Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division102.0 (3rd)101.4 (3rd)
Eastern Conference9th8th
NBA19th12th

Schedule

Fri Apr 1
L 98 - 89DAL
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Sat Apr 2
W 94 - 90at CHI
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Tue Apr 5
L 107 - 89at MIA
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Wed Apr 6
W 108 - 104at ORL
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Fri Apr 8
W 112 - 99WAS
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Tue Apr 12
L 99 - 93MIA
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Wed Apr 13
W 112 - 110at CLE
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Sun Apr 17
L 106 - 101at CLE
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Wed Apr 20
L 107 - 90at CLE
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Fri Apr 22
L 101 - 91CLE
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Sun Apr 24
L 100 - 98CLE
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Standings

EAST
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Cleveland35-1757-25
Indiana30-2245-37
Detroit29-2344-38
Chicago25-2742-40
Milwaukee21-3133-49
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Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Leads Detroit's offense during summer league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson averaged 16 points and 7.4 rebounds across five games during the Orlando Summer League.

Although Johnson was Detroit's leading scorer, his shooting percentages left much to be desired. He shot 35.5 percent from the field and a dismal 26.7 percent from deep. However, Johnson was locked in from the charity stripe, as he made all 18 of his free throw attempts. He also proved to be a force on the defensive end, averaging 2.2 steals per game. With Tobias Harris ahead of the 20-year-old on the depth chart at small forward, Johnson is likely to continue developing his game while serving as Detroit's sixth man in the coming season.

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Pistons' Henry Ellenson: Signs rookie contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellenson signed a rookie contract with the Pistons on Tuesday, MLive.com's David Mayo reports.

Ellenson, the No. 18 overall pick in the June draft, concluded a five-game stint in the Orlando Summer League earlier this month, during which he averaged 12.4 points (on 31% shooting from the field) and 7.4 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game. The Pistons selected Ellenson with the belief that he'll eventually develop into a prototypical stretch four, but because his stroke from downtown remains fairly inconsistent, it's unlikely that he'll be a regular in the rotation as a rookie. With Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer all capable of manning the power forward spot, Ellenson figures to instead spend significant time honing his craft in the D-League this season.

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Pistons' Darrun Hilliard: Couple weeks away from basketball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Stan Van Gundy said last Friday that Hilliard (back) is a couple weeks away from resuming basketball activities, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Hilliard suffered a back injury in late June that prevented him from suiting up in the Orlando Summer League, and he's still trying to recover from the setback. The Pistons appear confident that he'll be healthy for training camp, but missing out on summer league play certainly hurts the second-year wing after he was limited to just 38 regular-season appearances as a rookie.

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Pistons' Lorenzo Brown: Could remain on roster heading into 2016-17
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Coach Stan Van Gundy said Friday that Brown could remain on the roster as the Pistons' 15th man heading into the upcoming season, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports. "Quite honestly, we've got Lorenzo Brown under contract and I was impressed with what he did in the Orlando [Summer League]. Impressed with his play and impressed with the improvement that he made and the focus that he had," Van Gundy said. "It's very possible that the 15 guys we have now -- including Lorenzo -- are the 15 guys we'll go into the season with."

Brown is under contract for $1.01 million in 2016-17, but his deal won't become fully guaranteed until January, giving the Pistons some flexibility in the event they have interest in a free agent point guard available for the veteran's minimum. In the event nobody on the open market stands out, it appears the Pistons are comfortable proceeding with Brown as their third point guard behind Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith. Brown averaged 14.2 points (on 53.1% shooting from the floor), 3.6 steals, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.2 minutes per game across his five summer league appearances.

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Pistons' Aron Baynes: Expected to stick as top backup at center
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Baynes is still expected to remain the Pistons' top backup center this season following the signing of Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million contract, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Like Baynes, Marjanovic began his career with the Spurs before joining the Pistons, but the 7-foot-3 Serbian is still a relative NBA neophyte compared to Baynes, who was serviceable while stepping in at center last season when franchise cornerstone Andre Drummond needed a breather, averaging 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game. While Marjanovic was more productive of the two on a per-minute basis in 2015-16, Baynes isn't on the trade block and should enter the coming campaign second on the Pistons' depth chart. Rather than challenging Baynes for playing time this season, Marjanovic's signing instead looks to be a hedge by the Pistons against Baynes opting out of his contract for 2017-18 and becoming a free agent next summer, which seems like a virtual certainty.

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2015-16 Team Leaders
PPGReggie Jackson , PG18.8
RPGAndre Drummond , C14.8
APGReggie Jackson , PG6.2
FG%Andre Drummond , C52.1
FT%Reggie Jackson , PG86.4
3P%Marcus Morris , PF36.2
BLOCKSAndre Drummond , C112
STEALSAndre Drummond , C119
MPGKentavious Caldwell-Pope , SG36.7
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