Pistons roasted for misspelling Jerami Grant’s name in Troy Weaver’s press release

The Detroit Pistons recently parted ways with former general manager Troy Weaver. It was recently discovered that the Piston had made a typo in their press release about the move.

Towards the end of the statement, the statement reads: “His notable trade and free agent acquisitions included Simone Fontecchio and Quentin Grimes at last season’s trade deadline, along with Jeremy Grant (sign-and-trade 2020), Kelly Olynyk (2021) and Cory Joseph (trade with Sacramento).”

This is of course a misspelling of Jerami Grant’s name. It’s surprising that something as simple as a player’s name was misspelled in a team statement that likely had multiple sets of eyes on it.

They were predictably roasted on social media for the mistake.

Team owner Tom Gores spoke respectfully of Weaver in the statement.

“I really appreciate all the dedication Troy has shown to our Pistons franchise. As much as we have struggled lately, we will look back and see Troy as an important person in the Pistons remake,” Gores explained. “He took the pain of rebuilding and did the hard work to give us the flexibility we have today.”

The move came shortly after the Pistons agreed to add Trajan Langdon as their new President of Basketball Operations.

“I am committed to building a front office in Detroit that brings together the most advanced capabilities and creative basketball minds,” said Gores. “Trajan is an experienced front office manager with an impressive track record. He has worked his way up and seen it all as a player, scout and manager. He has been successful at every level. I am confident that he will very quickly bring us to the level of excellence that I expect from any company.”

Draymond Green fires back on Rasheed Wallace’s take on ’04 Pistons vs. ’17 Warriors claim

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, 23, reacts after playing against the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter during a play-in game of the 2024 NBA playoffs at the Golden 1 Center.
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That’s not the only Michigan basketball news happening off the court.

Former MSU star Draymond Green and former Pistons power forward Rasheed Wallace are in the middle of a back-and-forth about a hypothetical basketball game.

Wallace was recently asked if he thought the 2004 Detroit Pistons, a team Wallace was on that won the NBA Finals, could beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors.

Wallace was confident his side would come out on top, as evidenced by his response in the tweet below.

Wallace’s rationale was that the Warriors team “couldn’t match us at any position,” Stephen Curry is “not a defender” and Draymond Green is “not enough.”

Green has since fired back with a response of his own.

“She would have punched us,” Green posted Sunday morning. “Yall scored 72 points per game. That’s not half winning. And we use you and those big forces in every pick-and-roll. Let’s see how you move those feet. That one ring was amazing, big brother. We all appreciated it!”

It is always difficult to check different eras in these thought experiments. Although the two teams are not that many years apart, the NBA has changed a lot between 2004 and 2017.

Who do you think would win in a fictional seven-game series between these two teams?