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Pistons’ Dwane Casey’s says “we all have to be and do better” in wake of George Floyd’s death – ProBasketballTalk

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Jerry West is a Lakers’ legend, a Hall of Fame player who led the franchise to its first championship, later helped put together the Showtime Lakers as the GM. He has a statue outside Staples Center and has a case for greatest Laker ever. Right now, West is a consultant to Steve Ballmer and the Clippers. If the NBA goes with a 1-16 seeding in its return, it sets up a potential Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Finals — and West wants to see it, he said on the Dan Patrick Show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScivJc8PEa0 “For me, Dan, that would be the ultimate
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Pistons coach Dwane Casey says nothing seems to be changing as injustices mount

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Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey lived through desegregation in Kentucky and said he knows what it feels like to go into a new school unwanted and unwelcome.He has seen the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.On Saturday, Casey, who is black, said he wonders if anything has changed from when he was an 8-year-old boy walking into a white school, feeling helpless and unseen, not heard and not understood."Fifty-four years later, my son is now 8 years old and I look at the world he is growing up in and wonder,
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Pistons searching for new general manager

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A fundamental conflict for the NBA: The more traditional of a season – all 30 teams playing 82 games, four rounds of best-of-seven series – the league completes, the more more money it will make. The more teams involved in a resumed season, the higher risk of coronavirus spreading throughout the league. That’s why the NBA is considering a middle ground – resuming without teams far outside playoff position. But how would the league structure a format for 20 teams? Maybe a group stage to replace the first round of the playoffs. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: The 16 current
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Pistons guard Bruce Brown says he had thumb surgery last month

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Shawn Marion had made only one ProBasketballTalk headline since retiring five years ago. During the 2018 playoffs – while LeBron James shouldered a historic burden – Marion argued people were treating LeBron’s Cavaliers unfairly harshly. Otherwise, Marion has largely faded from the forefront of the basketball conversation. He’s back with new gripes. Much better gripes. Marion on his Basketball Hall of Fame candidacy, via Michael Lee of The Athletic: “I think the legacy I left for the game is there. But who is it to decide? Who is making the decisions? What do they base it off of? If you
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Pistons’ Bruce Brown OK to play after thumb surgery last month

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DETROIT -- Pistons guard Bruce Brown had thumb surgery last month and is ready to play if the NBA season resumes.Brown said during a videoconference Friday that a ligament was placed back onto his thumb bone."If the season was to start, I'd be back," he said. "I think my time line was like six weeks."Brown said he played through the problem this season, and while it could be painful, it didn't limit him much.Brown has scored 8.9 points per game this season, more than double his average as a rookie in 2018-19. Source link
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Matthew Stafford lists Detroit-area home — featuring Pistons court — for $6.5 million – Detroit Lions Blog

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford ’s home has been featured for years on the Instagram account of his wife, Kelly. It’s been the place the team has had its annual Halloween party and has been the subject of a few videos over the past half-decade that have gone viral.And now, with the Staffords expecting their fourth child and having three young children, it’s for sale.“I personally do not want to live on a lake or have a pool with four children under the age of a little over 3,” Kelly Stafford said in an Instagram story Friday. “So that is
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Pistons vs. Wizards odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, MLK Day predictions from advanced computer model

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The Washington Wizards will take on the Detroit Pistons at 2 p.m. ET on Monday at Capital One Arena to get the MLK Day NBA schedule underway. Washington is 13-28 overall and 8-11 at home, while Detroit is 16-27 overall and 8-14 on the road. The Pistons are looking to sweep their current three-game road trip with a victory in this matchup. The Wizards are looking to avoid their fourth consecutive loss. Washington is favored by one point in the latest Wizards vs. Pistons odds, while the over-under is set at 233. Before entering any Pistons vs. Wizards picks, you'll
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