Derrick Rose to sit out against Bulls

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose will not play tonight against the Chicago Bulls, according to Rose himself, per K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. The game is the second of a back-to-back for the Pistons and Rose will be held out for rest.

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Blake Griffin out against Wizards

Per Rod Beard of the Detroit News Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will miss the team’s game with the Washington Wizards with knee left soreness. Mr. Beard adds that center Andre Drummond, who has been dealing with eye inflammation, is available. Drummond will likely be a game-time decision.

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DRose tells it like it is

Over the past year plus it seems that Derrick Rose has re-discovered his prodigious ability to play high level basketball. It appears that he has confidence in his body, his game and himself. Rose is averaging 15.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in just 23.5 minutes per contest. After scoring 15 of his 21 points , including the game-winner, in the fourth quarter Derrick Rose dropped this immediately after the game: No arguments here. Rumble young man, rumble.

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Blake Griffin now listed “day-to-day”

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charnia, Blake Griffin, who has yet to play in 2019-20 due to hamstring and knee issues, has been cleared to resume basketball activities and is now listed as “day-to-day.” Unfortunately for the six-time All-Star, injuries are not all that uncommon. He missed his entire rookie campaign due to a knee injury and has missed a whopping 114 games over the past 5 seasons. The hope in Detroit is Griffin can build upon his first season in the Motor City that saw him average…

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Pistons waive Joe Johnson

When Joe Johnson was signed by the Detroit Pistons after dominating Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, it showed that the 3-on-3, which is full of former NBA, players could be a viable path to get back to the Association. However that narrative may have taken a slight hit, as the Pistons waived Johnson. The 38-year old Johnson played 4 preseason games for the Pistons, and averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 in 14.8 minutes of action.

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Blake Griffin likely out for first round of playoffs

Blake Griffin is expected to not be available for the Detroit Pistons’ first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, there is a “slim chance” Griffin plays this weekend, meaning he will be out for at least three games. This was the same issue that caused Griffin to miss 5 of the Pistons’ last 7 games. Griffin told this to reported following the Pistons’ 121-86 blowout loss in game 1: Obviously, it’s very, very frustrating. You sacrifice your body throughout the year and play…

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April 5, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performers lake GriffinDET @ OKC 45 7 3 9-14 3-pt Stephen CurryGSW vs. CLE 40 6 7 9-12 3-pt Delon WrightMEM @ DAL 26 10 14 Triple-double Alex CarusoLAL @ LAC 32 10 5 5-7 3-pt Josh JacksonPHO vs. NOP 35 9 5 5-8 3-pt Kemba WalkerCHO vs. TOR 29 6 8 D. GallinariLAC vs. LAL 27 6 8 3 stl, 2 blk Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 22 13 9 2 stl Ray SpaldingPHO vs. NOP 21 13 0 10-13 fg Nikola VucevicORL vs. ATL 25 11 4 Yesterday’s…

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Pelicans trade Mirotic to Bucks

Finally, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a trade…for Nikola Mirotic. The team has agreed to send the flloor-spreading power forward to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for big man Jason Smith and small forward Stanley Johnson. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal also included the Pistons and will see multi second-round picks to the Pelicans.

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Andre Drummond to play against Mavericks

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond will play and get the start tonight tonight in the team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. He was placed in concussion protocol shortly thereafter, which he cleared on Thursday. Drummond is pulling in a league-leading 14.9 rebounds per game to go along with 16.3 points. Drummond had missed the two previous games for a concussion that was apparently suffered when he was inadvertently struck in the nose by the Miami Heat’s James Johnson in their game last Friday. He left that game and did not…

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