Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (left) with father Michael Suh on the sidelines prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Palace Picks: Father’s Day Edition


Every Morning, Pistons Palace brings you the reading material you need before you start your day at the office. We bring you the morning’s Palace Picks — Detroit Pistons Links from across the web to get you ready for the day.

Happy Father’s Day to you all. We’ve all had an important father figure or two in our lives. Make sure you let them know how important they are to you today.

Okay, enough sappiness for a day. Let’s get right to our Palace Picks this Sunday.

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We start off with the NBA Finals tonight, game five with the Heat facing elimination. Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins and Ben Golliver break down tonight’s matchup for us. You can call me a LeBron lover, but I just don’t think this thing is over quite yet. I’m going with Miami tonight.

Here’s a special link this Father’s Day. Oftentimes we forget that NBA stars are normal human beings. NBA TV’s Inside Stuff talks to players around the league about their Dads today.

Okay, let’s talk Pistons this morning.

Vince Ellis of the Free Press takes a closer look at GM Jeff Bower and some of the accolades that he’s received that you might not of heard about.

Ellis also has a profile of Stan Van Gundy assistant Brendan Malone.

There was noticeable disappointment among the fan base when Stan Van Gundy decided not to retain player development coach Rasheed Wallace.

Besides being a franchise favorite, fans cited his work with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.

Van Gundy was quick to point out assistant coach Brendan Malone — one of his first hires — has a good reputation working with big men.

David Topham with iSportsWeb has three draft targets the Pistons could select with pick number eight in the second round. Mitch McGary, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Bogdan Bogdanovic.

McGary has a lot of upside as an NBA prospect despite his limited pool of work and injury and off-the-court problems. He is only 22, has a relentless motor, and simply knows how to finish at the rim. The motor is the biggest key for his ability to find success at the next level. McGary never quits. He runs the floor which creates easy scoring opportunities. He goes full speed on pick-and-rolls which doesn’t leave defenders much time to react. He always seems to be finding himself in position to score garbage buckets thanks to his effort, energy and hustle.

And Finally, according to a report from Europe, Latvian small forward Ojars Silins will workout for the Pistons on June 25th. Silins was expected to drop out of the draft picture, but has decided to stay in the draft. He is still a raw talent and would most likely stay in Europe for the 2014-15 season.

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