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My name is Ryan, I'm the Pistons editor for DSN. My hobbies include listening to better music than you and watching unhealthy amounts of Always Sunny.

5 free agents the Lions should avoid at all costs

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings
There's a million and one ways to improve the Detroit Lions in 2017, one of the biggest and most important ways to do that is through NFL free agency. While signing a coveted free agent can be the difference in putting a team over the...

[WATCH] Reggie Jackson’s miss leads to Pistons loss

https://twitter.com/theryanking21/status/836030560573206528 The Detroit Pistons lost at home to the Boston Celtics tonight 104-98. Much of the blame is being placed on Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson who hoisted up a deep three (shooting 36% on the year) with the Pistons up one point in the final...

Our favorite Richard Hamilton moments

Richard Hamilton is getting his jersey retired by the Pistons tonight, and for good reason. He is the franchise's all-time leading playoff scorer, and was a catalyst for the 2004 championship team. Given the Pistons struggles in recent years, fan support has died off, but...

Richard Hamilton reflects on his time in Detroit, says he wished it would have ended differently

Sunday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills is going to be fun. The Detroit Pistons are retiring the number of shooting guard Richard Hamilton, who played with the team from 2002-2011, and was a integral part of the Pistons 2004 championship team. Friday morning,...

WATCH: Pistons honor Isiah Thomas at halftime vs Lakers

Isiah Thomas
Something awesome happened Wednesday night during the Los Angeles Lakers/Detroit Pistons game. The Pistons took halftime to honor their undisputed all time greatest player, Isiah Thomas, during their last year at the Palace of Auburn Hills, where Thomas won two titles, one of which...

MUST SEE: Charles Oakley gets into fight with Knicks security, later gets arrested

Former NBA big man Charles Oakley had a reputation during his playing days of being perhaps the greatest enforcer in league history, and apparently, Oakley is still about that life. In a bizarre scene at the New York Knicks/Los Angeles Clippers game Oakley was caught...

Rick Mahorn and the Detroit Pistons Foundation set to host 12th Annual Black History Month event and scholarship competition

Former Bad Boy and Pistons legend Rick Mahorn and the Detroit Pistons Foundation will host the 12th annual Black History Month event and scholarship competition on Thursday, February 9 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). To kick things off, 40 students from each competing...

LOOK: Tom Brady blesses Instagram with the funniest comment of all time

*Que ESPN 30 for 30 music* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJRisjTCuGE What if I told you Tom Brady's greatest win wasn't on the football field, or in the wedding chapel? That one man, just a day after winning the Super Bowl, would turn a meme into a memory... DSN Films presents:...

Report: Pelicans planned to make an offer for Reggie Jackson

The NBA trade deadline is February 23rd and Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been a name very heavy in trade rumors over the last few weeks. The newest rumors involve Jackson getting shipped off to the New Orleans Pelicans, but with the way the tweet...

Pistons reportedly looking to trade Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic

The NBA trade deadline is February 23rd and the Pistons are reportedly looking to dump two of their three centers. https://twitter.com/MikeAScotto/status/826891616652754945 Baynes will most likely become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and Marjanovic will have two years left on his deal after the season ends.   It's pretty...

Stan Van Gundy responds to Charles Barkley’s criticism of the Pistons

Monday night, TNT analyst and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley took a shot at the Detroit Pistons talent, or lack thereof, on the roster. “I think they've got a lot of players who think they're better than they are,” Barkley said. Those words found their...

REPORT: NBA considering adding 2 expansion teams

Excellent news for NBA fans! According to a report by 16 Wins A Ring, the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver are considering adding two new expansion teams. The basketball website says the league is almost assuredly going to return to Seattle, with a few other...

Tom Gores on KCP’s impending free agency: ‘He should be a Piston’

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope becomes a restricted free agent on July 1, and many among the fanbase question whether or not he deserves the kind of contract he would most likely be seeking. While fans of any sport for decades have played the "is player worth...

REPORT: Pistons in talks to send Reggie Jackson to Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio

A major shake up might be coming to the Detroit Pistons. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Pistons have discussed a trade that would send guard Reggie Jackson to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for point guard Ricky Rubio. https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/822618837233389572 https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/822620202072473601  Jackson came to the Pistons in 2015...

Stan Van Gundy sees no reason for the Pistons to make a trade… yet

If you count yourself among the many Detroit Pistons fans whose frustrations with this season have resulted in countless Google searches for what players are on the trade markets, which teams are looking for a complete overhaul, and which player/team combo makes for such an...

Detroit Pistons mid-season report card

Guards Reggie Jackson: C After missing the first 21 games of the season, Reggie Jackson has basically been Reggie Jackson. He's averaging just over 16 points and five assists a game in his 22 games back. The issue with Jackson, as it has always been, is...

