Sunday, January 25, 2015

DETROIT PISTONS MEDICAL UPDATE ON BRANDON JENNINGS

The Detroit Pistons announced this afternoon that guard Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The injury, which will require surgery, was confirmed following an MRI conducted on Sunday by team medical personnel.

Team medical personnel will work with Brandon and his representatives in determining the next course of action and treatment for the injury. No timetable is being placed on Jennings’ return at this time.

The 6-foot-1 guard has appeared in 41 games this season averaging 15.4 points, 6.6 assists and 1.07 steals in 28.6 minutes per game.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Detroit Pistons Recall Spencer Dinwiddie And Luigi Datome From Grand Rapids Drive

DETROIT PISTONS RECALL GUARD SPENCER DINWIDDIE AND
FORWARD LUIGI DATOME FROM GRAND RAPIDS DRIVE OF NBA
D-LEAGUE

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has recalled guard Spencer
Dinwiddie and forward Luigi Datome from the team’s NBA Development League
(D-League) affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.

Dinwiddie, drafted
38th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, has appeared in seven games with
the Drive, averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 29.8 minutes
per game.  In eight games for the Pistons this season, he is averaging 3.0
points and 12.4 minutes per game.     



Datome, who signed
with the Pistons as a free agent in 2013, has appeared in three games with the
Drive, averaging 13.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.0 blocks in 25.3
minutes.  In 35 career NBA games, he holds averages of 2.6 points, 1.3 rebounds,
0.3 assists and 0.2 steals in 7.1 minutes. 


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Friday, March 29, 2013

DETROIT PISTONS MEDICAL UPDATE ON ATHLETIC TRAINER MIKE ABDENOUR


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. –The Detroit Pistons today released the following information regarding a medical update on athletic trainer Mike Abdenour.

Athletic trainer Mike Abdenour experienced an episode on Sunday, March 24 that required hospitalization. Doctors alleviated the situation with a stent procedure and expect a full recovery. Abdenour has returned home and resting comfortably.

“I’m truly overwhelmed by the phone calls, cards and words of encouragement expressed by those connected to our organization, the NBA family and the Metro Detroit community and I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and concern,” said Abdenour. “I look forward to a speedy recovery.”

Abdenour is currently serving his 34th season with the Detroit Pistons and his 37th overall in the NBA.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

DETROIT PISTONS INJURY UPDATE ON ANDRE DRUMMOND

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. –The Detroit Pistons today released the following statement regarding an injury update on rookie center Andre Drummond.  

“Team doctors, in consultation with Dr. Robert Watkins and Dr. Robert Watkins Jr. of Los Angeles, are pleased with the progress of Andre Drummond’s recovery from a back injury.  Under their guidance, Drummond will enter a second phase of rehabilitation and conditioning that will include a progression of basketball related activities. 

No timetable has been placed on Drummond’s return to game action at this time.  He will continue to be evaluated throughout the rehabilitation and conditioning process and further updates will be passed along at an appropriate time.”
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Friday, February 8, 2013

DETROIT PISTONS MEDICAL UPDATE ON ANDRE DRUMMOND

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. –The Detroit Pistons announced this evening that Andre Drummond will be out of the line-up for approximately 4-6 weeks due to a stress fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra.  The injury was diagnosed following examinations conducted on Thursday, February 7 by team medical personnel. 

Drummond has been placed in a custom brace and activity levels will be modified while the injury heals.  He will be re-evaluated on a regular basis.  Team doctors anticipate a full recovery with rest and rehabilitation. 

The 6-foot-11 forward has appeared in 50 games this season averaging 7.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.68 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game.  Drummond leads all NBA rookies in rebounds (7.5 rpg) and ranks second in blocks (1.68 bpg), fourth in steals (0.94 spg) and eighth in points (7.3 ppg).
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DETROIT PISTONS ACQUIRE GUARD JOSE CALDERON IN THREE-TEAM TRADE


Team Sends Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to Memphis

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announce today that the team acquired guard Jose Calderon from the Toronto Raptors in a three-team deal that sends Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies.

