Joel Anthony happy to be back in Detroit after strange week spent in NBA abyss

Joel Anthony shrugged it off as an extended break. In reality, the six-foot-nine Montreal native spent the better part of the past seven days with nary a clue as to where he’d be continuing his nine-year NBA career. First, all signs pointed to Houston, after word emerged that the Detroit Pistons had shipped Anthony’s rights to … Read more

Pistons officially rescind trade for Donatas Motiejunas, Marcus Thornton following injury concerns

The Detroit Pistons have officially voided last Thursday’s trade with the Houston Rockets, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports has reported. The deal, which sent Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton to the Pistons in exchange for Joel Anthony and a top-8 protected first round pick, was dependent upon whether Motiejunas, who underwent back surgery in 2015, could … Read more

Pistons get 24-hour extension on Motiejunas decision

There is a real possibility the trade the Detroit Pistons made with the Houston Rockets could be voided. On Thursday, the Pistons tentatively shipped reserve center Joel Anthony to Houston for guard Marcus Thornton and power forward Donatas Motiejunas. However, the latter has been dealing with nagging back issues all season long and has not played in a game since … Read more

Pistons trade with Houston could be voided

On Thursday, the Detroit Pistons acquired Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Joel Anthony (who was then traded to Philadelphia) and a top-eight protected first round draft pick. Now there is a chance the entire trade could be voided. The Pistons have asked for an extension to they can take a further … Read more

Stan Van Gundy and the art of trading up

On May 14, 2014, Stan Van Gundy was hired as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Since that day, Van Gundy has made seven trades, acquiring nine players in the process. Of those nine players acquired,  seven are on the roster today, with only Danny Granger and Tayshaun Prince moving on to other teams. Of … Read more

Pistons agree to terms with center Aron Baynes

After striking out early in addressing their need for a starting small forward, the Detroit Pistons addressed another team need Thursday afternoon, agreeing to a deal with free agent reserve center Aron Baynes. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the three-year deal could be worth upwards of $20 million with a player option following the second year, … 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

End of Season Report Card (Detroit Pistons Edition)

Guards Reggie Jackson: B+ We’re not sure if this is fair, but we kind of give Reggie a pass for his first portion of games as a member of the Pistons. A new city, new team, new role, and new coach all made for an initially difficult transition (most noticeable when he vomited during his debut). … Read more

Pistons invade The Hive to take on Hornets

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets Time: 7:00 p.m., FSD Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC The Detroit Pistons are coming off a discouraging home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and they look to shake it off and bounce back tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets are coming off two discouraging losses of their … Read more

Pistons host struggling Nuggets, looking to bounce back

What: Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets When: 7:30 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI The Detroit Pistons are coming off a loss in Indiana against the Pacers. In this recent stretch of games since the injury of Brandon Jennings, D.J. Augustin has played pretty damn well, and he’s going to have to … Read more

Who’s who of who’s new: 6 Fresh Pistons join the fold

Ahead of tonight’s opener in Denver, Stan Van Gundy and the rest of the Detroit Pistons front office kept themselves quite busy this summer by partaking in a little much needed under-the-hood maintenance. While larger moves loomed but ultimately stalled, the Pistons quietly opted to pursue lower profile means of addressing some pressing needs that may go a long way toward improving upon last season’s 29-win mountain of underachievement. Here’s a quick rundown of the new guys:

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Pistons trade Will Bynum to Celtics

The Detroit Pistons have announced that they have made a trade. They have traded backup point guard Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Joel Anthony. Bynum was the odd man out for the Pistons after they signed D.J. Augustin in the offseason and drafted Spencer Dinwiddie in the June draft. Bynum hasn’t … Read more