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The Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons have also reached out to Kennedy, a source said. With a deal for the remainder of the German season, Kennedy is a potential option for the summer and next season. RealGM

January 22, 2015 Updates

Before every game, Pistons veteran Caron Butler pulls point guard Brandon Jennings aside and says: "You have star talent and star capability. Lead us." Brandon Jennings a leader? Until recently, the thought would have been considered ludicrous for a player many considered a selfish ballhog. But, during the Pistons' recent surge, Jennings has in fact been a leader. Detroit News

Gores said Wednesday the poor start never made him wonder if he had put the future of his franchise in the hands of the wrong man after giving Van Gundy $35 million over five years to serve as the Pistons' head coach and team president. "Never," Gores said at halftime of the Pistons' 128-118 victory over Orlando at The Palace. "Never. You got that on the record? Never. We have an amazing guy. I'm so, so proud that we got him here to Detroit. "There was no trepidation at all." Booth Newspapers

Gores said he gave Smith the golden parachute because he believes in his coach. "Even before Stan came on, we talked about the future and building the future," Gores said. "Stan didn't just call me one day and say, 'This is what we have to do.' We had been talking for a few months about how we were going to get this team into the future. "Josh is a great talent but we had so many other great talents on the team that we really needed the ball being in more hands. So as much as a lot of people think this decision was made overnight, really it was made over a good month and a half. "We weren't delivering. We weren't winning. It was a process." Booth Newspapers

January 21, 2015 Updates

A former league executive gave an insightful reason why international players—and perhaps examples such as Brandon Jennings and Emmanuel Mudiay—are better served playing overseas than in the D-League: The high cost of traveling invariably prompts owners to send their higher-echelon executives to see those players, while scouts and lower-rung executives are more apt to get the Santa Cruz itinerary. Who the top decision-maker has seen live, or most often, can tip the scales when it comes to pre-draft skull sessions. Bleacher Report

His eight misses in the third quarter became an effective strategy for Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to use against the charging Pistons, who were attempting a comeback while going through a miserable offensive night. "As an athlete you want to be out there to help your team," Drummond said. "But coach doesn't feel it's the best fit, you have to understand he feels a certain way, that another guy is the right fit for that moment." "It's not my decision. I gotta sit there and stay ready. It's what it comes to. I can't get discouraged." Detroit News

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Detroit Pistons forward-center Greg Monroe planned for unrestricted free agency so he could choose his next team, and that remains the case. Whether Monroe gets a true max or not, he's going to receive a lucrative deal, and the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks are among the possible suitors. USA Today Sports

 

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