Pistons News

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Press said that restricted free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will likely be looking at $20 million per year. Ellis adds that the Pistons would be "reluctant" to re-sign him to a max deal which would start at $24.75 million per season, especially with Detroit flirting with the luxury tax line. Even after taking Duke SG Luke Kennard at No. 12 in the draft, KCP is one of coach Stan Van Gundy's favorite players and they should still be considered the favorites to bring him back if his price doesn't get out of hand. In case you missed it, KCP will be suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 due to a DUI incident back in March.

Detroit Free Press

Jun 26 - 11:17 AM

Andre Drummond    F/C  Pistons

 

 

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond is starting to get used to the trade rumors. "I think he was hurt at the trade deadline [when his name came up]," Van Gundy said. "Now, he’s been through it. Any of us would be bothered by it, but it’s a fact of life in the NBA." SVG added that Drummond is still at an age (23) where this stuff bothers him, but it also shows that he cares and that he wants to help the franchise turn things around. Drummond recently had nose surgery to repair a deviated septum, but SVG said he "looks in great shape" and he's expected to be a full go for camp.

Detroit Free Press

Jun 26 - 11:09 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

Caldwell-Pope has been suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 regular season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

RotoWire

Jun 23 - 7:40 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games to start next season. This is from his DUI incident in March when he was pulled over at 2:50 in the morning. KCP is still likely going to receive a big offer sheet from teams like the Nets or even 76ers, but the Pistons are expected to match. For what it's worth, the Pistons did draft a a shooting guard in Luke Kennard.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

With the Pistons' selection of Luke Kennard with the 12th overall pick in Thursday's draft, Caldwell-Pope could have more competition for playing time if he's retained.

RotoWire

Jun 22 - 9:12 PM

Luke Kennard    G  Pistons

 

 

Kennard was selected by the Pistons with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

RotoWire

Jun 22 - 9:08 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

With the Pistons selection of Luke Kennard with the 12th overall pick in Thursday's draft, Caldwell-Pope will have more competition for playing time.

RotoWire

Jun 22 - 9:08 PM

Luke Kennard    G  Pistons

 

 

The Detroit Pistons have selected G Luke Kennard with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Stan Van Gundy has strongly hinted that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be retained in restricted free agency, but it won't be cheap to do so and Kennard is an interesting pick in that context. He was one of the most efficient high-volume scorers in the power conferences, turning in a fantastic 62.9 true shooting percentage with his 24.0 usage rate. Kennard doesn’t have much of a defensive presence and being a slightly subpar athlete compared to other wings may make it tougher for him to get clean looks at the basket. Kennard gets a lot of J.J. Redick comparisons, but he’ll need to add a little more to his game than just shooting to be successful at this level.

Jun 22 - 8:53 PM

Andre Drummond    F/C  Pistons

 

 

It's "unlikely" the Kings trade for Andre Drummond, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. There were some murmurs of the Kings possibly trading away their No. 5 pick to get Drummond, so this report doesn't come out of nowhere -- Amick knows the Kings well, by the way. The Pistons could be looking to turn their roster over, so they're a team to watch tonight. Obviously if Drummond is traded, #FreeBobanTwitter will have a party this weekend.

Sam Amick on Twitter

Jun 22 - 5:17 PM

Aron Baynes    C  Pistons

 

 

Stan Van Gundy is hopeful that he'll be able to re-sign Aron Baynes as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. "There are a lot of scenarios where we can bring Aron back so that’s not a done deal, but we knew the opt-out was coming," Van Gundy said. "Right now on our salary structure, if you look at where our roster is, we can’t pay him that right now and be under the tax." Baynes should be able to get an offer at around $12 million annually, so it'll be tough for Detroit to keep him based on the team's current salary structure. If Baynes isn't retained, that would open up more minutes for Boban Marjonovic.

The Detroit News

Jun 21 - 11:27 AM

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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