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Scheduled Saturday site maintenance for redesign

Though the Pistons have a rare Saturday break this week, there’s always work to be done here at PistonPowered. We’ve had a complete site overhaul in the works for a couple of months, and I’ll be taking advantage of Detroit’s night off this weekend to finally make the switch.

Without getting into any of the gory details, here’s what you can expect: I’ll be bringing the blog down Saturday at noon, and it won’t be operational for a while. Any news that happens to break during the blackout will be covered on Twitter by @PistonPowered (which you should already be following…go do it now), and you can expect a full write-up here on the site after we come back.

In total, the process could take up to 24 hours to complete, so please bear with us. You can expect a comprehensive run-down of the changes on Sunday after everything’s back up and running. See you on the other side!

(Ed: We’ll still be covering the Heat game tonight, and you can read our recap until noon tomorrow.)

New user registration temporarily disabled

The site has been hit this morning with a barrage of new user registrations from what appear to be spam email addresses. Until we can sort this out in the next couple of days, we’ve decided to not allow anyone to sign up for an account that doesn’t already have one.

If you’ve already registered you don’t need to worry – you’ll still be able to log in and comment. If you haven’t, you should still be able to comment by entering your name and email.

We’ll have registration opened back up as soon as we can. If you aren’t spam and you registered today, you’ll unfortunately have to do so again when we resolve the issue. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Detroit Pistons-Phoenix Suns tickets winner and trivia answers

Congratulations to Dan Lyons from Westland for winning the contest for tickets to Saturday’s Detroit Pistons-Phoenix Suns game provided by StubHub.

In case you were wondering, here are the answers to the trivia questions:

1. Who led the Pistons in scoring during the Suns’ inaugural season?

Dave Bing

2. What was the title of PistonPowered’s first post?

Welcome

3. Which Michigan native leads players drafted by the Suns in career scoring (not necessarily points with the Suns)?

George Gervin

Win two tickets for Saturday’s Detroit Pistons-Phoenix Suns game

Thanks to StubHub! for providing two tickets in section 117, row Q for Saturday’s Detroit Pistons-Phoenix Suns game. As we’ve done in the past, we’ll hold a trivia contest to win the tickets.

To be eligible, send your address and correct answers to the following questions to PistonPoweredContests@gmail.com.

1. Who led the Pistons in scoring during the Suns’ inaugural season?

2. What was the title of PistonPowered’s first post?

3. Which Michigan native leads players drafted by the Suns in career scoring (not necessarily points with the Suns)?

Discussing the trade on 97.9 ESPN Tallahassee’s The Ron Vitrano Show

I’m going to appear on 97.9 ESPN Tallahassee’s The Ron Vitrano Show at about 4:15 today to discuss the trade. You can stream the station.

Check PistonPowered’s Twitter updates

A reminder to check The Glove Compartment on the right side of this page or follow PistonPowered on Twitter for the quickest updates on the Carmelo Anthony trade involving the Pistons.

I’ll post an update shortly, but I can get info out on Twitter quicker.

Want to read more Dan Feldman thoughts?

Unless you’re my mom, probably not. But just in case, I’ve launched a new blog to cover anything I want to write about outside of basketball – I’ll Be Dan’d.

Pistons cuff links winner and trivia answers

Congratulations to Sam Wallach for winning the Pistons cuff links contest! And thanks to cufflinks.com for providing the prize.

Here are the trivia answers:

1. Z

2. http://eric32woodyard.wordpress.com/

3. Hungry

Win Detroit Pistons cuff links!

Congratulations to Charles Stepp for winning the Pistons-Magic tickets provided by StubHub.

Thanks to cufflinks.com, we’re also giving away Detroit Pistons cufflinks. Just e-mail your name, address and correct answers to the follow questions to PistonPoweredContests@gmail.com, and you’re eligible to win.

1. The Fort Wayne Pistons initial logo was a tin-man-like character dribbling a basketball. Which letter appeared on his chest?

2. What is the URL for NBA shoe expert (among his many talents) Eric Woodyard’s website (answer can be found on this site)?

3. John Salley famously nicknamed Chuck Daly “Daddy Rich” for his lavish suits, but what was Daly’s nickname growing up in Punxsutawney, Pa.?

Win Pistons tickets for Nov. 30 game in Orlando

Live in Florida? Will you be there for Thanksgiving? Want to go to a Pistons game?

Thanks to StubHub, which offers tickets for this or any other game, we’re giving away two tickets in section 101, row 26.

Just send correct answers to these three questions to PistonPoweredContests@gmail.com, and you’re eligible to win.

1. Who is the only man who’s been the head coach of the Pistons and Magic?

2. In which city does Graham Simmington live (answer can be found on this site)?

3. Besides the draft pick that became Rodney Stuckey, which player did the Pistons receive when they traded Darko Milicic and Carlos Arroyo to the Magic?

If you’re not going to be around for this game, no worries. We’ll have another giveaway (not tickets), later in the week.