Detroit Free Press

Apple Podcasts | Spotify • Hosts: Bryce Simon (@MotorCityHoops) and Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) • Producer: Wes Davenport • Editor: Cary Junior II • Executive producers: Anjanette Delgado, Kirkland Crawford • Email: brycesimon3309@gmail.com; osankofa@freepress.com On this episode: We know now where the Pistons will pick in the first round of the NBA draft. After dealing with the initial shock of falling to fifth overall, the guys break
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It’s too early to deliver a verdict on the Detroit Pistons’ rebuild. But nearly three years in, this much is clear — they’ve done a good job at drafting. They’ve produced three All-Rookie players in the last two drafts, which Troy Weaver dutifully reminded reporters and fans after Tuesday’s unsatisfying lottery outcome in which the Pistons
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The Detroit Pistons got lucky during last year’s NBA draft lottery, moving up one spot to secure the first overall pick. That pick became Cade Cunningham, who had one of the best rookie seasons in franchise history. The Pistons didn’t get lucky this year. They entered Tuesday’s lottery with the third-best odds, but fell two spots
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Detroit Pistons fans just wanted more losses. That’s the indication after the Pistons, owners of the third-worst record in the league last season, “fell” to the No. 5 pick in the 2022 NBA draft following Tuesday’s lottery. Trouble was brewing for Detroit fans after deputy NBA commissioner Mark Tatum announced during the Chicago ceremony that the
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Isiah Thomas made his NBA debut Oct. 30, 1981 with the Detroit Pistons. They hosted the Milwaukee Bucks at the Pontiac Silverdome, and Milwaukee’s roster featured arguably the greatest Piston in franchise history at the time — Bob Lanier. Lanier would eventually become a friend and mentor to Thomas, who led the Pistons to their
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The NBA released the 76 players invited to the NBA scouting combine in Chicago, May 16-22. Among the invitees are a pair of early entrants that would interest local fans. Freshmen Max Christie, of Michigan State basketball, and Moussa Diabate, of Michigan basketball, both made the cut. Christie, a 6-foot-6 guard, started all 35 games
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