Kevin Pelton notes that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a restricted free agent, could command a max offer sheet from a team seeking a young 3-and-D player.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 2/23W 114-108
- 2/26L 104-98
- 2/28W 120-113
- 3/1L 109-86
- 3/4W 136-106
- 3/6W 109-95
- 3/8L 115-98
- 3/9W 106-101
- 3/11W 112-92
- 3/14L 128-96
- 3/15L 97-83
- 3/17L 87-75
- 3/19W 112-95
- 3/21L 98-96
- 3/22L 117-95
- 3/24L 115-87
- 3/27L 109-95
- 3/28L 97-96
- 3/30W 90-89
- 3/31L 108-105
- 4/5L 105-102
- 4/7W 114-109
- 4/9W 103-90
- 4/10L 105-101
- 4/12L 113-109
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Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Luke Kennard might have been selected a little high at No. 12, but if Detroit was drafting for need, it was a good pick in that sense.
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Detroit Pistons starting center Andre Drummond was mentioned in the rumor mill prior to the February trade deadline and 2017 NBA draft.
Sam Strong ESPN Staff Writer
Another Duke Blue Devil off the board. Luke Kennard goes to Detroit at No. 12. Frank Jackson stands and cheers with his parents. Harry Giles and Jackson could join their teammates by night's end.
ESPN Stats and Information
Luke Kennard to the Pistons. He's the first non-freshman to be drafted this year. His 19 20-point games were tied for most in the ACC last year. The last time the Pistons drafted a Duke player in the first round was Grant Hill in 1994.
The Pistons selected Duke guard Luke Kennard with the No. 12 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.
Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics
Luke Kennard scored efficiently, but not up to expectations of a player who is almost 21. He ranks 30th overall in ESPN's analytic draft model with a 7% chance he will play at least at the level of a starter.
Adam Reisinger ESPN.com
With the No. 12 overall pick, the Pistons selected Luke Kennard (G, Duke). The last time the Pistons selected 12th overall was 1981, when they picked Kelly Tripucka, who went on to make the All-Star team as a rookie.
Trading their top pick for an established veteran could be tough for Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations/coach Stan Van Gundy.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
Milwaukee Bucks have been notified that Greg Monroe has elected to exercise 2017-18 player option of $17 million, league sources tell ESPN.
Detroit Pistons backup center Aron Baynes is declining his player option for next season and becoming a free agent, coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed Tuesday.
Arizona's Lauri Markkanen could be a good fit for Detroit's frontcourt. The 7-footer's shooting ability could help stretch the floor for the Pistons.
The Pistons are limited in what they can offer Aron Baynes as a free agent, which could lead him to look at other options.
Duke's Luke Kennard, perhaps the best shooter in the draft, could be a perfect fit for Detroit.
This is a mock draft, but it's not an ordinary mock. This time, instead of making predictions, Jeff Goodman plays the role of decision-maker for each franchise.
The NBA announced the suspensions Friday without disclosing details of the violations, but Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said the suspension was a "very serious matter" and would be dealt with.
Bullock, Ellis suspended for five games
The NBA announced Friday that Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons and Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers have each been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Their suspensions will begin with the next NBA regular season game that they are eligible and physically able to play.
Pistons working out five Thursday
The Detroit Pistons are hosting Creighton C Justin Patton, Kansas F Landen Lucas, Syracuse G John Gillon, Toledo G Jonathan Williams and Texas C Jarrett Allen for a pre-draft workout Thursday.
Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope received 12 months of probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge following a March traffic stop on suspicion of drunken driving, according to a report.
Pistons to work out six Wednesday
The Pistons announced they'll be hosting six prospects Wednesday for a pre-draft workout: Syracuse F Tyler Lydon, Central Michigan G Marcus Keene, UCLA G Bryce Alford, Kentucky F Derek Willis, Michigan G/F Zak Irvin and Richmond F/C T.J. Cline.
Almost all of our panel picked the Cavaliers or Celtics to win the East next season, but the Pistons garnered a few votes as well.
Pistons announce Tuesday's workout attendees
The six players participating in a pre-draft workout with Detroit on Tuesday include UNC big man Tony Bradley, Marquette C Luke Fischer, Michigan G Derrick Walton Jr., Miami G Davon Reed, Iowa G Peter Jok and Maryland G Melo Trimble.