Month: September 2020

Omari Sankofa II   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Five top prospects in 2020 NBA draft who could help Detroit Pistons Five top prospects in the 2020 NBA draft who could help the talent-depleted Detroit Pistons. The retooling Detroit Pistons have numerous roster needs. Their need for a franchise point guard might top
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LaMelo Ball was the highest-profile prospect to take part in this year’s virtual draft combine, but as we noted earlier this week, there was an expectation that his participation in the event might be limited. According to Jeremy Woo of SI.com (Twitter link), that will indeed be the case. Sources tell Woo that Ball has
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Kirkland Crawford   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Presidential Debates: Analysis by UM’s Aaron Kall University of Michigan director of Debate and editor of the book, “Debating the Donald”, Aaron Kall, talks about what to look for in the upcoming presidential debates. Tuesday’s presidential debate certainly was something, eh? After the first of
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Trade up? Trade down? Or keep the seventh pick and take your best shot? That’s a hot topic of discussion in this week’s edition of Pistons Mailbag. Mc Saint Nick (@419mcsaintnick): There have been reports of the Pistons wanting to trade down in the draft, possibly with the Celtics. Staying at seven is the best…
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Potential top-10 selection Precious Achiuwa has interviewed with a number of lottery teams, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype tweets. Achiuwa, a power forward who averaged 15.8 PPG and 10.8 MPG as a Memphis freshman last season, has talked to the Kings, Wizards, Knicks, Nets, Cavaliers, Suns, Spurs, Pistons and Thunder, among others. He’s currently listed at No.
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September 28th 2020 at 7:01pm CST by Dana Gauruder Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, who is eligible for a rookie scale extension this offseason, is optimistic he’ll take major steps forward under new coach Billy Donovan, according to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. Markkanen has already spoken with Donovan about how he’ll be more involved
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Omari Sankofa II   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Five top prospects in 2020 NBA draft who could help Detroit Pistons Five top prospects in the 2020 NBA draft who could help the talent-depleted Detroit Pistons. If Killian Hayes becomes a member of the Detroit Pistons this fall, he’ll immediately feel comfortable with his
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Omari Sankofa II   | Detroit Free Press Since taking over as general manager in June, Troy Weaver has been hard at work putting together the rest of his front office. On Monday, the Detroit Pistons announced their completed basketball operations staff.  The new staff includes four new hires: Britta Brown (senior director of basketball administration);
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Rod Beard   | The Detroit News Pistons general manager Troy Weaver is rounding out his staff with new appointments announced Monday. The Pistons added Britta Brown as the senior director of basketball administration and will manage day-to-day team operations and logistics. Brown previously was an assistant athletic director at Eastern Michigan University and played lacrosse
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The Pistons have announced a series of additions to their basketball operations department, confirming a pair of hires that had been previously reported. Here are those new additions and their titles, per the team: Harold Ellis, pro personnel evaluator Ryan West, pro personnel evaluator Britta Brown, senior director of basketball administration Tony Leotti, senior director
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Dylan Windler‘s return to the court has generated a buzz of excitement within the Cavaliers organization, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com writes. Windler, who underwent season-ending surgery in January for a stress fracture in his left leg, has impressed coaches and teammates alike during the team’s mini-camp. The Cavaliers selected him with the No. 26 in
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Omari Sankofa II   | Detroit Free Press Despite the haphazard nature of this NBA offseason, Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey has been impressed with the amount of work his young players have managed to put in.  Phase 2 of group workouts started this week, and Casey hasn’t noticed any conditioning issues. Even though it’s the
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