Report: Draymond Green Would be Interested in Joining Hometown Detroit Pistons

Is Draymond Green thinking about returning home to play for the Detroit Pistons? (The Digital Story, Flickr)

Is Draymond Green thinking about returning home to play for the Detroit Pistons? (The Digital Story, Flickr)

There’s a long way to go before the 2014-15 season ends, but late Tuesday, a bit of news may have stoked the pending fire of excitement for the offseason to arrive in Detroit.

Draymond Green, a forward from the Golden State Warriors and one of the better young players in the league, would be open to signing an offer sheet with the Detroit Pistons sources told Yahoo.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Continue reading

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Wolverine Walkthrough, Game 26: Michigan State at Michigan Preview and Prediction

MICHIGAN-Wolverines-LOGOA few weeks ago, the Michigan Wolverines were expected to lose by double-digits in East Lansing against the Michigan State Spartans.

Even though the Wolverines eventually did just that, they opened plenty of eyes in the process by hanging tough despite adversity, taking the Spartans to overtime and doling out several substantial punches of their own in the intrastate slugfest. Continue reading

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Credit Detroit Pistons for Being in Surprisingly Good Shape in East Playoff Race

pistons-logo1Considering record and trajectory, in December, most figured the Detroit Pistons’ season would be nearly over prior to the all-star break in late February.

Instead, a shocking mid-season run has left the team only two games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The resurgent Brandon Jennings might be gone, but the Pistons are still playing with confidence, and have at the very least given themselves a chance to play meaningful games in March and April.

These Pistons haven’t been letting the narrative win. They have fought back and flipped the script, fighting in all of the games they have been involved with. Stan Van Gundy has taken the franchise from the brink of needing to be completely gutted to having something to build around. Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Buckeye Edition: Ohio State vs. Michigan State Preview and Prediction

Michigan-State-Spartans-Logo-jpgThe Michigan State Spartans took care of business on Tuesday night against the Northwestern Wildcats on the road, winning a game they had to in runaway fashion.

Now, the challenge gets significantly tougher, as the Ohio State Buckeyes come calling to the Breslin Center. It’s the first time the teams have met this season. Last year, the Spartans won an overtime squeaker at home after blowing a lead and were thrashed on the road. Continue reading

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As Trade Deadline Crawls Closer, Detroit Red Wings Cannot Sit Idle in Pursuit of Defenseman

detroit_red_wings_logoThe Detroit Red Wings have vastly exceeded expectations this season, blasting off to a quick start and remaining one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference throughout most of the season.

For the first time since 2009, the Red Wings look to have a team capable of contending for a deep run for the Stanley Cup. They’ve got a quality mix of young talent and established stars, and have received excellent goaltending even without Jimmy Howard for the better part of a month. Continue reading

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Michigan State Spartans’ Basketball Team Needs Mid-Season Heart Transplant Most of All

Michigan-State-Spartans-Logo-jpgIt’s pushing towards the middle of February, and the 2014-15 Michigan State Spartans’ basketball team still doesn’t have a true identity.

That is, unless you count missing free throws, playing lax defense in crunch time near the end of games or failing to mount a consistent enough offensive charge to do damage as a team identity. Continue reading

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Detroit Red Wings’ Fans Should Be Grateful They Enjoyed End of Slava Fetisov’s Brilliant Career

Slava Fetisov is one of the more unherelded Red Wings of all-time, but he might have been the biggest key in helping Detroit's cup runs. (Shakatak11, Flickr)

Slava Fetisov (left) is one of the more unherelded Red Wings of all-time, but he might have been the biggest key in helping Detroit’s cup runs. (Shakatak11, Flickr)

Sunday night, ESPN’s brilliant 30 for 30 series took a closer look at the other side of the Miracle on Ice, finally putting the Russian team under the microscope.

One of the main protagonists was defenseman Slava Fetisov, who was a part of Russia’s 1980 Olympic team, and also a mainstay in the NHL during the middle and late 1990′s with both the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Fighting Illini Edition: Illinois vs. Michigan State Preview and Prediction

Michigan-State-Spartans-Logo-jpgAfter nearly a week off following their upending of the rival Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans are finally set to hit the hardwood once again.

Continuing their string of foes they haven’t played, the Illinois Fighting Illini come calling to East Lansing, and bring another middle of the pack Big Ten record with them, meaning Michigan State will need to protect home court to keep their streak of solid wins rolling. Continue reading

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