1957-58
  • April 3, 1957 - Acquired Harry Gallatin, Dick Atha, Nat Clifton from New York for Mel Hutchins and No. 1, 1957 draft choice; also acquired Dick McGuire from New York in exchange for No. 1, 1958 draft choice.
  • May 14, 1957 - Acquired Ed Kalafat from Minneapolis in exchange for Walt (Corky) Devlin.
  • September 12, 1957 - Acquired Walter Dukes from Minneapolis in exchange for Larry Foust.
  • December 10, 1957 - Acquired Phil Jordan from New York and Tom Marshall from Cincinnati.
  • December 28, 1957 - Acquired Joe Holup from Syracuse.
  • June 10, 1958 - Acquired Earl Lloyd and Dick Farley from Syracuse in exchange for cash.

1958-59
  • February 7, 1959 - Acquired Ed Conlin from Syracuse in exchange for George Yardley.
  • March 31, 1959 - Acquired Archie Dees and No. 2, 1959 draft choice from Cincinnati in exchange for Phil Jordan.

1959-60
  • November 10, 1959 - Sold Barney Cable to Syracuse.
  • April 16, 1960 - Acquired Bob Ferry from St. Louis in exchange for Ed Conlin. Acquired rights to Don Ohl from Philadelphia.

1961-62
  • December 1, 1961 - Sold Shellie McMillon to St. Louis.

1962-63
  • August 28, 1962 - Sold George Lee to San Francisco.
  • August 29, 1962 - Acquired Darral Imhoff and cash from New York in exchange for Gene Shue.

1963-64
  • October 28, 1963 - Acquired Larry Staverman from Baltimore in exchange for Kevin Loughery.
  • December 15, 1963 - Traded John Egan to New York and Larry Staverman to Cincinnati in exchange for Donnis Butcher, Bob Duffy and Hub Reed.
  • April 16, 1964 - Sold Darrall Imhoff to Los Angeles.
  • June 16, 1964 - Acquired Terry Dischinger, Rod Thorn and Don Kojis from Baltimore in exchange for Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry, Les Hunter and Wally Jones.

1964-65
  • May 8, 1965 - Acquired rights to Bill Chmielewski from Cincinnati.

1965-66
  • December 24, 1965 - Acquired Charles Vaughn and John Tresvant from St. Louis in exchange for Rod Thorn.
  • December 28, 1965 - Acquired John Barnhill from St. Louis in exchange for Joe Caldwell.

1966-67
  • January 14, 1967 - Traded Ray Scott to Baltimore in three-way deal which was to have brought Rud LaRusso to Pistons from Los Angeles. When La Russo didn’t report, Detroit was awarded Lakers No. 1 draft pick in 1968.

1967-68
  • October 2, 1967 - Traded Reggie Harding to Chicago in exchange for future draft choice.
  • November 27, 1967 - Acquired Len Chappell from Cincinnati in exchange for draft pick.
  • January 29, 1968 - Acquired Happy Hairston and Jim Fox from Cincinnati in exchange for John Tresvant and Tom VanArsdale.

1968-69
  • December 8, 1968 - Acquired Bud Olsen on waivers from Boston.
  • December 17, 1968 - Acquired McCoy McLemore from Phoenix in exchange for Jim Fox.
  • December 19, 1968 - Acquired Walt Bellamy and Howard Komives from New York in exchange for Dave DeBusschere.
  • January 1, 1969 - Acquired Dave Gambee from Milwaukee in exchange for Rich Niemann.

1969-70
  • November 3, 1969 - Acquired Erwin Mueller from Seattle in exchange for second-round draft pick.
  • November 26, 1969 - Acquired Bill Hewitt and third-round draft choice from Los Angeles in exchange for Happy Hairston.
  • February 1, 1970 - Acquired Bob Quick and second-round draft choice from Baltimore in exchange for Eddie Miles. Acquired John Arthurs from Milwaukee in deal that sent Walt Bellamy to Atlanta.

1970-71
  • March 30, 1971 - Traded Otto Moore to Phoenix in exchange for No. 1 draft choice.

1971-72
  • December 10, 1971 - Acquired Jim Davis from Houston in exchange for No. 1 draft choice.

1972-73
  • July 31, 1972 - Acquired Fred Foster in the three-way deal from Philadelphia, in which Terry Dischinger went to Portland and Portland sent draft choice to Philadelphia.
  • August 1, 1972 - Acquired Stu Lantz from Houston in exchange for Jimmy Walker.
  • September 30, 1972 - Traded Howie Komives to Buffalo in exchange for 1973 second-round draft choice.
  • October 31, 1972 - Acquired Don Adams from Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Pistons’ 1973 No. 2 draft choice.
  • November 10, 1972 - Acquired John Mengelt from Kansas City-Omaha in exchange for Pistons second-round draft pick acquired from Buffalo in Howie Komives deal.
  • April 15, 1973 - Acquired George Trapp from Atlanta in exchange for Pistons’ 1973 first-round draft pick.

1973-74
  • December 26, 1974 - Acquired Howard Porter from New York in exchange for Pistons’ 1975 first-round draft choice.

1974-75
  • July 29, 1974 - Pistons founder Fred Zollner sells the team to a group of 12 partners headed by William Davidson.
  • May 28, 1975 - Acquired Earl Williams from Phoenix in exchange for 1976 second-round draft choice.

