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    • 6:16 PM, Jul. 28, 2014

    Court rules Shelly Sterling is free to sell Clippers

    A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

    • 4:33 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    LeBron James will switch back to No. 23 with Cavaliers

    About 10 days ago, James turned to social media to help him choose which number he'll wear next season with the Cavaliers.

    • 7:47 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Byron Scott says getting Lakers post 'feels fantastic'

    The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

  1. Michigan State's Adreian Payne signs rookie deal with Hawks

    Financial terms were not announced, but under the NBA's rookie pay scale, Payne will make about $1.5 million in his first season.

    • 8:31 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Thursday's NBA roundup: Cavaliers sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, putting on hold any possible trade

    The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. There has been a lot of talk about Wiggins going to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Love.

    • 10:12 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    Wednesday's NBA roundup: Testimony ends in trial over Clippers' sale

    The Alzheimer's disease expert from the Cleveland Clinic testified that Dr. Meril Platzer's May exam of Donald Sterling, one of two used to declare him mentally incapacitated, was not appropriate because of Shelly Sterling's presence.

    • 1:08 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    Pistons not currently evaluating possibility of moving downtown

    Mark Barnhill, senior partner at Platinum Equity, issued a statement Tuesday reflecting the sentiments of Pistons owner Tom Gores, in light of the Ilitch family unveiling plans for a $650 million entertainment district downtown.

  2. Michigan's Nik Stauskas concludes 'great first experience' of summer league on high note

    The Kings selected Stauskas, a 6-foot-6 guard, eighth overall in last month's draft and already are reaping the benefits, as he hit 48 percent (11-of-23) on 3-pointers.

    • 11:44 AM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Detroit's Ray McCallum stars as Kings win Las Vegas summer league

    McCallum, from the University of Detroit, scored 29 points and helped key a big Sacramento rally in the final minutes, as the Kings topped the Rockets to win the NBA Summer League championship game.

    • 10:54 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    CEO: Doc Rivers to quit Clippers if Donald Sterling stays

    Parsons said he fears there would also be an exodus of key players, including team captain Chris Paul, who also is black and heads the NBA players union.

    • 11:01 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Donald Sterling files fraud lawsuit against Shelly Sterling, NBA

    In a lawsuit filed Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court, Sterling asked for an injunction to freeze the $2-billion sale to Ballmer and for unspecified damages.

    • 11:36 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Pistons sign second-round pick Spencer Dinwiddie

    The Pistons signed guard Spencer Dinwiddie, their second-round pick, to a three-year contract, according to a source. Dinwiddie, the 38th pick of last month's draft, is still recovering from an torn ACL he suffered while at Colorado last January.

    • 12:06 AM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Video: Pistons star Andre Drummond's skill set doesn't translate to bowling

    Pistons big man Andre Drummond could be a superstar in the making ... just not in bowling. That's the takeaway from a humorous Vine he posted on Sunday.

    • 6:06 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Witness: Donald Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay $500M in debts

    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

    • 6:29 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Pacers face uphill battle after signing ex-Piston Rodney Stuckey

    Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson. On Monday, they replaced one of the NBA's best young players with former Pistons shooting guard Rodney ...

    • 7:59 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Ex-Piston Rodney Stuckey was victim of circumstances

    We can debate what was the biggest reason Stuckey didn't fulfill the promise the organization saw in him: if it was the six coaches in seven years, the fact ...

    • 10:11 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Michigan, Michigan State rookies off to quick starts in NBA Summer League

    The recent success of Michigan and Michigan State's basketball programs has been a boon for the Big Ten. And that success has led to a number of players from ...

    • 7:44 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Sources: Kings still pursuing Pistons' Josh Smith

    This is the second time in recent weeks the Kings have approached Pistons officials about Smith, 28, who was signed by Detroit for four years and $54 million.

    • 12:24 AM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Thursday's NBA roundup: Lakers beef up with Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis

    Boozer, 32, is headed to the Lakers' crowded frontcourt after Los Angeles made the winning bid for the veteran forward waived by the Chicago Bulls via the ...

