Friday, August 13, 2010


In Play Magazine

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has signed its second round draft selection Terrico White to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

White was drafted 36th overall in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft. A 6-foot-5 guard from University of Mississippi, he ranked second on the team in scoring with 15.1 points and averaged 4.6 rebounds a game last season. He scored in double figures in 26 of 35 games and scored 20-plus points six times. White scored a career-high-tying 29 points (11-18 FG) against Jacksonville State (12/29/09) and scored 27 points (11-20 FG) vs. Troy (3/17/10) in the NIT Tournament.

A native of Memphis, TN, White earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2009 when he averaged 13.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He averaged 18.4 points in SEC play and scored 20-plus points nine times, including a career-high 29 points on 9-of-16 shooting against Arkansas (3/4/09). White was a member of the gold-medal winning United States under 19 National Team in the FIBA World Championship in the summer of 2009.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


(All Times Are Eastern Standard Time)
Home Games Are In Bold

Day Date Opponent Time

Wed. Oct. 27 at New Jersey 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 29 Oklahoma City 8:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 30 at Chicago 8:00 p.m.

Tue. Nov. 2 Boston 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 3 at Atlanta 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 5 Charlotte 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 7 Golden State 6:00 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 9 at Portland 10:00 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 12 at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 14 at Sacramento 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 15 at Golden State 10:30 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 17 L.A. Lakers 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 21 Washington 6:00 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 23 at Dallas 8:30 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 24 at Memphis 8:00 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 26 Milwaukee 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 28 New York 1:30 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 30 at Orlando 7:00 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 1 at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 3 Orlando 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 5 Cleveland 6:00 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 7 at Houston 8:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 8 at New Orleans 8:00 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 10 at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 11 Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 14 Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 17 L.A. Clippers 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 19 New Orleans 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 22 at Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 26 Chicago 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 27 at Charlotte 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Wed. Dec. 29 Boston 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 31 at Phoenix 9:00 p.m.

Mon. Jan. 3 at Utah 9:00 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 4 at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 8 Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 10 at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 12 Memphis 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 14 at Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 15 Sacramento 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 17 Dallas 3:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 19 at Boston 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 21 at New Jersey 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 22 Phoenix 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 24 at Orlando 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 26 Denver 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 28 at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 30 at New York 7:30 p.m.

Wed. Feb. 2 Charlotte 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 4 New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 5 at Milwaukee 8:30 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 8 San Antonio 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 9 at Cleveland 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 11 Miami 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 13 Portland 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 14 Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 16 Indiana 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 22 Houston 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 23 at Indiana 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 25 at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 26 Utah 7:30 p.m.

Tue. Mar. 1 at Milwaukee 8:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 2 Minnesota 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 6 Washington 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 9 at San Antonio 8:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 11 at Oklahoma City 8:00 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 12 at Denver 9:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 16 Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 18 New York 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 20 at Atlanta 2:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 23 Miami 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 25 at Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 26 Indiana 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 30 at Indiana 7:00 p.m. ESPN

Fri. Apr. 1 Chicago 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 3 at Boston 6:00 p.m.
Tue. Apr. 5 at Washington 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 6 New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 8 Milwaukee 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 10 at Charlotte 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Apr. 11 Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 13 at Philadelphia 8:00 p.m.

Pistons Agree To Terms With McGrady

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

Free agent swingman Tracy McGrady has agreed to sign with the Pistons. As expected, his contract is a one-year deal worth the NBA league minimum.

McGrady, once one of the league's top scorers, has spent the past few years recovering from various injuries. He's expected to play a reserve role in Detroit, though the team is likely to continue working on potential trades involving either Rip Hamilton and/or Tayshaun Prince to create more minutes for McGrady and the Pistons' younger players at shooting guard and small forward.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gordon Skipping Nationals; Pistons Contemplating T-Mac

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

The Pistons' Ben Gordon has decided to continue rehabbing his left ankle and will not be playing for Great Britain's national team this summer. Instead, he hopes to finish recovering from surgery in late April to remove bone spurs and be completely healthy by October for training camp.

Just in case Gordon isn't ready for preseason play, the Pistons might be working on a backup plan. According to reports, the team is considering offering a one-year, minimum-salary contract to former superstar swingman Tracy McGrady. T-Mac, who finished last season with the New York Knicks, hasn't had many teams showing interest in his services.

