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The #Pistons fell short after coming back from a 17 defect late in the third quarter to lose their fifth consecutive game to the Kinicks 85-89.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons big three led the way for the Pistons, the combined for 52 points.
  • Andre Drummond with another double-double putting 12 points, mostly by way of dunks and 17 boards.
  • Brandon Jennings didn’t have a great night going just 2-of-12 for two points and five assists. On one fast break sequence he gave up the ball to Drummond a little to early and Andre got fouled. Consequently he missed both of his free throws. Was that the criticism by some that led to the tweets he deleted?
  • And then you have the Josh Smith potential game winning shot air-ball.

  • What’s so tough about Josh’s shot is that he just had an awesome defensive stand on the other end of the floor when he took a charge against  Carmelo. One sequence, two totally different outcomes.
  • Not happy about Josh’s shot selection and attempt? Neither was he.

smithWhen I asked Smith if he got the shot he wanted, he said, “No, I didn’t. I’m still beating myself up because I could have been a little more aggressive and tried to put the initiative on the referees to make the call. It was a shot that is definitely going to be with me to the next game so I can try to get it out of my head.” Via Pistons.com

  • Cheeks didn’t have that one in mind. He actually had a 20 second time out the he could have used after Smith took the Anthony charge but decided to wait to see if he needed it later.

cheeks“I had a play in mind and they ran the play that I had in mind, would have liked to have seen him drive it. He didn’t drive it. I trust the shot that he took, it didn’t go in, and we live with it.”

  • Detroit was outscored 32-17 in the third quarter to fall 15 points behind after being tied at the half,
  • Who would have thought Charlie Villanueva, who hasn’t played since before Santa came to town, who be a spark off the bench. Charlie V dropped five points in his ten minutes right when the Pistons needed it.
  • Kyle Singler was also a spark for Detroit, putting up his 11 points right when Detroit needed them and playing with hustle that led to Knicks turnovers.
  • The Knicks are a horrible team, the Pistons should have won this one. Does it make it more frustrating? It does for me.
  • Josh Smith led the Pistons with 21 points, 12 boards, three steals and two blocked shots.
  • Chauncey look old.
  • Sheed made the best of his time in New York after playing with them for a season. He dropped by the Knicks locker room after the game and gave hug to Knicks owner James Dolan as the Pistons left the court.
  • Highlights via NBA.com


  • It’s like groundhog day sometimes. Detroit let the Knicks go on a 15-0 run in the third quarter.
  • Detroit, who are in desperate need of a three-point threat, shot just 3-of-19 from downtown. That’s 15.8%.
  • The Pistons lose a game where they out-rebounded their opponent 54-38 and led in pain points 48-38.
  • Don’t think Wednesday night’s game in Toronto will be easy, the Raptors are first in the Atlantic at 16-17.

Brandon Jennings sound like a very unhappy basketball player right now.  Shortly after the Pistons loss to the Knicks Jennings posted this tweet which he deleted just minutes later.

Brandon Jennings Tweet

Thanks to a quick thinking Pistons fan @mikea71 for getting the screen cap before it was deleted.

UPDATE

We have another tweet by Jennings that he sent minutes after this one and quickly deleted again . Brandon-Jennings-Two-Need4Sheed

Brandon Jennings Pistons vs. Magic 12-27-2013Take this any way you want to, but for me this sounds like someone who is clearly upset, weather it be with the losing streak, the media, the fans or coaching. You could almost see something like this coming when he walked off the court after the Grizzlies trashing.

Remember,  he’s no stranger for speaking his mind on twitter.

This may be thinking into this too much, but considering all the things that have gone wrong with the Pistons in the past it almost seems obvious.  Especially with the losing streak.

There were quite a few different ideas from other Pistons fans as well as the beat writers.

Chris Anderson Tattoo Miami vs DetroitThere is a whole culture around NBA tattoos, players have gone from almost none, to walking statements of themselves.

Some even go overboard.

It’s almost hard to find a player in the NBA now that doesn’t have at least one.

