POP 2019-2020 Season Preview: Markieff Morris Brings Toughness Off the Bench

The Detroit Pistons have been without consistent contributions from the backup big men in recent years. There have been some solid, even exciting, bench bigs, such as Anthony Tolliver and Aron Baynes, who brought hustle, IQ, and leadership behind Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. Once that duo no longer repped Detroit’s red, white, and blue,…

Aron Baynes Details Why He Joined Celtics

The Detroit Pistons lost a key defensive player this offseason when Aron Baynes decided to join the Boston Celtics. He took less money from Boston than what his player option was worth with Detroit. Baynes clarified why he signed with Boston, with one reason being that he did not see a bigger role for him in Detroit…

Report: Aron Baynes Declines Player Option

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Aron Baynes has declined his $6.5 million player option for the 2017-2018 season. He will become an unrestricted free agent. Sources: Detroit center Aron Baynes has declined his $6.5 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2017 Baynes signed a…

2017 POP Season Review: Boban Marjanovic

On July 7, 2016, ESPN’s Marc Stein announced that the 7-foot-3 Serbian, Boban Marjanovic, was going to sign a three-year offer sheet with the Detroit Pistons. Pistons’ All-Star, Andre Drummond, quickly went to Twitter to show his excitement: Thank the lord we have you, tired of you dunking on me without jumping 😒……….. Welcome to…

2017 POP Player Review: Aron Baynes

After inking a three-year/$20 million deal with the Pistons in 2015. For the most part, emulating the productivity and efficiency he brought to the Spurs the year prior, Aron Baynes was looking to again be a spark plug off Detroit’s bench, as he was arguably the most important piece of the Pistons’ mostly lackluster second…

Three Trade Ideas for Pistons to Consider Before Trade Deadline

The Detroit Pistons sit at 27-30 as they enjoy the NBA All-Star break. Detroit’s below .500 first half of the season as them pitted as the eighth seed in an underwhelming Eastern Conference, behind the likes of the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. As the Pistons hope to return to the NBA Playoffs many questions…

Report: Pistons Testing Trade Market on Aron Baynes, Boban Marjanovic

The Detroit Pistons are exploring the trade market on backup big men Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. Both are centers who come off the bench behind Andre Drummond.  The NBA Trade Deadline is at 3:00 PM EST on February 23rd.  Baynes has been the backup center this season for…

Is it Boban Time?

In his rookie season with the San Antonio Spurs and the first 37 games of this season with the Pistons, Boban Marjanovic was much like pre “A New Hope” Darth Vader. It was noticed what he could do in small bursts, as we see with Darth Vader in “Rogue One” at the end of the…

Stan Van Gundy: “We won’t be able to re-sign (Aron Baynes)”

The Pistons have one of the best group of centers in the NBA, if not the best. Starting with Andre Drummond and ending with Boban Majranovic, the Pistons have solid bigmen. In between those two is Aron Baynes, who has quietly flown under the radar as a stellar backup center since joining the Pistons last season….