TBT: Barkley swings on Laimbeer, Ben Wallace dominates Shaq

TNT's "Inside the NBA" is far and away the best NBA show on television right now. A big part of that is due to the hilarious and often combatant commentary of former NBA players Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal, both of whom have an...

VIDEO: The Rock hilariously trolls Tom Brady, compares him to Kermit the Frog

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is still the most electrifying man in sports entertainment today. This is not up for debate. From being a box office superstar to a philanthropist, there's nothing this man can't do. That includes being the best damn troll this world has...

The curious case of Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond
NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. It's...

Teryl Austin set to interview with the Chargers

https://twitter.com/JosinaAnderson/status/818286611989405696 Here we go again. Another offseason, another Teryl Austin head coaching interview. Ever since the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator master-mined the No. 2 defense in the league in 2014, he's been a hot name in head coaching vacancies. Austin has interviewed with eight NFL teams the...

WATCH: Pistons get half second of luck, avoid losing to the Hornets

Marco Belinelli hit one of the craziest buzzer beaters you are ever going to see, and it didn't count. And because it didn't count, the Detroit Pistons were able to escape The Palace with a 115-114 win over the Charlotte Hornets. https://twitter.com/LegionHoops/status/817208102814679040 While the shot is amazing,...

What the F#$% is wrong with the Pistons

Detroit sports has hit an unbelievable lull. We have one contending team in the Lions, incompetent coaching runs amok, there's aging superstars on one team, and zero superstars on the others. Any honest Detroit sports fan will tell you there's been better days. For a...

The Detroit Lions can still make the playoffs. Here’s how

It might be panic time in the motor city. After Monday night's embarrassing loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Lions find themselves in a much more difficult position than they were in just three or four weeks ago. They might actually miss the playoffs....

Week 16: Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys [Monday Night Football]

Detroit Lions (9-5) @ Dallas Cowboys (12-2)  The Detroit Lions will be fighting for their playoff lives as they travel to take on the NFC-leading Dallas Cowboys in Jerry World. WHERE: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX. KICKOFF: 8:30 p.m. EST WEATHER: Dome TV/RADIO: ESPN / News Talk 760 | WJR-AM LINE: Dallas -6.5, Over/Under 44 (VegasInsider) Injury...

WATCH: Tracy McGrady has AWESOME reaction to learning hes a HOF candidate

Today on ESPN's spectacular NBA-centered show The Jump, host Rachel Nichols played a clip from last week of former Piston and current co-host Tracy McGrady's reaction to being announced as a candidate for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame McGrady played for the Pistons in 2010-2011,...

ICYMI: Stan Van Gundy BLASTS Pistons for ‘disgusting’ performance

Stan Van Gundy
The Piston got absolutely manhandled by the Chicago Bulls Monday night to the tune of a 113-82 loss. This extends the Pistons losing streak to three games, and extends a more concerning skid of losing five out the last six. The only silver lining of a...

Andre Drummond roots for Giants, fights with Twitter about it

  You ever wonder what happens when you mix dumb sports fans, technology, and 22 year old professional athletes who have the day off? A whole lot of nonsense. While the Detroit Lions were busy looking lifeless against the New York Giants on Sunday, Detroit Pistons star Andre...

Injury updates: Darius Slay and Golden Tate

As the Detroit Lions continue make their playoff push, they may have to do it without two of their key players. Wide receiver Golden Tate appeared to have injured his ribs on the return end of Matthew Stafford's interception in the end zone. https://twitter.com/PrideOfDetroit/status/810630091201986560 The reason it...

REPORT: Pistons reluctant to trade Stanley Johnson

Reports are coming out now that teams around the league have been contacting the Detroit Pistons about possibly acquiring second year swingman Stanley Johnson. While the Pistons reportedly remain reluctant to trade Johnson, the conversation on whether or not to trade him is compelling. Johnson...

TBT: On this day in 1983, the Pistons beat the Nuggets 186-184

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvz0maaJ6PA What is always surely a tough pill to swallow for the "NBA players can't play defense like they used to" crowd, December 13th marks the 33 year anniversary of the highest scoring game in NBA history. The game saw 370 points total as the...

Lions player says referee admitted to obvious wrong call after the game

Nonchalance and incompetence is an impressive mix of ineptitude. While no referee at any level aims to be terrible at officiating, we must understand that referees are human and make mistakes. So next time you want to up and scream at the youth league...

Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell wins “Academic Heisman” award

https://twitter.com/Coach_Fleck/status/806321300713197568 Western Michigan Broncos checklist: Undefeated season ✔ New Years Six Bowl ✔ Heisman winner ✔...... sort of. Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell has been named the Campbell Trophy Award winner, honoring the top scholarship athlete in the nation. Terrell and the Broncos are currently 13-0 with a MAC Championship under...

