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Trans. Feb 29 6:40 ET (Feb 29 6:40 ET ) It's been a rough season for the Detroit Pistons but not all is lost, as some of their top young players have excelled and shown that they can be building blocks for a future playoff run. The best revelation so far has probably been the play of center/power forward Greg Monroe,...
In a move that seemed more and more inevitable as another miserable Detroit Pistons season droned on, Lawrence Frank was fired as Pistons coach on Thursday . The former Nets head man had compiled a 29-53 record in his final season with Detroit, and a 54-94 mark overall. No immediate replacement was named, and by all accounts longtime Pistons GM will be given the go-ahead to seek out his seventh (!) head coach since taking the reins of the Detroit front office in full during the summer of 2001.
In Frank’s defense, Dumars did hand him a mish-mash of a roster for both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Dumars wrongly assumed that his batch of homegrown talent mixed with the arrivals of free agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva would push the Pistons back into contention back in 2009, and the series of quick-fix veteran additions Dumars chased following that misstep hardly helped. By 2011, the Pistons were clearly rebuilding around talented scoring forward Greg Monroe, but because of the hangover of both an ownership change and salary cap frustrations, Frank never really had even a mediocre outfit to work with.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe notched his 36th double-double with 27 points and 16 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons won their fourth straight by downing the Philadelphia 76ers 109-101 at The Palace on Monday.
March 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Heat 103, Pistons 89 LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Miami Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons 103-89 Friday night, extending their win streak to 25 games, the second-longest run in NBA history. Miami is closing in on the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' NBA record win streak of 33. The Pistons, meanwhile, have lost 10 games in a row, the longest active skid in the league. Detroit was led by center Greg Monroe, who had 23 points and 16 rebounds. ...
Hey, do you think Jason Terry can jump as high as LeBron James? No, me neither. As we learned during the second quarter of Monday night's marquee matchup between the streaking Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, though, the man they call "JET" thought he could fly as high as the reigning MVP.
He was wrong.
And so Terry joins Brandon Knight , Greg Monroe and Nikola Pekovic as this year's premier attempted but unsuccessful dunk defenders. You few. You (not-so) happy few.
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Oklahoman . The Oklahoma City Thunder really wishes it were late May right now.
PF : Akron Beacon-Journal . Daniel Gibson, who is still in the NBA, didn’t like Dahntay Jones’ move.
SF : Detroit News . Greg Monroe held some sway in the Pistons’ drafting of Andre Drummond.
SG : NBA.com . A video compilation of the top 20 plays of the Miami Heat’s 20 straight wins.
PG : Houston Chronicle . Jonathan Feigen busts out advanced stats to doubt the Rockets’ first quarter defense.
The Scoop: None.
Mar 15 3:35 ET
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DeAndre Jordan posterizes ESPN’s Charissa Thompson (Video) (Ball Don't Lie) (2 Days Ago | courtesy: Video (Ball Don't Lie) "Posterizing." Pretty amazing when done by one student to another in a high-school hallway:
A little bit less so when done by an NBA center to a young lady in sandals:
But still, generally speaking, pretty good. (Probably wouldn't have killed you to at least double-pump or something, though, DeAndre Jordan.) More...