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Mike Payne

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How high is Greg Monroe's ceiling in 2012-13?

The Detroit Pistons' most promising player has the talent make strides in the coming season. The question is how much his coach or his teammates will involve him in the offense.

NBA Offseason Recap: Atlanta Hawks

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It's amazing what a fresh set of eyes can do for a franchise. This was an explosive offseason for Atlanta, but they've still got a long way to go. As we Pistons fans are well aware, it's one thing...

Biggest Disappointment: the Detroit Pistons' Summer of 2009

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It's "Biggest Disappointment Day" around SB Nation today. All 30 NBA team blogs are exploring the day it all went wrong for their franchise, when the big bust was drafted, when the broken star was...

NBA Offseason Recap: Brooklyn Nets

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No Dwight Howard? No problem. The boys in Brooklyn have a lineup to be pretty excited about. The price may tag look scary to some, but will it concern a Russian industrialist in the largest media...

NBA Offseason Recap: Washington Wizards

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With a few bold moves, they changed the Wizards from laughing stock to rising stock on the standings in the east. If you haven't been paying attention to this team, you might be surprised at how...

NBA Offseason Recap: Charlotte Bobcats

In total, this really wasn't a bad summer for the Charlotte Bobcats. They didn't have the chance to make big moves, but the moves they did make were well-calculated and should provide a bit of...

The DetroitBadBoys Masthead: seeking new voices to examine the Pistons narrative

A good year for the Detroit Pistons was also a great year for DetroitBadBoys. When compared to 2010-11, this last season saw more original articles and community participation thanks largely to a...

Orlando Summer League: Pistons vs. Jazz Game Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got basketball. The Orlando Summer League begins today and the Detroit Pistons will take on the Utah Jazz. Fans of Summer League know this to be one of the most...

Orlando Summer League: Detroit Pistons Predictions

Orlando Summer League: Detroit Pistons Predictions -- who will be the game changer in Orlando?

Wojnarowski: Deron Williams to stay with Brooklyn Nets

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Howard or not, it sounds like Williams is signing a new contract and the team will move forward. If Howard is not available, sources say the team will make a move for Ersan Ilyasova.

Ben Gordon Trade: should the Pistons cut or keep Corey Maggette?

Ben Gordon Trade: should the Pistons cut or keep Corey Maggette? Cap space or future trades are in the balance.

Pistons Draft History: Joe Dumars selected 18th in the 1985 NBA Draft

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Putting aside the frustrations with Joe's GM record over the last five years, this video recalls a defining moment in franchise history. The post-draft interview is priceless, showing a gifted-yet-humble kid who would take that spirit to the NBA finals three times, twice as a player, once as a GM. EDIT-- I watched it twice four times.

NBA Draft 2012: Should Detroit draft Jared Sullinger at #9?

NBA Draft 2012: Should the Detroit Pistons draft the free-falling Jared Sullinger at #9?

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NBA Draft 2012: Pistons "seriously considering" Meyers Leonard at #9?

NBA Draft 2012: Pistons "seriously considering" Meyers Leonard at #9?

Charlie Villanueva cut from Dominican olympic team by John Calipari, called "overweight"

Charlie Villanueva cut from Dominican olympic team by John Calipari, called "overweight", "slow"

2012 NBA Draft: Kyle O'Quinn will work out in Detroit first

2012 NBA Draft: Kyle O'Quinn will work out in Detroit first

2012 NBA Draft: Scott Machado to work out for Pistons next week

2012 NBA Draft: Scott Machado to work out for Pistons next week

2012 NBA Draft: could the Pistons and Warriors be talking deals tonight?

2012 NBA Draft: could the Pistons and Warriors be talking deals tonight?

2012 NBA Draft: Exploring Detroit's Draft Options

2012 NBA Draft: Exploring Detroit's Options by Draft and Trade

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Could the Cavaliers find a draft day trade partner in the Detroit Pistons?

Hey Cavs fans, Mike Payne here, editor of DetroitBadBoys (SB Nation's Pistons blog) and a genuine friend to Cleveland. Our rivalry was long ago and today, our situations are not dissimilar. I'm...

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Would the Rockets consider moving a first round pick for Brandon Knight?

Hey DreamShakers, Mike Payne here, I'm an editor over at DetroitBadBoys, SB Nation's Pistons blog. I've always been impressed with how intelligent and forthright fans of other teams are on SB...

2012 NBA Draft: should Detroit attempt to trade for a higher pick?

2012 NBA Draft: should Detroit attempt to trade for a higher pick?

NBA Draft Lottery: Detroit Pistons will pick 9th in the 2012 NBA Draft

The Pistons will pick 9th and everyone outside of New Orleans thinks David Stern is pulling strings.

2012 NBA Draft Lottery thread: we all have one brow tonight

The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and this is your open thread to discuss the results (and/or hopefully celebrate). What happens tonight will drive much of the discussion amongst Pistons fans...

NBA Draft Lottery: Ziller asks who deserves to win, we weigh in

With the NBA Draft Lottery just hours away, SB Nation's Tom Ziller asks "who deserves to win the NBA Draft's Anthony Davis sweepstakes?" Each NBA team's SBN counterpart was invited to defend their...

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Who the hell is this OK From J guy anyway?

It's the off-season. There's little to talk about for Pistons fans while we wait for lottery balls to fall, draft picks to happen and Summer League to begin. Well, there's little to talk about...

DBB's TheBoourns talks Machado and O'Quinn with Keith Langlois

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"James (Seattle): I’m interested in your thoughts on second-rounders. There are two key players I’d love to see land with the Pistons – Scott Machado of Iona and Kyle O’Quinn of Norfolk State – and I’m wondering whether you think they’d be a good fit with the team and our roster as currently composed."

Tom Gores: Pistons "lucky" to have Dumars as GM

The Detroit Pistons released a teaser video about the annual "State of the Pistons" event held for season ticket holders last week. In the video, Tom Gores, Joe Dumars and Lawrence Frank spoke...

Jonas Jerebko's summer plans are precisely what Detroit needs

Detroit Pistons' Jonas Jerebko to work on shooting mechanics and ball handling this offseason. Could this preclude some extended burn at small forward?

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