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April 9, 2015 Updates

Drummond complained about the disciplinary removal from the game, then went to the end of the Pistons' bench to sit. "I separated myself for a couple seconds, just to clear my head, and he came back and got me," Drummond said. Booth Newspapers

Sure enough, Van Gundy went to the end of the bench, took Drummond by one arm, and led him to the middle of the bench. "I just brought him back in from the end of the bench, into the team," Van Gundy said. "I don't have a problem when guys are pissed off at me. I don't. But they can't check out on their teammates because they're pissed off at me, and I think he understood that and came back and was fine. Good guy. He's a good guy. I was upset at what he did and he understood that -- might not have liked it. I understood why he was upset." Booth Newspapers

"I did something that he didn't agree with and we discussed what it was," Drummond said. "Stan and I have that relationship where we can have those kinds of conversations. We just move on." Drummond added that Van Gundy "got on me, I stated my opinion, no hard feelings." "We're just moving on," he said. "We don't do the whole fussing and fighting thing. We have an understanding with each other. I knew why he was mad and he knew why I was upset, as well, too. We squashed it, moved forward, slapped each other on the back, and kept moving." Booth Newspapers

April 6, 2015 Updates

There was a running “discussion” over the past few months about whether or not this year’s stacked Kentucky team could beat an NBA team. It was a silly discussion, because every NBA team would destroy this team, but whatever. It was silly and most fans of college and pro hoops knew it was silly. Pistons guard Brandon Jennings was not pleased, however, and he didn’t care if it was silly. For The Win

April 4, 2015 Updates

Greg Monroe and Van Gundy are finalists for Pro Basketball Writers Association awards. Monroe is a finalist for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award which goes to a player who shows outstanding service and commitment to his community. Van Gundy is a finalist for the Rudy Tomjanovich Award which goes to the coach who is cooperative with the media and the fans. Detroit Free Press

April 3, 2015 Updates

Vincent Ellis: SVG says he would like to bring Joel Anthony back next season. Obviously have other business to conduct before getting to him. #Pistons Twitter @Vincent_Ellis56

April 2, 2015 Updates

The Grand Rapids Drive won't have a winning season on the court, but management of parent company Detroit Pistons are pleased with the first-year relationship with the NBA Development League team. "This first year our primary goal was creating a structure that matches our structure," said Dennis Mannion, president & CEO of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons. "...We're getting better at it. We have a monthly call in to go over things and with what Steve (Ybarra, the lead owner of the Drive) has learned it will help him so much in support and planning for next year." Booth Newspapers

Bower was pleased with the way the Drive's on-court operation mirrored that of Stan Van Gundy's with the Pistons. "I thought that was a strength going into the year, and it's a strength as we wrap up," he said. "Our comfort level with knowing what, for example, Quincy Miller would find when he got here (Grand Rapids) was very high." Booth Newspapers

April 1, 2015 Updates

During the beginning of his career, Knight read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success. Through his struggles in Detroit as a Piston, to his success in Milwaukee, Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule resonated with Knight. “I read that a couple of years ago and kind of thought it reminded me of myself a little bit, as far as you’ve got to put in the hours to be great at a certain event or certain sport,” Knight said. “Whatever it is, you’ve got to put the time in. Of course you’ve got talent, but in order to reach that potential, you have to put that time in to be as great as you want to be.” Triangle Offense

After years of being underrated and overlooked, Knight is beginning to earn his due. To make room for Knight, Phoenix parted ways with point guard Isaiah Thomas as well as Ennis and Plumlee after sending Goran Dragic (and brother Zoran) to the Miami Heat. Suns officials said after the trade they believed that Knight was the best player involved. “A lot of people tried to put limitations on my game and say I wouldn’t be this, I wouldn’t be that,” Knight said. “I think I’ve proven a lot of people wrong. I don’t think a lot of people thought I would be here based on my first two years.” Triangle Offense

March 30, 2015 Updates
March 28, 2015 Updates

But for now, the Pistons are rebuilding, and Prince is a 35-year-old piece of their history who most likely remain stay that way once the final 10 games of this season are complete. "I'm not going to jump to conclusions," Prince said. "But as you guys know, and as of my time in Boston before I got traded to Detroit, my intention was to get to a contender. You know, you can never say never, but obviously, at this point in my career, I think that's where I help teams the best. "A game like today, you'll see that every once in a while. It's not a situation where I'll do that night in, night out. But like I said in Boston, all options are on the table. Of course, I would prefer to be in a good situation. It's not a situation where it's like, 'No, no, I'm not coming back here.' But if you ask me if it's a contender, preferably, yeah, I would lean more towards that." Booth Newspapers

There’s another John Lucas in the NBA today. He’s your son, he’s a guard for the Detroit Pistons. How often you get to see him play? John Lucas: I don’t go to any of his games. That’s his life. As a former coach, I don’t want to go because then I end up trying to be the coach. I just watch at home, then I can turn the TV off and then have no ownership in that game. Me and my wife can’t watch when he gets in the game, because I’m so angry because he only grew to be about 5-foot-10, so when he’s in the game people take advantage of him. He can’t do things — they post him up, so I look at her. If I’d have married somebody else — now I’m blaming her! I’m blaming her for his height. He’s got my last name on the back of his shirt. But I’m really, really proud of John. He’s been a ball boy ever since he was like 6-years-old. It’s always been a dream of his to play. WBUR

March 27, 2015 Updates

Pistons forward Greg Monroe said he will play again for the Pistons this season. He just doesn't know when. Monroe was expected to miss his sixth consecutive game Friday night when the Pistons face the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. "It's definitely something I will be fine before end of the season," Monroe said following the Pistons game-day shootaround. "I am not there yet obviously, but it is definitely something that should not take a month for me to get over." Detroit News

March 26, 2015 Updates

The Reggie Jackson situation is a tough one to read. Since Greg Monroe went down to knee injury, Jackson has been on fire, logging double-double type numbers. The problem is the Pistons have regressed a lot since acquiring Jackson, making his future in Detroit murky at best. Sources close to the process say the team is still very committed to keeping Jackson long-term and does plan on making a sizable free agent offer. Basketball Insiders

March 25, 2015 Updates

The Detroit Pistons have assigned forward Quincy Miller to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. Miller, who signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Pistons before inking a deal for the remainder of the season, has yet to appear in a game for Detroit this season. In two games with Grand Rapids, he has averaged 11.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in almost 20 minutes. Miller also played six games this season with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 2.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 10.2 minutes. Booth Newspapers

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