Matt Watson

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Aug 23, 2014
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Matt Watson spent his childhood in the late '80s cutting out newspaper articles of the Detroit Pistons, which, now that he thinks about it, he's still doing on his blog. A professional editor and writer for the last 15 years, he created Detroit Bad Boys in 2005. Follow Matt on Twitter (@mattwatson and @detroitbadboys) and tell him to go to sleep, the internet will be there when he wakes up.

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  • NCAAF Michigan Wolverines
  • NCAAB Michigan Wolverines
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
  • NFL Detroit Lions
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User Blog

Pistons release preseason schedule

The Pistons open their 7-game preseason schedule with a home game against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 7.

U-S-Dre! U-S-Dre!

Matt, Mike and Kevin are joined by's Ricky O'Donnell, who attended Team USA's scrimmage Thursday, to discuss Andre Drummond and Team USA, as well as the latest Greg Monroe news.

What Quentin Richardson brings to Detroit


Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler thinks Quentin Richardson will be a great fit in the Detroit Pistons' front office.

Pistons officially announce new hires

The team's official press release announcing the arrivals of director of player development Quentin Richardson, assistant coaches Tim Hardaway and Malik Allen, and assistant GM Jeff Nix.

DBB Podcast: When making the most isn't enough

We want to put DBB in your ear. This week, we discuss the latest offer the Pistons have made restricted free agent Greg Monroe, and how the biggest contract in team history still isn't enough for...

Lakers may hire Horry or Madsen


What do you think about Byron Scott bringing back former Lakers for his staff?

Siva says goodbye


The fit and future of the newest Pistons

In the second episode of the Detroit Bad Boys podcast, we discuss expectations and reactions to the arrivals of Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin, Caron Butler, Cartier Martin, Aaron Gray and Spencer...

D.J. Augustin is the new Jameer Nelson


"(Van Gundy) is a hard-nosed coach, kind of like coach Thibs is," said Augustin, known for his abilities in a pick-and-roll style offense. "He lets you play your game, as long as you play hard. He had Jameer Nelson, when he had Dwight Howard (in Orlando), and I kind of play like Jameer. "They have some good big men. (Van Gundy) wanted guys who can shoot and spread the floor."

From the New Orleans Advocate. Augustin spoke at his youth camp at Xavier University in Louisiana -- a few other quotes in there worth reading if you're looking to pass the time.

Monroe may want a shorter contract

The reason Greg Monroe is still unsigned may hinge on the length of his contract, not just the annual salary.

Drummond: SVG will 'put the ball in my hands'

Detroit's young cornerstone suggests that his role in the offense will expand under Stan Van Gundy.

Lakers officially announce Byron Scott's hiring


"After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach," said Kupchak. "Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward."

The Lakers' official press release announcing Byron Scott as head coach.

Andre Drummond destroys Draymond Green

This is why Dre's on varsity and Green's on JV.

Drummond shows off USA uniform, alley-oop skills


Before getting down to business with USA Basketball, Andre Drummond had some fun with Bow Wow at a Jordan Brand event.

Josh Smith's future with the Pistons

In the first episode of the Detroit Bad Boys Podcast, Sean Corp and Matt Watson discuss Smith's future with the Pistons, whether Stan Van Gundy can rebuild Smith's value and what Detroit's big man...

Pistons not (yet?) exploring move downtown


"We have a beautiful arena, and we have invested tens of millions of dollars over the past three years to modernize and improve that facility," said Barnhill in the statement. "At the same time, we would never close the door on alternatives if they made good sense for our fans, for our team, for our business and for Michigan."

Platinum Equity partner Mark Barnhill's statement about the Pistons' plans (or lack thereof) after the Ilitch family announced details of the Red Wings' new arena.

Let's watch Spencer Dinwiddie work out

Here's a video of the Pistons rookie putting in work on the court, showing little to no rust after suffering a torn ACL last January.

New Lakers alternate jersey revealed


What do you think?

Suns interested in Monroe, according to report

Reminder: Not all reports are created equal.

SVG doesn't know if Monroe would accept max money


Stan Van Gundy says he doesn't know if Greg Monroe would accept a max contract to stay in Detroit. Does the big man want out that bad? Or is SVG just being coy?

Will Smith Trade Dictate Monroe's Future?


All credit to DBB reader W. Stones for the photoshop, originally posted in the comments here, and Quellish for the accompanying rhyme:

"Josh Smith was chilln’ out maxin’ (or near-maxin’) relaxin’ all cool… Shooting some airballs outside of the school…

One particular brick hit a couple of guys (Sheed and Big Ben) who were up to no good. One little fight ensued (Smith being twirled above Ben’s fro)…. And now he’s moving to cowbell-air!"

Smith rumors have "no legs", source tells Ellis


Don't get too excited about the latest round of rumors surrounding Josh Smith, the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons.

Berger: Pistons, Kings not yet close to deal


The Pistons and Kings are still talking about a deal to send Josh Smith to Sacramento, but they're still a ways away from pulling the trigger, says CBS Sports' Ken Berger.

Josh Smith becomes legendary


Why wouldn't the Kings want this? Hat-tip to @bigburgerboi55

Pistons introduce Meeks, who wants to start

The Detroit Pistons officially introduced Jodie Meeks, who agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million contract in part because he expects the opportunity to push Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for the...

Jodie Meeks will wear No. 20


Jodie Meeks was introduced at a press conference today, where it was announced he'll wear No. 20, following in the footsteps of former Pistons luminaries such as Vernon Macklin, Carlos Delfino, Jon Barry and Allan Houston.

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