Detroit Pistons


Report: Deandre Ayton pursuit growing unlikely for 1 interested team

Deandre Ayton’s future may still lie away from the Phoenix Suns, but one team heavily linked to him may be changing course. The Detroit Pistons are increasingly unlikely to pursue Ayton as a restricted free agent, according to James L. Edwards III of The Athletic. The Pistons have less of a need for Ayton after their draft night action that saw them land guard Jaden Ivey and center Jalen Duren, and would prefer to use their remaining cap space on multiple veterans to surround the team’s new young core.

Did the Hornets get a steal in Bryce McGowens?

The Charlotte Hornets had an eventful evening on Thursday, as they made one of the more noteworthy trades of draft night when they sent Jalen Duren to the Detroit Pistons in a deal that netted them several future picks. Charlotte then used one of the picks acquired in that deal, plus their own second round pick, to move up to the 40th pick, where they selected Nebraska’s Bryce McGowens.
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Pistons present Jaden Ivey with the jerseys of his grandfather, father and mother

The Detroit Pistons got two of the players near the top of their NBA Draft board Thursday in electric guard Jaden Ivey and athletic big man Jalen Duren. While introducing the two young men and talking about their excitement for the upcoming season, they also took time to look back and celebrate the deep roots each player had in connection to the area and the Pistons organization.

San Antonio Spurs invite Stefanovic to be on Summer League team

Former Purdue guard Sasha Stefanovic has been invited to take part in the San Antonio Spurs Summer League it was announced on social media on Friday afternoon. Stefanovic, a 6-5 shooting guard from Crown Point, Indiana, was not selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, as was the case with his Purdue teammate Trevion Williams. Like Stefanovic, Williams was invited to an NBA camp on Friday when Williams was named to be part of the Boston Celtics’ Summer League team.

Detroit Pistons draft pick Jaden Ivey has Detroit Lions lineage

The Detroit Pistons made Jaden Ivy the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, and he has Detroit Lions roots. By all accounts the Detroit Pistons had a good NBA Draft night on Thursday night. They kicked it off by taking Purdue guard Jaden Ivey with the fifth overall pick, and the incoming rookie’s athletic roots roots immediately surfaced.

Detroit Pistons Draft Pick Jaden Ivey Shares Emotional Moment With His Mother, Former WNBA Player Niele Ivey

Being drafted into the NBA is one of the biggest moments in the career of any professional basketball player, and the magnitude of that moment was not lost on Jaden Ivey. The Purdue Boilermakers star was selected No. 5 overall by the Detroit Pistons during last night’s NBA draft, and afterward, he was embraced by his mother, Niele Ivey, an ex-WNBA star and current Notre Dame women’s basketball coach.

Detroit Pistons jacked their athleticism with the additions of Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren

Troy Weaver didn't mince words when describing just how good Thursday was for the Detroit Pistons. They exited the 2022 NBA draft with a guard widely considered the best in the class, Jaden Ivey, and a big man, Jalen Duren, who could end up being the best center. They're both explosive athletes in their own way — Ivey has elite speed and leaping ability, and Duren is built like a brick house and can catch and finish nearly any lob from Detroit's guards.

New Detroit Piston Rookies Get A Free Trip To Paris to Play Chicago Bulls

It was a big night for the Detroit Pistons at the NBA, having Jaden Ivey available when it came for them to pick at number 5. Ivey wanted to play for the Pistons, so this appears to be a marriage made in heaven, so the speak. Then, trying to wade through a confusing three-team trade, the Pistons walked away with Jalen Duren from Memphis. That's the basketball news. But wait there's more.

Jules Bernard Signs with the Detroit Pistons

After not hearing his name called in the 2022 NBA Draft, UCLA wing Jules Bernard has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Pistons. Bernard had one more year of eligibility at UCLA, but chose to forego it for a shot at the NBA. If he returned, it would have been his fifth year in Westwood.