Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 107.0 25th
Rebounds Per Game 45.0 18th
Assists Per Game 22.5 26th
Points Allowed 107.3 24th
2019-20 Central Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Milwaukee 60 22 .732 L1
Indiana 48 34 .585 W1
Detroit 41 41 .500 W2
Chicago 22 60 .268 L3
Cleveland 19 63 .232 L10

Detroit Pistons News

  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons: 3 goals for Reggie Jackson in 2019-20

    Reggie Jackson is healthy and has refined his game to maximize his efficiency with his touches, and for the Detroit Pistons that's what they need.

    Jackson, 29, enters his contract year off his first career 82-game season. He was healthy for the first time since his inaugural season in Detroit. It was instrumental in the Pistons success last season, just like when he was acquired several seasons ago.

    The Pistons point guard had his lowest usage rate since the Pistons traded for him in the 2014-15 season. It was a monumental move for Jackson, who became a starting point guard for the first time and has led the Pistons to two playoff appearances in four seasons.

    Reggie Jackson is healthy and has refined his game to maximize his efficiency with his touches, and for the Detroit Pistons that's what they need.

    Jackson, 29, enters his contract year off his first career 82-game season. He was healthy for the first time since his inaugural season in Detroit. It was instrumental in the Pistons success last season, just like when he was acquired several seasons ago.

    The Pistons point guard had his lowest usage rate since the Pistons traded for him in the 2014-15 season. It was a monumental move for Jackson, who became a starting point guard for the first time and has led the Pistons to two playoff appearances in four seasons.

  • Fansided: How the NBA salary cap projection impacts the Detroit Pistons

    The NBA is sticking to its April salary cap projection of $116 million, which is lower than the initial $118 million they thought.

    Next summer, teams will have additional money to spend by getting an additional $7 million in cap space from this season's $109 million limit.

    The projection jumps to $125 million for the 2021-22 season with the big name free agents, such as LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo hit the market, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday.

    The Detroit Pistons' plans can remain virtually unchanged heading into next summer.

    The NBA is sticking to its April salary cap projection of $116 million, which is lower than the initial $118 million they thought.

    Next summer, teams will have additional money to spend by getting an additional $7 million in cap space from this season's $109 million limit.

    The projection jumps to $125 million for the 2021-22 season with the big name free agents, such as LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo hit the market, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday.

    The Detroit Pistons' plans can remain virtually unchanged heading into next summer.

  • Detroit Free Press: Pistons' Blake Griffin makes Sports Illustrated's NBA All-Decade Third Team

    Blake Griffin has spent most of this decade with the Los Angeles Clippers, but his production hasn't exactly waned since arriving in Detroit in a January 2018 trade.

    In eight-plus seasons in Los Angeles, Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. In less than two in Detroit, he's averaged 23.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

    Griffin has filled the stat sheets wherever he's been. He also fills a slot on Sports Illustrated's All-Decade Third Team, unveiled Monday.

    The start of Griffin's career coincided with the start of the 2010s, and all he's done is produce," writes Rohan Nadkarni, who covers the NBA for SI.

    Blake Griffin has spent most of this decade with the Los Angeles Clippers, but his production hasn't exactly waned since arriving in Detroit in a January 2018 trade.

    In eight-plus seasons in Los Angeles, Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. In less than two in Detroit, he's averaged 23.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

    Griffin has filled the stat sheets wherever he's been. He also fills a slot on Sports Illustrated's All-Decade Third Team, unveiled Monday.

    The start of Griffin's career coincided with the start of the 2010s, and all he's done is produce," writes Rohan Nadkarni, who covers the NBA for SI.

  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons: 3 goals for Tony Snell in 2019-20

    The Detroit Pistons traded for Tony Snell and the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft on June 19 right before the draft. In exchange, the Milwaukee Bucks received Jon Leuer.

