Matt Schoch of The Detroit News goes to work every day for Detroit Pistons fans on the daily Locked On Pistons Podcast. The Detroit News and Associated Press writer brings podcast listeners inside the team from a fan's and expert's perspective on the only daily Pistons podcast. We've got guests, analysis and laughs as the Pistons try to get back to the glory days. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
Locked On Pistons - 2/28/18 - Free Press Writer...
Beat guy details Blake Griffin's first month, what Reggie Jackson could bring and Detroit BBQ
Locked On Pistons - 2/27/18 - Pistons Stuck In ...
Bad times continue for team in Great White North
Locked On Pistons - 2/26/18 - The Rotation Chan...
Here's what the coach can do to try and turn this team in the right direction in a hurry
Locked On Pistons - 2/23/18 - Tank-A-Thon And T...
NBA basketball returns to Detroit tonight as the Celtics are in town
Locked On Pistons - 2/22/18 - The Unanswered Qu...
Clippers expert Lucas Hann talks about why the big trade went down and the aftermath for both teams
Locked On Pistons - 2/21/18 - Detroit Pistons A...
Detroit singer talks about her favorite anthems, which include a Motown legend who once tried out for the Lions
Locked On Pistons - 2/20/18 - Detroit Hall Of F...
Ben, Rip and Chauncey left off... even crazier is who got on the list
Locked On Pistons - 2/19/18 - All-Star Andre Dr...
Sham talks Pistons training staff, SVG's future and Twitter beefs
Locked On Pistons - 2/16/18 - What To Know Abou...
Killer crossovers, the Freeze Out, a surprise dunker, MVPs and will Blake Griffin get back?
Locked On Pistons - 2/15/18 - Blake Griffin Add...
The Q-rating is up in Detroit, for better or worse.
Locked On Pistons - 2/14/18 - 'Big Nasty' Corli...
He's not the only former Pistons standout that is making interesting waves off the court these days
Locked On Pistons - 2/13/18 - ESPN's Nick Fried...
Friedell has Detroit thoughts after spending extended time in the Motor City this season
Locked On Pistons - 2/12/18 - Horrific Loss To ...
Loss raises questions about point guards, use of Reggie Bullock and how to solve offensive puzzle
Locked On Pistons - 2/9/18 - Meet The New Guys:...
The Pistons didn't give up much and added a couple attractive bench pieces
Locked On Pistons - 2/8/18 - Blake Griffin And ...
How will the financial side of the big trade be measured by the Pistons?
Locked On Pistons - 2/7/18 - Anthony Tolliver J...
Pistons bench sparkplug joins the show for wide-ranging chat
Locked On Pistons - 2/6/18 - A Detroit Surprise...
The dreadlocked defender from downtown has helped save the Pistons season
Locked On Pistons - 2/5/18 - Which Detroit Spor...
Are Blake and the Pistons the new best bet? And how sad is that possibility?
Locked On Pistons - 2/2/18 - The 5 Biggest Trad...
Blake Griffin in Detroit has provoked memories of some of the other big Motor City splashes
Locked On Pistons - 2/1/18 - Happy Blake Griffi...
Detroit's new star will lead the Pistons against Memphis tonight
Locked On Pistons - 1/31/18 - Rejuvenated Pisto...
The gifts keep on coming for big man in new running mate Blake Griffin and trip to LA's ASG next month
Locked On Pistons - 1/30/18 - Blake Griffin Tra...
More reaction from one of the biggest Pistons trades ever
Locked On Pistons - 1/29/18 - Blake Griffin Is ...
L.A. Clippers star comes to Detroit in deal for Harris, Bradley, Boban, pick
Locked On Pistons - 1/29/18 - Wandering In The ...
Eight games into a losing streak, Detroit faces tough questions about what the future holds
Locked On Pistons - 1/26/18 - Huge NBA Megastar...
Plus a look at the ridiculous All-Star Game format with a made-for-TV (non-televised) draft
Locked On Pistons - 1/25/18 - Andre Drummond's ...
Big man puts on a show, but what should you also remember about the rejuvenated center?
Locked On Pistons - 1/24/18 - Was Andre Drummon...
