Detroit Pistons Rumors
The Detroit Pistons will sport a new alternate jersey during the upcoming 2015-16 season. The inspiration for the Detroit Chrome jerseys came about as a way to honor our coolest cars from the past and the cars of the future. Detroit is universally known as the auto capitol of the world, where chrome leaves an indelible mark on the cars we create. The uniforms feature a matte chrome base color with clean simple lines inspired by the classic muscle cars that have roared up and down Woodward Avenue for decades. The navy trim and Detroit emblazoned across the chest represent the blue collar work ethic that the auto industry and region was built on.
Ersan Ilyasova, Marcus Morris and Adonis Thomas all left Saturday’s scrimmage with various injuries, forcing head coach Stan Van Gundy to cut the Pistons’ open-to-the-public practice at The Palace of Auburn Hills short. “It was either end the scrimmage with 36 seconds or I had to play,” Van Gundy said. “We decided to go with ending the scrimmage. “But I’ll tell you, my stance is really good. I just don’t know if I can move out of it.”
There will be 19 players at the practice facility when the Detroit Pistons open training camp Tuesday. But veteran small forward Danny Granger will be missing. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said today that Granger will be allowed to remain in Arizona to continue knee rehab. Van Gundy said it was joint decision reached last week when Granger visited. “I think it’s better for him and for us if he stays right there in Arizona and does his rehab and when he gets to a point that he’s ready to play and compete, then we will bring him in,” Van Gundy said after the Pistons conducted a Basketball 101 presentation for the media. Granger, 32, has seen a myriad of injuries mar a once All-Star career.
Jennings isn’t close to being game-ready. The extent of his rehab currently light shooting, jogging in the pool and weight-controlled treadmill work. “We’re hoping sometime in mid-October that he’s be able to start doing drill work out on the floor and then hopefully by mid-November he starts ramping up, actually getting in some five-on-five stuff,” Van Gundy said. Van Gundy speculated Jennings could even be six weeks away at that point. “It’s really day-to-day,” Van Gundy said. “You’re coming in every day and evaluating where he is, but the expectation is sort of from now until mid-October he’ll continue to do pretty much what he’s doing now.”