Which Detroit team will win a title next?

The last time the city of Detroit had a chance to bring home a title was in 2012 when the Detroit Tigers made it to the World Series but were ultimately swept by the San Francisco Giants. The last time the Motor City was given the title of ‘Title Town’ was in 2008 when the Detroit Red Wings hoisted Lord … Read more

Josh Smith’s clarification serves as lesson in jumping to conclusions

I’m not sure if you know this, but the internet can be a dangerous place when it comes to knee jerk reactions and wildly misguided conclusions. It’s a reality that constantly has me second guessing society and internally chastising whoever invented the post-story comments section. Naturally, last week, it was apparently my turn to pass … Read more

Not sure if serious: Josh Smith channels Latrell Sprewell with latest comments

“They’re not doing anything for me. I’m at risk. I have a lot of risk here. I got my family to feed.” – former NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell, after turning down a reported three-year, $27 million contract extension in November 2004. As the saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to … 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

A sign of hope or slightly despressing? 2015 Pistons stand as franchise’s best since 2009

Same old Pistons, right? Well, kind of. The Pistons wrapped up their 2014-2015 campaign Wednesday evening with a 112-90 victory over the listless New York Knicks, placing an anti-climatic bow on a season that left Detroit without an NBA playoff appearance for the sixth consecutive year (their longest playoff drought since 1983). But all hope was not lost. … Read more

Video: Josh Smith Gets Crammed On

Former Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith has actually been on a roll of late, averaging close to 17 points per game off the bench over his last three games. Perhaps more awe-inspiring, he’s hit 10 of his last 16 three-point attempts. That didn’t stop J-Smoove getting the raw end of this one though. Challenging Phoenix … Read more

Play of the Night: Singler Jams, Josh Smith Gets Rejected

The stars seemed to be aligning for Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith. Shooting over 50% from the field over his last four games (all Rockets wins), Smith appeared primed for a big-time performance Saturday night against the club that released him. Alas, the short-handed Pistons had other ideas. Smith’s former teammate Kyle Singler got things started … Read more

Game-Time Preview: The Return of Josh Smith

Macthup: Houston Rockets (33-14) @ Detroit Pistons (17-30) When: 7:30 p.m., FSD Where: Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI What to Watch for: 1. The Return of Josh Smith: When the Pistons waived Josh Smith on December 26, many thought Stan Van Gundy and the rest of the organization were throwing in the the towel for the season, but … Read more

Smith on Pistons Release: “I was shocked”

A piece published this morning by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski provided some insight into the Detroit Pistons’ pivotal December 22nd decision to waive Josh Smith. In part: In the hours after a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Stan Van Gundy sent Josh Smith a text message: “You haven’t done anything wrong, but need you to stop by … Read more

Josh Smith Excited For Pistons’ Success

Josh Smith has been put through the ringer of late. After the struggling Detroit Pistons waived Smith in December, their on-court product improved dramatically. Waiving Smith resulted in an immediate seven-game win streak, and victories in 9 of their 11 games as a whole. Smith, subsequently, instantly became a punchline. The Pistons’ success was seen … Read more

Anthony Tolliver Was Born to Play Van Gundy Ball

Anthony Tolliver didn’t exactly get a hero’s welcome when it was announced he’d been acquired by the Detroit Pistons, in a Christmas Eve trade with the Phoenix Suns. Comments from readers here at Detroit Sports Nation tended to range from “Who?” to “Ah, a player who doesn’t even belong in the league” to “Trade a … Read more