Beat writer talks 'snub,' Donovan Mitchell and how to get a franchise identity
Locked On Pistons - 1/23/18 - Jamie Samuelsen F...
The (now) longtime Detroit radio staple and all-around good guy joins the show to talk Stones
Locked On Pistons - 1/22/18 - Stanley Johnson R...
Can the small forward help save the Pistons season? Is it even worth saving at this point?
Locked On Pistons - 1/19/18 - Here's Who The De...
Bonus: He'll be in town this weekend; we make our case for him to stay in town
Locked On Pistons - 1/18/18 - Another Confoundi...
What did Wednesday's loss in Canada tell us about the big picture problems with the Pistons?
Locked On Pistons - 1/17/18 - Stan Van Gundy's ...
The free agent pick-ups have been terrible, but this move was the worst
Locked On Pistons - 1/16/18 - A Former Beat Wri...
Former Detroit News reporter Vinnie Goodwill joins us to talk Pistons, Mirotic, Bulls
Locked On Pistons - 1/14/18 - Pistons Run Over ...
Why you should care about the newest Pistons, and which Twitter favorite is visiting on Monday
Locked On Pistons - 1/12/18 - The Opening Of Th...
It was a business atmosphere in Auburn Hills and the place needed livened up. Here's what they did.
Locked On Pistons - 1/11/18 - Andre Drummond St...
Center dominates for team that appears playoff bound... so why all the angst from fans these days?
Locked On Pistons - 1/10/18 - Small Baller Van ...
Locked On Pistons - 1/9/18 - Boban, SVG, Bulls ...
ESPN analytics writer breaks down where Pistons and U-M football are headed and why
Locked On Pistons - 1/8/18 - How Dwight Buycks ...
Could Marquette journeyman be a long-term solution if Reggie's injury lingers?
Locked On Pistons - 1/4/18 - The Forgotten Pist...
With injuries befalling Detroit, Stan Van Gundy needs to re-connect with this guy
Locked On Pistons - 1/3/18 - Forgettable Piston...
A few Hall of Famers had bad runs with Detroit in their otherwise great careers
Locked On Pistons - 1/2/18 - The Avery Bradley ...
It's not all bad for the Pistons though, as they can cheer for a big injury that was reported Monday
Locked On Pistons - 12/29/17 - New Year's Resol...
Get to the gym? Be a better person? Find a new person in your life? Which Pistons needs these things?
Locked On Pistons - 12/28/17 - Replacing Reggie...
New point guards, a new look and a new perspective on Jim Caldwell's hot seat status
Locked On Pistons - 12/27/17 - Turned Ankle Cou...
What are Detroit's options if point guard is out for extended time?
Locked On Pistons - 12/22/17 - Grant, Rip or Ch...
If it came down to G-Hill, Richard Hamilton or Mr. Big Shot, who is the Hall Of Famer?
Locked On Pistons - 12/21/17 - Three Reasons Th...
Here are the warning signs that things might go off the rails down the road for Detroit
Locked On Pistons - 12/20/17 - Magic And Zeke, ...
Two legends reunite, Charlie waits for the cops, Avery might be out a while, and Stan screwed up, maybe
Locked On Pistons - 12/19/17 - A Two-Time Olymp...
Locked On Pistons - 12/18/17 - Is The NBA Shoot...
Do you want to watch world-class athletes hoist 70 3-pointers a game?
Locked On Pistons - 12/15/17 - Stan Van Gundy's...
Not the starter shakeup, but SVG tried something that could be a path back for Detroit's winning ways
Locked On Pistons - 12/14/17 - Listeners Chime ...
Stan Van Gundy and Co. have not been able to do it lately, so how would LOP listeners attack the task?
Locked On Pistons - 12/13/17 - How To Know Earl...
Lately the answer has been "No' as Detroit has dropped seven straight
Locked On Pistons - 12/12/17 - The Trivia Answe...
The Denver Nuggets are in town and the LCA nets hope there isn't a repeat of 1983 in store
Locked On Pistons - 12/11/17 - Death Stretch Fi...
We told you the team were in for a tough stretch
Locked On Pistons - 12/7/17 - Panic In Pistons ...
