Kyle Quincey has solidified his spot as a whipping boy for Detroit Red Wings fans with a dismal performance this season. Despite playing heavy minutes in 29 games, Quincey has just three points (all assists) and is minus-9 on the year — and minus-13 in Red Wings’ losses.
And with Danny DeKeyser set to return from injury sometime this month, the Red Wings will find themselves with an extra defenseman and in need of clearing cap space. So, could Quincey be the odd man out?
That’s the scenario pitched by the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James, who suggests the Wings should deal the struggling defenseman.
Andre Drummond might be playing himself into an All-Star Game appearance in his second NBA season. The Detroit Pistons’ big man delivered yet another dominant performance on Wednesday night: 24 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks, as the Pistons downed the Bucks for their third straight win.
Drummond is now averaging 21.7 points and 18.7 boards over the Pistons’ first three games of the month — numbers that are even more staggering if we take into account that he played just 23 minutes due to foul trouble in Detroit’s win at Miami.
Highlights of Drummond’s latest huge night are up top.
For the Michigan State Spartans, it hasn’t been a great seven year run against the North Carolina Tar Heels. After defeating the Spartans in the 2005 Final Four, the Tar Heels have ripped off five consecutive, dominating wins over the green and white, including a notable thumping in the 2009 title game. Those failures have been sticking in Michigan State’s collective hoops craw forever.
Many of the battles against North Carolina have come on a neutral floor, but this season, the Tar Heels finally come back to the Breslin Center, where Michigan State hopes to serve up a major dish of impassioned revenge. North Carolina enters a bit shorthanded without P.J. Hariston and Leslie McDonald, yet still remains dangerous thanks to a roster with top flight players. Can the Spartans finally pay North Carolina back for all the losses? Spartan Jump Shots returns again to preview another big game. Continue reading
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Count this as maybe the best press the Detroit Pistons have received in a few years. Last week, video went viral of one of the team’s ushers engaging in dance-off with 11-year-old Antwain Alexander during the Pistons’ recent home game vs. the Knicks.
On Tuesday, the two were guests on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, where they put on a rematch for a national-TV audience.
It’s been a busy 24 hours for the Detroit Tigers, who appear to be in the midst of their own version of Extreme Makeover, Baseball Edition. After dealing away Doug Fister and signing closer Joe Nathan, many assumed another domino would fall. By later Tuesday night, proof existed those folks might soon be proven correct.
Center fielder Shin-Soo Choo, long known as a Tiger tormentor from his days with the Cleveland Indians, is reportedly Detroit’s next top free agent target according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Choo, primarily a top of the order hitter, had a stunning .423 on-base percentage last season with the Cincinnati Reds. He also had 20 steals, socked 21 home runs and was a complete offensive force after switching leagues. Continue reading
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It’s easy for folks around the country to dump on the Big Ten for being a league of supposed weaklings. Despite that, this weekend’s Big Ten title game will showcase the best the league has to offer as two of the strongest teams in the nation face off for a championship.
If two teams were destined to play each other, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans are them. In two seasons, the Buckeyes are undefeated with a high-flying offense. Some would argue they haven’t been tested, but Ohio State has survived, nonetheless. Michigan State, meanwhile, has come back strong after a shaky 2012 to have the nation’s best defense in 2013, an elite group which shuts teams down, along with an improved, evolving offense. What better test for the Buckeyes than that? Continue reading
It looks like the money the Detroit Tigers saved in the Doug Fister deal will be put to free agent closer Joe Nathan, who is reportedly close to signing with the Tigers.
If this deal is true, then there is a high percentage chance Tigers nation may breathe a sigh of relief and regain their faith in Dave Dombrowski.