What’s next for the 6-8 free-agent power forward? He’d love to return but knows it’s a business, so several factors will determine his future this summer. “This is where I call home. I’ve been here longer than anywhere else in my career and would love to keep that going,” Tolliver said near the end of the season. “But at the end of the day, got to see what’s up this summer. You never know what teams are going to do, what organizations are going to do. So much unpredictable stuff that between now and then you never know. My heart is definitely here in Detroit.”
Storyline: Anthony Tolliver Free Agency
Drummond admittedly clashed with Van Gundy in the past, but has matured to the point where he counsels younger players when they catch a taste of Van Gundy’s ire. But he admitted the decision is above his pay grade. “I don’t really control that,” Drummond said following the Pistons’ 119-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls. “I don’t control what happens in the front office or what happens with the coaching staff. Stan has been around the longest of all my coaches so it’s definitely been great to grow with him these last four years. I’m not sure what the summer is going to bring, but we’ll see what happens.”
Storyline: Stan Van Gundy Hot Seat?
Just a throw-in when the Pistons acquired Marcus Morris from the Phoenix Suns in July 2015, Bullock has emerged in his fifth season as a viable starting shooting guard. “(Van Gundy) is a great coach,” Bullock said. “He is definitely a motivator and wants to win. He wants the best out of this team and knows he can get the best out of this team. We struggled this year, we missed the playoffs, it was a goal of ours, but we have time to go back into the summer and work on our games and try to come back with a better attitude. Whatever direction the organization takes is the direction that they feel is best for the team. My part is to go out there and play as hard as I can for the organization.”