The Syracuse connections run deep in the Detroit Pistons’ front office. Troy Weaver was an assistant under longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim from 2000-04, and was the primary recruiter of Carmelo Anthony. Pistons assistant general manager and Motor City Cruise president Rob Murphy was also a Syracuse assistant from 2004-11. So Buddy Boeheim, Jim’s youngest
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Apple Podcasts | Spotify • Hosts: Bryce Simon (@MotorCityHoops) and Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) • Producer: Wes Davenport • Editor: Cary Junior. • Executive producers: Anjanette Delgado, Kirkland Crawford • Email: brycesimon3309@gmail.com; osankofa@freepress.com On this episode: This week, the guys breakdown what the acquisitions of Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and Kevin Knox mean and how all three could fit in the plans for next season. Then, the
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The Detroit Pistons have kicked the proverbial can down the road another year — a prudent move to be sure. They’re maintaining financial flexibility for what is potentially a deeper 2023 NBA free agency class, where they will have loads of cap space and a handful of open roster spots. But there aren’t many matches that make sense for
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Detroit — Between Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart, the Detroit Pistons have plenty of players on their Summer League roster who played significant NBA minutes last season. And that’s without mentioning guys like Killian Hayes, Saben Lee and Isaiah Livers, who also are returning from last year and find themselves on this year’s Summer League team.
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The Detroit Pistons have had a quiet free agency period thus far — especially by Troy Weaver’s standards. Rather than the usual flurry of signings we’ve become accustomed to, the Pistons have only made two low-key moves. They re-signed Marvin Bagley III to a three-year, $37.5 million contract — an expected move after trading for him in February —
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The Detroit Pistons have had a quiet free agency period thus far — especially by Troy Weaver’s standards. Rather than the usual flurry of signings we’ve become accustomed to, the Pistons have only made two low-key moves. They re-signed Marvin Bagley III to a three-year, $37.5 million contract — an expected move after trading for him in February —
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There are some trends that have developed among  Troy Weaver’s long list of moves since taking over as general manager three years ago. The Detroit Pistons have prioritized rebuilding through the draft thus far, and have selected six players in the first round during his tenure. They’ve brought in veterans who can still play —
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Unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Knox will sign a two-year, $6MM deal with the Pistons, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). After being selected by the Knicks with the ninth pick in the 2018 draft out of Kentucky, Knox enjoyed a productive rookie season for a rebuilding 17-65 New York club. The 6’7″ forward
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As expected, the Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement with their lone restricted free agent. The Pistons re-signed 23-year-old big man Marvin Bagley III to a three-year, $37.5 million contract Thursday, league sources confirmed to the Free Press, on Day 1 of NBA free agency. The deal is fully guaranteed with no options on either side. The
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