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Detroit Bad Boys May 9, 2015

Pistons news roundup: Charlie Villanueva reflects on the past; Jeff Bower looks to the future and Isiah Thomas talks buckets.

Charlie Villanueva's successful Texas stint; the Pistons' player development; and the Splash Brothers vs. Bad Boys? Charlie Villanueva believes tough times with Detroit helped him prepare for Mavericks Charlie Villanueva never lived up to the hype that came with the 5-year, $40 million contract he signed when he joined Detroit in 2009. Limited by injuries, he played only 256 games (26 starts), averaging 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game, shooting .422/.355/.747, but never seemed to be a fit in Detroit. Villanueva didn't receive much interest during the 2014 offseason,...
Mavs Moneyball May 2, 2015

Charlie Villanueva wants consistency, would love to return to Mavericks

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Charlie Villanueva said. On if he would like to be back in Dallas "I would to come back. It felt like this organization gave me an opportunity, gave me a chance, took a chance on me. I'm a loyal and I would love to be back, but that's not my decision. Hopefully management and my agent can work something out." On what the coaching staff told him in his exit interview "Positive things. They said I exceeded expectations, that I was a positive teammate, and I was a specialist. I went out there...

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