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August 29, 2014 Updates

Drummond also expressed appreciation Thursday for the FIBA international regulations of play. Often a victim of NBA offensive goaltending rules, the Pistons center cited a more lax policy with FIBA — allowing offensive players to touch the ball inside the cylinder of the rim. “The FIBA game is great for me; I can really use that rule to our benefit,” he said. But the switch from NBA to FIBA has also required some adjustments. Besides learning to play with new teammates, Drummond said the reduced physicality of international league play is a challenge NBA players have to adapt to. “The refs just watch out more for certain things to make sure players don’t get hurt,” he said. Detroit Free Press

August 26, 2014 Updates

FC Barcelona was interested in Gigi Datome, but he has chosen Detroit. "My goal is to try another year in the NBA and draw a line with my experience at the end of next season. I signed a two-year deal precisely because so many players, in their first season in America, have had difficulties. There was an offer or a negotiation but anyway we stopped it, along with my agent, because I decided to stay in the NBA." La Gazzetta dello Sport

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For the second time in three games, Andre Drummond didn't play in one of Team USA's exhibitions. That might not bode well for Drummond's chances of making the team that will travel to Spain for the upcoming World Cup. The Detroit Pistons center is battling for the No. 3 center's job behind Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets and DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. And despite scoring 12 points in a rout over the Dominican Republic, he didn't get off the bench in Friday's 112-86 victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden. Booth Newspapers

Given the stalemates that have gone on with Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe and Pistons forward Greg Monroe, the best option for both players would seem to be some sort of sign-and-trade. Bledsoe has been shopped around the league for the past month, while the Washington Post’s Michael Lee reports that Monroe’s agent, David Falk, has sought sign-and-trade deals to get his client out of Detroit. But, as one league general manager told Sporting News this week, their potential free agency next summer has cooled the market for each. Sporting News

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Drummond wasn’t supposed to be ready to play as a rookie when the Pistons stole him with the No. 9 pick in 2012, but he wound up playing a major role as a rookie and cemented his place as one of the league’s future great big men. He wasn’t supposed to be a part of the United States national team just yet, either, but he’s ready for the future to be now. “I don’t plan on going home,” he said of his ultimate fate with roster decisions looming. “I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job here these past couple of weeks really proving I could be a part of this team. We have a lot of great players out here. I’m not going to back down. I know what’s at stake. I want to win a gold medal.” NBA.com

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The Chicago Bulls announced today their 2014-15 preseason schedule. This preseason, Chicago will play eight games, including four home games at the United Center. Chicago will tip off its preseason on Monday, Oct. 6, when they take on the Washington Wizards at the United Center at 7:00 p.m. (CT). The Bulls will then travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). NBA.com

August 10, 2014 Updates
 

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