Stanley Johnson will take his first steps toward earning playing time during summer league play in Orlando beginning Saturday.
More to come from Detroit's Jackson
At age 25, Reggie Jackson is only starting to reach his peak, which lands him at No. 22 on Kevin Pelton's list of top NBA free agents. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)
The Pistons have a few interesting options for back-up centers in free agency.
The Milwaukee Bucks progressed quickly toward their top offseason priority, moving to the brink of a long-term deal with restricted free agent Khris Middleton, according to league sources.
Is Greg Monroe worth $16 million?
As the NBA transitions away from back-to-the-basket play, how do we value Monroe's old-school game? He posted career highs in scoring and rebounding last season, but he's still unreliable away from the basket, writes Amin Elhassan. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)
Monroe Likely To Be Overpaid
While the NBA Finals showcased the importance of versatile defenders, the NBA's love for big men could still lead to a payday for centers like Greg Monroe. 5-on-5: Free agency preview
The Detroit Pistons seem to be set at four starting positions, with small forward being open. With that in mind, Stan Van Gundy will target that spot when free agency opens early tomorrow morning.
Greg Monroe isn't sure where he'll be playing next season, but he's pretty sure it won't be with the Pistons, saying, "I don't want to be anywhere I'm not wanted."
Detroit Pistons free-agent center Greg Monroe said he wants to play for a team "ready to win." Monroe will reportedly speak this week to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.
The Detroit Pistons, like all NBA teams, use some form of analytics to help them make roster moves. A company in Chicago has been hired by basketball operations to help them get through all the statistics.
As rumors continue to swirl about the Pistons moving from the Palace at Auburn Hills, could they move in with the Red Wings downtown?
Was Stanley Johnson the right choice?
Over Justise Winslow? That's the question that is likely to follow Johnson throughout his time with the Pistons. Detroit opted for Johnson's intangibles over Winslow's excellent makeup at No. 8. Add in uninspired second-round choice Darrun Hilliard, and ESPN's Bradford Doolittle gives Detroit's draft a thumbs-down. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down
Ford: Detroit took the wrong wing
The Pistons needed a small forward in the draft, but Chad Ford thinks they "drafted a guy who looks the part over someone who is the part." Taking Stanley Johnson over Justise Winslow -- and reaching with their second-round pick -- earns the Pistons one of Ford's worst grades. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)
Broussard's free agent landing guesses
Chris Broussard joined Mike & Mike to predict where the big free-agent names will land. Kevin Love? "In my mind I'm thinking Cleveland or L.A. I will say Cleveland with a little bit of hesitation."
The 2015 NBA draft is over. Who deserves high marks for their picks? After 60 selections Thursday night, Chad Ford hands out his grades for every squad.
The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.
With the eighth overall pick in Thursday night's draft, the Detroit Pistons took Arizona small forward Stanley Johnson.
Pistons: Villanova SG Darrun Hilliard selected with 38th pick in NBA Draft; Jay Bilas labels him "good shooter"
Chad Ford offers a quick digest of winners and losers of the 2015 NBA draft.
Stanley Johnson's secret is his mom
Karen Taylor was a Hall of Fame player at Jackson State in her own right: "I made sure he was ambidextrous. That he could use both of his hands. And I made sure he understood the game, on and off the court. That he understood the 5-position, the 4, the 3, the 2 and 1." (Rob Tringali for ESPN)
Johnson: My goal is rookie of the year
"I just think I'm the best player in the draft. I say that with confidence. ... Detroit vs. everybody!"
Bilas: Stanley Johnson, two-sport body
"He's got a body for the NBA -- he's got a body for the NFL. He's like a linebacker, and nobody's going to get in his way."
NBA Prospect: Stanley Johnson
Chad Ford breaks down Stanley Johnson's skill set as Johnson gets set to enter the NBA.
Insider profile: Stanley Johnson
There’s a knock on Johnson that he’s inconsistent and struggles to finish at the rim. As a freshman, he backed up a respectable 37.1% shooting from behind the arc with 74.2% free throw shooting. Johnson averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season. Lead team in scoring