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Detroit Pistons (39-43)


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@ Mem 
L 117-130
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vs. Tor 
L 98-108
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@ Chi 
W 119-87
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Pistons have decisions to make in post-Van Gundy era

DETROIT (AP) When the Detroit Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy in 2014, owner Tom Gores called it the most important decision his organization had made.

Van Gundy didn't make it to the end of his five-year contract, and now the Pistons need a plan for a future without him. Multiple plans, perhaps.

Van Gundy's ouster leaves Detroit with no coach and a leadership void in the front office. That's what happens when a team entrusts one person with so much authority, then decides to move in a different direction. If healthy, the Pistons may have the talent to reach the playoffs next season, but the franchise's long-term strategy is the more pressing question.

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Leaders
Points: Blake Griffin21.4
Rebounds: Andre Drummond16.0
Assists: Blake Griffin5.8
FG%: Andre Drummond52.9%
Steals: Andre Drummond1.46
Blocks: Andre Drummond1.63
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.9 (6)
Rebounds: 43.8 (21)
Assists: 25.2 (27)
FG%: 45.9% (14)
FT%: 77.6% (23)
3P%: 35.9% (12)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.8 (22)
Rebounds: 43.7 (16)
Assists: 22.8 (15)
FG%: 45.0% (23)
FT%: 74.5% (25)
3P%: 37.3% (5)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 50 32 .610 --
x-Indiana 48 34 .585 2.0
x-Milwaukee 44 38 .537 6.0
Detroit 39 43 .476 11.0
Chicago 27 55 .329 23.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/8/2018 Jameer Nelson Traded For Willie Reed
2/8/2018 James Ennis III Traded For Brice Johnson
2/6/2018 Willie Reed League Suspension Six games for domestic violence incident
1/29/2018 Blake Griffin Traded for Harris, Bradley,and Marjanovic
1/29/2018 Brice Johnson Traded for Harris, Bradley and Marjanovic
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/9/2018 Andre Drummond Sore Achilles
4/7/2018 Reggie Bullock Sore knee
3/29/2018 Blake Griffin Right ankle contusion
11/17/2017 Jon Leuer Sprained left ankle
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