    Snell got ran out of the rotation in the 2018-19 season in Milwaukee by coach Mike Budenholzer. He did not fit into the playing scheme and that led to him tying his rookie year total for games started, which is 12. He also averaged his second-lowest (after his rookie year) minutes per game that year with 17.6 minutes per game.

    The Pistons have had a gaping hole at the small forward position for a few years, which means that it does not take a whole lot to upgrade that position.

    The Detroit Pistons traded for Tony Snell and the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft on June 19 right before the draft. In exchange, the Milwaukee Bucks received Jon Leuer.

    Snell got ran out of the rotation in the 2018-19 season in Milwaukee by coach Mike Budenholzer. He did not fit into the playing scheme and that led to him tying his rookie year total for games started, which is 12. He also averaged his second-lowest (after his rookie year) minutes per game that year with 17.6 minutes per game.

    The Pistons have had a gaping hole at the small forward position for a few years, which means that it does not take a whole lot to upgrade that position.

  • Fansided: Around the 'net: Detroit Pistons Joe Johnson and a tribute to Shaun Livingston

    The Detroit Pistons worked Joe Johnson out on Wednesday and then the two agreed to a deal on Thursday.

    Prior to the news of the agreement, the Piston Powered team pondered whether they wanted Johnson to join Detroit. All in all, it adds another question to the Pistons roster heading into training camp with at least a roster cut being made before the Oct. 23 opener.

    NBA news came out Friday when Shaun Livingston announced his retirement. Livingston had great athleticism entering the league but had it taken from him with a catastrophic knee injury that he overcame and won three NBA championships.

    The Detroit Pistons worked Joe Johnson out on Wednesday and then the two agreed to a deal on Thursday.

    Prior to the news of the agreement, the Piston Powered team pondered whether they wanted Johnson to join Detroit. All in all, it adds another question to the Pistons roster heading into training camp with at least a roster cut being made before the Oct. 23 opener.

    NBA news came out Friday when Shaun Livingston announced his retirement. Livingston had great athleticism entering the league but had it taken from him with a catastrophic knee injury that he overcame and won three NBA championships.

  • Fansided: 5 reasons to believe in the Detroit Pistons in 2019-20 season

    The Pistons 2018-19 season ended on a sour note due to a four-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in a playoff series where the Pistons seemed vastly outmatched. Despite the brutal ending, it was a rather successful season for the team.

    The team proved that Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin can coexist to form a dangerous frontcourt duo, as well as accomplishing their initial preseason goal of returning to the playoffs. Neither the players nor the front office are content with the improvements of last season.

    With minimal money to spend, Ed Stefanski and the front office were able to improve the Pistons in multiple facets, most notably at the point guard and wing spot.

    The Pistons 2018-19 season ended on a sour note due to a four-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in a playoff series where the Pistons seemed vastly outmatched. Despite the brutal ending, it was a rather successful season for the team.

    The team proved that Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin can coexist to form a dangerous frontcourt duo, as well as accomplishing their initial preseason goal of returning to the playoffs. Neither the players nor the front office are content with the improvements of last season.

    With minimal money to spend, Ed Stefanski and the front office were able to improve the Pistons in multiple facets, most notably at the point guard and wing spot.

  • Detroit Bad Boys: Detroit Bad Boys Podcast: Blake drives the Motor City... for better or worse

    Hey everyone. This is Laz Jackson of Detroit Bad Boys, and this week's podcast revolves around the 27-28 Detroit Pistons, who are coming off a frustrating loss to Atlanta. I solicit my co-host Ben Gulker's thoughts on the moves the Pistons made at the deadline, what the Pistons need to work on during the All-star break, and the proper amount of three Blake Griffin should shoot per game.

    As always, we appreciate your continued support of the podcast, and the best way to do that is to share, like, leave comments - please leave comments on Detroit Bad Boys, it's the best way for us to build the podcast according to what the fans want.

