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Drummond in line for max-level extension

Detroit has not been an enticing location for big-time free agents. So the Pistons would be wise to extend Andre Drummond to a max-deal, regardless of the cap space it could save, writes Zach Lowe. Grantland: Extensionland

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OTD: Grant Hill traded to Magic

Fifteen years ago today, Grant Hill was traded to Orlando as part of a sign-and-trade deal that gave him a 7-yr/$93M contract. Thanks to injuries, Hill was limited to 200 games over those 7 seasons.

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Brash Johnson faces early lessons

Amin Elhassan writes that Detroit Pistons small forward Stanley Johnson should soon learn he can't push around opponents like he did at Arizona. Most NBA-ready rookies (Insider)

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Elhassan: Scouting the most NBA-ready rookies

Karl-Anthony Towns will be a solid starter right away, while it might take longer for fellow rooks D'Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, according to Amin Elhassan's Rookie Readiness Scale.

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Report: Drummond, Johnson becoming fast friends

The Detroit Pistons used the 8th selection in the 2015 NBA draft to take Stanley Johnson out of Arizona. Johnson has been with the Pistons for just over a month and already he and starting center Andre Drummond are spending a lot of time together.

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Report: Bower drives Pistons from behind the scenes

Stan Van Gundy runs the Detroit Pistons as president of basketball operations and head coach. While Van Gundy has final say on all moves, the person behind the scenes doing a lot of the work in the group is general manager Jeff Bower.

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Report: Why Bullock should stick with Pistons

The Detroit Pistons acquired swingman Reggie Bullock as part of a multi-player deal with the Phoenix Suns earlier this month. Bullock has a strong chance to stick with the Pistons due to his defense.

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Johnson best in 2015 draft class?

Detroit forward Stanley Johnson may have had the most impressive summer league of this draft class. He looked polished in open court, shot well from the perimeter and showed power on offense. NBA rookie watch (Insider)

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South Beach Sessions: Stan, Jeff Van Gundy

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy cover Stan's job, Jeff's interviews with the Pelicans and Nuggets and the perception of coaches in the NBA.

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Report: Pistons remain cautious on Jennings, but encouraged

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is in the process of recovering from the torn left Achilles tendon. Based on the normal timelines to return from that injury, the team is hopeful Jennings may be cleared to play near the start of the 2015-16 NBA regular season.

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Drummond due a payday

With enticing upside, Andre Drummond only needs a little help to become one of the best centers in the league. A max deal could be in his future. 2016 free-agent Big Board 1.0 (Insider)

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Report: Thomas expects to stick with Pistons

After playing well for the Detroit Pistons summer league team in Orlando earlier this month, forward Adonis Thomas is confident he will make the regular season opening night roster.

Losing Monroe Hurts Detroit's Grade

The Pistons added plenty of depth this offseason by signing five potential rotation players. Nobody they added is as good as Greg Monroe, however, and they overpaid for Aron Baynes, writes Kevin Pelton. Eastern Conference grades (Insider)

Van Gundy not worried by Jackson deal

Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy believes the $80M that PG Reggie Jackson received in his new deal will soon look like a bargain: "The only thing that mattered in this whole process with us was to make sure we got him signed long term. ... As we get two years down the road and look at what's going on in this league and where the numbers are gonna go ... we know this is going to be a bargain."

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Report: Drummond key for Pistons' gamble to pay off

The Detroit Pistons have signed point guard Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract and soon the agenda will turn to Andre Drummond's extension.

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Van Gundy: Jackson 'big part of our foundation'

With his five-year, $80 million deal made official, Reggie Jackson was introduced in a news conference in which coach and president Stan Van Gundy highlighted Jackson as a foundational player.

It All Centers On Drummond In Detroit

Andre Drummond is ranked second behind Anthony Davis in the under-26 forecasts. The Pistons' roster has been reshaped to center around Drummond, putting a lot of pressure on Detroit's big man. Doolittle: Ranking young cores (Insider)

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.94th
Assists Per Game21.616th
Points Allowed99.514th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153250.390
2013-142953.353
2012-132953.353
2011-122541.378
2010-113052.365