|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Central Division||102.0 (3rd)||101.4 (3rd)|
Fri Apr 1
|L 98 - 89||DAL|
Sat Apr 2
|W 94 - 90||at CHI|
Tue Apr 5
|L 107 - 89||at MIA|
Wed Apr 6
|W 108 - 104||at ORL|
Fri Apr 8
|W 112 - 99||WAS|
Tue Apr 12
|L 99 - 93||MIA|
Wed Apr 13
|W 112 - 110||at CLE|
Sun Apr 17
|L 106 - 101||at CLE|
Wed Apr 20
|L 107 - 90||at CLE|
Fri Apr 22
|L 101 - 91||CLE|
Sun Apr 24
|L 100 - 98||CLE|
McCallum signed a deal with the Pistons Monday, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.
McCallum, who went to college at Detroit, last played on a pair of 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies in 2015-16 where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds over 22 minutes per game. The Pistons currently have both Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith to serve as the team's primary point guards, so McCallum will likely assume a reserve role to start the season, save for injuries to either Jackson or Smith.
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.
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.
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.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said Friday that Brown could remain on the roster as the
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.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Reggie Jackson , PG||18.8|
|RPG||Andre Drummond , C||14.8|
|APG||Reggie Jackson , PG||6.2|
|FG%||Andre Drummond , C||52.1|
|FT%||Reggie Jackson , PG||86.4|
|3P%||Marcus Morris , PF||36.2|
|BLOCKS||Andre Drummond , C||112|
|STEALS||Andre Drummond , C||119|
|MPG||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope , SG||36.7|
|Full Team Statistics|
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