Category Archives: Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons and Blake Griffin Agree to Keep Griffin Out of Lineup

Detroit Pistons and Blake Griffin Agree to Keep Griffin Out of Lineup

Photo: Gregory Shamus / Getty DETROIT, February 23, 2021 ~ Early last week, the Detroit Pistons and six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin agreed to have Griffin out of the lineup until a decision on his future has been made. The Pistons are currently pursuing trade options that will benefit both the team, as General Troy…

Detroit Pistons Acquire Dennis Smith Jr. And a Future-Second Round Pick

Detroit Pistons Acquire Dennis Smith Jr. And a Future-Second Round Pick

Photo: Sarah Stier / Getty DETROIT, February 9, 2021 ~ The Detroit Pistons announced acquisition of guard Dennis Smith Jr. and a future second-round pick from the New York Knicks in exchange for guard Derrick Rose. Smith Jr. was the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.  In 159 career games, the 23-year-old has averaged 12.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.5…

Delon Wright Scores Career High

Delon Wright Scores Career High

Photo: Dave Reginek / Getty DETROIT, January 26, 2020 ~ Point Guard Delon Wright has been starting for the Pistons while a hip injury has benched Starting Point Guard Killian Hayes. Since then, Wright has been good: averaging 10.1 points-per-game. Last night was different. “It’s my nature to pass first but everybody’s been telling me my whole career…

Pistons Begin Season December 23 at Minnesota Timberwolves

Pistons Begin Season December 23 at Minnesota Timberwolves

Photo: Leon Halip / Getty DETROIT ~ December 4, 2020 – The Detroit Pistons will begin the 2020-21 campaign at Minnesota on Wednesday, December 23 (8:00 p.m. EST), followed by a return to Little Caesars Arena for their home opener on Saturday, December 26 (7:00 p.m. EST) against Cleveland. Based on current public health and…

Detroit Pistons Announce NBA G League Franchise ‘Name The Team’ Contest

Detroit Pistons Announce NBA G League Franchise ‘Name The Team’ Contest

DETROIT, MI — The Detroit Pistons are asking fans to help name its new NBA G League team that will play on the campus of Wayne State University starting with the 2021-22 season. Ideas for team names can be submitted at www.pistons.com/nametheteam from July 29 to August 11, 2020. All fans who submit a name…

Detroit Pistons Purchase Northern Arizona Suns from Phoenix Suns

Detroit Pistons Purchase Northern Arizona Suns from Phoenix Suns

NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 – The Detroit Pistons, the Phoenix Suns and the NBA G League today announced that the Pistons have agreed to purchase the Northern Arizona Suns from the Phoenix Suns. The rebranded team is expected to play in a new arena currently being constructed on the campus of Wayne State University…

Detroit Pistons Name David Mincberg Assistant General Manager

Detroit Pistons Name David Mincberg Assistant General Manager

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has named David Mincberg as assistant general manager. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Mincberg comes to Detroit from Milwaukee where he spent three seasons with the Bucks, including this past season as Vice President of Basketball Strategy. Prior to joining the Bucks, Mincberg…

Detroit Pistons Sign Center Justin Patton

Detroit Pistons Sign Center Justin Patton

DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed center Justin Patton to a contract.  Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Patton, 6-11, 241 was drafted 16th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and was part of a draft-night trade which sent him and Jimmy Butler to the…

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