1975-76
  • August 28, 1975 - Acquired Kevin Porter from Washington Bullets in exchange for Dave Bing and Pistons’ 1977 first-round
    draft choice.
  • September 24, 1975 - Acquired Archie Clark from Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for 1978 first-round draft choice.

1976-77
  • October 20, 1976 - Acquired Ralph Simpson from Denver Nuggets in three-way deal which sent Curtis Rowe to Boston and
    Paul Silas to Denver.

1977-78
  • November 7, 1977 - Acquired Al Skinner and two second-round draft choices (1978 and 1979) from New Jersey in exchange for Kevin Porter and Howard Porter.
  • November 23, 1977 - Acquired John Shumate and Gus Gerard and Milwaukee’s number one draft choice in 1979 or 1980 from Buffalo in exchange for Marvin Barnes.
  • December 15, 1977 - Relieved Herb Brown of his coaching duties. General Manager Bob Kauffman is named interim head coach.
  • February 1, 1978 - Acquired Jim Price and Denver’s number one draft choice in 1979 in exchange for Ralph Simpson.
  • May 1, 1978 - Named Dick Vitale as head coach.

1978-79
  • September 8, 1978 - Acquired Kevin Porter from New Jersey in exchange for Eric Money.
  • October 10, 1978 - Acquired Rickey Green from Golden State in exchange for a future draft choice.
  • October 19, 1978 - Acquired Earl Tatum from Boston in exchange for Chris Ford and a future draft choice.
  • October 23, 1978 - Acquired Otis Howard from Milwaukee in exchange for a future draft choice.
  • February 15, 1979 - Acquired Jim Brewer from Cleveland in exchange for future considerations.
  • April 12, 1979 - Sent Earl Tatum to Cleveland to complete Brewer trade.
  • June 25, 1979 - Traded No. 5 first-round pick and cash to Milwaukee in exchange for No. 4 pick in 1979 draft.

1979-80
  • July 12, 1979 - Received Washington No. 1 draft picks in 1980 and 1982 in exchange for free agent signing of Kevin Porter.
  • August 27, 1979 - Traded Andre Wakefield to Phoenix in exchange for future draft pick.
  • September 6, 1979 - Sent Detroit No. 1 pick in 1980 and Washington No. 1 pick in 1980 to Boston (along with free agent M.L. Carr) in exchange for Bob McAdoo.
  • September 18, 1979 - Traded Jim Brewer to Portland in exchange for future draft pick.
  • November 1979 - Sent 1980 second-round pick and cash to Utah to complete veteran free agent signings of Ben Poquette and James McElroy.
  • November 8, 1979 - Dick Vitale resigns as head coach and Richie Adubato is named acting head coach.
  • December 4, 1979 - Richie Adubato is named head coach for remainder of the 1979-80 season.
  • January 24, 1980 - Acquired Ron Lee and 1980 second- and third-round picks from Atlanta in exchange for James McElroy.
  • February 4, 1980 - Acquired Kent Benson and 1980 first-round pick from Milwaukee in exchange for Bob Lanier.

1980-81
  • October 1, 1980 - Acquired Wayne Robinson from L.A. Lakers for 1981 second-round draft pick.
  • October 7, 1980 - Acquired Paul Mokeski from Houston for 1982 second-round draft pick.
  • November 13, 1980 - Signed veteran free agent Larry Wright and compensated Washington with 1981
  • third-round and 1983 - second-round draft picks.
  • June 11, 1981 - Acquired Edgar Jones from New Jersey for future considerations.

1981-82
  • August 26, 1981 - Traded Larry Drew to Kansas City in exchange for second-round draft choices in 1982 and 1984.
  • September 25, 1981 - Traded negotiating rights to Brad Branson to Dallas in exchange for future draft considerations.
  • October 1, 1981 - Acquired Jeff Judkins from Utah in exchange in exchange for a 1982 third-round pick and future considerations.
  • November 21, 1981 - Acquired Vinnie Johnson from Seattle in exchange for Greg Kesler.
  • February 16, 1982 - Acquired Ken Carr, Bill Laimbeer from Cleveland in exchange for Phil Hubbard, Paul Mokeski and 1982 first- and second-round draft picks.
  • June 23, 1982 - Traded Ken Carr to Portland in exchange for 1982 first-round pick.
  • August 2, 1982 - Acquired third-round pick in 1983, 1984 or 1985 for waiving right of first refusal in Portland’s signing of free agent Jeff Judkins.

1982-83
  • September 23, 1982 - Acquired Tom Owens from Indiana in exchange for future draft pick.
  • October 6, 1982 - Sent Steve hayes to Cleveland in exchange for future draft pick.
  • February 10, 1983 - Acquired 1983 second- and 1984 third-round picks from San Antonio in exchange for Edgar Jones.
  • February 13, 1983 - Acquired Ray Tolbert from Seattle for second-round picks in 1984 and 1985.
  • March 18, 1983 - Dave Bing’s #21 jersey retired.

