cavs awaits

The Splash Brothers strike again. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shot a combined 13-of-23 from the 3-point line in leading the Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday. With the win, the Warriors become just the 10th team in NBA … Read more

Splash! Warriors force Game 7 with record-setting win over Thunder

Klay Thompson connected on an NBA playoff record 11 3-pointers, dragging his team back from an eight-point fourth quarter deficit and leading the Golden State Warriors to a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, forcing a do-or-die Game 7 in what has been a back-and-forth Western Conference Finals series. Thompson, who was 11-of-18 from the arc … Read more

Rick Mahorn’s NBA Finals fight & altercation mix is almost 7 minutes long

It’s become an NBA old-timer’s anthem. “These guys wouldn’t have lasted in my era.” In a modern day NBA rife with rules that encourage and perpetuate generally unobstructed lanes to the rim, there’s no shortage of former ballplayers who believe the success of wispy guards such as Golden State’s Stephen Curry would take a hit, … Read more

Andre Drummond Named to All-NBA Third Team

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been named to the All-NBA Third Team, the league revealed on Thursday. Drummond, 22, wrapped up his fourth year as a professional with career-high averages in points (16.2) and rebounds (a league-leading 14.8). In addition to earning his first all-star berth, Drummond also played a significant hand in propelling the Pistons … Read more

KCP, Drummond receive votes, but still on the outside looking in for NBA’s All-Defensive teams

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope received 27 votes and center Andre Drummond 14, but it wasn’t enough to propel either player to one of the NBA’s two All-Defensive teams, announced on Wednesday. Caldwell-Pope, 23, received three first-place votes for his position, finishing 10th among guards. Boston’s Avery Bradley and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris … Read more

Here’s Joe Dumars lighting up the Lakers in the 1989 NBA Finals

Isiah Thomas playing on a bad wheel, Vinnie Johnson hitting on 00.7, Bill Laimbeer dropping Larry Bird with an RKO out of nowhere. There’s a series of milestones (if we want to call nearly ending Larry Bird’s existence a milestone) that have come to define the first legendary era of Detroit Pistons basketball. Great defense, great fights, and … Read more

Draymond Green steers clear of suspension following groin kick

The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will not be suspended for an alleged inadvertent kick to the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. Instead, the league has fined Green $25,000 and upgraded the play in question from a … Read more

SVG weighs in on Stanley Johnson & KCP’s defensive shortcomings

Detroit Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy recently took the opportunity to sit down with Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick in an hour-long episode of The Vertical podcast. As it turns out, Redick, a disciple of Van Gundy’s dating back to their days in Orlando, did a bang up … Read more

Stanley Johnson misses out on All-Rookie team selection

Detroit Pistons small forward Stanley Johnson was left on the outside looking in as the NBA announced its 2015-16 All-Rookie teams on Thursday afternoon. With 42 total points and one first-place vote, Johnson finished 13th among rookies in voting, joining Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky (47 points) and Miami’s Josh Richardson (47 points) as those within 10 points … Read more