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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: Just before Pistons preseason games get started, Bryce and Omari open up the mailbag and field your questions on the starting lineup, the rotation, Kemba Walker and all things preseason. They
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Detroit — According to the NBA, there were 1,700 transition take-fouls called throughout the course of the 2021-22 season, limiting the opportunity for a highlight dunk or explosive play. As a result, the league instituted a change to the rules that will impose heightened penalties when a defensive player commits a transition take-foul, an intentional
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Detroit — Dwane Casey walked around the Pistons practice facility with his hands behind his back and observed each set of players as they worked on improving their game. He glanced at third-year guard Killian Hayes as he completed a series of 3-point shots, which included catch-and-shoot and off-the-dribble simulations. He watched Isaiah Stewart and
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Detroit — Pistons guard Killian Hayes made adjustments to his shooting form that he hopes, combined with confidence, will improve his shooting from beyond the 3-point arc. During the offseason, the third-year guard worked with Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen and senior advisor/player development coach John Beilein on the mechanics of his jump shot. “I
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The Detroit Pistons have embraced a “trial-by-fire” approach with their recent guards taken early in the NBA draft. The results so far have been mixed. Killian Hayes and Cade Cunningham were both rookie starters as soon as they were healthy. Cunningham started slow after missing training camp, preseason and five of his first six regular
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Detroit — Jaden Ivey showed glimpses of his ability to use his athleticism in transition during the Pistons’ Summer League stint in Las Vegas in July. In the first game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Ivey found himself in a two-on-one fast-break situation alongside forward Braxton Key. In most transition scenarios, the wing receives the
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