In one of the most shocking moments of the 2014-15 NBA season so far, the Detroit Pistons released forward Josh Smith on Monday, according to the team's official Twitter account: Detroit head coach and president Stan Van Gundy spokeShow More Summary
Damn, man. The word from ESPN's Marc Stein is that the Detroit Pistons have waived Josh Smith, as sure a sign as any that Stan Van Gundy and the front office are fed the fuck up with this current version of the team. Read more...
The Detroit Pistons have released forward Josh Smith, who signed a guaranteed four-year, $54 million contract with the team in 2013. It's a stunner. The statement from coach and team president Stan Van Gundy: “Our team has not performed...Show More Summary
Stan Van Gundy has made his first major move with the Pistons. The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. Smith signed a four-year, $54-million deal with the Pistons in July, 2013. More to come.
Trade talks between Detroit and Sacramento died this past summer, but they could resume as the Kings are said to still have an interest in Josh Smith. Stan Van Gundy […] The post Report: Sacramento Kings Still Want Josh Smith appeared first on SLAMonline.
The NBA trade rumors are flying, but just how many teams are actually participating in roster-building (or perhaps roster-dismantling) discussions? According to Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, it could be all of them. "Everybody's...Show More Summary
Let’s just say that Stan Van Gundy hasn’t enjoyed coaching Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings a whole lot this season. A shocking development, we realize. Smith was told over the […] The post Report: Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings ‘Firmly on the Block’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
On paper, Stan Van Gundy inherited a potential centerpiece in Andre Drummond and a roster that underperformed during a 29-win 2013-14 campaign when he signed on to become head coach and president of the Detroit Pistons this past summer. In reality, Van Gundy had taken over a team that has nosedived to a 3-18 record following 12 consecutive losses. Show More Summary
One of the many problems Stan Van Gundy faced when he took over the Detroit Pistons was Josh Smith's dreadful three-point shooting. He shot 265 threes last season and only hit 26 percent of them, but Stan Van has managed to put the straps on him a bit this year. Show More Summary
After a humiliating loss at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Detroit Pistons had an even tougher test in the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pistons have lost their past 11 games and look far from competing under Stan Van Gundy. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
The Pistons could have traded Greg Monroe, but Stan Van Gundy opted to keep his big three intact. The Detroit Pistons didn't have to keep Greg Monroe. Stan Van Gundy, team president and head coach of the Pistons, had offers for the fifth-year player out of Georgetown this summer, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. Show More Summary
It took a while, but the inevitable happened Tuesday night: Detroit Pistons team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy publicly trashed his squad. Following a demoralizing 106-96 loss to […] The post Stan Van Gundy on the Pistons: ‘We Have a Messed Up Team’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Pistons' coach had some interesting comments after the team's record dropped to 3-15 with a loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night. The arrival of Stan Van Gundy in Detroit was supposed to solve many of the Pistons' issues, giving the team a brilliant basketball mind to mold one of the most unusual rosters in the league. Show More Summary
The Detroit Pistons have been the most disappointing team of the early 2014-15 season, and poor play has run rampant throughout the roster. Led by new coach Stan Van Gundy, this team looked talented enough to compete for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Show More Summary
Even if he didn't fully subscribe to the theory, Stan Van Gundy had to like the armchair doctors' diagnosis for the Detroit Pistons. The franchise's problems, so many have said, do not come from a lack of talent. Maybe that train ofShow More Summary
Riding an eight-game win streak, the Golden State Warriors looked to make it nine Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have struggled heavily in Stan Van Gundy's first season, having lost their last seven and nine of their last 10. A victory would be a major upset. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
The Phoenix Suns beat the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night in a narrow 88-86 contest. The Pistons had the chance to take the win on the final play when second-year guard Kentavius Caldwell-Pope missed a three-point attempt with six seconds remaining. Show More Summary
The most unexpected beef in the NBA continues to simmer — after Markieff Morris blasted him in the media, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy stood up for second […] The post Stan Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Hasn’t Earned the Right to Trash Talk appeared first on SLAMonline.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy benched forward Josh Smith for the final 16 minutes of a 88-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns, the latest sign of a failed year and change in Detroit. For a long time now, Josh Smith's affinity for shooting jumpers so poorly has been the butt of jokes. Show More Summary
The Detroit Pistons have gotten off to a sluggish start, and coach Stan Van Gundy has had mixed results experimenting with their unbalanced roster. For the second straight year, they have three starter-quality big men for two spots.Show More Summary