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…
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.
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.
Colin Jackson and honorary co-host, Spencer Ray, discuss the current offseason world of the Detroit Pistons. With the offseason for the Detroit Pistons, the news and quick hits never stop. Read More…
Pistons power forward Greg Monroe’s contract is up. He has been in the NBA for four years and is no closer to an NBA title than the day he was drafted with the Pistons’ first round pick in the 2010 Draft.
This last season, defense was a major issue for Monroe due to the fact that the team’s three big men had trouble discerning their defensive roles. Monroe’s average rebounds, blocks and steals all decreased the past season compared to the previous year before small forward Josh Smith was added to the roster.
Almost a full month has passed since former president of the Pistons organization Joe Dumars stepped down from his position. Dumars’ long awaited departure from the general management position added a second vacant spot on the team. The first and longest vacant position the team has is that of head coach.
Dumars had a long history of firing head coaches after short periods with the team and let Maurice Cheeks go halfway through this past season. Since then, John Loyer, an assistant coach who worked with Cheeks for many years in three different cities, has been running the team.
Racist troubles wracked the NBA world during the first round of the NBA playoffs, stemming from the comments of Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling to his ex-girlfriend. Within hours of the TMZ premiere of the tape, in which Sterling made several racist comments involving black patrons of Clippers games, a media firestorm was underway.
Within days, NBA commissioner Adam Silver condemned the comments and held a vote for NBA owners, that resulted in Sterling’s banishment from the NBA without taking away his ownership.
With news of Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks comes a new firestorm whether or not racism is still alive in the NBA.
Sterling himself has denied being a racist and the Clippers organization has officially denied Sterling’s potential racism as well. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has made his own comments in response to the whole situation in a very professional manner. Read More…
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.
An anonymous source reports that three-time NBA Champion Joe Dumars is no longer the President of the Detroit Pistons.
This news comes as no surprise to many Pistons fans due to the fact that Dumars has missed the playoffs once again. Dumars will likely take on an advising role with the franchise.
It is all over.
Hayes and Blake discuss their sadness to the end of the NCAA Tournament and give their take on the championship game. They also look ahead to next year for the Spartans and what needs to improve for another run in the Tournament.
The sadness that is felt over the end of the basketball season is nothing compared to the sadness felt over the loss of young Lacey Holsworth this week. Read 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.
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.
23-34 is not usually the record of a team in playoff contention.
Through a coach firing, bricks galore and a horrible conference, the Detroit Pistons miraculously find themselves four games out of the playoffs with 25 games remaining. Their recent 1-5 stretch has not helped their chances, but with no one wanting to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in prime position to screw up yet another season.
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 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.
While their history may be legendary, the past few years for the Detroit Pistons’ basketball organization have been the complete opposite.
The Pistons have not made the playoffs since 2009 and these past four years have been brutal on the organization. They have finished No. 12 (2010), No. 11 (2011), No. 10 (2012) and No. 11 (2013) in the Eastern Conference over the past four years and just have not been able to pull themselves out of their slump. Read More…
After a MLK Day drubbing by the Los Angeles Clippers, the Detroit Pistons found themselves with a record of 17-24. At this time last year, an “inferior” Pistons squad was 16-25. The addition of superstars does not guarantee success, I suppose. Detroit must do something to break out of their funk and take advantage of a weak Eastern Conference, and it starts with the starting lineup.
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…