2017-2018 POP Season Preview: Boban Marjanovic

During the 2016-17 season, Boban Marjanovic saw limited playing time at center behind Andre Drummond and Aron Baynes. When Marjanovic did play formidable minutes (20 minutes or more which only happened 4 games all season) he showed outstanding touch at the rim averaging a double-double (17.5 points, 13 rebounds). However, Pistons’ Coach Stan Van Gundy,…

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…

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….

POP Season Preview: A Year of Growth Ahead for Henry Ellenson

Entering the 2016 offseason Detroit had many gaping holes they needed to address before going into next season. With point guard Steve Blake and Anthony Tolliver becoming unrestricted free agents, Detroit needed to acquire both a backup point guard and a backup power forward. As we discussed in Michael Gbinije’s season preview, Detroit added a…

POP Podcast: The Gang is Back Together

They’re back! PalaceOfPistons Co-founder Noah Lofman returns to the PalaceOfPistons Podcast after a summer full of work, and podcasting guru Chris Platte also makes his return before the season begins. We debut the first episode of what will be a weekly podcast. On the episode myself, Noah, and Chris talk about the Pistons’ free agency, their…

Aaron Johnson Joins the Pace and Space Podcast

We’re in the dog days of the offseason folks. As NBA news is hard to come by at the moment, it is a perfect time for beloved NBA podcasts. Yesterday I appeared on the Pace and Space Podcast with Troy Tauscher of BBallBreakdown. You can listen to the podcast here. On the podcast we talked…

Poll: Who should Detroit’s Backup Center be Next Season?

The Detroit Pistons are loaded at the center position. Not only do they have one of, if not the best center in the NBA in Andre Drummond, but they also have two very talented backup centers in Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic. Baynes signed with the Pistons last offseason after playing with the San Antonio…