Player News - Pistons

Date: Team: Pos:

The Pistons have signed Quincy Miller to a second 10-day contract.

While Miller will continue his tenure with Detroit, he has yet to suit up for a game with the Pistons and can be left on the wire in all fantasy formats.
Mar 3 - 10:42 AM

Greg Monroe's agent David Falk said Monroe will "absolutely" consider re-signing with the Pistons in free agency.

What Falk didn't say, however, is how long Monroe would consider the possibility. Falk added that Monroe made the decision to pursue signing the qualifying offer, calling him "one of the brightest clients I've ever represented." The Monroe-Andre Drummond frontline has worked out much better ever since Josh Smith's departure, but it's still hard to envision a scenario where the Pistons commit big money to the Moose, especially if the club intends to extend restricted free agent Reggie Jackson. Monroe will be free to sign anywhere this summer.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 2 - 11:13 AM

Pistons recall F Quincy Miller from the D-League.

Miller averaged 11.5 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block over two games in the D-League. He's not a fantasy option in any format.
Mar 2 - 10:34 AM

Greg Monroe was quiet against the Wizards on Saturday with 21 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 33 minutes during a 99-95 loss.

While this was a solid game, the Pistons really have to work on their defense. They have allowed the likes of Nene, Marcin Gortat, Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani to go off on them this weekend. As for Monroe's production, it's been consistent and he is one of the better bets for a double-double on a given night. Andre Drummond had 13 points, nine rebounds and one block tonight.
Feb 28 - 9:34 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope cooled off against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Before this awful game, KCP had himself a good month, averaging 14.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 treys in his previous 10 games. After about two months of stinking it up, Caldwell-Pope is worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 9:30 PM

Reggie Jackson struggled yet again on Saturday against the Wizards, making 4-of-12 from the field for nine points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

It's not going well for him and he was benched tonight because Spencer Dinwiddie outplayed him big time. Interestingly, Jackson had a time of possession per game of 9.6 minutes in his first three games with Detroit, which is actually more John Wall's league-leading 8.2. However, Jackson can't make shots and he's really only had two effective halves in eight tries, making just 33.3 percent from the field with the Pistons. Still, his upside is too high to panic. Try to buy low if you can.
Feb 28 - 9:29 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 20 points against the Wizards on Saturday with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

He was fantastic tonight and coach Stan Van Gundy went with the rookie down the stretch. Dinwiddie attempted good shots all night and he also wasn't too shabby on defense. As nice as this was, the Pistons are still going to give Reggie Jackson a lot of run most nights. Dinwiddie is only worth an add in deep leagues for now, but keep an eye on him for his upside in several fantasy categories.
Feb 28 - 9:27 PM

Greg Monroe was noncommittal when asked about his thoughts on becoming a free agent in this summer.

"I'm not thinking about it right now, honestly," Monroe said before Friday's loss to the Knicks. "I’m focusing on what I have to do for this team. It’s something down the line. When I get to that point, I’ll always make the right decision for me and my family, but right now I’m just focusing what I have to do here." The Knicks are among the teams said to be interested in prying Monroe away from Detroit in the summer, and after averaging 15.6 points, 10.5 boards and 2.0 assists per game this season, it's clear that Monroe will have plenty of suitors.
Feb 28 - 9:32 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Knicks during a 121-115 overtime loss.

He was coming in with some serious momentum, but his averages over his last five still look good with 19.6 points, 3.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 treys. Caldwell-Pope seems to have finally turned the corner and is worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 12:33 AM

Andre Drummond scored 21 points with 15 boards, one assist and four blocks against the Knicks on Friday.

Lou Amundson gave him the business tonight, so this big line is misleading from a reality standpoint. However, Drummond's numbers since the break are pretty good, averaging 18.5 points, 15.3 boards 1.5 blocks and 0.5 steals on 59.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. He's finally rollin' on the stat sheet.
Feb 28 - 12:27 AM

Reggie Jackson made 5-of-24 from the field against the Knicks on Friday for 16 points with five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.

This kind of line against the Knicks is inexcusable. Jackson hasn't quite hit his stride with his new team and is making just 33.3 percent from the field in his last three. Jackson is still a huge part of the offense and he's a good bet for several 20-7-7 kind of lines this season.
Feb 28 - 12:23 AM

Quincy Miller has been sent down for a D-League stint.

Miller isn't a major part of the Pistons' rotation, so you can go ahead and file this news in the irrelevant department. Over his past four games, Miller has scored a total of three points on 14.3 percent shooting, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 27 - 1:17 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that claiming Shawne Williams off of waivers "was an easy decision," and he heaped praise on him following his first practice with the team.

"We like to play a good part of the game, two-thirds of it, with the floor spread out," said Van Gundy. "And he gives us another guy, so if we hit foul trouble or injury or anything, we've got another guy to protect us and who I think we can go forward with into next year." While SVG does like what he has, it sounds like he doesn't plan on using his newly acquired asset unless Detroit gets hit by injuries or foul trouble, thus removing Williams from the standard league conversation.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 27 - 9:19 AM

The Pistons will sign G John Lucas for the remainder of the season according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

With Reggie Jackson running the show in Detroit, Lucas will be battling rookie Spencer Dinwiddie for limited minutes off the bench for the remainder of the season. Leave Lucas on the wire.
Feb 25 - 1:01 PM

Reggie Jackson filled up the boxscore during Tuesday's home loss, scoring a team-high 22 points with one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, nine assists and one block.

R-Jax took a whopping 15 drives to the basket during his Pistons debut, according to NBA.com, and he finished 5-of-8 within 12 feet of the hoop tonight. He's being unleashed by coach Stan Van Gundy, a thrilling development for patient owners who watched him languish on OKC's bench prior to the All-Star break.
Feb 24 - 10:32 PM


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