Isiah Thomas hilariously trolled Michael Jordan after Indiana beat North Carolina

On Wednesday night in college basketball, No. 13 Indiana pulled off the upset of No. 3 North Carolina, defeating them 76-67 as part of the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge. But that's not what this is about. If this was just another November basketball upset, it...

MLB: All-Star Game no longer determines home-field advantage in World Series

If you woke up today thinking "I hope one of the stupidest rules in professional sports gets changed" then you're in luck! Major League Baseball has announced that the league that wins baseball's annual All-Star Game between the American League and National League will no...

No, Jabrill Peppers didn’t deserve to win Big Ten Defensive POY

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. I'm...

2016 DSN Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings, Week 2

Well the Big Ten is awful as it stands right now. That's both good and bad for fans. Good news is, none of the teams have looked like anything close to world beaters. Bad news is, your favorite team probably sucks. In order to...

VIDEO: Matt Prater hits game winning 40 yard field goal to give the Lions 16-13 win

Prater Tha God gave the Lions a leg to be thankful for as he hit his third field goal of the dayear as time expired to give the Lions a 16-13 Thanksgiving  win Minnesota Vikings.   https://twitter.com/NFL/status/801888759146942464  

Early December return possible for Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson Pistons Nuggets
We finally have it.... sort of. After months of not committing to a timetable for a return for point guard Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy still hasn't. However, Van Gundy did add a bit of clarity by saying that Jackson could...

Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis needs 19 yards to break the FBS receiving record

Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis has a chance to make Nov. 25th his most historic night yet. Not only does Davis, who is considered by many to be one of the best receivers in the country, need only 19 yards against Toledo on Friday to break...

Michigan quarterback John O’Korn guarantees victory over Ohio State on Saturday

A bold proclamation, and maybe tipping the maize and blue cap? Michigan quarterback John O'Korn visited the grave of legendary Wolverine coach Bo Schembechler Tuesday night. Accompanying O'Korn was former Michigan Wolverine and current Detroit Lions backup Jake Rudock, as well as scores of Wolverines...

Sources: The Palace will face demolition, redevelopment

According to WDIV channel four sources, the Palace of Auburn Hills will be sold by owner Tom Gores after the Pistons make their move to Detroit official. The Pistons are holding a press conference Tuesday that will announce their plans to play at the new...

CFB Playoff Rankings: Despite loss, Michigan stays at No. 3; W. Michigan remains at No. 21

The third and (so-far) most anticipated edition of the College Football Playoff polls came out Tuesday night. The biggest question was just what in the hell the Committee would do with the No. 2, 3, and 4 teams all losing last week. Well now we...

Lions players head to DC to discuss race, brutality with Congress

Five NFL players will travel to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress. The five players will be Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who seems to be the catalyst in putting this meeting together, Lions safety Glover...

BREAKING: Minnesota Vikings release kicker Blair Walsh

The Minnesota Vikings, aka the other 5-4 team in the NFC North have released their kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh has spent his entire five year career with the Vikings and has a career kicking percentage of 84.2%. However Walsh hit on just 75% of his...

VIDEO: Russell Westbrook delivers swift kick to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s ‘mid-section’

Russell Westbrook picked up a 'Draymond Green' technical foul during the second quarter of the Thunder's 104-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons. The Oklahoma City point guard kicked the Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope where no man likes to be kicked. Westbrook became upset with the technical...

WATCH: Michigan’s Devin Bush Jr gets ejected for targeting against Iowa

Michigan's Devin Bush Jr got ejected for targeting on this hit against the Iowa punter. https://twitter.com/SI_ExtraMustard/status/797615334496813056

2016 DSN Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings, Preseason

The best time of the year is here, which means it's also time for the most pointless rankings. College basketball is going to have to put on quite the show if they want to top last year's theatrics. The story lines in the Big...

Season Preview: Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball

College basketball is just around the corner and one of the most intriguing teams in the country is the Michigan Wolverines. After being riddled with injury's last year, the Wolverines turned a better-than-expected performance in the Big Ten Tournament into a NCAA Tournament bid. This...

Season Preview: Michigan State Spartans Men’s Basketball

College basketball is finally back, and the Michigan State Spartans will get their long-awaited opportunity to wash last year's first round NCAA Tournament upset against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State University out of their mouths. There is just as many questions as there...

NFLPA “actively looking” at using marijuana as a pain-management tool

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in five states, and the NFL Players Association is apparently taking notice. With a growing number of advocates, including current and former NFL players, George Atallah, the NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs, told the Washington Post Wednesday...

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