1983-84
  • August 18, 1983 - Acquired Petur Gudmundsson from Portland in exchange for third-round 1984 pick (originally Portland’s).
  • October 17, 1983 - Acquired David Thirdkill from Phoenix Suns in exchange for two second-round draft picks (1985 and 1986) acquired from the Clippers in exchange for Ricky Pierce.
  • November 12, 1983 - Signed free agent Earl Cureton and traded two second-round draft picks (1989 and 1990) to the Philadelphia 76ers for their waiving the right of first refusal.
  • June 18, 1984 - Acquired Dan Roundfield from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Cliff Levingston, the rights to Antoine Carr and two second-round draft picks (1986 and 1987).

1984-85
  • June 17, 1985 - Acquired Rick Mahorn and Mike Gibson from the Washington Bullets in exchange for Dan Roundfield.

1986-87
  • August 21, 1986 - Acquired Adrian Dantley and two second-round draft picks (1987 and 1990) from Utah in exchange for Kelly Tripucka and Kent Benson.
  • August 22, 1986 - Acquired Sidney Green from Chicago in exchange for Earl Cureton and a 1987 second-round draft pick.
  • January 29, 1987 - Acquired Kurt Nimphius from the L.A. Clippers in exchange for a first- and second-round draft pick in 1987.
  • June 22, 1987 - Acquired WIlliam Bedford from Phoenix for Detroit’s 1988 first-round draft pick.

1987-88
  • October 28, 1987 - Acquired Ron Moore and a 1988 second-round draft choice from the New York Knicks in exchange for Sidney Green.
  • November 26, 1987 - Acquired Darryl Dawkins from the Utah Jazz in exchange for a second-round draft choice (1988) and an undisclosed amount of cash.
  • February 24, 1988 - Acquired James Edwards from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Ron Moore and a second-round draft pick (1991).

1988-89
  • February 15, 1989 - Acquired Mark Aguirre from the Dallas Mavericks for Adrian Dantley and Detroit’s number-one draft choice in 1991.
  • June 27, 1989 - Traded guard Micheal Williams and draft rights to forward Kenny Battle to the Phoenix Suns for draft rights to forward Anthony Cook.

1989-90
  • July 17, 1989 - Signed free agent Scott Hastings.

1990-91
  • September 28, 1990 - Traded the rights to Anthony Cook to Denver in exchange for a 1992 second-round draft choice.

1991-92
  • August 13, 1991 - Acquired Orlando Woolridge from Denver in exchange for Scott Hastings and Detroit’s 1992 secondround draft choice. Traded James Edwards to the L.A. Clippers in exchange for Jeff Martin and the Clippers’ second-round draft choice in 1995.
  • September 4, 1991 - Acquired Darrell Walker from the Washington Bullets in exchange for two second-round draft choices.
  • June 24, 1992 - Acquired Olden Polynice on draft day from the L.A. Clippers in exchange for William Bedford and Detroit's first-round pick, Don MacLean.

1992-93
  • September 8, 1992 - Acquired Isaiah Morris along with a number-one draft choice and a conditional second-round pick in 1993 in exchange for John Salley.
  • September 30, 1992 - Signed restricted free agent Terry Mills.
  • November 15, 1992 - Acquired Mark Randall and Gerald Glass from Minnesota in exchange for Lance Blanks and Brad Sellers.
  • January 9, 1993 - Bob Lanier’s #16 jersey retired.
  • February 25, 1993 - Acquired Alvin Robertson from Milwaukee in exchange for Orlando Woolridge.

1993-94
  • September 8, 1993 - Signed unrestricted free agent Greg Anderson.
  • October 1, 1993 - Traded Dennis Rodman, with future draft considerations, to San Antonio in exchange for Sean Elliott and David Wood.
  • October 7, 1993 - Forward Mark Aguirre placed on waivers.
  • October 16, 1993 - Pistons sign Allan Houston.
  • October 19, 1993 - First-round draft pick Lindsey Hunter signs with the Pistons.
  • November 1, 1993 - Signed Danny O’Sullivan and Tracy Moore.
  • December 14, 1993 - Tracy Moore is waived and Todd Murphy is signed.
  • January 5, 1994 - Waived Todd Murphy.
  • January 21, 1994 - Veteran free agent Charles Jones is signed to a 10-day contract.
  • February 5,1994 - Vinnie Johnson’s #15 retired.
  • February 10, 1994 - Signed Charles Jones to a season contract.
  • February 20, 1994 - Acquired Pete Chilcutt and future considerations from Sacramento in exchange for Olden Polynice.

1994-95
  • July 19, 1994 - Traded Sean Elliott to San Antonio for Bill Curley (who was its 1994 first-round pick) and a 1997 secondround choice.
  • July 25, 1994 - Acquired Eric Leckner from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 1996 or 1997.
  • July 29, 1994 - Signed unrestricted free agent Rafael Addison.
  • August 1, 1994 - Acquired Mark West from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 1996.
  • October 6, 1994 - Signed Ivano Newbill as unrestricted free agent.
  • October 10, 1994 - Signed Johnny Dawkins as unrestricted free agent.
  • November 19, 1994 - Acquired Mark Macon and Marcus Liberty from Denver for Alvin Robertson.
  • December 12, 1994 - Signed free agent Walter Bond.
  • December 29, 1994 - Waived Walter Bond.
  • December 30, 1994 - Signed free agents Mike Peplowski and Negele Knight.
  • January 4, 1995 - Waived Mike Peplowski.
  • January 10, 1995 - Signed Mike Peplowski to 10-day contract.
  • January 19, 1995 - Waived Mike Peplowski.
  • February 4, 1995 - Bill Laimbeer’s #40 retired.
  • March 6, 1995 - Placed Johnny Dawkins on waivers.
  • April 18, 1995 - Waived Ivano Newbill.
  • April 19, 1995 - Waived Rafael Addison.
  • June 24, 1995 - Lost Oliver Miller to Toronto in expansion draft.
  • June 27, 1995 - Traded the eighth pick in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft to Portland in exchange for the 18th pick and the 19th pick of the first round along with the 29th pick (58th overall) of the second round.

