Detroit Pistons Rumors
Detroit’s secondary market tickets — those bought by fans and then resold on official ticket exchanges — rank last in the 30-team NBA at an average of $76 per ticket, according to New York City-based TicketIQ, which aggregates ticket resale data via hundreds of secondary-market sellers. The next lowest resale average for an NBA team is $89 for the Charlotte Hornets.
The Detroit Pistons used their opening night at Little Caesars Arena to pay a final tribute to a fallen legend. Before the player introductions for Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, public address announcer John Mason introduced Pistons legend Isiah Thomas. The Basketball Hall of Famer stood by a microphone and read a statement about Aretha Franklin, the legendary singer from metro Detroit who died this summer.
“The Detroit Pistons family and I were deeply saddened by the recent passing of a true Detroit icon. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was a shining symbol of this great city. She represented us all with dignity, style, grace and beauty,” Thomas said. After Thomas was finished, all but one spotlight shone on center court, with one microphone and stand. Then, a recording of Franklin’s national anthem played at LCA as the Fox Sports Detroit telecast showed a video montage.
James Edwards III: #Pistons’ Stanley Johnson (toe) is out tonight against the #Nets. Reggie Bullock is fighting the flu (questionable).
Rod Beard: #Pistons Andre Drummond on Blake Griffin trade: “(Tom Gores) gave me an idea (before the deal) and said they were looking to trade for him but they didn’t know who they were going to give up for him … I said, ‘Oh, (crap) — if they’re going to give him up, let’s take him.’”