Mike Payne

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The Andre Drummond Era Begins

Andre Drummond will not only rejoin the Detroit Pistons tonight against the Raptors, he will make his first ever career start alongside frontcourt partner Greg Monroe.


Pistons host Pelicans: a Chance for 3-in-a-row

Detroit has a good chance to win its third game in a row tonight against the New Orleans Hornets. Sadly, the Drummond/Davis match-up will not see its debut tonight...

Spurs at Pistons: SB Nation Insight from the Enemy


DetroitBadBoys welcomes PoundingTheRock to explore just how these amazing Spurs continue to do it.

Detroit may not be done trading


Detroit used only a fraction of their trade assets to address their greatest need. Could the Pistons remain active on the trade market before the NBA trade deadline?

Can Jose Calderon make stars of Detroit's big men?


Detroit features two of the best pick-and-roll big men in the league, but you may not have noticed it prior to the passing game of Jose Calderon.

Kenneth Faried: rebounding machine and... equal rights trail blazer? 1000% Awesome.


Kenneth Faried: rebounding machine and... equal rights trail blazer? 1000% Awesome.

Can Greg Monroe defend a Power Forward's playbook?


Monroe's slide to power forward is inevitable, the question will be how he handles a perimeter-focused opposition.

An Early Look at Detroit's 2013 Free Agent Options


While the rest of the SB Nation network grades their own free agent acquisitions from last summer, we look ahead at the Detroit Pistons' options in the 2013 free agent market.


Detroit Pistons host Taller, Fatter Iverson

The Pistons ring in the new year by hosting DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. Detroit looks for its third win in a row as well as the obvious reasons it should not trade for DeMarcus...


Can the Pistons handle the Heat at Home?

The Pistons have a rare, improved chance to steal a game from the NBA champions, who arrive in Detroit without the services of Dwyane Wade.

Potential Detroit Pistons trades on the horizon?


The trade season will only get hotter from now until the trade deadline. This time, the Pistons actually have expiring assets and productive players to move..


The Warriors face vintage "Pistons D" in Detroit

Can Detroit's vintage-inspired defense continue to rattle opponents at The Palace?

Is Kyle Singler's Rise the Real Deal?


Just how good has Kyle Singler been to start his rookie season? And who should have seen it coming?

Detroit hosts the limping Portland Trail Blazers


Even without LaMarcus Aldridge, the Trail Blazers have an impressive, young roster that could challenge most of the league's teams on their own.

The man behind the story: DBB's Sean Corp


Sean_Corp arrived on the scene last December with a vengeance. He's now a staple of DBB. But just who the hell is he anyway?

"I CAN YELL! I CAN YELL ALL I WANT!!" This makes me so happy, just the fact that this exists in...


"I CAN YELL! I CAN YELL ALL I WANT!!" This makes me so happy, just the fact that this exists in 2012.


The Pistons aim for opening night Rockets revenge

After giving away a healthy lead to the Rockets on opening night, the Pistons aim for revenge in Houston tonight. Tonight could be a turning point for the Pistons...

Pistons falter, but Drummond shines brightly


Andre Drummond made a tough loss watchable with 22 points and 8 rebounds in 20 minutes of play. Detroit lost, but this was a moral victory if there ever was one.


Detroit-OKC GameThread

When looking for their first win, Oklahoma City is not a place the Pistons would hope to find themselves.

Game Thread for Pistons 2012-2013 season opener

There's an exciting new storyline that begins for the Detroit Pistons tonight. How long until Detroit's promising young rookie Andre Drummond is starting alongside Greg Monroe in the frontcourt?...

Pistons take the Timberwolves to Winnipeg


Detroit and Milwaukee head to Winnipeg, Manitoba for an exhibition game with a Canadian audience.

Pistons face Bucks in Milwaukee


After splitting a pair of games with the Toronto Raptors, the Pistons head to Milwaukee to face the Beertown Bucks. As Lawrence Frank continues his roster testing, Rookies Kim English and Khris...

The Old Look Pistons promise more of the same


It was a busy summer and the Detroit Pistons worked hard to push the team forward with a promising new future. But what has really changed?

What does Corey Maggette have left in the tank?

Corey Maggette's $11 million expiring contract has a lot of value for this capped out franchise. Any value Maggette can bring to the court will be seen as a bonus.

Is there any hope left for Charlie Villanueva?

After several years of nagging injuries, ghostly defense and a reluctance to work in the post, it's unlikely to expect better in 2012-13. Despite his promise as a scorer, he may be at the bottom of...

Will this be Jason Maxiell's final year in Motown?

An expiring contract, a 30th birthday and a game predicated upon energy and athleticism may wind down quickly. A trade might be best for the Pistons and best for the twilight of Jason Maxiell's NBA...

Can Jonas Jerebko expand his role in 2012-13?

With new rookies and free agent signings complicating Detroit's depth chart, it may be difficult for Jonas Jerebko to expand his role in 2012-13. If he can improve his 3-point shooting and his...

I am Daryl Morey. Ask Me Anything.


Rockets GM Daryl Morey joined Reddit for an AMA interview as held by the Reddit community. So entirely awesome. One Redditor: "i am 6ft 10 and only slightly uncoordinated with low mileage on my knees. what is your best offer?" Morey's response: "can I just buy your knees?"

Will Rodney Stuckey peak in 2012-13?

The 26-year-old Rodney Stuckey will approach his peak age this season. Can he show Pistons fans a consistent year of production as the team's starting shooting guard?

What should Brandon Knight improve for 2012-13?

Brandon Knight has his work cut out for him in 2012-13. What weaknesses will he have to iron out to make Detroit a competitive team next season?

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