1995-96
  • September 20, 1995 - Acquired Otis Thorpe from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Randolph Childress.
  • September 20, 1995 - Re-signed free agent Eric Leckner.
  • January 5, 1996 - Released Stephen Bardo and Rodney Zimmerman.
  • January 31, 1996 - Signed Michael Curry to a 10-day contract.
  • February 12, 1996 - Signed Michael Curry to a 10-day contract.
  • February 17, 1996 - Isiah Thomas’ #11 retired.
  • February 22, 1996 - Signed Michael Curry for the remainder of the season.
  • April 11, 1996 - Released Mark Macon.
  • June 26, 1996 - Selected Jerome Williams with the 26th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.
  • June 29, 1996 - Acquired Ron Riley from Seattle in exchange for a 1997 second-round draft choice.

1996-97
  • July 15, 1996 - Re-signed free agents Michael Curry and Don Reid.
  • July 15, 1996 - Acquired Stacey Augmon and Grant Long from Atlanta in exchange for two protected number-one draft choices and two number-two draft choices.
  • August 5, 1996 - Signed free agent Rick Mahorn.
  • August 7, 1996 - Re-signed free agent Otis Thorpe.
  • August 13, 1996 - Signed first-round draft choice Jerome Williams.
  • September 6, 1996 - Signed free agent Litterial Green.
  • September 17, 1996 - Signed free agent Kenny Smith.
  • November 21, 1996 - Waived Kenny Smith.
  • January 24, 1997 - Acquired Aaron McKie, Randolph Childress and Reggie Jordan from Portland in exchange for Stacey Augmon.
  • January 25, 1997 - Retired the #2 in honor of Chuck Daly.
  • February 18, 1997 - Waived Reggie Jordan.

1997-98
  • July 30, 1997 - Re-signed free agent Joe Dumars.
  • August 7, 1997 - Traded Otis Thorpe to the Vancouver Grizzlies for a first-round draft choice.
  • August 8, 1997 - Re-signed free agent Lindsey Hunter.
  • August 16, 1997 - Signed free agent Brian Williams and renounced the rights to Litterial Green.
  • August 25, 1997 - Signed free agent Malik Sealy.
  • October 9, 1997 - Waived Randolph Childress.
  • December 18, 1997 - Acquired Jerry Stackhouse, Eric Montross and a second-round draft choice from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Theo Ratliff, Aaron McKie and a first-round draft choice.
  • January 17, 1998 - Signed Steve Henson to a 10-day contract.
  • January 27, 1998 - Signed Steve Henson to a second 10-day contract.
  • February 9, 1998 - Signed Steve Henson for the remainder of the season.

1998-99
  • January 22, 1999 - Renounced rights to Malik Sealy, Grant Long and Rick Mahorn. Waived Charles O’Bannon. Re-signed Joe Dumars and Jerry Stackhouse. Acquired Christian Laettner from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Scott Pollard and a first-round draft choice. Signed free agent Loy Vaught to a multi-year contract. Signed Jud Buechler to a one-year contract.
  • March 9, 1999 - Waived Steve Henson and Corey Beck.
  • March 14, 1999 - Signed Khalid Reeves to a 10-day contract.
  • March 24, 1999 - Signed Khalid Reeves to a second 10-day contract.
  • April 3, 1999 - Signed Khalid Reeves for the remainder of the season.

1999-00
  • August 2, 1999 - Re-signed Michael Curry and Jud Buechler to multi-year contracts.
  • September 20, 1999 - Signed Terry Mills.
  • September 21, 1999 - Acquired Derek Harper from the L.A. Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to Melvin Levett.
  • September 27, 1999 - Signed Pooh Richardson.
  • October 4, 1999 - Signed free agents Marcus Brown, Michael Hawkins, Jermaine Jackson, Jimmy King, Mikki Moore and Ricky Moore.
  • October 5, 1999 - Signed free agent Willie Mitchell.
  • October 13, 1999 - Waived Ricky Moore.
  • October 25, 1999 - Waived Jimmy King, Michael Hawkins and Willie Mitchell.
  • October 29, 1999 - Waived Pooh Richardson.
  • November 13, 1999 - Waived Marcus Brown. Signed John Crotty.
  • March 6, 2000 - Relieved Head Coach Alvin Gentry of his coaching duties. Named George Irvine interim head coach.
  • March 9, 2000 - Waived Don Reid.
  • June 6, 2000 - Named Joe Dumars President of Basketball Operations. Named George Irvine head coach.
  • June 29, 2000 - Drafted Mateen Cleaves with the 14th pick and Brian Cardinal with the 44th pick in the 2000 NBA draft.

