The first half of the upcoming schedule has officially been released by the team, and they won’t have to wait long to say hello to one of the former faces of the franchise. They’ll officially start the new season on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m.
Detroit opens the home portion of their schedule December 26 against the Cleveland Cavaliers and former center Andre Drummond, who returns to the Motor City for the first time since his trade last season.
According to reports, the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract with Lithuanian G/F Deividas Sirvydis.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the deal is for 3 years.
Sirvydis was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Lithuanian G/F Deividas Sirvydis has agreed to a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, agent Michael Tellem of @caa_sports and agent Marius Rutkauskas tell ESPN. Sirvydis was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Since taking over as general manager of the Detroit Pistons, Troy Weaver has been making move after move not only to attempt to improve the team in the short-term but also for the future.
In the 2020 NBA Draft, Weaver selected PG Killian Hayes No. 7 overall and according to James Edwards III of The Athletic— Edwards III is the best Pistons writer hands down — Hayes will be the Pistons starting point guard when the 2020-21 season begins.
As you can see below, in addition to Hayes, Edwards III has (SG) Svi Mykhailiuk, (SF) Jerami Grant, (PF) Blake Griffin, and (C) Mason Plumlee rounding out the starting five.
Here is what Edwards III has to say about Killian Hayes starting at the point.
Remember, Pistons coach Dwane Casey was adamant last season that Derrick Rose, due to his injury history, was better-suited coming off the bench. It’s an easier way for Casey to manage Rose’s minutes. Rose did start 15 of 50 games in 2019-20, but almost all of those came after Reggie Jackson was bought out near the end of the season.
I can’t see why Casey’s philosophy on Rose would change. If anything, it would only hold even more firm. Rose enters this season on an expiring contract and is the most likely candidate to be traded by the deadline. Detroit won’t want to risk injury for him.
And the Pistons are prioritizing youth and development. Hayes was the No. 7 pick. There’s a lot riding on him working out as Weaver’s first selection at the helm. Expect him to get thrown into the fire right away.
Nation, do you think Hayes will start at the one over Rose?
The Pistons in recent weeks made an exploratory call to the Washington Wizards about a potential swap of Griffin for John Wall, sources said, but Detroit’s real level of interest in that deal is unclear; they value Griffin, and the conversation led nowhere, sources said. Tommy Sheppard, Washington’s GM, said this week he has no plans to trade Wall. The extra year on Wall’s deal suggests Detroit probably would ask for draft assets in any such swap.
Nation, would you have liked it if Troy Weaver managed to pull off this deal?
Filling in as a starter towards the end of the 2019-20 NBA season, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood proved to the world that he can be a productive player given the opportunity.
Unfortunately (for us) the 21.9 points and 9.4 rebounds that Wood averaged in his 12 starts at the end of the season was enough to drive his value to a point that new Pistons GM Troy Weaver was not willing to pay.
Instead, Wood is now a member of the Houston Rockets as part of a sign-and-trade deal.
Late Tuesday night, Wood took to Twitter to thank the Detroit Pistons, their fans, and head coach Dwane Casey.
I loved my time playing for the @DetroitPistons and their fans, and will always cherish the opportunity that Coach Casey gave me. Thank you, Detroit!
Earlier this evening, news broke that the Detroit Pistons had traded Tony Bradley to the Philadelphia 76ers for Zhaire Smith.
Now, according to James Edwards III of The Athletic, the Pistons are likely to waive-and-stretch Smith. Edwards noted that it “feels like Detroit doesn’t want the roster spot taken and/or has something else in the works.”
Additionally, while it’s likely, it is not definite, per source. Feels like Detroit doesn’t want the roster spot taken and/or has something else in works.
The 2020 NBA Draft is officially in the books and thanks to general manager Troy Weaver making a trio of trades, the Detroit Pistons walked away with four new players.
According to Rod Beard of the Detroit News, the four new Pistons’ rookies have already found out their jersey numbers and as you can see below, Killian Hayes, who was the Pistons’ first selection in the draft, will wear No. 7.
Looks like #Pistons rookies will wear the following jersey numbers: Killian Hayes: 7 Saddiq Bey: 41 Isaiah Stewart: 28 Saban Lee: 38
According to reports, the Detroit Pistons have signed forward Josh Jackson. No details of the terms of the contract have yet been released. This is now the third free-agent signing the Pistons of made tonight.
Free agent F Josh Jackson is finalizing a deal with the Detroit Pistons, sources tell ESPN.
Originally selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Plumlee played college basketball at Duke, and has also played professionally with the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.
In case you have not heard by now, each NBA team will have a new jersey in the mix for the 2020-21 season. Those jerseys have been labeled as “City Edition” jerseys and teams will be wearing them periodically during the upcoming season.
On Friday, the Detroit Pistons released a video introducing their “City Edition” jersey.