2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
20-52, 5th in Central
What NBA history has taught about building through the draft (3:00)
Cade Cunningham 'learned a lot' after visiting Pistons (0:45)
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6dJonathan Givony and Adrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Pistons host Cunningham, eye others

The Pistons, owners of the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, hosted Cade Cunningham for a light work out and are slated to bring in Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs for private workouts as well, sources told ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Adrian Wojnarowski.

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11dBrian Windhorst

Beal out of Tokyo Games; U.S.-Australia canceled

Bradley Beal will miss the Olympics because of the health and safety protocol, and Jerami Grant was placed in the protocol out of caution. USA Basketball also announced that Friday's men's basketball game against Australia in Las Vegas has been canceled.

Meet the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team (1:41)
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18dTim Bontemps

Larry Brown wins '21 Chuck Daly Lifetime Award

The National Basketball Coaches Association has named Larry Brown, the only coach to win both an NCAA championship and an NBA title, as the winner of the 2021 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.


Spain & Fitz: New Coaching Hires

Spain and Fitz talk about the transparency and accountability they're not seeing from the Mavs and Blazers after hiring new head coaches Jason Kidd and Chauncey Billups, plus 1080 The Fan's AJ McCord joins to share the local Portland reaction to the news. Quickies covers WNBA news, gymnastics highlights, the start of the Stanley Cup Final and more, plus Spain and Fitz talk the Bucks' big win and look ahead to Game 5 of Suns/Clippers.

Drummond joins in on the 22-pushup challenge (0:50)
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33dBrian Windhorst

Team USA roster set; Harden pulls out with injury

USA Basketball finalized its star-laden roster for the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, while Nets guard James Harden had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.


Hour 3: Detroit Basketball

Keyshawn Johnson and Alan Hahn begin hour three of the show discussing the Detroit Pistons winning the NBA Draft Lottery and capturing the #1 overall pick. Who will they select? Tim Legler joins the show to discuss what he saw from the Suns huge win last night and if the Clippers can bounce back. What do we REALLY expect to see from Carson Wentz in a new city?

Jalen Rose fired up after Pistons get No. 1 overall pick (0:28)
Pistons win No. 1 overall pick in 2021 NBA draft (0:45)
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34dTim Bontemps

Pistons win top pick in lottery; Rockets get No. 2

The Detroit Pistons won the NBA draft lottery and the right to pick No. 1 in the 2021 draft. The Rockets, Cavs, Raptors and Magic rounded out the top five.

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39dTim Bontemps

Ball, Edwards headline NBA All-Rookie teams

LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards were joined by Tyrese Haliburton, Saddiq Bey and Jae'Sean Tate on the All-Rookie First Team. Immanuel Quickley, Desmond Bane, Isaiah Stewart, Isaac Okoro and Patrick Williams made the Second Team.

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Pistons add Beilein in player development role

The Detroit Pistons hired John Beilein as a senior adviser for player development Wednesday, saying the hope is that the former NBA and Michigan coach can help the young team "maximize its potential."

Rasheed Wallace wants fans to be more respectful (1:16)
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67dTim Bontemps

Jokic, Curry, Embiid named finalists for MVP

Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid would become the first center since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to win MVP, while Stephen Curry would become one of the nine players in history to win the award three times.

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72dTim Bontemps

Pierce, Bosh, Webber headline 2021 HOF class

Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber and Ben Wallace were among those selected as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2021 class on Sunday.

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73dMarc J. Spears

Source: Ben Wallace part of '21 hoops HOF class

Former Detroit Pistons star center Ben Wallace will be inducted into the Class of 2021 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated on Saturday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.627th
Rebounds Per Game42.725th
Assists Per Game24.218th
Points Allowed110.911th

Team History