2000-01
  • August 3, 2000 - Acquired Chucky Atkins and Ben Wallace in exchange for Grant Hill in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.
  • August 11, 2000 - Re-signed Jud Buechler and Mikki Moore. Signed Torraye Braggs.
  • August 22, 2000 - Acquired Billy Owens from Milwaukee in exchange for Lindsey Hunter.
  • August 29, 2000 - Acquired Cedric Ceballos and John Wallace along with Eric Murdock and cash from Dallas in exchange for Christian Laettner and Terry Mills.
  • August 31, 2000 - Named Dave Twardzik and Mike Sanders as assistant coaches.
  • September 6, 2000 - Signed first-round draft choice Mateen Cleaves.
  • September 12, 2000 - Waived Eric Murdock.
  • October 2, 2000 - Signed free agents Brian Cardinal, Rosell Ellis, Matt Fish, Antonio Smith, Donald Williams and David Vanterpool.
  • October 11, 2000 - Waived Matt Fish.
  • October 17, 2000 - Acquired Dana Barros and Ansu Sesay from Dallas in exchange for Loy Vaught.
  • October 18, 2000 - Waived Ansu Sesay.
  • October 21, 2000 - Waived Rosell Ellis and Donald Williams.
  • October 28, 2000 - Waived David Vanterpool and Antonio Smith.
  • November 20, 2000 - Signed free agent Joe Smith, waived Torraye Braggs and placed Billy Owens (recurring back spasms) on the injured list.
  • November 26, 2000 - Acquired second-round draft choice from Miami for Cedric Ceballos.
  • February 22, 2001 - Acquired Corliss Williamson, Tyrone Corbin, Kornel David and a future first-round draft choice from Toronto in exchange for Jerome Williams and center Eric Montross.
  • February 23, 2001 - Waived Tyrone Corbin.
  • April 19, 2001 - Fired head coach George Irvine and assistant coaches Dave Twardzik, Mo McHone and Mike Sanders.
  • May 15, 2001 - Named John Hammond as director of player personnel and Bob Ociepka as an assistant coach.
  • May 25, 2001 - Named Rick Carlisle as head coach.
  • June 28, 2001 - Selected Rodney White with the ninth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft and Mehmet Okur with the 38th pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.

2001-02
  • July 9, 2001 - Named Tony Brown and Kevin O’Neill as assistant coaches.
  • July 18, 2001 - Renounced the rights to Kornel David, Joe Dumars, Derek Harper, Dana Barros, Billy Owens and Corliss Williamson. Traded Jud Buechler and John Wallace to Phoenix in exchange for Cliff Robinson. Traded a 2002 second-round draft choice to Toronto for the rights to Zeljko Rebraca.
  • July 24, 2001 - Re-signed Corliss Williamson. Signed Zeljko Rebraca and Ratko Varda to contracts.
  • August 2, 2001 - Signed first-round draft choice Rodney White.
  • September 7, 2001 - Acquired Jon Barry and a future first-round draft pick from Sacramento in exchange for Mateen Cleaves. Re-signed Dana Barros.
  • September 10, 2001 - Re-signed Brian Cardinal and signed free agent Victor Alexander.
  • September 28, 2001 - Signed free-agents Reggie Geary, Nate Green and Ricky Price.
  • October 15, 2001 - Waived Nate Green and Ricky Price.
  • October 25, 2001 - Waived Reggie Geary.
  • October 29, 2001 - Signed free agent Damon Jones.
  • May 21, 2002 - Promoted John Hammond to Vice President of Basketball Operations.
  • May 29, 2002 - Promoted Scott Perry to Director of Player Personnel and George David to Director of Scouting.
  • June 27, 2002 - Selected Tayshaun Prince with the 23rd pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.

2002-03
  • July 17, 2002 - Signed free agent Chauncey Billups.
  • August 5, 2002 - Finalized buyout agreement with Mikki Moore.
  • August 21, 2002 - Signed 2001 second-round draft choice Mehmet Okur.
  • September 11, 2002 - Acquired Hubert Davis, Richard Hamilton and Bobby Simmons from Washington in exchange for Brian Cardinal, Jerry Stackhouse and Ratko Varda.
  • September 30, 2002 - Signed free agents Ricky Moore, Gabe Muoneke and Anthony Pelle.
  • September 24, 2002 - Requested waivers on Bobby Simmons.
  • October 1, 2002 - Acquired Mengke Bateer, Don Reid and a future first-round draft choice from Denver in exchange for Rodney White.
  • October 3, 2002 - Acquired a 2003 second-round draft choice from San Antonio in exchange for Mengke Bateer.
  • October 9, 2002 - Requested waivers on Anthony Pelle.
  • October 10, 2002 - Signed free agent Juan Sanchez.
  • October 25, 2002 - Waived Ricky Moore and Gabe Muoneke.
  • February 5, 2003 - Signed free agent Danny Manning.
  • March 11, 2003 - Signed Clifford Robinson to a contract extension through 2004-05.
  • May 31, 2003 - Relieved Head Coach Rick Carlisle of his coaching duties.
  • June 2, 2003 - Named Larry Brown as head coach.
  • June 26, 2003 - Selected Darko Milicic with the second pick, Carlos Delfino with the 25th pick and Andreas Glyniadakis with the 58th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.

