Detroit Pistons Rumors
Internet reports circulating Friday had the Pistons getting Paul George and Monta Ellis from the Indiana Pacers for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tobias Harris, Stanley Johnson and an array of draft picks. Though the unsourced trade rumor drew some buzz on social media, Van Gundy shot down any notion that there had even been discussions. “We’re going to get Shaq or Hakeem Olajuwon to add to the fake news that’s out there,” Van Gundy said sarcastically — and unprompted — in his pregame remarks. “This whole fake news thing, sports started it.”
Then Van Gundy revealed his true thoughts on how false rumors spread. “Like somebody thinks of an idea and they write it into an article as if they’ve really got a source,” Van Gundy said. “I’d like to know who the source is because that guy should talk to us.” As Van Gundy walked away from pregame availability, he was asked the time of the George news conference. “Tomorrow,” he joked.