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  1. 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 Stuckey never appeared to want the burden or the pressure of being 'The Man' or if the organization was never stable enough with positive influences who would allow Stuckey to grow and flourish.

  2. Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still developing but ready to make his mark

    Before the soon-to-be second year guard ran out of gas and legs on the last two days of summer league, you could make the case he was the MVP of the 10-team competition.

  3. Undeserving Dan Gilbert wins yet again in latest LeBron James drama

    Not even Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's history of foolishness could keep James away from where his heart never left, and Gilbert stands to gain from it a true fly in the ointment of what appears to be a heartwarming situation on the surface.

  4. Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ready to break out aggressive game with fresh start

    As Kentavious Caldwell-Pope rose to take a fourth-quarter, mid-range jumper in the Pistons' summer-league opener, he got pushed in the chest, causing him to lose his balance, and the shot rimmed out.

  5. Stuckey's stay with Pistons appears over; team declines option on Billups

    For Billups, it could be a bittersweet end to a great run for a player who'll likely have his jersey retired in due time. His return was trumpeted by fans and observers, but Billups' 37-year-old body wouldn't cooperate with his desires to steer the Pistons to respectability.

  6. Using Josh Smith off bench might be perfect fix to Pistons' front-court quandary

    Barring unforeseen circumstances, the first draft of the Stan Van Gundy regime with the Piston likely will be uneventful. But the rest of the summer shouldn't follow suit.

Washington/Automotive Writer

Christine Tierney covers Michigan issues in Washington and foreign based automakers, with particular emphasis on the Japanese, for The Detroit News.

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