While watching the Pistons beat the Pacers Monday night, I picked up on something I hadn’t really noticed before.

Josh Smith had just picked up a technical foul and was sent to the bench. As he was sitting down the cameraman got a close up of him, and there it was staring me in the face.
Who it was was a totally different story.
Josh Smith Pistons - Tattoo

Who the hell is that on Josh Smith’s arm?

At first glance to me it looked like the 1970′s version of the Motor City’s own Bob Seger.Bob Seger

So I took to twitter to ask what everyone thought and I got some valuable responses.

David Crosby?
David Crosby

Grizzly Adams?
Grizzly Adams

Gregg Allman?
Gregg Allman

Or Jesus?
Jesus with a Basketball

I found this picture of Josh on the interwebs when he was a Hawk that shows the whole tattoo, but it still isn’t really clear.  Your guess is as good as mine, but it’s really starting to look like a 70′s Jesus with a basketball scepter.
Josh Smith Hawks Tattoo
I wish Josh was like Rasheed Wallace, who explains his. Take a look at this oldie but goodie from a Nike Commercial.


Someone “in the know” needs to tell us who that is. I’m reaching out to all Pistons fans, players and Pistons employees who drop in on the site from time to time to tell us what that is.

And if Josh wants to tell us himself that’s fine…we’re just curious.

Who do you think it is?

The #Pistons broke a seven game Knicks losing streak Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills with a 92-86 win. Detroit who were without both Chancey Billups and Will Bynum, were led by Rodney Stuckey with 21 points off the bench.

Key Points

  • Rodney Stuckey had another solid game. Not only did he lead Detroit, but he stepped up in when they needed him. With the two backup PG’s out and Brandon Jennings limited time on the court with an upset stomach, Stuckey’s line was great. Rodney went 8-of-14 with 5 assists and a steal in 31 minutes on the floor. This is by far one of the best starts to the season for Stucky, who is in the last year of his contract in Detroit.
  • Stuckey’ second half scoring run was a contributing factor in this win.
  • Nothing came of the J.R. Smith – Brandon Jennings riff. They barley were on court at the same time together.
  • They held the Knicks under 100 points, but the defense still looked horrible at times.
  • Someone call Ben Wallace and get him to show this team how to play some D.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made his third start in the Tuesday night. Though he’s really not hitting his shots yet, he did make a couple of consecutive three’s and had some nice defensive stops. Kentavious finished with 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four boards, and a steal in 29 minutes on the floor.
  • Double-double’s for bot Monroe and Drummond.
  • Andre was…Andre scoring 13 with 11 boards and three blocked shots on the night. I know this sounds optimistic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he started averaging 3 blocks a night.
Andre Drummond Pistons vs Knicks

Photo/Getty Images – Editing Need4Sheed.com

  • That’s five consecutive double-double’s for Dre.
  • It was nice to see the Pistons get a win on the ninth anniversary of one of the worst sports incidents ever. I was there for The Malace at The Palace and I hope to never witness anything like that ever again.
  • Five Pistons in double figures.
  • I’d love to see Singler’s shot start to fall consistently as well as a spark of something from Datome.
  • Smith with another good game putting up 19 with five boards, and a steal in 41 minutes on the floor.
  • I’d love to see Josh Smith with a better shot selection. You can blame some of them by him getting the ball late in the shot clock, but sometimes he just makes bad decisions.

Highlights via NBA.com


  • Greg Monroe dropped 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with 11 boards, but turned the ball over five times.
  • The Pistons all but had this one locked up late in the fourth until the Knicks went on a 7-0 run to make things interesting.
  • Has Villanueva played more than 3 minutes all season long? And I’m so not complaining about that.
  • Jennings scored two points, with seven assists, a blocked shots, and a steal in 26 minutes on the floor.
  • Peyton Siva got some time on the floor and did a good job of running the show.
  • Detroit came into the game allowing a league-worst 48.9% shooting from the field. The held the Knicks to 43.4 percent shooting on the night.
  • Spotted actors Justin Bartha and Jesse Eisenberg right by the Pistons bench. I thought it was them but wasn’t sure till I was leaving the game. Little known fact, Justin Bartha grew up in Michigan graduating from West Bloomfield High school.