At the moment, it would appear McGrady would have difficulty even finding consistent minutes in a reserve role, though it's still possible Detroit could opt to trade either Rip Hamilton or Tayshaun Prince for another center to open up additional playing time for McGrady.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010


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First Home Preseason Game Scheduled For October 8 At The Palace

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will open their eight-game 2010 preseason schedule at the Miami HEAT on Tuesday, October 5 (7:30 p.m.).

Three of the team’s eight games will be played at The Palace, featuring contests against the Milwaukee Bucks (October 8), Atlanta Hawks (October 11) and Memphis Grizzlies (October 22). Tickets for all pre-season home games at The Palace will go on sale Monday, August 16 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at The Palace Box Office (248-377-0100), online at and at all TicketMaster outlets.

“There is always a sense of excitement to start a new season and we look forward to this year’s slate of preseason contests,” said Dan Hauser, Executive Vice President with Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Pistons. “Playing in the Toledo market for the first time since 1989 and once again visiting Grand Rapids for the Meijer Basketball Classic gives fans in and around our area the opportunity to experience Detroit Basketball first hand.”

The Pistons will make their eighth consecutive trip to Grand Rapids to play in The Meijer Basketball Classic at Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, October 13 against the Dallas Mavericks (7:00 p.m.).

This year the Pistons will host the Washington Wizards in a second off-site home preseason contest at the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH on Tuesday, October 19 (7:00 p.m.). The game will feature two of the top picks in the 2010 NBA Draft with Washington’s John Wall (selected No. 1 overall) and Detroit’s Greg Monroe (selected No. 7 overall) expected to participate. It also marks the first time in 21 years that the Pistons have hosted a preseason game in Toledo.

“We are excited to host NBA basketball at the Huntington Center,” said Steve Miller, General Manager of the Huntington Center. “It’s been a long time since the NBA has been in Toledo, but we hope all basketball fans will come and welcome the Detroit Pistons back in Toledo on October 19. We are proud to partner with the Detroit Pistons and hope to grow our relationship in the future.”

Television and radio broadcast schedules for all preseason games will be announced at a later date. Following is the Pistons 2010 preseason schedule (all times are Eastern Standard Time):

October 5 at Miami American Airlines Arena 7:30 p.m.
October 8 Milwaukee The Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30 p.m.
October 11 Atlanta The Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30 p.m.
October 13 Dallas Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 7:00 p.m.
October 15 at Minnesota Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY 7:30 p.m.
October 16 at Charlotte Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC 6:30 p.m.
October 19 Washington Huntington Center, Toledo, OH 7:00 p.m.
October 22 Memphis The Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


In Play Magazine

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has re-signed center Ben Wallace. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Wallace appeared in 69 games (67 starts) last season averaging 5.5 points, a team-high 8.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and a team-leading 1.2 blocks in 28.6 minutes per game. The 14-year NBA veteran became the 17th player in NBA history to record 2,000 career blocks [at New Jersey (2/2/10)]. At 6-foot-9, he is the shortest player in league history to reach the 2,000-block plateau. Wallace also recorded his 1,200th career steal [at Phoenix (11/22/09)] to become one of only four players (Hakeem Olajuwon, Robert Parish, David Robinson) in NBA history to record 2,000 career blocks and 1,200 career steals.

Wallace, 35, has NBA career averages of 6.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 30.7 minutes in 972 games (852 starts) with Washington, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland. During his first stint in Detroit (2000 to 2006) he was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year and an NBA All-Star four times. Wallace was an All-NBA Second Team selection three times (2003, 2004, 2006), All-NBA Third Team selection twice (2002 and 2005) and an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection five times (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006). The Pistons have made the playoffs in five of the seven years Wallace has played in Detroit, winning Eastern Conference Championships in 2004 and 2005 and the NBA Championship in 2004. Wallace is the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season and playoff blocks (1,381 and 215, respectively) and ranks first among Pistons’ all-time playoff leaders in rebounds (1,237). He holds franchise single-game records for blocks in a game (10 – twice), defensive rebounds in a quarter (10) and blocks in a quarter (6). During the 2006-07 season, he became just the fifth player in NBA history to record 100 blocks and 100 steals for seven consecutive seasons joining Hakeem Olajuwon (12 times), Julius Erving (seven times), Sam Lacey (seven times) and David Robinson (seven times). Wallace ranks fourth among active players in career blocks with 2,032 and led the NBA in blocks during the 2001-02 season (3.48 bpg).

Originally acquired by the Pistons along with Chucky Atkins in exchange for Grant Hill as part of a sign-and-trade deal with Orlando (8/3/00), Wallace signed with Chicago as a free agent on July 13, 2006. He was traded by Chicago to Cleveland as part of a three-team trade on February 21, 2008.