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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. 

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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. 

    Talking Detroit Pistons’ team rebuild with The Athletic’s Andrew Schlecht

    Talking Detroit Pistons’ team rebuild with The Athletic’s Andrew Schlecht

    This week, Bryce and Omari continue the conversation on team roster construction by bringing on Andrew Schlecht, executive producer and podcast host for The Athletic. The pod dives into Andrew's thoughts on the Pistons' rebuild, including a strategy on how the team could utilize their cap space to avoid “the middle." After the break, the guys zoom in on coach Monty Williams and how a lack of a clear team offensive philosophy has only further complicated rebuilding efforts. Later in the show, the guys get Schlecht’s thoughts on the upcoming draft and close out with another true or false game of “Sheed or Sham?”

    Follow Bryce on Twitter: @MotorCityHoops

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Laz Jackson helps break down Detroit Pistons' offseason, front office changes, NBA draft and free agency

    Laz Jackson helps break down Detroit Pistons' offseason, front office changes, NBA draft and free agency

    Bryce and Omari welcome Laz Jackson of Detroit Bad Boys back onto the pod this week! After a quick recap and thoughts on the the NBA finals so far, the guys get right into it breaking down the personnel moves in the front office. Could coach Monty Williams be the next to go? After the break, Bryce and Omari get Laz’s perspective on how the NBA draft could play out. How would trading back the draft pick separate Trajan Langdon's tenure from the Troy Weaver era?

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    2024 NBA draft deep-dive with Richard Stayman

    2024 NBA draft deep-dive with Richard Stayman

    With the draft only weeks away now, Bryce and Omari continue the conversation this week by welcoming back NBA draft analyst and "Locked on NBA Big Board" co-host Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) onto the pod. Before the trio dive into their analysis, the guys recap the Detroit Pistons decision to move on from general manager Troy Weaver. "The Pistons Pulse" crew have you covered with player evaluations on Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard, Nikola Topic and more. 

    Read Omari's profile on newly hired president of basketball operations Trajan Langdon:

    Trajan Langdon brings a 3-point shooter's confidence to Detroit Pistons as new leader

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    • 59 min
    Keith Smith joins to help break down Detroit Pistons hiring Trajan Langdon, potential off-season and salary cap moves

    Keith Smith joins to help break down Detroit Pistons hiring Trajan Langdon, potential off-season and salary cap moves

    NBA cap/free agency expert and friend of the pod Keith Smith joins Bryce and Omari once again! The trio cover the recent hiring of Trajan Langdon and what upcoming decisions will require the front office's immediate attention. Is Troy Weaver gone and is there still time to move on from Monty Williams? Later in the pod, the guys break down the value of the Detroit Piston's cap space and what potential options it may open up. Which teams might want to move on from established players to save money and can the Pistons position themselves for a strong acquisition? 

    Follow Bryce on Twitter: @MotorCityHoops

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    Pick up your "The Pistons Pulse" merch here!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How do Detroit Pistons fare in our NBA mock draft with Stephen Gillaspie?

    How do Detroit Pistons fare in our NBA mock draft with Stephen Gillaspie?

    Bryce, Omari and Wes are pleased to welcome Stephen Gillaspie of "No Ceilings NBA" back on to the pod. The gang hold a mock NBA draft and analyze current fan-favorite potential picks for the Detroit Pistons. 

    • 59 min
    How Detroit Pistons can make the most of their No. 5 draft pick

    How Detroit Pistons can make the most of their No. 5 draft pick

    For the second year in a row, the Detroit Pistons have fallen to the No. 5 spot in the NBA draft lottery. Bryce and Omari game out what available options best suit the team at this point in the draft. The guys break down which players may fall in the draft, who the team should pursue and if the Pistons should consider trading the pick. 

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

theothersean ,

Easily the best part of this season

Bryce and Omari got me through the ROUGHEST season of my life. They don’t sugar coat things when there’s just no good news, but they also don’t go off the rails complaining about it. They offer a ton of insight and are two of the most entertaining sports podcasters I’ve listened to. Highly recommend.

rmusic33 ,

Great Pistons Pod

Great pod on the Detroit Pistons. Both hosts give solid opinion, while Omari provides some inside information from covering the team as a beat writer. Highly recommend if you’re a Pistons/sports fan.

PoopGuy69 ,

Favorite Pistons Pod

Omari covers the team very well, and Bryce brings some great, interesting perspective to the discussion. Highly recommend these guys!

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