Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 7:18 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 NEW YORK — Reggie Bullock leaned down to pick up his carry-on bag late Tuesday night. I had arrived after he had started speaking with reporters following the Detroit Pistons’ 105-92 victory over the New York Knicks. I asked Bullock, who joined the Detroit Pistons in June 2015 with little fanfare, about the rumor he was being targeted by the Los Angeles Lakers before Thursday’s trade deadline. Bullock, 27, said he wanted to remain with the organization where he has blossomed into a top 3-point threat in the past 3½ seasons. But he acknowledged it’s a business. “It’s part of the game,” Bullock said. “It’s great for me to know that a bunch of teams in the league finally know my name after six years, being able to stay dialed in with my talents. “Trying to give all I can to this organization. If that’s the way the organization wants to move, by all … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons trades not exactly all-in moves for playoffs
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Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 12:35 AM EST Feb 6, 2019 The Detroit Pistons appear to be making a move just before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Pistons are trading Reggie Bullock to the Los Angeles Lakers for rookie shooting guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, according to two sources with knowledge of the deal. The Athletic’s Frank Isola was first to report the news Tuesday night. One source said the Pistons are also receiving a 2021 second-round pick. It’s not clear if the move is a harbinger of a larger deal. Bullock scored 19 points in the Pistons’ 105-92 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Bullock, 27, is making $2.5 million, but will be a free agent this offseason. More Detroit Pistons: What Detroit Pistons can learn from Nuggets' unique rebuild Detroit Pistons want to trade, but does it make sense to deal 1st-round picks? Mykhailiuk, 21, has played sparingly for the Lakers this season, appearing in … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons trade Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles Lakers
Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 8:36 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 It’s crazy time in the NBA. The final week before the trade deadline generally brings a few more cups of coffee for beat writers, a few frenzied fans’ misguided, Monopoly-inspired proposals from the ESPN Trade Machine against the reality of maybe one trade that realistically could come to fruition. It’s a time for speculation, wild rumor and downright Hail Mary to try to improve before the Feb. 7 deadline. The Pistons find themselves in something of a quandary as the sands of the last few days disappear. It comes down to this: Go big or don’t go at all. News & Views takes a look at the Pistons’ position going into the deadline. News: The Pistons are 22-28 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Views: They sit just two games behind the Hornets for eighth place and another half-game behind the Heat for seventh. They could make up that ground with a decent win streak and some solid … [Read more...] about News & Views: Any Detroit Pistons trade deadline trade should be big
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 1:14 PM EST Jan 26, 2019 The week’s Detroit Pistons mailbag examines the pros and cons of engaging the Memphis Grizzlies in trade talks, the San Antonio Spurs’ reported interest in Stanley Johnson and a wild new TV series from Showtime. Mike Conley is the latest Pistons savior – if you listen to some fans. It was major news this week when ESPN.com reported the Grizzlies would listen to trade offers for franchise stalwarts Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Pistons Twitter reacted, with users of the social media platform rushing the ESPN.com’s Trade Machine to decipher a scenario to bring star Blake Griffin some help before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. The focus is Conley with the gaping hole the Pistons currently have at point guard. The fan base is growing hostile toward incumbent point guard Reggie Jackson, whose untimely photobomb during a Griffin postgame interview this week set off ESPN’s talking heads. … [Read more...] about Should Detroit Pistons trade for Grizzlies PG Mike Conley?
Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 11:22 AM EDT Sep 24, 2018 Detroit — Jimmy Butler is not walking through that door. Well, probably not. It takes money to make money. And it takes star talent to get star talent. It takes star talent — or a very good deal, under very good circumstances. The Pistons don’t seem to have the star talent to spare — and even if they did, it would take a big stretch to put together a package that would entice the Minnesota Timberwolves to deal their All-Star wing, who is likely to be traded any day this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The rumor mill heated up over the weekend, as Wojnarowski mentioned the Pistons as a team interested in adding Butler to their lineup. Well, make that the Pistons and about half the rest of the NBA. Given that competitive trade market, with other offers on the table, it’s going to be hard for the Pistons to have enough assets. That is, unless the Timberwolves become … [Read more...] about Don’t count on Detroit Pistons trading for Jimmy Butler