POP Podcast Episode 109: We’re Back and so are the Detroit Pistons!

On today’s edition of the Palace of Pistons Podcast, Mike Anguiano and Aaron Johnson recap and analyze a busy offseason for the Detroit Pistons that saw key additions to the roster in Killian Hayes, Saddqi bey, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, and more. They also discuss players such as Christian Wood and Luke Kennard, who Troy…

2020 Detroit Pistons Free Agency: Troy Weaver, What You Doin?

It kind of feels like the opening scene of The Hangover.  A chicken wakes you, Troy Weaver, up. You can make out that you’re in a hotel room, on the floor. Your glasses are luckily by your head. What fresh hell has 2020 delivered? Better lay back down for a bit.  Drunk Tom Gores stumbles…

Detroit Pistons Reconstruct Roster with Wild NBA Draft Night

New GM Troy Weaver made his own stamp on the team Wednesday night with a flurry of activity in the long-awaited 2020 NBA Draft. By the time the dust settled, the Pistons took part in three trades and reshaped their roster to get younger and more athletic. So the obvious question, how’d he do?  Well,…

REPORT: Pistons Select Isaiah Stewart With 16th Pick

The Detroit Pistons selected Isaiah Stewart with the 16th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Stewart is a 6’9” 250 pound center from the University of Washington. In his one season at Washington, Stewart averaged 17 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 32 minutes a night. Stewart is not a floor stretcher by any…

POP Scouting Report: Ratiopharm Ulm’s Killian Hayes

Killian Hayes, the French 6’5″ Point Guard, has had the microscope on him for his entire, young career. Hayes, the son of a collegiate basketball player, DeRon Hayes (Penn State University), has had the NBA as his goal since birth. Hayes was a well-known prospect among scouts and hardcore basketball fans in his early years,…

POP Scouting Report: Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton

With Reggie Jackson, Bruce Brown, and Jordan Bone off the roster – leaving Derrick Rose as the lone point guard on the roster – it’s obvious that the Detroit Pistons have a need a point guard. With the possibility that Detroit may move Rose during this year’s draft as well, the need becomes even more…

POP Scouting Report: Illawarra’s LaMelo Ball

A player who needs little to no introduction is the focus of this scouting report, Lamelo Ball. As a basketball prospect, and as a person, Lamelo has been a public figure for his entire adolescence. Lamelo has been a celebrity for years, from reality shows, infamous WWE Monday Night Raw appearances, clothing brands, signature shoes,…

Three Situations Surrounding the Detroit Pistons and the NBA Draft

This has certainly been the weirdest draft process we’ve ever been through. But hey, it’s coming. Originally scheduled for May 19, it’s finally going to happen nearly six months later on this Wednesday.  As you’ve probably heard, it’s also a weird draft class. It’s been totally over-analyzed, but also rather unknown. LaMelo Ball and James…