Player News - Pistons

Date: Team: Pos:

Tayshaun Prince said that while he won't rule out a return to Detroit next season, he is still hoping to land on a contending team.

"I'm not going to jump to conclusions," Prince said. "But as you guys know, and as of my time in Boston before I got traded to Detroit, my intention was to get to a contender. You know, you can never say never, but obviously, at this point in my career, I think that's where I help teams the best." Prince journeyed back into time on Friday and scored 23 points with seven boards, but he has been far too inconsistent to rely upon in most fantasy leagues. Considering he wasn't too thrilled when he was traded to Detroit from Boston this season, we will likely see him in a different uniform next season.
Mar 28 - 11:19 AM

Reggie Jackson triple-doubled in Friday's road win over the Magic, scoring 26 points on 9-of-19 shooting (1-of-2 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with 11 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.

Jackson becomes the first Pistons player since Grant Hill to have multiple triple-doubles in a season and he's turning it on at the right time for owners. He has been a top-20 play over the last week.
Mar 27 - 11:02 PM

Anthony Tolliver scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes on Friday against the Magic.

Tolliver could end up starting for the rest of the season if Greg Monroe is shut down, and owners seeking 3-pointers should give him a hard look.
Mar 27 - 10:58 PM

Tayshaun Prince came out of nowhere to score a season-high 23 points on Friday, hitting 10-of-15 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench.

Prince needs to do this again before we'll pay him any attention in fantasy leagues.
Mar 27 - 10:55 PM

Caron Butler (knee) will start against the Magic on Friday.

He left Tuesday's game with a minor knee issue and should be fine for tonight. Butler will likely get plenty of shots from the outside as the floor-spacing guy i the offense.
Mar 27 - 6:53 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy is unsure if the team will shut down Greg Monroe (knee).

"Well, I don't know about that," Van Gundy said when asked about a shutdown. "It all depends on how he is. I've never really shut anyone down. If he's ready to play, he's healthy and he gets clearance … if he's healthy, mentally, to play, we'd play him." SVG added the team is "nowhere near" the point of playing him yet, so Monroe is likely out through the weekend. He's a cut candidate in several formats. Anthony Tolliver will start in his place while several other Pistons will get more scoring chances.
Mar 27 - 2:36 PM

The Pistons have recalled Quincy Miller from the D-League.

Quincy could potentially get some minutes with the Pistons with Caron Butler's (knee) status up in the air for Friday's game vs. Orlando. However, up to this point he has not played a single minute of basketball for Detroit, so it's safe to leave him on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 27 - 10:11 AM

Greg Monroe (knee) was unable to practice on Thursday.

The Pistons don't have much motivation to rush Monroe back at this point, so this news may not bode well for his chances to play against the Magic on Friday. We'll update this situation after shootaround on Friday, but Anthony Tolliver would likely again pick up the start if Monroe is unable to suit up.
Mar 26 - 12:10 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (thigh) practiced without any issues on Thursday.

KCP was kneed in the thigh on Tuesday, but doesn't seem to have any ill effects heading into Friday's game against the Magic. The 22-year-old is averaging 22.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.8 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start for as long as he stays hot.
Mar 26 - 12:08 PM

Quincy Miller will be sent down to the D-League.

He will likely be back up with the big club soon. Miller was arguably the best stat producer in the D-League, but he hasn't played with the Pistons since they picked him up before the trade deadline.
Mar 25 - 2:52 PM

Caron Butler exited Tuesday's game with an apparent left knee injury, finishing with six points, two 3-pointers and one rebound in 14 minutes.

He walked off with ice on his left knee and we'll pass along updates once more information is available. If Butler is forced to miss any games, starting Friday in Orlando, Tayshaun Prince would likely step into the starting SF role for Detroit.
Mar 24 - 10:46 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was kneed in the thigh on Tuesday, but he was able to return and finished with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, five 3-pointers, six rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes.

KCP has been hit in the same spot a few times this week but there are no indications that he might miss games, so we're leaving him off the injury report. He's averaging a team-high 35.1 minutes over the past two weeks and has made 46.4 percent of his shots in that time, helping him retain top-100 value anchored by points (16.0), 3-pointers (1.4) and steals (1.1).
Mar 24 - 10:43 PM

Reggie Jackson led the Pistons to a four-point win vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, scoring 28 points (10-of-18 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs) with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, nine assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

R-Jax has a stellar 61.6 percent assist ratio since the All-Star break, trailing only Russell Westbrook (63.3 percent) during that span. He's also scoring nearly a quarter of Detroit's points while on the court, despite shooting just 38.9 percent from the field, and his double-digit assists per game have staked him to top-75 value in 8-cat leagues. Congrats to all those owners who held onto him through the trade deadline.
Mar 24 - 10:42 PM

The Pistons beat the Raptors on Tuesday, 108-104, aided by Andre Drummond's massive evening -- he had 21 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block without any turnovers in 33 minutes.

The bad news is that he shot 8-of-21 from the field and 5-of-10 from the free throw line. The 21 shots were the second-most of the season for Drummond, who has stepped up with Greg Monroe (knee) on the sidelines over the Pistons' past four games.
Mar 24 - 10:41 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will return on Tuesday after being kneed in the thigh.

He stayed on the Pistons' bench, icing his thigh and stretching his leg, so all signs point to him being fine. We'll update his status once more is known after the game.
Mar 24 - 9:03 PM


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