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The 2017–18 Detroit Pistons season was the 77th season of the franchise, the 70th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the first in Midtown Detroit. The Pistons moved from The Palace of Auburn Hills to the new Little Caesars Arena before the start of the season.[1] This was the first season where the Pistons have played in Detroit on a regular basis since 1978. This would also be the last season with Stan Van Gundy being both the team's head coach and President of Basketball Operations.

2017–18 Detroit Pistons season
Head coachStan Van Gundy
General managerJeff Bower
Owner(s)Tom Gores
ArenaLittle Caesars Arena
Results
Record39–43 (.476)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Detroit
RadioWXYT
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Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 12 Luke Kennard SG   United States Duke

RosterEdit

2017–18 Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 25 Bullock, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1991–03–16 North Carolina
G 20 Buycks, Dwight 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1989–03–06 Marquette
C 0 Drummond, Andre 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 279 lb (127 kg) 1993–08–10 Connecticut
F 8 Ellenson, Henry 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1997–01–13 Marquette
F 33 Ennis, James 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990–07–01 Long Beach State
G 22 Felder, Kay (TW) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1995–03–29 Oakland
G 9 Galloway, Langston 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991–12–09 Saint Joseph's
F 23 Griffin, Blake 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) 1989–03–16 Oklahoma
F 38 Hearn, Reggie (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–08–14 Northwestern
G 1 Jackson, Reggie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1990–04–16 Boston College
F 7 Johnson, Stanley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1996–05–29 Arizona
G 5 Kennard, Luke 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996–06–24 Duke
F/C 30 Leuer, Jon   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1989–05–14 Wisconsin
F/C 24 Moreland, Eric 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1991–12–24 Oregon State
G 41 Nelson, Jameer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1982-02-09 Saint Joseph's
G 14 Smith, Ish 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1988–07–05 Wake Forest
F 43 Tolliver, Anthony 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1985–06–01 Creighton
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–03–25

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yCleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 0.0 29–12 21–20 11–5 82
xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2.0 27–14 21–20 10–6 82
xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 6.0 25–16 19–22 6–10 82
Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 11.0 25–16 14–27 9–7 82
Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 23.0 17–24 10–31 4–12 82


ConferenceEdit

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 2–3 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–2)

Regular seasonEdit

2017–18 game log
Total: 39–43 (Home: 25–16; Road: 14–27)
2017–18 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Blake Griffin†‡ 25 25 33.2 .433 .348 .784 6.6 6.2 .44 .36 19.8
Tobias Harris 48 48 32.6 .451 .409 .846 5.1 2.0 .71 .31 18.1
Avery Bradley 40 40 31.7 .409 .381 .763 2.4 2.1 1.15 .18 15.0
Andre Drummond 78 78 33.7 .529 .000 .605 16.0 3.0 1.46 1.63 15.0
Reggie Jackson 45 45 26.7 .426 .308 .836 2.8 5.3 .60 .09 14.6
Reggie Bullock 62 52 27.9 .489 .445 .796 2.5 1.5 .76 .21 11.3
Ish Smith 82 35 24.9 .486 .347 .698 2.7 4.4 .78 .24 10.9
Anthony Tolliver 79 14 22.2 .464 .436 .797 3.1 1.1 .41 .27 8.9
Stanley Johnson 69 50 27.4 .375 .286 .772 3.7 1.6 1.38 .20 8.7
Luke Kennard 73 9 20.0 .443 .415 .855 2.4 1.7 .60 .18 7.6
James Ennis 27 8 20.4 .457 .304 .767 2.5 .8 .56 .22 7.5
Dwight Buycks 29 0 14.7 .414 .333 .878 1.4 2.0 .66 .07 7.4
Boban Marjanović 19 1 9.0 .519 .000 .800 3.0 .7 .21 .32 6.2
Langston Galloway 58 2 14.9 .371 .344 .805 1.6 1.0 .60 .09 6.2
Jon Leuer 8 0 17.0 .417 .000 .867 4.0 .6 .13 .38 5.4
Henry Ellenson 38 0 8.7 .363 .333 .862 2.1 .5 .13 .00 4.0
Jameer Nelson 7 0 16.6 .282 .071 1.000 1.1 3.3 .57 .14 3.7
Eric Moreland 67 3 12.0 .541 .000 .379 4.1 1.2 .46 .76 1.9
Reggie Hearn 3 0 2.3 .500 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Kay Felder 2 0 3.0 .250 .000 .000 2.0 0.0 .0 .0 1.0
Willie Reed†‡ 3 0 3.0 1.000 .000 .000 .3 .3 .00 .00 0.7
Luis Montero 2 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Pistons. Stats reflect time with the Pistons only.
Denotes traded mid-season.

TransactionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Players Added

Via draft

Via Trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

TradesEdit

June 28, 2017[2] To Detroit Pistons
Cash considerations
To Houston Rockets
Darrun Hilliard
July 7, 2017[3] To Detroit Pistons
Avery Bradley
2019 2nd-round pick
To Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris
January 30, 2018[4] To Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin
Brice Johnson
Willie Reed
To Los Angeles Clippers
Avery Bradley
Tobias Harris
Boban Marjanović
2018 1st-round pick
2019 2nd-round pick
February 8, 2018[5] To Detroit Pistons
Jameer Nelson
To Chicago Bulls
Willie Reed
Future 2nd-round pick
February 8, 2018[6] To Detroit Pistons
James Ennis
To Memphis Grizzlies
Brice Johnson
2022 2nd-round pick

Free agencyEdit

Re-signedEdit

Date Player Contract terms Ref.
July 14 Reggie Bullock 2-year contract worth $5 million [7]

AdditionsEdit

Date Player Contract terms Former team Ref.
July 6 Langston Galloway 3-year contract worth $21 million Sacramento Kings [8]
Eric Moreland 3-year contract worth $4.8 million Canton Charge (G League) [9]
July 14 Anthony Tolliver 1-year contract worth $3.29 million Sacramento Kings [10]

SubtractionsEdit

Date Player Contract terms New team Ref.
July 13 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1-year contract worth $18 million Los Angeles Lakers [11]
July 19 Aron Baynes 1-year contract worth $4.3 million Boston Celtics [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pistons to Move to Downtown Detroit". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Detroit Pistons Trade Guard/Forward Darrun Hilliard To Houston Rockets". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Detroit Pistons Acquire Guard Avery Bradley And 2019 Second Round Draft Pick From Boston Celtics". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Detroit Pistons acquire Blake Griffin, Willie Reed, Brice Johnson from LA Clippers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Detroit Pistons Acquire Veteran Guard Jameer Nelson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Detroit Pistons Acquire Forward James Ennis III". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pistons to re-sign Reggie Bullock on two-year deal, first year guaranteed". Detroit Free Press. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Langlois, Keith (July 6, 2017). "Pistons check off several needs with addition of Langston Galloway". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Free Agent Center Eric Moreland". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Ellis, Vince (July 11, 2017). "Pistons bringing back forward Anthony Tolliver for one-year, $3.3 million". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Lakers Sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Aron Baynes". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.