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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons will match any offer sheet that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope receives as a restricted free agent. Ellis adds that Detroit's stance won't change even if KCP is offered a max deal. The 24-year-old wing is obviously one of coach Stan Van Gundy's favorite players and he has progressed in each of his four seasons. He's also very durable, averaging 78.5 games played per campaign. KCP averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 triples on 39.9 percent shooting in 2016-17, and he figures to be a building block for this franchise for a long time.

Detroit Free Press

Apr 16 - 10:31 AM

Andre Drummond    F/C  Pistons

 

 

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond "needs to have a sense of urgency to elevate his game." Drummond took a disappointing step back this season. His stats dropped across the board, including his scoring and rebounding averages. His free throw percentage remained below 39 percent. Van Gundy did say that Drummond has "a chance to be really good to great, but he needs to do some work to get there." Over the final five games of the season, with Boban Marjanovic seeing increased playing time, Drummond averaged only 8.6 points and 11.0 rebounds.

Detroit News

Apr 15 - 11:14 AM

Boban Marjanovic    C  Pistons

 

 

Coach Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons will look to devise more ways to use Boban Marjanovic in guarding stretch fives and taking advantage of guards. Yes please. Boban was freed to close the season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.3 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 59.1 percent from the field and 84.6 percent from the line in just 23 minutes per game over the final four outings. Even if Boban can hit the 20-minute mark, he'll be on the radar in fantasy leagues. DFS players certainly cashed in on Boban over the last week of the season.

Rod Beard on Twitter

Apr 14 - 7:38 PM

Reggie Jackson    G  Pistons

 

 

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he's confident that Reggie Jackson will bounce back next season. "Reggie Jackson had a really difficult year and it really affected our team," Van Gundy said. "I think Reggie will come back and be as good as or better than he was two years ago. I honestly do. There were a lot of things that were physically and mentally very difficult for him to handle. He’s committed to getting those things changed. He’s a talented guy and he’ll be really good next year — I have confidence in him." Jackson was shut down for the final nine games of the season because he never looked healthy, finishing with averages of 14.5 points, 5.2 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.3 triples on 41.9 percent shooting in 52 games. He won't be a recommended fantasy target next season and there's a good chance that he's traded.

Detroit News

Apr 13 - 10:08 AM

Stanley Johnson    F  Pistons

 

 

Stanley Johnson started on Wednesday vs. the Magic in the season finale, but finished scoreless in 20 minutes. The Pistons rested Marcus Morris to get a look at Johnson, but the second-year wing missed all five of his shots and finished with a single rebound. Johnson has an NBA body, but his development has stalled on the offensive end -- he shot just 35.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from 3-point range this season. Johnson said he wants to go to summer league for the third year in a row, so we'll get a good look at him over the offseason. His outlook for 2017-18 isn't great at the moment with Marcus Morris under contract for the next couple of seasons.

Apr 12 - 11:45 PM

Ish Smith    G  Pistons

 

 

Smith scored 20 points (8-20 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added 10 assists, four rebounds and one block in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 loss to the Magic.

RotoWire

Apr 12 - 11:44 PM

Boban Marjanovic    C  Pistons

 

 

Marjanovic scored 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT) and added 11 rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 113-109 loss to the Magic.

RotoWire

Apr 12 - 11:22 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points (6-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added four rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 loss to the Magic

RotoWire

Apr 12 - 11:22 PM

Marcus Morris    F  Pistons

 

 

Morris is not expected to play in Wednesday's season finale against the the Magic, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

RotoWire

Apr 12 - 7:52 PM

Michael Gbinije    G  Pistons

 

 

Gbinije (illness) will not play in Wednesday's game, Keith Langlois of the team's official site reports.

RotoWire

Apr 12 - 7:52 PM

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Pos Name
C Hasheem Thabeet    
C Jordan Bachynski    
C Josh Harrellson    
C Stan Van Gundy    
C Aaron Gray    
C Jeff Bower    
C Maurice Cheeks    
C Isiah Thomas    
F Charlie Villanueva    
F Luigi Datome    
F Jonas Jerebko    
F Tayshaun Prince    
F/C Greg Monroe    
F/C Andre Drummond    
G Spencer Dinwiddie    
G Trey Freeman    
G Darrun Hilliard    
G Joe Dumars    
G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    
G Chauncey Billups    
G Spencer Dinwiddie    
G D.J. Augustin    
G Will Bynum    
G Brandon Jennings    
G Reggie Jackson    
G/F Quentin Richardson    
G/F Jodie Meeks    
G/F Caron Butler    
G/F Cartier Martin    
Pope-G Kentavious Caldwell