This week on Horsepower, host Cameron Billes is joined by Colin Jackson to discuss the opening days of training camp, roster battles and the Pistons’ preseason opener against the Chicago Bulls. Read More…
Pistons fans everywhere took a sigh of relief on Monday, when the report came out that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered no structural damage in his left knee after hurting it in the preseason game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.
It was initially believed to be a left knee sprain, but now it is being classified as a left knee strain. Read More…
The Detroit Pistons have not made the playoffs in the three full seasons that Tom Gores has owned the franchise. Entering his fourth season as owner, Gores is unwilling to make any playoff predictions for his team.
At the Pistons’ Media Day last week, Gores hinted at his hopes saying,“I’d like to have a championship.”
Yet, he avoided any direct statements involving the playoffs. Read More…
The 2014 Detroit Pistons Media Day has come and gone. During the final day before practices begin, the Pistons players and coaches spent hours talking to the media and taking pictures.
The big headline out of Detroit’s media day was the news of newly signed Piston, Aaron Gray. Read More…
Detroit Pistons starting forward Greg Monroe now joins Ray Rice, Tony Stewart and P.J. Tucker as high-profile athletes in the limelight for the wrong reasons.
Monroe was arrested and processed for Driving Under Intoxication by Huntington Woods police on Feb. 13. He was charged just before the All-Star break and told police at the time of his arrest that his intoxication was due to two glasses of wine he had at Bosco, a Ferndale bar. Read More…
Nothing beats a little healthy competition, and the Detroit Pistons are doing their best to instill this mindset into training camp.
The Pistons signed several free agent players to non-guaranteed deals, including the former second overall pick in 2009 out of Connecticut, Hasheem Thabeet. Read More…
This week on Horsepower, host Cameron Billes is joined by Colin Jackson to discuss Detroit’s training camp roster signings, Jeff van Gundy’s comments on the Pistons’ playoff chances and Darko Milicic’s new career choice. Read More…
After his first season in a Detroit Pistons uniform, Brandon Jennings realizes he needs to improve his game.
“I’m going to be honest. It was my worst year,” Jennings said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. “It was just the worst season ever, a roller coaster.”
Jennings averaged a career-low 15.5 points per game last season and had a career-high 2.7 turnovers per game. However, he did average 7.6 assists per game, which was also a career best. Read More…
This week on Horsepower, host Cameron Billes chats with special guest Don Showalter about his coaching experiences with John Wooden, Andre Drummond and the FIBA USA U-17 men’s basketball team. Read More…
Nick Fairley and Miguel Cabrera are two big names right now in the Detroit sports world. Fairley has recently made headlines for his eating habits, while Cabrera has received a lot of attention over his August hitting struggles.
What do these two athletes have in common? Both have been recipients of DUI’s, and one more Detroit athlete is set to join that list.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe was suspended Sept. 9 without pay by the NBA for a DUI he received in February, just hours after a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This week on Horsepower, Cameron Billes returns with Colin Jackson to recap Detroit’s busy offseason, discuss Greg Monroe’s DUI and reminisce on Chauncey Billups’ terrific career.
Greg Monroe will sign a qualifying offer in Detroit and delay free agency until next season. This means that Monroe’s future with the team officially relies on the team’s performance this upcoming season.
If Monroe performs well, meaning Detroit performs well, he will likely receive a offer to stay in Detroit. Otherwise, he might try walking again.
After a few weeks of inactivity, the Detroit Pistons made headlines again after signing two key players in one night.
On July 15, Stan Van Gundy decided to sign veteran players D.J. Augustin (two-years, $6 million) and Caron Butler (one-year, $4.5 million with a team option).
Augustin, 26-years-old, is a traveled point guard who has spent plenty of time in the NBA dealing with adversity. In his six seasons in the league, Augustin has played for four teams, including division rivals Chicago and Indiana.
Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh might have hogged the headlines during the start of the NBA free agency period, but Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have signed a few players that will make sure to make some headlines of their own.
Detroit’s biggest signing and first free agent acquisition this summer was guard Jodie Meeks, who bolted from the bright lights of Los Angeles and signed a three-year, $19 million deal with the Pistons.
This week on Horsepower, Brooks Laimbeer joins Colin Jackson to discuss Detroit’s latest signings, speculate on Josh Smith and Greg Monroe’s future with the team and predict who the starting five will be.
After seven years of Rodney Stuckey, Detroit fans can say “goodbye” to another Joe Dumars draftee that failed to reach his full potential and “hello” to a Stan Van Gundy-approved line up.
Dumars drafted Stuckey No. 15 overall in the 2007 NBA draft to play as a point guard. The Pistons spent the next seven years gradually transitioning him to a shooting guard with mixed results.
Twenty-six year-old guard D.J. Augustin has signed a two-year,$6 million deal with the Detroit Pistons. The former No. 10 overall pick has had anything but a spotless career, but could be on the verge of a comeback after a successful season with the Chicago Bulls. Joining Augustin will be veteran forward Caron Butler, 34, who is set to make $4.5 million next season with the Pistons.
When Stan Van Gundy accepted the job as President of Basketball Operations and head coach for the Detroit Pistons he made it no secret that he would make the team his own. Almost immediately Van Gundy let go five staff members, including assistant coach Rasheed Wallace. Various men who had worked with Van Gundy in the past replaced them.
Continuing to surround himself with people from his past, Van Gundy next hired old college basketball rival Jeff Bower as the organization’s general manager.
A Piston is back on top of the leaderboards. It may only be the Summer League, but two games in, Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is leading the Orlando Summer League in points per game(28) and is top-five for rebounds per game (8.0). During Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Caldwell-Pope averaged a basket for almost every two minutes he was on the court.
The 2-0 Pistons should welcome these stats after a disappointing rookie season for their shooting guard.
Stan Van Gundy made his first roster move June 26 when the Detroit Pistons drafted Spencer Dinwiddie with the No. 38 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Dinwiddie played point guard for the University of Colorado, and stayed through his junior year. This past season he averaged 14.7 points and 3.8 assists in over 31 minutes per game.
Dinwiddie has incredible size for a point guard, measuring 6-foot-6 and having a wingspan of 6-foot-8.25.