    Hey everyone. This is Laz Jackson of Detroit Bad Boys, and this week's podcast revolves around the 27-28 Detroit Pistons, who are coming off a frustrating loss to Atlanta. I solicit my co-host Ben Gulker's thoughts on the moves the Pistons made at the deadline, what the Pistons need to work on during the All-star break, and the proper amount of three Blake Griffin should shoot per game.

    As always, we appreciate your continued support of the podcast, and the best way to do that is to share, like, leave comments - please leave comments on Detroit Bad Boys, it's the best way for us to build the podcast according to what the fans want.

  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers 2019-20 season preview

    Many younger fans of the Detroit Pistons don't fully understand why they should hate the Los Angeles Lakers.

    In the 1988 NBA Finals, the Lakers stole game 6 from the Pistons on Bill Laimbeer's famous "Phantom Foul" where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was awarded the game-winning free throws although he was never touched on his creaky missed sky hook.

    In game 7, Magic Johnson blatantly fouled Isiah Thomas on the last play of the game as Lakers' fans rushed the court with time remaining on the clock.

    Many younger fans of the Detroit Pistons don't fully understand why they should hate the Los Angeles Lakers.

    In the 1988 NBA Finals, the Lakers stole game 6 from the Pistons on Bill Laimbeer's famous "Phantom Foul" where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was awarded the game-winning free throws although he was never touched on his creaky missed sky hook.

    In game 7, Magic Johnson blatantly fouled Isiah Thomas on the last play of the game as Lakers' fans rushed the court with time remaining on the clock.

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  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons: 3 goals for Derrick Rose in 2019-20

    Fan favorite, Ish Smith, is missed in Detroit. His easy-going personality and contagious smile encouraged fans just as much as his steely determination did when he sprinted across the floor hungry for a basket. Can Derrick Rose take his place as a fan favorite?

    Ish would post the occasional 20-point game one lightning flash down the court at a time, perhaps a short step back here and there. I loved how he thrived in his second chair role, supporting Reggie Jackson and pulling his weight when his number was called.

    Averaging nearly 10 more points per game and possessing lofty championship aspirations, Rose takes Smith's spot in the hearts and minds of Pistons fans.

    Fan favorite, Ish Smith, is missed in Detroit. His easy-going personality and contagious smile encouraged fans just as much as his steely determination did when he sprinted across the floor hungry for a basket. Can Derrick Rose take his place as a fan favorite?

    Ish would post the occasional 20-point game one lightning flash down the court at a time, perhaps a short step back here and there. I loved how he thrived in his second chair role, supporting Reggie Jackson and pulling his weight when his number was called.

    Averaging nearly 10 more points per game and possessing lofty championship aspirations, Rose takes Smith's spot in the hearts and minds of Pistons fans.

  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers 2019-20 season preview

    The Indiana Pacers handled the Detroit Pistons with ease in last year's season series but the 2019-20 season is a far more promising matchup for Detroit.

    For one, they're going to avoid playing Victor Oladipo. The quick guard is still recovering from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, suffered last January, and isn't expected to be back until December or January.

    All four meetings this season occur by Dec. 6.

    It didn't matter if Oladipo was in the lineup or not last season. The Pistons struggled defensively and Indiana knocked down shots to take a 3-1 series win with relative ease.

    The Indiana Pacers handled the Detroit Pistons with ease in last year's season series but the 2019-20 season is a far more promising matchup for Detroit.

    For one, they're going to avoid playing Victor Oladipo. The quick guard is still recovering from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, suffered last January, and isn't expected to be back until December or January.

    All four meetings this season occur by Dec. 6.

    It didn't matter if Oladipo was in the lineup or not last season. The Pistons struggled defensively and Indiana knocked down shots to take a 3-1 series win with relative ease.

  • Fansided: Quarterback Matthew Stafford is the Andre Drummond of the Lions

    The Detroit Lions are back.

    Week 1 in the NFL brought about a decade-old conversation about the Lions' quarterback that Detroit Pistons fans can relate to.

