Matt Watson

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
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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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User Blog

Report: Pistons out of Isaiah Thomas sweepstakes

USA TODAY's Sam Amick says the Pistons are no longer involved in talks with Kings' restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas.

Pistons hire Brian Wright as assistant GM

Stan Van Gundy lured a familiar face from Orlando, snagging former Magic director of college scouting Brian Wright to be his assistant GM in Detroit.

Aaron Gray, Pistons agree to multiyear deal

The free agent big man comes to Detroit by way of the Sacramento Kings. Can we convince him to bring former teammate Isaiah Thomas with him?

Cartier Martin brings "energy and fire"


[Cartier Martin] will provide outside shooting, but the No. 1 attraction is Martin’s energy and fire, areas coach Stan Van Gundy says were lacking last season. So it’s a signing to address that weakness.

From Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, who also confirmed that Martin's two-year deal is for the veteran's minimum.

Drummond will 'do whatever it takes' to keep Moose

Drummond also doubts Josh Smith will be traded but is optimistic that SVG can figure out a way for Detroit's crowded frontcourt to work.

Billups, Stuckey wait to see what future holds

A pair of former Pistons guards are free agents waiting to see what their future holds.

Pistons summer league roster and schedule

The Detroit Pistons will join nine other teams at the Orlando Pro Summer League, which kicks off Saturday, July 5. See the team's complete schedule and roster.

Cartier Martin has a 2-year deal

Vincent Goodwill also reports the second year is a player option. No word yet on terms -- I'm guessing it's the vet minimum. Does this change your opinion on the deal? (h/t PistonPowered).

George David was fired, per report


Out in Piston-land, George David did not resign as long-time assistant GM. Right-hand man to Joe Dumars was canned, according to sources. It's Stan Van Gundy's empire and he overpaid Jody Meeks by about $8 million with his $19 million free-agent deal. But you can do that kind of crazy spending for 3-point shooting when you're king.

Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News (h/t DBB reader bonerici)

Drummond needs Dinwiddie's mustache


Here's what it could look like.

Jodie Meeks fits the blueprint

He's also better than you realize, and a perfect fit for balancing Detroit's offense.

Cartier Martin, Pistons agree to 2-year deal

Stan Van Gundy's effort to improve the Pistons' 3-point shooting continues with the addition of Martin, a career .383 shooter from long distance.

Pistons, Jodie Meeks agree to 3-year deal

The Detroit Pistons and Jodie Meeks have agreed to a 3-year, $19 million contract, reports Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

George David resigns as Pistons assistant GM

David, a holdover from Joe Dumars' front office, has stepped down after 16 years with the Detroit Pistons organization.

Is Greg Monroe Plan C for the Lakers?

If the Lakers swing and miss on marquee free agents like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, Greg Monroe may be on their list of backup options.

Bower: Dinwiddie's a point guard, 'first-round talent'

The Pistons think they may have snagged one of the steals of the draft by taking point guard Spencer Dinwiddie with the 38th overall pick.

A silky ballerina halfback


"Silky. That's the best way I can describe Dinwiddie's game. It's like watching someone in a speed-ramped Guy Ritchie movie do the worm and then punch a dude in the jaw. ... He's not so much a guard as he is a ballerina halfback with a panty-droppin' mustache and a respectable collection of leggings."

76ers blogger and all-around funny guy Michael Levin

NBA Draft tracker: Every pick for every team

Here's your NBA draft tracker, which we'll update with each pick as the draft moves on, and DBB's official open thread for the night as we count down the hours until it's the Pistons' turn at No. 38.

Josh Smith to Kings talks are 'dead'

The Pistons allegedly nixed trade talks earlier on Tuesday -- but that doesn't necessarily mean they won't resume in the future.

Josh Smith to Sacramento? Kings, Pistons talking

There's really no such thing as an immovable contract, ESPN's Marc Stein reminds us yet again.

Watch Jeff Bower's press conference online

12 will airing Jeff Bower's introductory press conference Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.

It's official: Jeff Bower announced as Pistons GM

The Detroit Pistons officially announced Jeff Bower as the team's new general manager on Tuesday, nearly a full month ahead of Stan Van Gundy's self-imposed July 1 deadline and just one day after...

Brandon Jennings offers Nick Young ... something

That's all we actually know to be true. The rest is speculation. (But man, Jennings sure makes it easy to speculate.)

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