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Why the Pistons waived Josh Smith, and what could happen next

Why the Pistons waived Josh Smith, and what could happen next

It was a massive surprise until you truly thought it out. The Detroit Pistons waived Josh Smith on Monday using the NBA’s stretch provision, a collective bargaining agreement complement that allows you to dump a player without having to see the full amo…
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  • ESPN Now: Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy personally told Smit……

    ESPN Now: Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy personally told Smit…

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy personally told Smith that he was being released shortly before noon today, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. Van Gundy str...
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  • Brandon Jennings, Man, What Are You Doing?

    Brandon Jennings, Man, What Are You Doing?

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Dec 18 (4 days ago)
    During last night's game against the Mavericks, Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings spazzed out in a way that would make even Andrea Bargnani cringe :Read more...
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  • Charlie Villanueva Talks Marriage Proposal, UCONN Title & M…

    Charlie Villanueva Talks Marriage Proposal, UCONN Title & More In Google Chat

    dimemag.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    Last Friday, we were invited to SportsBlog.com’s Hanging with the Pro’s which featured current Dallas Maverick and former member of the 2004 UConn Huskie National Championship team, Charlie Villanueva. There was no guided direction for the conversation …
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  • GIF: Blake Griffin’s Big-To-Big Lob To DeAndre Jordan

    GIF: Blake Griffin’s Big-To-Big Lob To DeAndre Jordan

    dimemag.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    Blake Griffin had 18 points and seven rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan had a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Clippers bigs largely outplayed Detroit’s three-headed monster in the front-court during a 113-91 win in LA Monday night. A simp…
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  • Andre Drummond snaps photo driving 26 MPH over speed limit

    Andre Drummond snaps photo driving 26 MPH over speed limit

    If you want to re-route some misplaced anger toward an NBA player today, Andre Drummond should be your guy. The Detroit Pistons center not only Snapchatted a picture while driving on Saturday, completely stupid and reckless to begin with, but the photo …
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  • Stan Van Gundy Shows Us How Much It Hurts To Coach Josh Smith

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

    deadspin.com Dec 8
    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 …
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  • Russell Westbrook's Dunk Makes The Pistons' Bench Sit Up Straig…

    Russell Westbrook's Dunk Makes The Pistons' Bench Sit Up Straight

    deadspin.com Dec 7
    Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook waited a half-second before accelerating and throwing down a strong dunk, but watch Detroit's bench as he throws it down. The Pistons' bench reacts like they just saw something gruesome. Because they did.Read more...
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  • Watch Russell Westbrook Knife Through Defense For Monstrous Tom…

    Watch Russell Westbrook Knife Through Defense For Monstrous Tomahawk Slam

    dimemag.com Dec 7
    This might be our favorite play of the young season so far. Watch Russell Westbrook knife through the defense and rise for a monstrous cock-back, tomahawk jam before letting out a primal scream and pose in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win over the Detroi…
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  • Drummond admits 'mistake' after posting picture

    Drummond admits 'mistake' after posting picture

    Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond acknowledged he made a ''silly mistake'' after a picture of him driving at what appeared to be nearly 100 mph showed up on the Internet.
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  • C's Smart (ankle) back, but not 100 percent

    C's Smart (ankle) back, but not 100 percent

    ESPN.com Dec 3
    Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart played for the first time in 10 games Wednesday because of an ankle injury, but coach Brad Stevens said afterward that Smart is not yet ready to return to a full-time role with the team.
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  • Richard Hamilton on playing for Tom Thibodeau: 'Practice was to…

    Richard Hamilton on playing for Tom Thibodeau: 'Practice was tough'

    yahoo.com Dec 3
    Richard Hamilton and the Chicago Bulls never really clicked. More specifically, Richard Hamilton and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau never really clicked. Hamilton was signed to great fanfare in the late autumn of 2011 after being bought out by the Detroit Pi…
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  • Warriors win 9th straight, extend Pistons' skid

    Warriors win 9th straight, extend Pistons' skid

    ESPN.com Nov 30
    Draymond Green scored 20 points and Stephen Curry added 16 points and 10 assists as the Golden State Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 104-93 Sunday for their ninth straight victory.
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  • Chris Paul wears initials of fan's late mom on sneaker vs. Pist…

    Chris Paul wears initials of fan's late mom on sneaker vs. Pistons

    yahoo.com Nov 26
    If you were watching closely during Wednesday's matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons, you might have noticed that Clippers point guard Chris Paul had something written on his sneakers: ... but you might not have known why the All…
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  • Pistons' Jennings (thumb) out vs. Bucks

    Pistons' Jennings (thumb) out vs. Bucks

    nba.com Nov 25
    Detroit guard Brandon Jennings will miss his first game of the season Tuesday at Milwaukee because of a hyperextended left thumb.
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  • Brandon Jennings says his Pistons don't shoot straight because …

    Brandon Jennings says his Pistons don't shoot straight because 'we don’t shoot in practice'

    For more than a few of us, the addition of Stan Van Gundy to the bench of the Detroit Pistons was supposed to serve as a panacea – and that’s an understandable expectation in the face of the return of a very good coach. Van Gundy is charged with both cl…
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  • Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Tal…

    Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Talk Smack

    dimemag.com Nov 21
    Things could be worse for the 3-9 Detroit Pistons – at least coaches and players are standing up for each other. After the Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris saying Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a game-winning shot because he “doesn’t have any heart,” Stan…
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  • Video - Pistons Waive Josh Smith With 2 Years Left On Deal 02:03

    Pistons Waive Josh Smith With 2 Years Left On Deal

    Dec 22
    Chris Broussard reacts to the news that the Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, who still had two years and at least $26 million remaining on his contract after this season. Broussard discusses which teams may be interested in Smith.
  • Video - Raptors Win Fifth Straight 01:26

    Raptors Win Fifth Straight

    Dec 19
    The Raptors used a balanced attack withsix players in double figures to top the Pistons 110-100.
  • Video - Mavs Run Past Pistons 00:58

    Mavs Run Past Pistons

    Dec 17
    Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis combined to score 57 points in the Mavericks' 117-106 win over the Pistons.
  • Video - Clippers Crush Pistons 01:06

    Clippers Crush Pistons

    Dec 15
    Six Clippers scored in double figures in Los Angeles' 113-91 win over Detroit.

Sports Columnists

  • ESPN Now

    Dec 22
    Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy personally told Smith that he was being released shortly before noon today, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. Van Gundy str...
  • Dallas Mavericks frontrunners for Jermaine O'Neal after Rajon Rondo acquis…

    Dec 19
    The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
  • Rajon Rondo trade from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks 'on course' to h…

    Dec 18
    A source with knowledge of the Rajon Rondo trade talks says a "deal is on course to happen tonight."
  • Every NBA Team's Chance Of Winning A Title By 2019

    Dec 18
    I can see Madison Square Garden from my Manhattan apartment. This year, the arena installed along the exterior columns of the building -- blue, red a...