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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Pistons, 105.1 announce radio deal

The Detroit Pistons announced Tuesday they're leaving 97.1 The Ticket for a new deal with Detroit Sports 105.1.

Josh Smith: 'It's not all my fault'

The veteran forward admits the Pistons have underperformed this year but doesn't think he's the biggest problem.

Bad Boys Unite raises over $300k


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Bad Boys and members of the 1989 NBA Championship reunited on March 27 and 28 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their first NBA Championship and raise funds for local Detroit non-profit organizations.

Hosted by the Come Together Foundation, the two-day event raised over $300,000 in net proceeds that will be shared equally between six Detroit-based non-profit organizations – Forgotten Harvest, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Cornerstone Schools, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Rhonda Walker Foundation and CATCH (Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children).

From Pretty cool that the franchise turned what could have been a simple reunion into a significant contribution to area non-profits.

Who would win? 1989 vs. 2004 Pistons

Rick Mahorn and Rasheed Wallace each make their case.

Pistons fall in Denver, drop fourth in a row

The Pistons lost Wednesday in Denver, 118-109, extending their losing streak to four games ... or six years, depending on your perspective.

Ben Wallace arrested, will serve 2 days in jail

The former Pistons star entered a no contest plea for leaving the scene of a single-car accident in Virginia last month.


Monte Cox's fight posters

Posters from just several of the hundreds of shows that Monte Cox has promoted over the years.

Charlie Villanueva would consider buyout

The Pistons opted against joining the NBA trade deadline fun, but they might still make a roster move should they offer Charlie Villanueva a buyout.

25th anniversary Bad Boys celebration

The Pistons announced plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Detroit Bad Boys' NBA title.

What? No.


1. Detroit Pistons: The big three in the frontcourt is not working. They can't afford big extensions for Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond after giving Josh Smith his contract. Something's got to be done. My favorite trade idea is Wilson Chandler, Andre Miller, and Kenneth Faried from Denver for Rodney Stuckey and Monroe.

A trade idea (not an actual rumor) from Matt Moore of CBS Sports

Should the Pistons and Thunder deal?

Let's consider for a moment the (admittedly unlikely) seven-man trade proposed by Sports Illustrated's Rob Mahoney that sends Greg Monroe to OKC and brings Jeremy Lamb to Detroit.

Rodney Stuckey no longer dizzy


Rodney Stuckey went through practice and seemed healthy Monday. The reserve guard was limited to 12 minutes after complaining of dizziness in the Pistons' loss Wednesday to Cleveland. Previously: Stuckey leaves game with dizziness.

Jerryd Bayless for Will Bynum, anyone?

Former Pistons and current Celtics beat reporter thinks Danny Ainge might give Detroit Jerryd Bayless' expiring contract for Will Bynum. Would you do the deal?

18 years ago today, Isiah's number is retired


24 years ago: Isiah, Joe and Rodman were All-Stars

On Feb. 11, 1990, Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman helped lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars over the West in a 130-113 victory. Let's watch the highlight reel.

Loyer credits energy, other cliches for win

The Pistons are undefeated since John Loyer took the (interim) helm, beating the vaunted Spurs on Monday night. After the game, Loyer credited his team for playing hard despite the distraction caused by Mo Cheeks' departure.

Rasheed Wallace's promotion comes with a view

Pistons interim head coach John Loyer promoted Rasheed Wallace from player development coach to assistant coach -- moving Wallace from behind the bench to the first row during games.


Ben Wallace's SUV involved in hit-and-run

It was a one-car accident in Virginia, and it doesn't appear anyone was hurt. It's still unclear who was driving the car.

Videos: Interim coach John Loyer meets the press


Pistons interim head coach John Loyer met with the press for the first time since taking the reins from Mo Cheeks.

Andre Drummond invited to Rising Stars Challenge


This was expected. The real question: will he get an All-Star bid, as well?

Pistons vs. Raptors GameThread

The reeling Pistons travel to Toronto to face the Raptors for the first time this season. Both teams are on the wrong end of a back-to-back, so fatigue shouldn't necessarily be a factor. Talent, on the other hand ...

Andre Drummond's defense under the microscope

Mike Prada takes a look at one player each week that is either struggling or has displayed strong skill development. This week he focused on Andre Drummond, and what he can do differently to improve defensively.

NBA on Christmas open thread


Because you can only watch The Christmas Story so many times ...

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