Justin Bartha and Jesse Eisenberg-Pistons vs Knicks-at-the-Palace

  • Short turnaround for the Pistons who will play Wednesday night in Atlanta.This will be the first time Josh Smith will play in Atlanta after spending his entire career there.

The 3-6 Pistons are back home after a 1-3 West Coast swing to face the 3-6 New York Knicks. The Knicks and Pistons share a common theme, although it was assumed the Pistons’ wouldn’t be as bad as its been, in that they have putting disjointed lineups on the floor while searching for the right combination of defense to go with their offense. While the Pistons have all their players healthy for the most part, the Knicks are hurting for big man help with Tyson Chandler being out with a broken leg and Amare Stoudemire relegated to 12th man status for Coach Woodson.

  • The good:Home sweet home, finally… The Pistons have struggled in recent seasons on trips to the West Coast. They’re currently 2-2 at home, with 2 of their losses coming in competitive contests against 2 of the league’s best teams in Indiana and Oklahoma City.
  • The bad:The Pistons are shooting 28% from 3 while their opponents are shooting 39%. A lot of the opponent percentages has to do with Josh Smith and Jonas Jerebko sagging off of their man to provide help D in the paint. As former PF, it’s only natural for them to sag back to their natural spot to help Monroe or Drummond. Detroit’s shooting is a problem we knew would be there, but the percentage differential is the likely cause of 1-2 losses so far in this early season.
  • The unknown:Can Josh Smith stop Imam Shumpert and can Greg Monroe guard Carmelo Anthony effectively? The Knicks are a team that likes to get up and down, while the Pistons are running a more traditional lineup of big men stuck on the block. Coach Cheeks may need to get creative with his rotations tonight in order for the Pistons to not get killed in transition.

Some familiar faces will be on the floor for Pistons fans tonight. Tim Hardaway Jr., standout rookie from Michigan, will see time as the backup SG and SF position for the Knicks, and let’s not forget Metta World Peace is now a Knick as well. The matchup to watch is not necessarily 2 guys who will be guarding each other. Brandon Jennings and JR Smith have made waves on twitter in the last week, leading to a $25,000 fine for JR Smith for the language he used. The last thing we need is a confrontation, especially with a team that has Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace on the bench. In other news JR’s brother, the center of the twitter controversy, has been assigned to the D League and will not suit up in street clothes for tonight’s game.

Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports . If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 the Ticket.

Brandon Jennings and Andre Drummond hooked up for more than just a dunk on Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers.  What we saw was good defense that led to a sweet off the backboard pass to a Dunkin’ Drummond.

This dunk was so Dunktacular that Lakers fans, who hate all things Detroit, were in awe.


Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills looks like it’s going to be something of a show when the Knicks are in town to play the Pistons.  If you didn’t know by now Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings sent out a tweet that the Knicks J.R. Smith took offense to.

On Wednesday night Jennings tweeted this (now deleted) @BrandonJennings :

“Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!”

Wednesday night, J.R. Smith responded with a tweet appearing to threaten to send his “street homies” to Detroit.  Also mentioning that he had no respect for Jennings.

Smith said on Thursday night that he didn’t mean to threaten Jennings with his tweet.

JR Smith and Chris Smith Knicks

Photo/Getty Images

A ton of criticism has been thrown the  way of J.R.’s brother Chris from the Knicks fans to NBA players themselves who believe that Chris is on the roster only to help settle J.R., who’s had issues since he’s been in the league.

Some rival agents believe Chris Smith’s roster spot with the Knicks was locked in as a package deal when J.R. Smith re-signed with the team in July.

Chris Smith signed a nonguaranteed contract worth $490,180. According to league sources with knowledge of the contract, his deal became fully guaranteed once he made the roster.

