Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division101.3 (5th)102.5 (2nd)
Eastern Conference14th3rd
NBA26th7th

Schedule

Wed Mar 22
L 117 - 95at CHI
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Fri Mar 24
L 115 - 87at ORL
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Mon Mar 27
L 109 - 95at NY
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Tue Mar 28
L 97 - 96MIA
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Thu Mar 30
W 90 - 89BKN
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Fri Mar 31
L 108 - 105at MIL
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Wed Apr 5
L 105 - 102TOR
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Fri Apr 7
W 114 - 109at HOU
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Sun Apr 9
W 103 - 90at MEM
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Mon Apr 10
L 105 - 101WAS
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Wed Apr 12
L 113 - 109at ORL
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Standings

EAST
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Cleveland35-1751-31
Indiana26-2642-40
Milwaukee27-2542-40
Chicago28-2441-41
Detroit21-3137-45
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Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Suspended two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caldwell-Pope has been suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 regular season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

Caldwell-Pope's suspension stems from his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence back in March. A restricted free agent this offseason, Caldwell-Pope is expected to garner significant interest around the league, but the Pistons ultimately reserve the right to match any offer he receives. Despite the lottery selection of fellow sharpshooter Luke Kennard on Thursday, it's anticipated that Detroit will exercise its right to keep KCP, even though he'll now be forced to sit out the first couple games next season. Just 24 years old, Caldwell-Pope averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 three-pointers on 35 percent shooting from deep last season.

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Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Crowded backcourt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With the Pistons selection of Luke Kennard with the 12th overall pick in Thursday's draft, Caldwell-Pope will have more competition for playing time.

Kennard is great shooter and gives the Pistons a weapon off the bench that should help improve their 28th overall three-point percentage from last season. While Caldwell-Pope is still expected to start, if Kennard can produce at a high-level, it may lead the Pistons to some difficult decisions next offseason when KCP will be a restricted free agent.

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Pistons' Luke Kennard: Selected by Pistons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard was selected by the Pistons with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Kennard was a breakout star during his sophomore season at Duke, leading the team with 19.5 points per game. He's not the most athletic prospect in the draft -- although his footwork is bar none -- but the 6-6 guard gives the Pistons a solid three point shooter (43.8 percent), which they surely need of after finishing No. 28 in the league in three-point percentage last season. While it's unlikely Kennard will start over Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the rookie should provide a giant scoring spark off the bench.

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Pistons' Andre Drummond: Cleared for conditioning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drummond (nose) has been cleared to start working on his conditioning but hasn't participated in any contact drills since his sinus surgery, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

Drummond underwent surgery to repair a deviated septum -- an injury he suffered in college -- in early May. It's seemingly still healing, considering the lack of contact work. There's currently no timetable for a return to full basketball activity, though it's probably safe to assume that he'll be good to go for training camp.

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Pistons' Aron Baynes: Will become free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baynes revealed Monday that he would decline his $6.5 million player option for 2017-18 and become an unrestricted free agent in July, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

The Pistons began planning for Baynes' departure last summer, when the club signed Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million contract. Marjanovic primarily worked as the third-string center until the final few games of the season, when Baynes was phased out of the rotation as the Pistons looked to assess their longer-term assets. Baynes, who averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game over 75 appearances last season, isn't likely to find a starting role no matter where he lands, but he should see a decent spike in salary given the rising cap and weak market for reserve centers.

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2016-17 Team Leaders
PPGTobias Harris , SF16.1
RPGAndre Drummond , C13.8
APGIsh Smith , PG5.2
FG%Andre Drummond , C53
FT%Tobias Harris , SF84.1
3P%Kentavious Caldwell-Pope , SG35
BLOCKSAndre Drummond , C89
STEALSAndre Drummond , C124
MPGKentavious Caldwell-Pope , SG33.3
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