NBA

Detroit Pistons (39-43)


Sun. 4/8 Mon. 4/9 Wed. 4/11
@ Mem 
L 117-130
Box | Recap
vs. Tor 
L 98-108
Box | Recap
@ Chi 
W 119-87
Box | Recap

Van Gundy's future uncertain after Pistons miss playoffs

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Pistons can certainly attest to how long the NBA season is.

For two months, they looked like a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference during a 19-14 start that included victories at Golden State, Minnesota, Oklahoma City and Boston. Then an ankle injury to point guard Reggie Jackson derailed Detroit's season, and even a bold trade for Blake Griffin wasn't enough to push the Pistons to the playoffs.

Detroit's promising start now feels like a long time ago, and the big question for this offseason is the status of Stan Van Gundy, who has just one playoff appearance in four seasons as coach and president of basketball operations.

 MORE
Leaders
Points: Blake Griffin21.4
Rebounds: Andre Drummond16.0
Assists: Blake Griffin5.8
FG%: Andre Drummond52.9%
Steals: Andre Drummond1.46
Blocks: Andre Drummond1.63
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.9 (6)
Rebounds: 43.8 (21)
Assists: 25.2 (27)
FG%: 45.9% (14)
FT%: 77.6% (23)
3P%: 35.9% (12)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.8 (22)
Rebounds: 43.7 (16)
Assists: 22.8 (15)
FG%: 45.0% (23)
FT%: 74.5% (25)
3P%: 37.3% (5)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 50 32 .610 --
x-Indiana 48 34 .585 2.0
x-Milwaukee 44 38 .537 6.0
Detroit 39 43 .476 11.0
Chicago 27 55 .329 23.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/8/2018 Jameer Nelson Traded For Willie Reed
2/8/2018 James Ennis III Traded For Brice Johnson
2/6/2018 Willie Reed League Suspension Six games for domestic violence incident
1/29/2018 Blake Griffin Traded for Harris, Bradley,and Marjanovic
1/29/2018 Brice Johnson Traded for Harris, Bradley and Marjanovic
Show Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/9/2018 Andre Drummond Sore Achilles
4/7/2018 Reggie Bullock Sore knee
3/29/2018 Blake Griffin Right ankle contusion
11/17/2017 Jon Leuer Sprained left ankle
Show Injuries