Cameron Billes and Colin Jackson bring you the eighth episode of Horsepower. Listen for a discussion on who the Pistons could hire as their next head coach, how tanking could come to an end and a whole lot more.
With five games remaining in the regular season, the Pistons currently are the owners of the eighth worst record in the NBA. Unfortunately for Detroit, the NBA has a draft lottery where any of the teams that do not make the playoffs can move up the draft order or move down.
Detroit’s first-round pick is top-eight protected this season, meaning that if they get a pick in the top eight, they keep it. If it falls to ninth or lower, Detroit must give up the rights to their pick to the Charlotte Bobcats.
The 2013-14 NBA season is winding down, and the Detroit Pistons are sitting outside of the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
What personnel deserves to return next season? Horsepower takes you through “Trash ‘Em or Keep ‘Em” where the coach, general manager and each player are evaluated and given a final result of ‘trash ‘em or ‘keep ‘em.
Cameron Billes brings you the seventh episode of Horsepower. Listen for a review of the Pistons’ most recent games and a whole lot more.
March Madness is upon us, but could the Pistons be looking to join the action? According to a Sports Illustrated report, the Pistons are expected to pursue Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo to be their new head coach this offseason.
Detroit fired their first year coach Maurice Cheeks back on February 9, and have been led by John Loyer ever since. During that time the Pistons have failed to live up to their preseason expectations and have produced a record of 26-44.
Expectations for the Pistons coming in to the 2013-2014 season were quite high. With the acquisitions of Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings, it seemed as if it was finally time for the Pistons to end their playoff drought.
Currently, Detroit is 24-39 and three games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The team’s lack of success has led to first-year head coach Maurice Cheeks getting fired and, presumably, general manager Joe Dumars also getting fired at season’s end.
Joe Dumars still holds the title of Detroit Pistons general manager, but could another former Piston great, and Dumars’ teammate, soon be the next owner of that job?
In a season where playoffs were once a realistic expectation, the Pistons have underwhelmed the city of Detroit. The Pistons are 24-37 and are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
Lebron James might be the the best player in the NBA right now, but who will follow in his footsteps and become the next face of the NBA? Horsepower ranks the 10 best rising stars under the age of 24 and when they will make their biggest impact.
The NBA trade deadline is less than 24 hours away and two trades have already been completed.
Will the Pistons sit tight and watch other teams make moves or will General Manager Joe Dumars make some news of his own?
The Pistons made big news Sunday afternoon when they fired first year head coach Maurice Cheeks. Are they giving up on the season and looking forward to the 2014-2015 season?
Horsepower discusses who the Pistons could target as their next head coach and all of the All-Star Game festivities.
Wednesday night, the Detroit Pistons finished their two-game Florida road trip against the Orlando Magic.
The Magic had no trouble scoring against the Pistons’ defense, scoring more than 30 points in the second and third quarters. It was another lackluster performance from the Pistons as they lost 112-98.
The Detroit Pistons looked to end their four-game losing streak Tuesday night when they hosted the Orlando Magic.
Detroit completely outplayed the Magic, outscoring them by 12 points in the second quarter and eight points in the third.
Andre Drummond led the Pistons, scoring 13 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Brandon Jennings also had a solid game for Detroit, scoring 20 points and dishing out eight assists. Read More…
The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and the Detroit Pistons are right in the middle of trade discussions. Who would look good in the Pistons’ red and blue? Who could be packing their bags to a new hometown?
There are four weeks until the deadline, and each week until then, Horsepower will be informing you on potential deals the Pistons could make.
This week features a former Piston and one of the most under appreciated players in the entire league.
Wednesday night, the Pistons traveled to Wisconsin to challenge the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks came into the game with the worst record in the NBA at 8-32.
The Pistons led by six points at halftime, but could never break away. Detroit’s second half struggles continued and the Pistons lost the game, 104-101.
The Pistons have lost four out of their last five games, putting them at 17-26 on the season. Is it time for the front office to shake things up?
Horsepower discusses who the Pistons could target at the upcoming trade deadline and whether or not Joe Dumars and Mo Cheeks still deserve their jobs.
The NBA All-Star Game is less then a month away. On February 16, the best players in the league will take their talents to New Orleans, La., to showcase them. The last Piston to play in the all-star game was Allen Iverson in 2009. Is this the year that drought ends? Andre Drummond sure hopes so.
Drummond has been Detroit’s best player this season and is one of the best up-and-coming big men in the league. This season, Drummond is averaging 12.7 points per game, 12.6 rebounds per game and almost two blocks per game.
Detroit looked to extend their winning streak to three games Friday night, when they hosted the Utah Jazz.
The underwhelming Jazz have struggled this season, but a terrific performance by rookie Trey Burke helped them end the Pistons’ streak. Burke led all Jazz players with 20 points and added 12 assists in their 110-89 victory over Detroit.
The Pistons are currently riding a two-game winning streak after they had previously lost six in a row. With an easy stretch in the schedule coming up, will they be able to continue their winning ways?
Horsepower discusses Andre Drummond’s bid for the upcoming All-Star Game, why Rodney Stuckey is still in contention for Sixth Man of the Year, and whether or not Josh Smith and Greg Monroe can continue to coexist. Read More…
Tuesday night, the Detroit Pistons traveled to “The Big Apple” to face off against the New York Knicks. The Pistons entered the game with a four-game losing streak.
The game was relatively competitive, up until the third quarter when the Knicks outscored Detroit 32-17.
Detroit looked to get their winning ways back on track against the Washington Wizards Saturday night. Unfortunately for the Pistons, the Wizards had other plans.
Washington scored 62 points in the first half, in which the Pistons put forth their worst defensive effort of the season.
Coach Maurice Cheeks was so upset with his team, that he decided to bench Josh Smith for the entire second half. Read More…