Triple Threat: DSN Pistons Staff Tackles 3 Pressing Questions

1. Who’s to blame for the Pistons’ struggles? Daniel Bair: Joe Dumars. As drawn out as this opinion may be, Dumars has plagued this team for many years and it seems that it won’t be stopping anytime soon. His terrible free agency decisions and horrible evaluation of players and coaches since 2007 have crippled the franchise. … Read more

Doing the Right Thing: Joe Dumars and His Mercurial Drafting Abilities

Off the top, let’s cover what this article is not. This is not an all-encompassing evaluation of Joe Dumars’ tenure as Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations. This piece is not dealing with the decision to trade Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson or sign Ben Gordon to an unfathomably large sum of money. Those topics would require their own … Read more

Chauncey Billups should have number retired in Palace rafters

Yesterday, Detroit Pistons G Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from the great game of basketball. He spent 17 seasons in the NBA, but it wasn’t until his 5th season in the league when he finally got a chance to show what he can do. The 3rd overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft by the … Read more

Detroit Pistons in a place no team wants to be in

In the NBA, there are two categories you want to fall in: either you’re incredibly bad, like the Philadelphia 76ers, or you’re a perennial title contender, like the San Antonio Spurs. The Detroit Pistons fall in neither category and are stuck right in the middle. They aren’t nearly bad enough to land a top 3 … Read more

Rodney Stuckey leaves Pistons, signs with Pacers

Detroit Pistons G Rodney Stuckey signed a 1-year deal with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Stuckey averaged 13.9 points this past season off the bench and had a career scoring average of 13.4. Stuckey was the 15th pick of the 2007 NBA Draft in the pick acquired by trading Darko Milicic to the Orlando … Read more

Remembering the 2004 Detroit Pistons

10 years ago, a 10-year old kid who had just begun watching the game of basketball was watching a Detroit Pistons game at his home in Garden City, MI. He watched a team with swagger, defensive intensity, a team who had fun, and a team that played the right way. The boy became enamored with … 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

Detroit Pistons Summer League Recap

The Detroit Pistons finished the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League at 2-3. We got to see the continued development of Andre Drummond and top pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Three guys who stood out to me: 1.) Andre Drummond Drummond was a man amongst boys in Summer League. It was almost unfair. In the Summer League opener … Read more

Chauncey Billups signs with Detroit Pistons

First the Detroit Pistons brought back Rasheed Wallace to be an assistant on head coach Mo Cheeks’ coaching staff, now Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars is bringing back another link to their 2004 NBA Championship squad. Early Thursday morning, the Pistons announced that they had signed former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups to a 2-year … Read more

Detroit Pistons make an international splash

Joe Dumars has made an international splash by signing Italian League MVP Luigi Datome. Datome has verbally agreed to a 2-year $3.75 million contract. All deals cannot be officially signed until July 10. Datome averaged 16.6 points and 5.8 rebounds last season. He shot 47 percent from the floor and 41 percent from deep. He … 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

2013 Detroit Pistons Draft Review

The Detroit Pistons had three picks in this year’s draft. In an NBA draft full of surprises, they certainly had a surprise at 8th overall. Pistons 8th overall pick: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia University With Michigan guard Trey Burke, Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams, and Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum on the board, Pistons GM Joe Dumars surprised … Read more

The First Edition of “KC Knows”

Something new here at Detroit Sports Nation, we are adding a Pistons mailbag session called “KC Knows”. I will answer questions that fans have about the Detroit Pistons. Question: Who do you think the Pistons will draft? Answer: I think the Pistons will have to go after 1 of their 2 needs, a scoring forward … 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