Smith has been inactive for the Knicks’ first seven games. He is expected to play the majority of the season in the D-League with the Knicks’ affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.

His inclusion on the roster has affected recent personnel decisions.

The Knicks decided recently that they would not add a big man to help fill the void left by injured center Tyson Chandler, who is out four to six weeks with a fractured right fibula.

They would have to cut a player if they wanted to sign someone to make room on the 15-man roster. Many view Chris Smith as an obvious candidate to be cut, in part because of his subpar play in the preseason (1-for-7 shooting in 20 minutes).Via ESPN

Smith however has  gotten in trouble on Twitter in the past. In 2012, he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for posting “inappropriate pictures” of a semi-nude woman on his Twitter account. He’s also not know to be a standup guy. Since he’s been in the league he’s had issues wherever he’s been. All you have to do is a google search on the guy and you’ll know it all.

It doesn’t mean the Jennings should have made his opinions public with a  tweet. Something like that was bound to cause issues, especially with the Knicks coming to town. I doubt that Joe Dumars is happy about it considering he’s always said he tried to build his team with character guys.

Now the NBA is involved in an incident that really had nothing to do with Jennings. He was trying stick up with friends who were not in the league, but this is just a childish immature way of doing it. He’s played just five games for Detroit and he’s already in the news. Too bad it wasn’t for a triple-double.

Andre Drummond T ShirtIf you’re a Piston fan, you are a Andre Drummond fan. This is your chance to win a Andre Drummond T-Shirt courtesy of Need4Sheed.com. I designed this one especially for the Pistons fans who voted that Dre was going to be the difference maker this upcoming season for Detroit.

It’s easy to win.

Just follow me on Twitter and tweet this..

Hey @Need4Sheed_com I want my Andre Drummond T-shirt! @DRE_DRUMMOND_ is the man #Need4Sheed #AndreDrummond #Pistons

Enter as many times as you wish, I’ll pick a winner at random on September 13, so get your tweets in!.

Who wouldn’t want to proudly wear this?

While Joe Dumars decides who’s going to get the 15th roster spot for the Pistons, we have bigger issues here at Need4Sheed.com.  Which Piston should grace November’s schedule wallpaper?

We’ve had some pretty big changes here in the Motor City.  Dumars signed his big free agent Josh Smith, he traded Brandon Knight for Brandon Jennings and brought back two Pistons fan favorites and legends one to play, and one to coach.  They have a new coach and their dynamic duo of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe have more help then we ever thought they would.

Rasheed Wallace and Chauncey BillupsIt’s almost as if in a blink of an eye this team has gone from pathetic to compelling.

I can’t tell you what or who I’m more excited to see, or who is going to play the biggest part this season.  Can Kaldwell-Pope make Pistons fans forget that they could have had Michigan’s Trey Burke? Will Andre make the all star game this season with the help of  Rasheed Wallace as his big man coach?  Will Greg Monroe turn the corner and become unstoppable?  Will Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings be able to change their games to help the team win? Can the Pistons bench do some damage? Will the Italian sharp shooter  Gigi Datome shoot the lights out? Will Mo Cheeks make a difference or will Chauncey Billups be the difference maker?

There are just so many variable to start the season.

So now I’m asking you who  you think is the most intriguing Piston to start this season.  I’ll let you vote on who you think will be the difference maker this season and that player/coach will don the November 2013 Detroit Pistons Schedule Wallpaper here at Need4Sheed.com.

And as an added bonus, the winner of this vote will be the subject of a newly designed t-shirt that I will give away on twitter.

So who’s it going to be?

Who is the most intriguing Piston to start the season?

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Peyton Siva ToonThe newest #DetroitPistons guard Peyton Siva is tooned. The Pistons second round draft pick officially signed his contract on Monday. A spot on the roster became available for Peyton with the Brandon Jennings trade.

Siva showed plenty of potential with his play in summer league while making himself some new fans in Detroit.

Follow Detroit Pistons on TwitterMake sure you follow @PeypeySiva3 on twitter and welcome him to Detroit.