2003-04
  • July 26, 2003 - Signed free agent Elden Campbell.
  • August 7, 2003 - Named John Kuester, Mike Woodson, Dave Hanners, Herb Brown and Igor Stefan Kokoskov as assistant coaches.
  • August 12, 2003 - Signed restricted free agent Richard Hamilton.
  • August 21, 2003 - Acquired Bob Sura from Golden State in exchange for Clifford Robinson and Pepe Sanchez.
  • August 28, 2003 - Acquired Lindsey Hunter from Toronto in exchange for Michael Curry.
  • September 12, 2003 - Signed first-round draft pick Darko Milicic.
  • September 23, 2003 - Signed free agent Darvin Ham.
  • September 29, 2003 - Signed free agents Ronald Dupree, Chris Garner, Rod Grizzard, A.J. Guyton, Justin Hamilton and Tang Hamilton.
  • October 4, 2003 - Waived Chris Garner and Rod Grizzard.
  • October 9, 2003 - Waived A.J. Guyton and Tang Hamilton.
  • October 11, 2003 - Signed free agent Derrick Zimmerman.
  • October 22, 2003 - Waived Justin Hamilton and Derrick Zimmerman.
  • October 23, 2003 - Waived Ronald Dupree.
  • October 28, 2003 - Signed Tremaine Fowlkes and placed Lindsey Hunter (strained right hamstring) on the injured list.
  • January 20, 2004 - Requested waivers on Hubert Davis.
  • February 19, 2004 - Acquired Rasheed Wallace from Atlanta and Mike James from Boston as part of a three-way deal that sent Chucky Atkins and Lindsey Hunter to Boston and Bobby Sura, Zeljko Rebraca and the Celtics’ Chris Mills to Atlanta.
  • February 26, 2004 - Signed Lindsey Hunter and placed Mehmet Okur (lower back strain) on the injured list.
  • June 24, 2004 - Selected Rickey Paulding with the 54th pick in the 2004 - NBA Draft.




2004-05
  • July 14, 2004 - Signed 2003 first-round draft choice Carlos Delfino.
  • July 16, 2004 - Signed free agent Antonio McDyess.
  • July 21, 2004 - Signed free agent Ronald Dupree.
  • July 23, 2004 - Reached an agreement with Rasheed Wallace.
  • July 26, 2004 - Named Gar Heard, Phil Ford and Pat Sullivan as assistant coaches.
  • August 4, 2004 - Acquired Derrick Coleman and Amal McCaskill from Philadelphia in exchange for Corliss Williamson. Signed Horace Jenkins.
  • August 9, 2004 - Re-signed Darvin Ham.
  • August 13, 2004 - Re-signed Lindsey Hunter.
  • October 1, 2004 - Signed free agents Nigel Dixon, Smush Parker and Terrence Shannon.
  • October 18, 2004 - Waived Nigel Dixon and Terrence Shannon.
  • November 1, 2004 - Placed Ronald Dupree (lower back spasm), Horace Jenkins (right quad strain) and Smush Parker (lower back spasms) on the injured list.
  • November 19, 2004 - Placed Carlos Delfino (right lateral knee contusion) on the injured list and activated Smush Parker.
  • November 30, 2004 - Activated Carlos Delfino and placed Derrick Coleman (left thigh contusion) on the injured list.
  • December 3, 2004 - Activated Horace Jenkins and placed Smush Parker (lower back spasms) on the injured list.
  • December 11, 2004 - Placed Carlos Delfino (arthroscopic knee surgery) on the injured list and activated Ronald Dupree.
  • December 29, 2004 - Activated Smush Parker and placed Horace Jenkins (lower back spasm) on the injured list.
  • January 4, 2005 - Released Smush Parker.
  • January 5, 2005 - Signed Anthony Goldwire to a 10-day contract.
  • January 5, 2005 - Released Derrick Coleman.
  • January 21, 2005 - Acquired Carlos Arroyo from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Elden Campbell and future draft pick.
  • January 25, 2005 - Released Anthony Goldwire.
  • February 4, 2005 - Activated Horace Jenkins.
  • March 4, 2005 - Signed Free Agent Elden Campbell and placed Horace Jenkins (lower back spasms) on the injured list.
  • March 13, 2005 - Activated Carlos Delfino and placed Darvin Ham (right knee tendinitis) on the injured list.
  • March 25, 2005 - Activated Darvin Ham and placed Ronald Dupree (lower back spasms) on the injured list.
  • April 15, 2005 - Activated Ronald Dupree and placed Darvin Ham (strained right arch) on the injured list.
  • April 20, 2005 - Placed Richard Hamilton (facial laceration) on the injured list and activated Horace Jenkins.
  • June 28, 2005 - Selected Jason Maxiell with the 26th pick, Amir Johnson with the 56th pick and Alex Acker with the 60th pick in the 2005 - NBA Draft.