    The Lions opened their season Sunday with a heartbreaking 27-27 tie against the young, rebuilding Arizona Cardinals.

    The Lions were up 24-6 in the fourth quarter before a complete meltdown led them to disaster play after disaster play. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray led his team in overtime to a tie - which felt like a loss for Lions fans and media alike.

    The Detroit Lions are back.

    Week 1 in the NFL brought about a decade-old conversation about the Lions' quarterback that Detroit Pistons fans can relate to.

    The Lions opened their season Sunday with a heartbreaking 27-27 tie against the young, rebuilding Arizona Cardinals.

    The Lions were up 24-6 in the fourth quarter before a complete meltdown led them to disaster play after disaster play. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray led his team in overtime to a tie - which felt like a loss for Lions fans and media alike.

  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets 2019-20 season preview

    One of the most anticipated matchups of the Detroit Pistons season may be Bruce Brown defending Houston Rockets superstar James Harden.

    Last season's series was entertaining to the final buzzer. Pistons fans will have waited a year from when last year's series finale concluded in November to this year's series opener in December.

    A series split saw two games that went down to the wire, the first being a 116-114 Rockets win. Harden scored a game-high 43 points, Clint Capela scored 27 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and swatted four shots.

    One of the most anticipated matchups of the Detroit Pistons season may be Bruce Brown defending Houston Rockets superstar James Harden.

    Last season's series was entertaining to the final buzzer. Pistons fans will have waited a year from when last year's series finale concluded in November to this year's series opener in December.

    A series split saw two games that went down to the wire, the first being a 116-114 Rockets win. Harden scored a game-high 43 points, Clint Capela scored 27 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and swatted four shots.

  • Fansided: What if the 2019-2020 Detroit Pistons were a 2K15 lineup?

    Like Michael Beasley before him, and Tracy McGrady before him, and Allen Iverson before him, the recent addition of Joe Johnson to the Detroit Pistons continues the team's trend of filling out their roster with at least one recognizable star.

    The Detroit Pistons are no stranger to sprinkling their roster with players signed five years after their signings would have been remotely helpful. With Derrick Rose, the recently-cut Beasley, and the recent signing of Johnson, that trend seems to be especially in force this offseason.

    There's some joke here about the Motor City keeping motors running, but I'm too old and washed up to find it.

    Like Michael Beasley before him, and Tracy McGrady before him, and Allen Iverson before him, the recent addition of Joe Johnson to the Detroit Pistons continues the team's trend of filling out their roster with at least one recognizable star.

    The Detroit Pistons are no stranger to sprinkling their roster with players signed five years after their signings would have been remotely helpful. With Derrick Rose, the recently-cut Beasley, and the recent signing of Johnson, that trend seems to be especially in force this offseason.

    There's some joke here about the Motor City keeping motors running, but I'm too old and washed up to find it.

  • Fansided: Detroit Pistons updated roster with Joe Johnson signing

    It appears the Detroit Pistons roster is set heading into training camp with the recent addition of Joe Johnson. The 38-year-old veteran agreed to a deal with the Pistons on Thursday after working out with them on Wednesday.

    Johnson, a seven-time All-Star and 17-year NBA veteran, is the league maximum 20th training camp invite for the Pistons. He comes off an impressive Big3 MVP and championship showing that landed him a workout with three NBA teams, ultimately landing in Detroit.

    Detroit is coming off a 41-41 season, earning the eighth seed and being swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

    It appears the Detroit Pistons roster is set heading into training camp with the recent addition of Joe Johnson. The 38-year-old veteran agreed to a deal with the Pistons on Thursday after working out with them on Wednesday.

    Johnson, a seven-time All-Star and 17-year NBA veteran, is the league maximum 20th training camp invite for the Pistons. He comes off an impressive Big3 MVP and championship showing that landed him a workout with three NBA teams, ultimately landing in Detroit.

    Detroit is coming off a 41-41 season, earning the eighth seed and being swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

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