1. Detroit Pistons: Five Things to Watch for vs. Cavs

    The Detroit Pistons looked awful in their opener. As I said in a recent article, part of that was the fact that it was the first game of the year. And some of you agree. But that doesn't explain away every aspect of how bad they looked...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 389 reads 2 comments

  2. Detroit Pistons: Ugly First Game Points out Structural Problems

    Okay, so I will preface this by saying that I know that it was just one game, the first game, and there are still 65 games left in this season. I get it...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 889 reads 31 comments

  3. Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview: 5 Questions

    The NBA season opens tonight for the Portland Trail Blazers , and the Rose City is abuzz about it! Actually, the holidays and the NBA lockout have sucked a lot of the air out of the room for basketball in Rip City...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 607 reads 0 comments

  4. Detroit Pistons' Complete Season Preview: 10 Questions

    The Detroit Pistons are on the precipice of something. It's hard to know if that something is good or bad, but something is brewing in Detroit that is making the upcoming Pistons season one that should be interesting on several levels...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 953 reads 3 comments

  5. NBA Free Agency 2011: Detroit Pistons Overpay for Rodney Stuckey

    I personally like Detroit Free Press Pistons beat writer Vince Ellis. I find him likable, insightful and generally well-versed in all things Pistons...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 2,671 reads 28 comments

  6. Detroit Pistons: Does Joe Dumars Really Have a Plan?

    The opening of free agency in the NBA has been a whirlwind experience. From the Chris Paul trade to the myriad of rumors swirling around the league, it has been an exciting time to be a fan and sports writer...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 1,381 reads 5 comments

  7. Brandon Knight's Emergence Could Spell End for Rodney Stuckey on Detroit Pistons

    I was reading the Detroit News this morning, and amidst the stories that bombard you on their new online site, one in particular caught my attention: "Pistons rookie Brandon Knight boosting team's energy ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 2,266 reads 10 comments

  8. NBA Free Agents 2011: Re-Signing Tayshaun Prince Was the Right Move

    Few issues pertaining to the Detroit Pistons so far in this young season have been more divisive than the re-signing of Tayshaun Prince...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 1,727 reads 3 comments

  9. Detroit Pistons: 3 Questions That Must Be Answered Immediately

    The NBA has had a whirlwind few days as teams and free agents alike have scrambled to open the season on time. One team that has been ominously quiet and unpredictable is the Detroit Pistons ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 1,323 reads 4 comments

  10. Portland Trail Blazers: Why They May Have Worst Luck in Sports

    Let me preface this article by introducing myself to this Blazers community. I am a Michigan transplant living out here in the beautiful Rose City. I have been in downtown PDX for just over three years...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 1,240 reads 20 comments

  11. Detroit Pistons: Could Tayshaun Prince Really Be Coming Back?

    Last season, most Detroit Pistons fans came to the conclusion that the Tayshaun Prince era was finally coming to an end in Detroit. Furthermore, most seemed to be okay with it. Prince has been a somewhat enigmatic player for Detroit...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 862 reads 17 comments

  12. NBA Trade Speculation: Why Ben Gordon Should Go Back to Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are two franchises that are inexorably bound. Besides their connection on the I-94 in Michigan, their franchises have been linked throughout their histories...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 8,163 reads 77 comments

  13. NBA Trade Speculation: 5 Big Men That Could Be in Play for Detroit Pistons

    In the first two parts of this series, we discussed a handful of players that could be Detroit Pistons targets. First we looked at the free-agent market, and next we looked at the potential amnesty-clause cuts...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 4,714 reads 6 comments

  14. NBA Free Agents 2011: Could NBA Amnesty Clause Add New Names to Detroit Pistons?

    For months, we have been discussing the new NBA labor agreement and the much rumored amnesty clause. Basically, the clause states that teams will be able to get out from under one bad contract and have it no longer count against the salary cap...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 3,105 reads 15 comments

  15. NBA Free Agent Predictions 2011: 5 Players Detroit Pistons Must Target

    It appears I was wrong. There will, in fact, be basketball this season. Starting last year, I had been telling you to plan for a cancelled season due to the fact that the owners had all the leverage and the players were delusional...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 4,582 reads 18 comments

  16. Detroit Lions: Is It Time to Bring in Shaun Hill at QB?

    Okay, don't get me wrong. I am far from jumping off the Matthew Stafford bandwagon. I wrote earlier this year that I felt that Stafford could become the next Dan Marino, and I still believe that...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 985 reads 16 comments

  17. Top 20 Players in Franchise History

    This was not one of those things I wanted to be right about. But back in the spring, I predicted that the NBA lockout would engulf the entire season and there would not be basketball for at least a year...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 5,032 reads 6 comments

  18. NBA Trade Speculation: 3 Reasons Detroit Pistons Need to Move Rip Hamilton

    In taking a break from the daily speculation involving the NBA lockout (and the pointless career of Chris Broussard), we as fans can take a glimpse at our team's rosters, and the potential moves that are needed in order for our team to move forward...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 2,949 reads 35 comments

  19. Will Detroit Pistons Regret Not Drafting Kemba Walker?

    I have gotten so sick of opening articles about the NBA with the disclaimer that the NBA season is likely not going to begin any time soon...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 4,263 reads 60 comments

  20. NFL Trade Deadline: Why Peyton Hillis Makes Sense for Detroit Lions

    This has been one crazy year for fans in Michigan. This has also been one great year to be a displaced Detroit fan. I have been treated to near perfection from my teams, something that gives me some serious pep in my step in the Pacific Northwest...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 2,682 reads 12 comments

  21. Detroit Tigers: Austin Jackson and Rick Porcello Hold the Key vs. Texas

    Everyone was at least slightly apprehensive about the prospects of the Tigers facing the Yankees in the first round. If someone told you that they weren't, they were lying...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 3 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  22. 10 Most Disappointing Detroit Pistons

    Over the years, we, as Detroit Pistons fans, have been treated to some great players. Isiah Thomas and the Bad Boys, Ben Wallace and the title-winners of the 2000's, and Grant Hill and his high-flying acrobatics during the period between...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 years ago 5,112 reads 11 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: Why Having a Running Game Might Not Be so Bad

    For as long as I can remember, I have been hearing the same thing when it comes to football: You need a running game in order to win. My favorite Michigan teams in my lifetime were always built to run the ball and stop the run on defense...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 years ago 630 reads 5 comments

  24. Detroit Tigers: Should They Fear the Yankees? Not a Chance!

    Last night I was stopped by a guy on the street. Now, this is Portland, Oregon and if you have ever been here, you would know that it is not a rare thing to be stopped on the street...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 years ago 205 reads 0 comments

  25. Detroit Tigers: Is Easy Road to Playoffs a Good Thing?

    Something struck me this morning. I was taking a look at the American League standings and I realized that the New York Yankees were rained out last night against the Boston Red Sox ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 years ago 407 reads 3 comments