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Pistons’ Blake Griffin Motivated by Criticism

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Detroit Pistons superstar forward Blake Griffin isn’t letting criticism of his game impact his play on the court, in fact Griffin is using that same criticism as motivation this season as the Pistons embark on the 2018-2019 regular season.

“The past two, three years, all I hear is how bad I am,” Griffin said, according to NBA.com. “And, you know, I’ve been hurt, had bad games. I haven’t even played the way I have. But we’ve talked about it: This summer, being able to work out for the first time in three summers, is huge. Last three summers, I was fighting and working as hard as I could to get healthy to be able to play. This summer, I was able to really put time in and work on my game, on my body. I’ve always been a big believer in hard work pays off.”

Griffin made headlines already this season for his 50-point game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Pistons Declining Henry Ellenson’s Option

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The Detroit Pistons are declining the 2019-2020 rookie scale option for Henry Ellenson, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

With Detroit opting to decline the option, Ellenson will hit unrestricted free agency next summer.

Ellenson, 21, averaged 3.8 PPG and 2.2 RPG in 58 games, over two seasons, since being selected in the first round of the 2016 draft.

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Pistons Expected To Pick Up Option on Reggie Bullock

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The Detroit Pistons are hard at work after hiring their new head coach, Dwane Casey, as they are now turning their attention to their roster.

According to the Detroit News’ Rod Beard, the Pistons are expected to pick up a $2.5 million team-option on shooting guard Reggie Bullock.

Bullock had a solid 2017-2018 campaign, ranking 2nd in the league in 3-point shooting, shooting 44.5% behind the arc and 53.6% from the field while averaging 11.5 points per game.

 

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Pistons Hire Dwane Casey, Sign Him to 5-Year Pact

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The Detroit Pistons have finally found their new head coach as the team has officially signed former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey to a 5-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Casey, 61, owns a 373-307 career record in parts of nine seasons with Toronto and Minnesota, and was fired last month after leading the Raptors to a 59-23 regular season record, and a #1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Raptors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Playoffs leading the organization to make the decision to part ways with the coach.

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