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2016 Schedule
44-38, 3rd in Central
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1dZach Lowe

5 things to watch for in free agency

With the salary cap going through the roof and most teams having money to burn, the NBA's silly season -- which starts Friday -- will not disappoint.

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1dKevin Pelton

Trade grades: Who wins Pistons-Magic deal?

Detroit opened up cap space, and the Magic added a shooting threat in Jodie Meeks. Who won the trade? Kevin Pelton grades the deal.

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Drummond a virtual guarantee to return to Pistons (0:50)
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2dZach Lowe

Hill leads potential free-agent steals

Everyone knows who this year's biggest free-agent prizes are, but Solomon Hill and others make up a group of players who could turn into big bargains on the open market.

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Tolliver could be free-agent steal

Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi write that Anthony Tolliver can be a valuable bench big. Tolliver's numbers don't dazzle, but he's an able defensive contributor. Most underrated FAs (Insider)

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Drummond ranked 3rd among NBA FA's

Kevin Pelton lists Andre Drummond, who is a restricted free agent, behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant despite some box-score numbers that wouldn't match that high status. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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Russillo's top five NBA free agents (2:00)

Pistons' final draft grade: A-

Chad Ford loves the Pistons' two picks. Detroit landed a "high-value" player in Henry Ellenson at No. 18, and 24-year-old Michael Gbinije fell to No. 49 mostly due to his age. Draft grades (Insider)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

There isn't much of a crowd left here at Barclays Center, but the fans who are here were thrilled when Syracuse's Michael Gbinije was announced as the 49th overall pick and made his way from the stands to the stage.

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Ellenson on being drafted by Pistons at No. 18

Pistons F Henry Ellenson tells P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Kestecher and Ryen Russillo about being picked by Detroit with the No. 18 pick in the NBA draft, his mentality on the court and more.

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Ellenson a nice complement to Drummond (1:05)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Henry Ellenson comes off the board with the 18th overall pick, heading to the Pistons. It's the highest a Marquette player has been picked since Dwyane Wade went 5th overall in 2003.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

The Pistons select Marquette forward Henry Ellenson. I'm a little surprised Ellenson fell this far. Concerns about his athleticism abounded, but one of the most skilled young big men in the draft. Can shoot it from three and the mid range and he can play some center too. Good value at 118.

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LeBron says no to Olympics; Melo, others a go

LeBron James made it official Thursday, saying he will not play in this summer's Olympics. Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler and Klay Thompson are among the players who will play.

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Pistons should consider Aggies guard

Alex Caruso is one of Kevin Pelton's favorite sleepers, and Pelton says the Pistons should grab him in the second round. "He has enough size to defend either guard spot and is a capable playmaker who makes good decisions." Brilliant picks (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.019th
Rebounds Per Game46.32nd
Assists Per Game19.427th
Points Allowed101.412th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164438.537
2014-153250.390
2013-142953.354
2012-132953.354
2011-122541.379