2005-06
  • July 7, 2005 - Signed first-round draft choice Jason Maxiell.
  • July 19, 2005 - Relieved Larry Brown of his coaching duties.
  • July 21, 2005 - Named Flip Saunders as head coach.
  • July 28, 2005 - Exercised team option on Darko Milicic.
  • August 11, 2005 - Signed second-round draft picks Amir Johnson and Alex Acker.
  • August 12, 2005 - Named Sidney Lowe and Don Zierden as assistant coaches.
  • August 24, 2005 - Signed Maurice Evans to offer sheet.
  • August 26, 2005 - Signed free agent Dale Davis.
  • September 2, 2005 - Signed restricted free agent Maurice Evans.
  • September 26, 2005 - Named Ron Harper as assistant coach.
  • October 3, 2005 - Added Andreas Glyniadakis and Alejandro Carmona Sanchez to training camp roster.
  • October 12, 2005 - Waived Alejandro Carmona Sanchez.
  • October 25, 2005 - Waived Andreas Glyniadakis.
  • October 31, 2005 - Signed Tayshaun Prince to a multi-year contract extension and traded Ronald Dupree to Minnesota for a future second-round draft pick.
  • February 15, 2006 - Traded Darko Milicic and Carlos Arroyo to Orlando in exchange for Kelvin Cato and a future first-round draft choice.
  • March 1, 2006 - Signed free-agent guard Tony Delk.
  • June 28, 2006 - Acquired the Draft rights to Cheikh Samb from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Maurice Evans and selected Will Blalock with the 60th pick in the 2006 - NBA Draft.

2006-07
  • July 18, 2006 - Signed free agents Nazr Mohammed, Flip Murray and Ronald Dupree; re-signed Lindsey Hunter.
  • July 24, 2006 - Signed second-round draft pick Will Blalock.
  • August 23, 2006 - Named Terry Porter as asssistant coach.
  • September 12, 2006 - Named Dave Cowens as assistant coach.
  • September 25, 2006 - Added Rob Griffin and Rick Rickert to training camp roster.
  • October 19, 2006 - Waived Rob Griffin and Rick Rickert.
  • January 8, 2007 - Assigned Amir Johnson to Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBA D-League).
  • January 16, 2007 - Signed free agent Chris Webber.
  • January 22, 2007 - Recalled Amir Johnson from Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • February 27, 2007 - Assigned Will Blalock and reassigned Amir Johnson to Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • March 9, 2007 - Recalled Will Blalock from Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • March 24, 2007 - Reassigned Will Blalock to Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • April 12, 2007 - Recalled Amir Johnson from Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • June 16, 2007 - Acquired two future second-round draft picks in exchange for Carlos Delfino.
  • June 28, 2007 - Selected Rodney Stuckey with the 15th pick, Arron Afflalo with the 27th pick and Sammy Mejia with the 57th pick in the 2007 - NBA Draft.
  • June 29, 2007 - Named Michael Curry as assistant coach and Jeff Weltman as Director of Basketball Administration.

2007-08
  • July 6, 2007 - Signed first-round draft picks Rodney Stuckey and Arron Afflalo.
  • July 11, 2007 - Re-signed Chauncey Billups to a multi-year contract.
  • July 13, 2007 - Re-signed Amir Johnson to a multi-year contract.
  • July 17, 2007 - Signed Cheick Samb to a contract.
  • July 23, 2007 - Signed Antonio McDyess to a contract extension.
  • July 24, 2007 - Signed second-round draft pick Sammy Mejia.
  • August 16, 2007 - Signed free agent Jarvis Hayes.
  • October 1, 2007 - Signed free agent Gerald Fitch.
  • October 15, 2007 - Waived Gerald Fitch.
  • October 29, 2007 - Waived Sammy Mejia.
  • December 10, 2007 - Assigned Cheikh Samb to Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA D-League).
  • December 14, 2007 - Acquired Primoz Brezec and Walter Herrmann from Charlotte in exchange for Nazr Mohammed; Waived Ronald Dupree.
  • December 19, 2007 - Recalled Cheikh Samb.
  • January 29, 2008 - Re-assigned Cheikh Samb to Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
  • February 21, 2008 - Acquired Juan Dixon from Toronto in exchange for Primoz Brezec.
  • February 22, 2008 - Waived Flip Murray.
  • March 4, 2008 - Signed free agent Theo Ratliff.
  • March 21, 2008 - Recalled Cheikh Samb.
  • June 3, 2008 - Relieved Flip Saunders of his coaching duties.
  • June 10, 2008 - Named Michael Curry as head coach.
  • June 23, 2008 - Named Darrell Walker, Pat Sullivan and Harold Ellis as assistant coaches.
  • June 26, 2008 - Acquired draft rights to Walter Sharpe (32nd overall) and Trent Plaisted (46th overall) from Seattle in exchange for draft rights to D.J. White (29th overall); Select Deron Washington with 59th pick of 2008 - NBA Draft.

2008-09
  • July 30, 2008 - Signed free agent Will Bynum.
  • August 4, 2008 - Signed free agent Kwame Brown.
  • August 5, 2008 - Picked up team option on Arron Afflalo and Rodney Stuckey.
  • August 6, 2008 - Signed second-round draft choice Walter Sharpe.
  • August 11, 2008 - Re-signed Walter Herrmann.
  • September 29, 2008 - Signed Alex Acker.
  • October 31, 2008 - Signed Jason Maxiell to a contract extension.
  • November 3, 2008 - Acquired Allen Iverson in exchange for Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb.
  • December 9, 2008 - Signed free agent Antonio McDyess.
  • January 2, 2009 - Assigned Alex Acker and Walter Sharpe to Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA D-League).
  • January 8, 2009 - Recalled Alex Acker and Walter Sharpe.
  • February 16, 2009 - Traded Alex Acker and a 2011 second-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional 2013 second-round draft pick.
  • June 23, 2009 - Acquired Fabricio Oberto in three-team trade with San Antonio and Milwaukee in exchange for Amir Johnson.
  • June 25, 2009 - Selected Austin Daye with the 15th pick, DaJuan Summers with the 35th pick, Jonas Jerebko with the 39th pick and Chase Budinger with the 44th pick in the 2009 - NBA Draft. Traded Budinger to the Houston Rockets for a future second round draft pick and cash considerations.
  • June 30, 2009 - Relieved Michael Curry of his coaching duties. Kwame Brown exercised his player option.

