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2016 Schedule
44-38, 3rd in Central

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.

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)

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Ford's Mock Draft 10.3: Latest picks, trade talk

The NBA draft is live now (ESPN & WatchESPN), and trade talk is picking up. Chad Ford dishes his latest intel on how the draft will go and which teams will make deals.

Dapping with Adam Silver (4:30)
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Offseason questions for Motor City

Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on what big trades, big free agent moves and other big decisions to expect in the next few weeks. Do Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond provide a championship-level foundation for Detroit? Biggest offseason questions (Insider)

On this date: Lakers top Pistons in Game 7 to claim title (1:07)
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Drummond to be restricted free agent

Detroit's Andre Drummond headlines this summer's restricted free-agent class. The All-Star center could flirt with offers from other teams, but the Pistons are in favor of offering him a max contract. Top free-agency storylines

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Cameron Bairstow (to Detroit) and Spencer Dinwiddie (to Chicago) have non-guaranteed 2016-17 salaries so we'll see if either sticks with their new team after today's trade. I'd handicap Dinwiddie's chances better since the Bulls could use a better backup behind oft-injured Derrick Rose. Chicago also gets more time to decide since Dinwiddie's contract doesn't become partiality guaranteed until the start of the regular season. Bairstow has a July 25 guarantee date, per BasketballInsiders.com.

Team Stats

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

Team History