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Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Singler has been told to study the power-forward playbook for the Pistons in case coach Stan Van Gundy wants to play the small forward at power forward in some smaller lineups, the Pistons' official site reports.
Impact: Singler is a rangy small forward who lacks physical girth, which is one reason why he spent a lot of time at shooting guard over the last two seasons. With Van Gundy taking over as the Pistons' head coach this season and Jodie Meeks coming to the team in free agency, it's expected that Singler will spend most of his time at small forward this season and occasionally receive exploratory minutes as a stretch four. At 6-8, 230 pounds, Singler has the length to play an undersized power forward, but he would give up a lot on defense if asked to defend a traditional power forward.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Billups tells Yahoo Sports he is retiring after 17 NBA seasons.
Impact: The 2004 NBA Finals MVP says his desire is still strong, but he can't ignore the fact that he's had a hard time staying healthy. The 37-year-old Billups has played only 61 games over the last three seasons. Billups played this past season for the Detroit Pistons after returning to the team he led to the 2004 title. He was the third pick in the 1997 draft by the Boston Celtics. He also played for Toronto, Denver, Minnesota, New York and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Monroe has been suspended for two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Monroe will miss a pair of games for an off-court incident in violation of the law in the State of Michigan. For a player that has been sidelined for just one game over the past two seasons, Monroe's suspension will double that absence tally this term. Nonetheless, Monroe's fantasy stock entering the upcoming campaign remains fairly constant compared to years past.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dinwiddie still doesn't have a timetable for his return from ACL surgery, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: The rookie point said he has felt "really, really good" the past couple weeks, but he wouldn't commit to a timetable for his return to basketball. Not a huge surprise, as the Pistons instructed Dinwiddie not to talk about possible return dates earlier this summer. Shortly after being selected by Detroit in the second round, there were reports that Dinwiddie wouldn't play this season, but it seems more and more likely that he'll be healthy enough to return to the court at some point during the 2014-15 campaign. That said, even if Dinwiddie does return to full strength, opportunities for playing time would be limited. Dinwiddie is a talented guard and should be on your radar for keeper leagues, but he won't make a fantasy impact in his rookie season.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | STATS
News: A person with knowledge of the deal says Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Impact: The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they drafted him with the seventh pick in 2010, but his future with the team is in doubt after Detroit failed to sign the restricted free agent to a long-term contract this offseason. Yahoo Sports first reported the signing Friday.