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Detroit Pistons NBA Draft: Grades for every Pistons’ pick

The NBA Draft is mercifully over and the Detroit Pistons have emerged with Cade Cunningham to go with three second round picks. I made some bold predictions for the Pistons’ draft and most of them came true, as the Pistons grabbed Cade, traded Mason Plumlee and took a big in the second round.
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A peek inside Detroit Pistons' arduous NBA draft process that yielded Cade Cunningham

Thursday was a triumphant day for the Detroit Pistons. They drafted Cade Cunningham first overall, and used three second-round picks on players that general manager Troy Weaver believes strongly in. On Friday, all four of the Pistons' draft picks were introduced to the media. Cunningham, Isaiah Livers, Luka Garza and...
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Pistons' Cade Cunningham to wear No. 2 with blessing of Chuck Daly's family

At his introductory press conference on Friday afternoon, Cade Cunningham glanced down at his jersey and seemed to be drawn in by the moment. Cunningham, the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, was seeing his Pistons jersey for the first time, which is a special moment, but there’s a greater significance.
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Detroit Pistons No. 1 draft pick Cade Cunningham throws first pitch at Comerica Park

When the Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, the Detroit Tigers showed their support with a "Welcome to Detroit" message on the scoreboard at Comerica Park. Less than two weeks after Cunningham visited the ballpark ahead of his July 20 workout...
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Detroit Pistons' Cade Cunningham will wear Chuck Daly's retired No. 2 jersey

Chuck Daly is a basketball legend, especially here in Detroit. Daly was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons' Bad Boys, guiding the team to consecutive NBA titles in 1989-90, three straight Finals appearances and a playoff berth in all nine seasons during his tenure from 1983-1992. The Pistons went 467-271 under Daly, nicknamed Daddy Rich for his unmatched suit game, for a .633 winning percentage.
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Detroit Pistons trade Mason Plumlee and swap 2nd-round picks to open cap space

It's 2021 NBA draft night, and Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver made a trade even before making the first selection Thursday night. In a move to clear cap space, the Pistons are dealing center Mason Plumlee and the No. 37 pick to Charlotte for the No. 57 pick, a source confirmed to the Free Press. The person requested anonymity because the deal is not official.
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Detroit Pistons select Balsa Koprivica from FSU at No. 57 overall in 2021 NBA draft

The Detroit Pistons picked Balsa Koprivica out of Florida State with the No. 57 overall selection in the 2021 NBA draft Thursday. The 7-foot, 240-pound Serbian center averaged 9.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a sophomore last season in 24 games (20 starts). He shot 59.9% from the field.
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‘I’ve never felt better’ – After 10 years as Pistons owner, Tom Gores sees a glimmering future ahead

Under the category of “time flies,” this summer marks 10 years since Tom Gores purchased the Pistons franchise. There have been a few twists and turns in the ensuing decade, but the self-made native son of Michigan arose Friday morning feeling more enthusiastically optimistic about the future – of the basketball team, of the franchise surrounding it and of the city and state it calls home – than he ever has.
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Detroit Pistons still won't commit to picking Cade Cunningham No. 1, Weaver says

Troy Weaver’s message two days before the NBA draft is nearly identical to his message on June 22, immediately after the Detroit Pistons won the lottery. Then, he said he saw multiple players worthy of being selected with the No. 1 pick. On Tuesday, he reaffirmed that he hasn’t locked...
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Why Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was an honorary Detroit Piston this week

Before she decided to pursue a career in politics, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had dreams of being a sports broadcaster. She has long been a fan of sports, and briefly played basketball while attending high school. On Monday, Whitmer got to live out her sports dream in a different way. The...
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