    • 11:13 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Sources: Rodney Stuckey leaves Pistons, signs 1-year deal with Pacers

    After seven years and six coaches, Rodney Stuckey has moved on from the Detroit Pistons, signing a one-year deal for the veterans' minimum with the Indiana ...

    • 8:52 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    D.J. Augustin seen as serious competitor for Brandon Jennings' spot in Pistons lineup

    The unspoken tenor of the Pistons' offseason has been one of competition, and perhaps there's none more intriguing than the one possibly brewing at point guard ...

    • 8:24 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Wednesday's NBA roundup: Lance Stephenson says he'll sign with Hornets

    The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, the Associated Press reported. The deal includes a team option ...

    • 12:08 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Pistons want Caron Butler to play as well as lead

    Not only does he have to prove to the NBA he can still play at a consistent level, at age 34, but he'll be looked upon as the 'old head' in the locker room, a ...

    • 9:18 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    Pistons moving up but biggest step awaits

    In fact, you're a bit like new team president and coach Stan Van Gundy, who says he's done with most of his offseason shopping even as he admits there's still ...

    • 12:15 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    In photos: Here's how the Pistons shape up (with free agent Greg Monroe still on the bubble)

    Adding Jodie Meeks, Caron Butler, D.J. Augustin, Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray likely fulfilled Pistons president Stan Van Gundy's mantra of swinging for ...

    • 12:16 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Pistons introduce Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin

    Introductions have become the norm in Auburn Hills. The latest, Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin on Tuesday, certainly will add to the competition that will take ...

    • 11:02 AM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    Pistons release guard Peyton Siva, center Josh Harrellson

    The Pistons released guard Peyton Siva and center Josh Harrellson on Tuesday to make room for new acquisitions Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin.

    • 8:50 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    Tuesday's NBA roundup: Dwyane Wade back to Heat on two-year deal

    Dwyane Wade is staying with the Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the ...

    • 1:42 AM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    Jodie Meeks motivated to reward Pistons for making him their 'No. 1 priority'

    Jodie Meeks wasn't the No. 1 option for the scoring-starved Los Angeles Lakers last season, but Stan Van Gundy's lucrative offer and aggressive approach made ...

    • 11:51 AM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    Pistons' Andre Drummond will compete for one of 12 national team spots

    Players will report to training camp in Las Vegas this month, with the roster cut to 12 before the World Cup of Basketball in Spain.

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NBA Highlights

Pistons' salary cap corner

Numbers to know

  • 2013-14 salary cap: $58.5 million (2012-13 cap was $58.044 million).
  • Current Piston salaries for 2013-14 season: $35,045,558.
  • Approximate salary cap space for 2013-14 season: $22,998,442 (not including slotted salary for 2013 first-round draft pick).

Players under contract for 2013-14

  • PF Charlie Villanueva: $8,580,000
  • SG/PG Rodney Stuckey: $8,500,000 (not fully guaranteed)
  • PF/SF Jonas Jerebko: $4,500,000 PF/C
  • Greg Monroe: $4,086,454 PG/SG
  • Brandon Knight: $2,793,960 C
  • Andre Drummond: $2,462,400 C
  • Slava Kravtsov: $1,500,000 (not fully guaranteed)
  • SF/SG Kyle Singler: $1,045,000
  • SF Khris Middleton: $788,872 SG
  • Kim English: $788,872 (not fully guaranteed)

Sports on TV

Where to watch the big game in Metro Detroit


  • 7 Chicago White Sox at Detroit, FSD/97.1
  • 8 N.Y. Yankees at Texas, FS1
  • 8 Colorado at Chicago Cubs, WGN
  • 10 Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, MLB


  • 1 Big Ten Media Days, BTN


  • 7 International Champions Cup, Manchester United vs. Inter Milan, NBCSN


  • 7 National Pro Fastpitch, Chicago at Pennsylvania, CBSSN


  • Noon Connecticut at Atlanta, NBA
  • 8 Chicago at San Antonio, ESPN2
  • 10 Los Angeles at Phoenix, ESPN2

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