Detroit Pistons Rumors
Dennis Rodman was one of the more interesting characters in sports history and was prominently featured in the 30 for 30 piece on the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” era. Rodman will have a major role in “The Last Dance,” a 10-part 30 for 30 series on the 1990s Chicago Bulls that will debut next year. Rodman, however, will get his own 30 for 30 documentary, which will premiere Sept. 10 on ESPN. The film will be narrated by Jamie Foxx and chronicle Rodman’s Hall of Fame career and infamous exploits on and off the court.
Rod Beard: A league source confirms Shams Charania report that #Pistons have agreed to a one-year deal with Michael Beasley. The deal is non-guaranteed unless Beasley makes the regular-season roster.
Shams Charania: Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Shams Charania: After 5-game suspension from NBA on Thursday for failed drug test from last fall, Michael Beasley plans to sign deal that gives him legitimate opportunity to make Pistons roster, sources said. Beasley joins Derrick Rose (No. 1) on Detroit as top two picks in 2008 draft.
This year’s footwear class could feature the most potential since 2012, when Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, James Harden and Dwyane Wade were all up. Of the four then-Nike athletes, two switched to Jordan Brand, Wade opted for a lucrative deal with Li-Ning, and Harden re-signed with Nike for just two years, before bolting for a 13-year deal with Adidas in 2014. Once again, each of the top five players in this year’s class are currently under contract with Nike. The brand would ideally like to keep all five: Devin Booker, Luka Doncic, Kyle Kuzma, D’Angelo Russell and PJ Tucker.