Three Reasons the Pistons are a Better Team this Season

The Detroit Pistons are 8-3 through their first 11 games of the season. With signature wins against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, and Golden State Warriors, the Pistons are playing competitive and entertaining basketball. They are quickly silencing the many doubters and nonbelievers that claimed it would be another waste of a year for…

The Detroit Pistons will Make the Playoffs

Last season, the Detroit Pistons went through the growing pains that young teams go through. Detroit’s franchise point guard, Reggie Jackson, missed the first 21 games of the season after undergoing treatment on his knee, and never played to his abilities after returning from injury. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a player that many, including myself, defended, struggled…

Van Gundy Adds Defense, Scoring, and Leadership with Offseason Moves

 The prize pickup for the Detroit Pistons during the off-season is seven year veteran guard Avery Bradley. Bradley was the focal point in Pistons’ Head Coach Stan Van Gundy’s off-season reformation, but he expects all six of the new editions to add defense, scoring and leadership. Losing KCP was quite bitter sweet as he was a reliable player…

Plan of Attack: How to Fix the Pistons this Offseason

It’s been a long and disappointing season for the Pistons. After returning to the playoffs last season, there was a new buzz around this team and the direction they were heading. With added depth to the returning roster (namely Ish Smith and John Leuer), it seemed certain that Detroit would build on their success and…

POP Podcast: A Eulogy to the 2016-2017 Pistons

In the latest edition of the PalaceOfPistons Podcast, Mike Anguilano and myself eulogized the Pistons disastrous 2016-2017 season. We were joined by the Editor of Fansided’s PistonPowered, Duncan Smith. We discussed the Pistons likelihood of missing the playoffs, Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond’s future in Detroit, Stan Van Gundy’s coaching tenure, and much more. We also answered questions…

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…

POP Scouting Report: Don’t Overlook Kay Felder

The Detroit Pistons hold the 18th and 49th pick in the 2016 NBA draft tonight. They have a gaping hole at the backup point guard position. There are multiple potential draftees that can play point guard and will be available come the 18th pick for Detroit. With potential names such as Tyler Ulis of Kentucky, Wade…

Report: Pistons Restructure Coaching Staff

The Detroit Pistons announced today that they have restructured their coaching staff. Pat Garrity has been promoted to assistant general manager, Andrew Loomis to chief of staff and Bob Beyer to associate head coach. Grand Rapids Drive Head Coach Otis Smith has been promoted to an assistant coach on the Detroit Pistons bench. This means…

Report: Pistons’ GM Jeff Bower Agrees to Extension

According to Yahoo’s The Vertical, the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract extension with General Manager Jeff Bower. Next season would be the last year on Bower’s contract before signing the extension according to The Vertical’s report. Stan Van Gundy has praised Bower in recent discussions. Van Gundy has said that Bower was crucial…