Former Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva blasts Chris Rock for tasteless joke at Oscars

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UPDATE: Former Detroit Pistons F Charlie Villanueva, who also suffers from Alopecia, has come to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s defense following Chris Rock‘s classless joke during the Oscars 2022 awards show. From TMZ: Villanueva took to Instagram to express his thoughts on the Smith-Rock altercation at Sunday night’s Academy Awards … saying as … Read more

Ex-Piston Charlie Villanueva ejected for choking Russell Westbrook

With the Mavericks electing to rest all five our their starters following an overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers the night prior, Dallas’ bench earned big minutes against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, including former Detroit Pistons power forward Charlie Villanueva. Things turned physical in the second quarter, when the Mavericks’ J.J. Barea scuffled with Thunder guard Russell … Read more

With the exception of one (guess who?), former Pistons struggling in playoffs

You might have heard, but for the sixth consecutive season, the Detroit Pistons once again failed to qualify for the playoffs. On the bright side (grasping at straws here), we’ve been living vicariously through a collection of former Pistons, all making postseason appearances for their decidedly non-Piston ballclubs. Unfortunately, for most exes involved, it hasn’t … Read more

Video: Former Piston Charlie Villanueva Flies High for One-Handed Alley-Oop Dunk

Remember Charlie Villanueva? You know, the guy for whom the Pistons paid over $87,000 for every point he scored during the 2013-2014 regular season? The dude who managed to fire 2.8 three-point attempts per game while playing just 9 minutes a night in 20 appearances? Well, not only did Villanueva arrive in the Dallas Mavericks training camp … Read more

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 offer sheet from another team? Lastly, who are looking at in … Read more

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 support, would come out blazing. Josh Smith threw an alley-oop to … Read more

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 triple. Instead, no timeout was called, Brandon Jennings fired up a … Read more

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 way of that Unlike last night, the Pistons got off to … Read more

Total team effort leads Detroit Pistons to a win

The Detroit Pistons went on the road and defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. They came back to The Palace on Monday night and jumped out all over the Milwaukee Bucks. After playing with so much energy in the second half against Brooklyn, the Pistons brought the same energy from the tip. Brandon Jennings, the … Read more

Detroit Pistons busy offseason continues with acquisition of Brandon Jennings

Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars is at it again. Dumars executed a sign-and-trade for Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. Detroit will send Brandon Knight, Slava Kravtsov, and Khris Middleton to Milwaukee. Jennings will sign a 3-year $24 million deal with the Pistons. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal. Personally, I’m … Read more

Joey D makes a move for Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons had high expectations coming into the offseason. They had roughly $20 million to spend and they were ready to make a big move. They were talks of the Pistons “master plan” was to sign free agents Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith and then trade for Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. Well, … Read more

Lawrence Frank ousted after two seasons

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan– On Thursday, a day after the Pistons ended another disappointing season, Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars announced that coach Lawrence Frank will not be retained for next season, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Pistons were 54-94 in his two seasons as head coach. I’m torn on this decision. One one hand, … Read more

Detroit Pistons End Season On A Sour Note

BROOKLYN, New York– The Detroit Pistons matched up on Wednesday night with the Brooklyn Nets in game number 82 on the season. Detroit was looking to win a season high 5th straight game and avoid a season sweep of the Nets. Neither goals happened. The Pistons started off right as Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey, … Read more

Detroit Pistons get 3rd straight win

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan– The Detroit Pistons and the Charlotte Bobcats matched up at the Palace on Friday night looking to find any positives. Detroit would use a balanced attack to rout the Bobcats. Brandon Knight started out on fire. Knight had eight of Detroit’s first 10 points. Kemba Walker put Charlotte up 14-10, but Rodney … Read more

Detroit Pistons get season sweep of Cavaliers

The Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers matched up at the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night in a game that literally has no effect on the standings. Both teams will finish in the bottom two of the division. That doesn’t mean these two teams can’t give a good game. Rodney Stuckey, again starting for … Read more

Detroit Pistons end long losing skid to Bulls

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan– The Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls matched up at the Palace of Auburn Hills for the final time this season. It was the final chance the Pistons had at the Bulls this season and end a lengthy 18 game losing streak to their rivals. They’ve come close, losing the first three … Read more