“Trading a player like Tayshaun Prince, who has meant so much to our organization and contributed to our championship success, is never easy,” said Joe Dumars, President of Basketball Operations.  “We want to thank Tayshaun for his professionalism and contributions over the last 10 years.  We also appreciate everything that Austin Daye has done for our team both on and off the court over the past three-plus years.  We wish both of them the best moving forward.  We are pleased to welcome Jose Calderon, knowing that he fits our mold as a high character individual who is a great competitor.  Jose is a great facilitator at the guard position and a player that we feel gives us tremendous flexibility on the court when added to the core of guards we have on the roster.

Calderon, 6-3, 208, is averaging 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists (ninth in the NBA) in 45 games this season (30 starts).  Last season, Calderon dished out 8.8 assists per game, which ranked fourth in the NBA, and led the NBA in assist/turnover ratio at 4.50.  During the 2008-09 season, he shot a NBA all-time single season record .981 (151-154) from the free-throw line.  Coming into this season, Calderon finished in the top-five assists leaders in the NBA in four of his previous five seasons: fourth in 2011-12 (8.8 apg), fifth in 2010-11 (8.9 apg), fourth in 2008-09 (8.9 apg) and fourth in 2007-08 (8.3 apg).

An eighth-year NBA pro from Spain, Calderon averaged a career-high 12.8 points in 2008-09 and has averaged career-high 8.9 assists in 2008-09 and 2010-11.  He has averaged 10.0 points, 7.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 525 career games (323 starts).  A two-time Olympic silver medalist with Spain’s national team, Calderon won medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China and at the 2012 Games in London, England.

Prince, drafted 23rd overall by the Pistons in the 2002 NBA Draft, has averages of 12.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 769 career games (730 starts).  He averaged a career-high 14.7 points during the 2004-05 season and has scored 1,000-plus points in a season six times.  The 6-foot-9 forward ranks fifth all-time in franchise history in games played (769), eighth in points scored (9,838), 10th in assists (2,036), fifth in three-point field goals made (499) and seventh in blocks (440).  A member of the Pistons’ 2003-04 NBA Championship team, Prince was also a member of the USA Senior National Team that went 8-0 to win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Daye is in his fourth NBA season and holds averages of 5.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 206 career games (24 starts).  Drafted 15th overall by the Pistons in the 2009 NBA Draft, Daye averaged career highs in points (7.5), rebounds (3.8) and games played (72) during the 2010-11 season.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

DETROIT PISTONS ANNOUNCE FAN CONTEST TO JOIN THE TEAM IN LONDON

DETROIT PISTONS ANNOUNCE FAN CONTEST TO JOIN THE TEAM IN LONDON, ENGLAND AS PART OF NBA LONDON LIVE 2013

Pistons Host The New York Knicks At The O2 Arena In London, England On January 17
 
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today a special contest where one lucky winner and a guest will have the opportunity to travel with the team and watch the Pistons take on the New York Knicks in London, England as part of NBA London Live 2013 on January 17.

By joining the Hardwood Club, the Pistons fan affinity club tailored for men, or Pistons Playmakers, the fan affinity club tailored for women, fans will be automatically entered into a contest to win tickets and a travel package to see Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, Andre Drummond and the rest of the Pistons battle Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in London.

The winner of this exciting contest will receive:
· Round-trip airfare to London, England for the winner and one guest
· Hotel accommodations
· Two tickets to see the Pistons play the Knicks at The O2 Arena
· A London public transportation card to see the sights during a three-day stay
· Pistons merchandise and a meet & greet with Pistons Entertainment Teams in London

Fans signing up for this special contest from now until January 1, 2013 can visit www.pistons.com/london  to fill out an exclusive entry form. A background check and valid passport proof will be required for the winner and guest, and in addition, the winner and guest must be 18 years or older.