The Detroit Pistons Have A Blake Griffin Problem

The narrative surrounding the Detroit Pistons this offseason seemed to be fairly universal. The Andre Drummond era of 8-seed contention had come to a close, with all but four members of the 2019-2020 team departing either via free agency, trade, or being cut from the roster altogether, leaving 6-time All-Star Blake Griffin seemingly stranded in…

Four Goals for the Detroit Pistons in 2021

The past year for the Detroit Pistons can be summarized in one word – change. Whether you look at the new front office or the vast number of new faces on the roster, it’s apparent that this franchise has completely reshaped itself from the Andre Drummond-era. Gone are the days of hoping that the team…

Key Takeaways From the Pistons’ Preseason Loss to the Knicks

After nine months without Pistons basketball, it almost feels like Christmas. The Pistons have finally returned to the hardwood, losing to the Knicks 90-84 at Little Caesars’ Arena in their first preseason contest. While the outcome was disappointing, it’s always key to remember that it’s the preseason and nothing more. Now is a time for…

4 Questions the Pistons must Address During the Preseason

“PISTONS FANS! GET UP ON YOUR FEET! IT’S TIME TO MEET AND GREET, THE BALLERS, THAT REPRESENT YOUR DEEETROIIITT PISTONS!” is the sound that public address announcer John Mason will have ringing throughout an empty Little Caesars Arena on December 11 as the Pistons host the New York Knicks to begin their four-game preseason of…

REPORT: Pistons Called Wizards About Blake Griffin/John Wall Swap

According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Detroit Pistons made “an exploratory call” to the Washington Wizards about a potential Blake Griffin for John Wall trade. However, the talks proceeded to not go anywhere and it is unclear how interested Detroit is. Wall has not played the past two seasons due to injuries. Griffin is coming…

POP’s Scouting Report: USC’s Onyeka Okongwu

At 6’10, 245 pounds, and a 7’2 wingspan, USC big man Onyeka Okongwu is one of the most coveted players in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 19-year-old played only one season at USC after being a four-year letter winner at Chino Hills High School, where he was a teammate of the potential number one pick…

POP Scouting Report: Florida State’s Patrick Williams

Having turned 19 in August, Florida State freshman forward Patrick Williams is one of the youngest prospects on the board in the 2020 NBA Draft. On film, you wouldn’t be able to tell. Williams appears freakishly athletic in every picture & video you’ll find him in, listed at 6-8, 225, with a 6-11 wingspan. Before…

REPORT: Teams Inquiring with Pistons About Blake Griffin

The 2020 NBA offseason is shaping up to be one of the most interesting ones in a while for the Detroit Pistons with, what looks to be, a full-blown rebuild imminent. There have been reports that the Los Angeles Lakers have been inquiring about Derrick Rose, and now Blake Griffin’s name has entered the trade…

Jerami Grant Should Not be a Primary Target for Detroit in Free Agency

Last week a report from the Denver Post cited the Detroit Pistons as one of three teams, along with the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns, that was expected to pursue Denver Nuggets free agent, Jerami Grant, in free agency this offseason. Grant had a phenomenal season with the Nuggets before he and Denver were defeated…