2009-10
  • July 8, 2009 - Signed free agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva.
  • July 9, 2009 - Named John Kuester as head coach.
  • July 13, 2009 - Acquired second-round draft choice from Denver in exchange for Arron Afflalo, Walter Sharpe and cash considerations.
  • July 22, 2009 - Signed free agent Chris Wilcox.
  • August 7, 2009 - Signed draft selections Austin Daye, DaJuan Summers and Jonas Jerebko.
  • August 10, 2009 - Named Brian Hill as assistant coach.
  • August 12, 2009 - Signed free agent Ben Wallace.
  • September 28, 2009 - Signed free agents Chucky Atkins and Maceo Baston.
  • October 21, 2009 - Requested waivers on Maceo Baston.
  • October 26, 2009 - Requested waivers on Deron Washington.
  • May 19, 2010 - Chris Wilcox exercised his player option.
  • June 24, 2010 - Selected Greg Monroe with the seventh pick and Terrico White with the 36th pick in the 2010 - NBA Draft

2010-11
  • July 6, 2010 - Signed first-round pick Greg Monroe to a contract.
  • July 30, 2010 - Re-signed Will Bynum to a contract.
  • August 4, 2010 - Re-signed Ben Wallace to a contract.
  • August 13, 2010 - Signed second-round pick Terrico White to a contract.
  • August 16, 2010 - Signed free agent Tracy McGrady.
  • September 27, 2010 - Signed free agent Ike Diogu.
  • September 28, 2010 - Signed free agent Vernon Hamilton.
  • October 22, 2010 - Waived Ike Diogu and Vernon Hamilton.
  • April 1, 2011 - Dennis Rodman’s #10 retired.
  • June 1, 2011 - Sale of Palace Sports & Entertainment to Tom Gores completed.
  • June 5, 2011 - Relieved John Kuester of his coaching duties.
  • June 23, 2011 - Selected Brandon Knight with the eighth pick, Kyle Singler with the 33rd pick and Vernon Macklin with the 52nd pick of the 2011 - NBA Draft.

2011-12
  • August 3, 2011 - Named Lawrence Frank as Head Coach.
  • September 6, 2011 - Named Dennis Mannion President of Palace Sports & Entertainment and Detroit Pistons.
  • October 19, 2011 - Named Brian Hill, John Loyer, Roy Rogers, Dee Brown and Charles Klask as assistant coaches.
  • December 9, 2011 - Re-signed Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko to contracts; Signed 2011 - draft picks Brandon Knight and Vernon Macklin to contracts; Signed Jake Voskuhl, Kareem Rush, Walker Russell Jr. and Brian Hamilton to the 2011 --12 training camp roster.
  • December 10, 2011 - Signed Damien Wilkins to a contract.
  • December 12, 2011 - Waived guard Richard Hamilton; waived Kareem Rush.
  • December 17, 2011 - Re-signed Rodney Stuckey.
  • December 20, 2011 - Waived Jake Voskuhl, Brian Hamilton and Walker D. Russell Jr.
  • January 20, 2012 - Signed Walker D. Russell to a contract.
  • June 26, 2012 - Acquired Corey Maggette from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Ben Gordon and a future first round draft choice.
  • June 28, 2012 - Selected Andre Drummond with the ninth pick, Kris Middleton with the 39th pick and Kim English with the 44th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.

2012–13
  • July 3, 2012 - Promoted George David to assistant general manager.
  • July 10, 2012 - Signed first-round draft choice Andre Drummond to a contract.
  • July 11, 2012 - Signed 2011 second-round draft pick Kyle Singler to a contract; Signed Viacheslav Kravtsov
    to a contract.
  • July 12, 2012 - Signed second-round draft pick Kim English to a contract.
  • August 15, 2012 - Signed second-round draft pick Khris Middleton to a contract.
  • October 1, 2012 - Signed free agents Jonny Flynn and Terrence Williams
  • December 12, 2012 - Assigned Khris Middleton and Kim English to Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • January 30, 2013 - Acquired guard Jose Calderon from the Toronto Raptors in a three-team deal that sent Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies
  • April 18, 2013 - Relieved Lawrence Frank of Head Coaching Duties

2013–14
  • May 15, 2013 - Named Maurice Cheeks Head Coach
  • July 10, 2013 - Signed Free Agent Forward Josh Smith
  • July 15, 2013 - Re-Signed Guard Will Bynum, Signed Forward Luigi Datome
  • July 16, 2013 - Signed Free Agent Guard Chauncey Billups
  • July 17, 2013 - Signed Draft Selections Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell
  • July 31, 2013 - Acquired guard Brandon Jennings from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Brandon Knight, forward Khris Middleton and center Viacheslav Kravtsov
  • August 5, 2013 - Signed draft selection Peyton Siva to a contract