The Detroit Pistons preseason opener against the New York Knicks was a mixed bag of mostly bad things. The final score reflects that, but of the few bright spots, the most important were the quality play of rookies Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren. The Pistons struggled mightily with the Knicks’ aggressive defense and turned the
Welcome back! Now the excitement jumps up a few levels. No long introduction this time, just a reminder that this class does have many prospects who seem to have great potential and this top 10 would be where the Pistons should want to land if they continue to build primarily through the draft. Once more,
Now we start to enter the lottery! This class appears to have good depth already as you will see. Plenty of these incoming freshman and first-year draft eligible prospects in the lottery do have good upside to become more than just role players. As always, only time will tell if this becomes fact, but I
The Detroit Pistons learned a hard lesson during the 117-96 loss at the hands of the feisty New York Knicks. No matter all the new talent you bring in, the ways players have grown their games, and all the new schematic wrinkles you’re excited to introduce — nobody is going to give it to you.
The Detroit Pistons begin NBA preseason tonight against the New York Knicks, but the first look we got at the young squad in Motown was Sunday during an open practice and scrimmage. I was in attendance at Little Caesars Arena and did my best to not overreact too much despite the palpable excitement in the
Cade Cunningham is back, and he’s stronger than ever. The Detroit Pistons are back, and they have more athleticism on the roster than they’ve had in 20 years. Basketball is back and it should be a heck of a lot of fun. Detroit’s opponent for the first preseason game is the new-look New York Knicks
The Pistons Pulse is brought to you by The Detroit Free Press and is co hosted by Bryce Simon of MotorCityHoops and Omari Sankofa II, Detroit Pistons beat writer for The Detroit Free Press. Omari and I bring you an all mailbag episode before the Pistons open pre-season games on Tuesday night vs the Knicks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers winning the Donovan Mitchell Sweepstakes, the Eastern Conference is tougher than ever, and it makes clear that the Detroit Pistons are likely selecting in the lottery for the 2023 NBA Draft. This is not a good thing, this is a great thing! While I have never been one to condone outright tanking
Hey everyone. This is Laz Jackson of Detroit Bad Boys, and we’re back! On this week’s episode Ben Gulker and I talk about the Bojan Bogdanovic trade, our thoughts on Media Day performance, and dole out some over/unders for your 2022-23 Detroit Pistons. Ben and I are excited to be back, excited for this regular
Love it or hate it, it’s hard to be an NBA fan and not be captivated by trades. We live in a world where an entire offseason can be held hostage by a single trade demand, let alone an actual trade! As fans, we love to believe that every player on the roster has positive
Hey y’all! It’s been a while since we’ve recorded a Detroit Bad Boys Podcast (which is returning very, very soon), but in the meantime I wanted to point you to a podcast I did with Hardwood Knocks’ Dan Favale about what to expect from our Detroit Pistons this season. I talked about the Bojan Bogdanovic
Troy Weaver called it “ground zero,” and it’s generating plenty of headlines in the wake of Detroit Pistons media day. While the phrase is certainly provocative, I think it’s more instructive to hone in on the C-suite language Weaver used when describing the organization he leads for the third year. “You go from the red
Love it or hate it, it’s hard to be an NBA fan and not be captivated by trades. We live in a world where an entire offseason can be held hostage by a single trade demand, let alone an actual trade! Fans love to believe that every player on the roster has positive trade value.
The Pistons Pulse is brought to you by The Detroit Free Press and is co hosted by Bryce Simon of MotorCityHoops and Omari Sankofa II, Detroit Pistons beat writer for The Detroit Free Press. Omari and I began this week talking about the move General Manager Troy Weaver made at the end of last week
As with other players acquired in trades by Troy Weaver during my time with Detroit Bad Boys, I am not writing this article with the intention of grading or giving my opinion on the actual trade that netted Bojan Bogdanovic. All I want to do is give the fanbase an idea of the player that
Well, this came out of left field. With training cam right around the corner, Detroit Pistons GM Troy Weaver struck again, trading Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee to the blowing-it-up Utah Jazz for veteran sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic. The DBB crew dove into analyzing the trade and figuring out the fit: 1. First things first, what
The Detroit Pistons shuffled their roster on Thursday with the trade for Bojan Bogdanovic, and on Friday the team announced a slew of promotions and hires throughout its basketball and business operations. Detroit Pistons media day is Monday, and before we can talk basketball exclusively, we gotta talk about organizational matters. Most directly tied to
The Detroit Pistons have acquired Bojan Bogdanovic from the Utah Jazz for Saben Lee and Kelly Olynyk, according to Shams Charania and James Edwards III of the Athletic. The Pistons were looking a bit light in the shooting department, and Bogdanovic is a 39% career shooter from beyond the arc. He averaged 18.1 points per
With a new NBA season about to dawn, it is a great time to take one final deep breath of the summer offseason and think about the not-so-immediate future. More specifically, I’m talking about the 2023 NBA Draft prospects. We don’t know how the Detroit Pistons season will unfold. It could be the play-in tournament,
The Pistons Pulse is brought to you by The Detroit Free Press and is co hosted by Bryce Simon of MotorCityHoops and Omari Sankofa II, Detroit Pistons beat writer for The Detroit Free Press. Omari and I bring you a complete Eastern Conference Preview on this week’s episode of The Pistons Pulse. We go division