Detroit Pistons Schedule in 2014 - 2015
The 2014-2015 pre-season for the Detroit Pistons begins on October 7th 2014. This game is against the Chicago Bulls. Pre-season ends October 23rd 2014 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Regular season for the Detroit Pistons begins on October 29th 2014 at 9PM against the Denver Nuggets. The Pistons play against their biggest rivals not only in their pre-season opener game but many times through out their regular season: November 10th, February 20th, March 21st, and April 3rd. The Pistons have back-to-back games on October 17th and 18th, October 29th and 30th, November 9th and 10th, November 14th and 15th, November 25th and 26th, December 2nd and 3rd. Then the Pistons' next game is another back-to-back game December 6th and 7th. The Pistons have many other back-to-back games lowering their rest times for the season. The Pistons also play their other rivals the Lakers and the Celtics many times throughout the regular season as well.
Detroit Pistons Roster
The current roster for the Detroit Pistons basketball team is: D.J. Augustin, Josh Bostic, Lorenzo Brown, Caron Butler, Will Bynum, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brian Cook, Luigi Datome, Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Drummond, Aaron Gray, Brandon Jennings, Jonas Jerebko, Cartier Martin, Jodie Meeks, Tony Mitchell, Greg Monroe, Kyle Singler, Josh Smith and Hasheem Thabeet. The Detroit Pistons picked up Spencer Dinwiddie in a round 2 draft selection, pick 38. Greg Monroe is currently suspended from the team roster for two games. Monroe was suspended after he plead guilty to driving visibly impaired. He will be suspended for the 2 games without pay. The Detroit Pistons picked up: Jodie Meerks, D.J. AUgustin and Caron Butler via free agency. Meeks played for the L.A. Lakers, D.J. Augustin played for the Chicago Bulls and Caron Butler played for Oklahoma City Thunder. The Detroit Pistons lost Josh Harrellson and Peyton Siva on July 15th. They waived these players. They also lost Rodney Stuckey who was a free agent.
Detroit Pistons Fan Experience
The Palace of Auborn Hills is the home stadium for the Detroit Pistons. It's located in Michigan (Auborn Hills) which is a suburb of Detroit. It has been the home stadium for the Detroit Pistons since it opened in 1988. This stadium has the largest capicity in the entire NBA holding a record of 21,231 patrons. Because of this, the stadium is also well known and a great venue for concerts such as Sting and Madonna as well as a venue for major boxing events. This stadium was built with 180 luxury suites along with 5 underground suites and 8 below area suites that are deemed luxury as well. This stadium has been revered as the first of its kind and has set the bar for stadiums after to model their stadiums with a more modern touch. A new high-definition JumboTron monitor has been added to the stadium as well as LED video monitors.
Detroit Pistons Trivia
In the 2003 playoffs, Richard Hamilton (shooting guard and small forward) averaged about a 22.5 pts in the game however, Chauncey (Point guard and Shooting guard) held the record tfor the 2 highest scoring games when he averaged a 40 and 37 point average against the team Orlando Magic.
Detroit Pistons History
From 1941 to 1948 and 1948 to 1957, the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL), played in a gym of a high school in Fort Wayne Indiana. The owner of the team was Fred Zollner and his sister Janet Zollner. The Pistons were the NBL champions in 1944 and in 1945. They won the World Professional Basketball Tournament as well in 1944, 1945 and also in 1946. In 1948, the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons changed their name to the Fort Wayne Pistons and competed in the BAA. In 1952, the Pistons moved to Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, which was also in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. They were here until 1957. In 1957, the Pistons moved to the Detroit area to the Olympia Stadium for 4 years and then on to the Cobo Arena from 1961-1978. In 1978, they moved to the Pontiac Silverdome and stayed there for 10 years until their final move to their current stadium: The palace of Auburn Hills. In 1974, Fred Zollner sold the team to Bill Davidson. Bill Davidson was the owner of the Pistons until his death in 2009. They made it to the playoffs in 1985, 1986,1989, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Detroit Pistons Fan Info
Detroit fans are rowdy! From the brawl with Indiana inside the Pistons stadium to bomb threats and coin throwing, Piston fans are making their mark. In November of 204, a game against the Indiana Pacers, a foul occurred and Ben Wallace attacked Ron Artest. Once the fans saw this they becamse riled up. Havoc ensued and Artest was laying on the scorers table when a disgruntled Pistons fan threw a beer cup and is attacked by Artest. After this, the fans, growing arrogant from winning the championship and drunk began joining in attacking Artest and the Pacers teammate Stephen Jackson. Security came to break up the fight and the fans began attacking the guards, rushing onto the court and attacking any and every pacers teammate that was not involved! The pacers began to leave the arena but were met with flying chairs, spit and cups.
Detroit Pistons Rumors
Rumors circulating about the Detroit Pistons are usually just changes and additions to the roster. Rumors that Brian Cook and Josh Bostic have been added to the Pistons training camp has started. A day ago, there were rumors circulating that Hasheem Thabeet had signed a "non-guaranteed" deal with the pistons meaning that he can possibly make the team out of training camp. Brandon Jennings was rumored to have had his girlfriend Tae Heckard cheating on him but they are rumored to be back together. Brandon Jennings was rumored to have said that it was his worst season because of this.