NBA Free Agency: A team-by-team rundown

As we patiently wait to get word from Auburn Hills on what the Pistons plan to do with all that cap space, DSN has decided to check in around the league and see how things are shaking out.  NBA free agency officially kicked off at 12:01 Wednesday morning and while deals can’t be signed until July … Read more

Greg Monroe agrees to deal with Bucks

Unrestricted Pistons free agent Greg Monroe has agreed to a three-year $50 million maximum deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2015 Monroe’s departure from Detroit had … Read more

A few realistic targets for the Pistons in Free Agency

Following the 2015 NBA entry draft, a night that saw Stan Van Gundy and company select small forward Stanley Johnson, there is still plenty of work to do and cash to spend for the Detroit Pistons. The trade for Ersan Ilyasova brought in a new starting power forward to replace the (likely) soon to depart Greg Monroe. … Read more

Ilyasova’s arrival signals Monroe’s departure

The Greg Monroe era in Detroit has come to an end. That much seems apparent after the Pistons acquired power forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday afternoon in exchange for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. Monroe’s existence in Detroit has been delicately hanging in the balance since the end of the 2013-14 season, when his … Read more

Could a Monroe-Millsap sign-and-swap suffice?

Our look last week into the viability of luring Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll to Detroit this offseason tended to evoke one of three responses: 1) Wait, don’t you remember what happened the last time the Pistons hedged their bets on a Hawks forward wearing the #5 jersey? 2) Draymond Green. 2) What about Paul Millsap? … Read more

Pistons free agency: Who stays? Who goes?

As the 2015 offseason approaches, Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have some big decisions to make. Seven players that were on the roster at the end of the 2015 season are impending free agents with the option of leaving town. Who stays? Who goes? We take a look. The Big Two Of the seven, the … Read more

Fastbreak Five: End of the Season Edition

With another Detroit Pistons season in the books, it’s just about time to shift our focus to an offseason sure to be ripe with rumors and speculation. Before moving forward, here are five observations from the 2014-2015 season that will impact the team as the offseason progresses: 1. Stan Van Gundy is making substantial change to the Pistons’ … Read more

Greg Monroe: Pistons ‘have the upper hand’

And the back-and-forth speculation continues. Barely a week after it was reported that a deal between the New York Knicks and soon-to-be free agent Greg Monroe was “about as close as you can get“, Monroe continues to encourage folks to pump the brakes on his departure, most recently suggesting his current team, the Detroit Pistons, … Read more

The end is near: Pistons close season tonight against Knicks

What: Detroit Pistons (31-50) @ New York Knicks (17-64) When: 8:00 p.m., FSD Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City The Pistons (31-50) complete their first season of the Stan Van Gundy era tonight against the New York Knicks (17-64), winners of two straight. Another Knicks victory would clinch top lottery odds for the Minnesota Timberwolves, … Read more

Monroe set to return Wednesday against Celtics

After missing 11 games with a knee injury, Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe has been cleared to return to action this Wednesday against the Boston Celtics (7 p.m., FSD, ESPN). Monroe initially suffered the injury after banging knees with John Lucas III during practice on March 16. Following an MRI, Monroe was diagnosed with a … Read more

Pistons return home to face Hawks 

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks Time: 7:30 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI After getting burned by Miami Heat G Dwyane Wade for 40 points in a loss on Sunday that dropped the Pistons to 4.5 games back with 9 games to play, one would think that it’s time to tank. However, … Read more