Point Guard Position No Longer A Worry For Detroit

With the Las Vegas Summer League firmly in the rear view mirror and free agency buzz dying away, NBA fans are now looking inward for news and entertainment during the dog days of summer. Fear not Pistons fans, this article is one of positivity regarding next season and is full of red and blue Kool-Aid….

PODCAST: Reaction to the Pistons Hiring of Dwane Casey

The Palace of Pistons Podcast is back. The Detroit Pistons have their new head coach in the form of Dwane Casey, who turned around the Toronto Raptors prior. Now, he is tasked with brining the Pistons to the next level. Aaron Johnson and Mike Anguilano discuss the hiring, initial reactions to how it changes the…

The Ish Smith Problem.

Reggie Jackson has been cleared for light activities which put him (hopefully) a week or two away from a return. How important is his return though? The biggest improvement will be that he will not, in fact, be Ish Smith. Here’s why that is so important. To start off with I want to make something…

Thank You, Tobias Harris

The Detroit Pistons were fighting for their playoff lives when the team traded for up-and-coming wing Tobias Harris on February 22nd, 2016, as the franchise was sitting at 27-27 while shooting to make the postseason for the first time since 2009. The fifth-year forward out of Tennesee had faced limited play time in Milwaukee and never…

The Reggie Jackson Conundrum

The Detroit Pistons traded for point guard Reggie Jackson February 19,2015  in a three-way deal that included big man Enes Kanter from the Utah Jazz. The Thunder had to move Jackson because a) his agent had demanded it, b) the two sides were far apart in terms of what they’d be willing to accept in a new contract. Four short months later the Pistons and Jackson came…

Andre Drummond Versus the New NBA

To be a big man in today’s NBA is likely frustrating. Gone are the days of playing alongside playmakers such as a Jason Kidd, an Isiah Thomas, or John Stockton. Gone are the days of half court offense, running set plays where you touch the ball every possession. Maybe you get double-team in the post and…