The Pistons Pulse is your go-to Detroit Pistons podcast for all the best news, analysis, insights and opinions on the team. Hosted by Omari Sankofa of the Detroit Free Press and Bryce Simon of Motor City Hoops. Find it every Tuesday wherever you listen to podcasts. Tune in to listen to engaging conversations and unique perspectives on your Detroit Pistons and NBA. Omari brings insider insights and analysis as a Pistons beat writer and Detroit native combined with Bryce’s in-depth on-court analysis as a former D1 player and current high school coach of 12 years.
What moves should the Detroit Pistons make to foster their roster?
This week, the Pistons Pulse crew is joined by NBA cap and free agency expert Keith Smith to talk what moves should be considered with the looming trade deadline fast approaching. By breaking down the current state of the seller's market, the guys look ahead at what the future may hold for Bojan Bogdanović, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel, and Saddiq Bey. After a whirlwind of analysis, Bryce and Omari ask Keith for a culinary crunchy tie-breaker: chips on sandwiches?
Why is the Pistons' defense so bad? We get to the root of the issue
This week, Bryce and Omari discuss the Pistons' week of games and ongoing issues. Then, they dissect Detroit's dreadful defense and how it can improve. Lastly, they dish some praise to Hamidou Diallo.
Catch "The Pistons Pulse" every Tuesday morning at 5 and on demand on freep.com or wherever you listen to podcasts. And catch all of our podcasts and daily voice briefing at freep.com/podcasts.
How close were our preseason predictions? Can Pistons' defense be fixed?
Bryce and Omari take stock of their preseason projections for this Detroit Pistons season and discuss the condition of the team's stagnating defense.
New Year's resolutions for Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Pistons front office and more
This week, Omari and Bryce go through the roster with a New Year's resolution for all the principle members of the Detroit Pistons' future. They also have ideas on what the front office and coaching staff need to work on in 2023, and even resolutions for themselves.
Breaking down Pistons' roster, and future, with Matt Babcock
This week, Bryce and Omari are joined by Matt Babcock, longtime NBA draft and front office analyst, for a breakdown on the Pistons' rookies, Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren, among their other young, developing players. Then, the guys pick Matt's brain on the direction of the franchise and how Troy Weaver should attack the trade market and free agency. Finally, the guys take an early look at what to watch in next summer's NBA draft prospects.
What we like (believe it or not), and don't like, about Pistons' season so far
This week, Bryce and Omari work through not only the ups and downs of the Brooklyn Nets loss at LCA, but they take a deeper look at Isaiah Stewart's expanding offensive game. Then, the guys break down the three things each they like, and then don't like, about the Pistons this season.
Essential Pistons Listening
This podcast is as good as Omari’s ‘The Batman’ take is bad, which is about as high a praise as you could possibly offer a podcast.
It’s essential listening for any Pistons fan, and the topics that Bryce & Omari bring to the table each week are varied and always interesting.
As a UK listener who hopes to visit Detroit again soon, I would love to hear an episode about the top 10 things to see and do in Detroit for people who hope to catch a game next season.
Last but by no means least - big-up Wes.