Reggie Jackson Is Very Surprised To Learn He Had 20 Assists Tonight

Reggie Jackson really wanted out from Oklahoma City, and with Brandon Jennings sidelined with a ruptured Achilles, he's getting a chance to make a team his own for the first time. Tonight he had his best game as a Piston, scoring an efficient 23 points and dropping 20 dimes in a win over the Grizzlies. You can see… » 3/18/15 1:31am 3/18/15 1:31am

The Thunder, Pistons, And Jazz Made A Good Trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder are glad they got rid of Reggie Jackson. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are glad; the coach and front office are glad; the fans are glad. By all accounts, by the time they finally traded him yesterday, in a three-way deal that landed him in Detroit, the discontented backup guard had… » 2/20/15 1:55pm 2/20/15 1:55pm

Brandon Jennings Leaves Game With Suspected Torn Achilles

Detroit star point guard Brandon Jennings left last night's game against the Bucks after suffering what appeared to be a painful third-quarter ankle injury. Woj is now reporting the Pistons fear Jennings suffered a torn Achilles tendon and that his season is over. » 1/25/15 11:52am 1/25/15 11:52am

Greg Monroe Goes Silent Rather Than Throw Josh Smith Under The Bus

The Pistons have gone 10-2 since cutting Josh Smith, including last night's win over the Indiana Pacers that featured a last second tip-in by Andre Drummond. One of the players to benefit most from Smith's absence is Greg Monroe, who has more time to work in the post now that defenses can't double him and dare Smith… » 1/17/15 6:15pm 1/17/15 6:15pm

Nothing Prettier Than A Brandon Jennings Floater

Brandon Jennings's floater is a gorgeous, arcing, wisp of a shot; it darts just through and over a mess of limbs on its way up before dropping clean through the net, occasionally flying high enough to kiss off the top of the glass before coming back down. It's a perfect shot. There's nothing exactly like it in the… » 1/13/15 2:33pm 1/13/15 2:33pm

Hey, Whoa, Maybe The Pistons Are Good Now

The Detroit Pistons went to Dallas and beat the hell out of the Mavericks last night, 108-95, for their seventh consecutive victory. They're 7-0 since waiving Josh Smith on Dec. 22; they were 5-23 before that. Maybe they are good, now! » 1/08/15 2:18pm 1/08/15 2:18pm

SVG On Playing Defense With 0.1 Seconds Left: "Form A Fucking Wall"

Stan Van Gundy coached his Pistons to a 105-104 win in San Antonio tonight over the Spurs, and a late inbound attempt with a tenth of a second remaining led him to advise Detroit players to "just form a fucking wall" around the rim. It was good advice! » 1/06/15 11:18pm 1/06/15 11:18pm

The Cavaliers Are Stinking Out The Joint

The Cavs got their asses kicked inside-out by the terrible, terrible Pistons last night, 103-80, in Cleveland. They're 18-12 on the season, 5-5 in their last 10 games, fifth in the woeful Eastern Conference. They stink. » 12/29/14 10:45am 12/29/14 10:45am

Josh Smith Has Been So, So, So, So Bad This Year

Stan van Gundy has thrown Josh Smith into a volcano. Surely, this is the funniest thing that will happen in the NBA this year. But while we wait to see where Josh ends up next—the Rockets are apparently in the lead, but we all want him on the Mavs—let us remember that however well we think he might fit into another… » 12/22/14 3:42pm 12/22/14 3:42pm

The Detroit Pistons Just Straight-Up Released Josh Smith

Damn, man. The word from ESPN's Marc Stein is that the Detroit Pistons have waived Josh Smith, as sure a sign as any that Stan Van Gundy and the front office are fed the fuck up with this current version of the team. » 12/22/14 12:13pm 12/22/14 12:13pm

Stan Van Gundy Shows Us How Much It Hurts To Coach Josh Smith

One of the many problems Stan Van Gundy faced when he took over the Detroit Pistons was Josh Smith's dreadful three-point shooting. He shot 265 threes last season and only hit 26 percent of them, but Stan Van has managed to put the straps on him a bit this year. Smith's shot just 30 threes so far (he's hit only eight… » 12/08/14 12:16pm 12/08/14 12:16pm

Where Were You For "Malice At The Palace?"

It was 10 years ago tonight that the Pacers and Pistons came to blows, sparking the strangest, scariest, and still, today, the most improbable NBA happening of our lives. Players fighting fans in the stands; fans fighting players on the court. It was unforgettable. » 11/19/14 9:45am 11/19/14 9:45am

Cops: Greg Monroe Peed Himself During DUI Arrest

"I'm just trying not to be in the newspaper," said the professional basketball player who, according to police, urinated on himself while being booked for impaired driving. It almost worked. » 9/11/14 10:23am 9/11/14 10:23am

Stan Van Gundy Is Going To Be So Mad At The Pistons, All The Time

Stan Van Gundy, a favorite around these parts, has been hired to "reshape" the Pistons. God help him. » 5/14/14 12:58pm 5/14/14 12:58pm

Josh Smith Gets Mozgov'd By Mozgov, Wants To Quit Life

For once, Timofey Mozgov was the one throwing a forearm into some poor schmuck's face before cramming one on his head, and it was good. As for Josh Smith, well, that's the unmistakable reaction of a man who is on a 25-win team and has just about had it with this bullshit. » 3/20/14 10:47am 3/20/14 10:47am

Klay Thompson Dunk Sends Kyle Singler Stumbling Into Crowd

There are better dunks and worse posterizations than this Thompson-Singler affair, but Singler's exit makes this fantastic. Despite his efforts to remain upright, he stumbles back for what feels like forever, until he runs into the cameraman. It's at this point that he gives in to momentum and just plunges into the… » 2/24/14 11:10pm 2/24/14 11:10pm

Pistons Fire Coach Mo Cheeks; Nobody Bothers To Tell The Players

Yesterday, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that the Detroit Pistons had fired head coach Mo Cheeks. But Woj didn't just break the news to the NBA fans of the world, he also broke it to at least two Pistons players. » 2/10/14 9:56am 2/10/14 9:56am

Is Josh Smith The Worst Three-Point Shooter Of All Time?

The Detroit Bad Boys blog has an interesting and fundamentally unsurprising post about Josh Smith and his catastrophic shooting this season. So we thought, Why not pile on? Here are a few ways in which Josh Smith is even worse than he seems in an article that concludes he's the worst three-point shooter of all time. » 1/22/14 2:06pm 1/22/14 2:06pm

Josh Smith And The Deeply Constipated Offense Of The Detroit Pistons

Coming into this season, the Detroit Pistons were flagged by a lot of advanced metrics as a likely candidates for a sneaky good year. Instead, Detroit, and especially its offense, has been among the most comically misshapen teams in recent history. » 12/11/13 7:02pm 12/11/13 7:02pm