A four-game losing streak has fans all riled up, but is it warranted?
Locked On Pistons - 12/6/17 - Andre Drummond M...
The center must step up big in Milwaukee tonight; plus, all things Pistons with Duncan Smith
Locked On Pistons - 12/5/17 - Detroit Media Ico...
T-Fos tells us what the Pistons needs to do to avoid becoming Brad Daugherty and Terry Cummings
Locked On Pistons - 12/4/17 - Tale Of The Tape:...
An elite center battle and what the Pistons need to do to stop the slide against San Antonio
Locked On Pistons -12/1/17 - Revenge Weekend Is...
Detroit has the bulls-eyes set on Washington, Philly for a challenging back-to-back
Locked On Pistons - 11/30/17 - Who Is On The Al...
If players from the Mitten had to take on every other state in a game tomorrow, who is the starting five?
Locked On Pistons - 11/29/17 - Why Pistons Fans...
The Suns aren't just irrelevant tankers; not to Detroit fans anyways
Locked On Pistons - 11/28/17 - Celtics Experts ...
Dre has the NBA's best team thinking about how to stop him; that's a weapon the Pistons enjoy
Locked On Pistons - 11/27/17 - Is Stanley Johns...
The enigmatic Pistons forward continued his roller coaster season with a good game Friday night when the team needed it
Locked On Pistons - 11/22/17 - Stan Van Gundy V...
The Pistons coach/president took on the president and his supporters, with some regrets
Locked On Pistons - 11/21/17 - A Schedule Loss ...
LeBron and Co. did not disappoint a strong Little Caesars Arena crowd - but Detroit did
Locked On Pistons - 11/20/17 - Is Andre Drummon...
Another strong performance on Sunday in Minnesota makes you think Dre is heading that way.
Locked On Pistons - 11/17/17 - Crossover Podcas...
Matt apologizes for John Green and breaks down Friday night's Pistons/Pacers game with Tony East of Locked On Pacers
Locked On Pistons - 11/16/17 - Two Polarizing P...
Where were Reggie Jackson and Stanley Johnson down the stretch in loss to Bucks?
Locked On Pistons - 11/15/17 - Pistons Prepare ...
Everything you need to know about the #Bucks and Eric Bledsoe as Matt is joined by Locked On Bucks co-host Frank Madden.
Locked On Pistons - 11/14/17 - What Can We Lear...
Michael Snyder of DetroitBadBoys.com joins Matt to talk about what he's seeing on film so far this season for the Pistons, who are 10-3.
Locked On Pistons - 11/13/17 - What's Gotten In...
A listener chimed in with a thought on where the season is headed for a potential All-Star and we try to find out why he's become one of the league's best shooters.
Locked On Pistons - 11/10/17 - A Weekend Look A...
Matt looks at Detroit's chances against Atlanta and Miami, as well as forecasts whether downtown Detroit will host NBA All-Star Weekend someday soon.
Locked On Pistons - 11/9/17 - How Is Andre Drum...
He's taking his game to a new level this year, but how is Andre Drummond on the mic? We check with Detroit rap producer Beware about how Andre stacks up in the studio. Also, a recap of another Pistons win.
Locked On Pistons - 11/8/17 - A Big NBA Trade A...
Matt Schoch has a unique take on the Eric Bledsoe deal and what it could mean for the Pistons. Plus, everything you need to know about Indiana.
Locked On Pistons - 11/7/17 - A Look At The Pis...
Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight.com joins Matt to talk about his recent article: 'The Pistons Might Actually Be Good." Are they?
Locked On Pistons - 11/6/17 - Concerning Negati...
Here are some things to watch out for as #Pistons fans are feeling good about the 7-3 start.
Locked On Pistons - 11/3/17 - A Juicy Trade Rum...
Matt breaks down the Eric Bledsoe-to-Detroit rumors and his unpopular opinion about it, and Frank Madden of Locked On Bucks joins to talk about Milwaukee, which visits Detroit Friday night.
Locked On Pistons - 11/2/17 - James Edwards III...
The Athletic's James Edwards III joins the podcast to talk about the West coast trip and the biggest reasons for the 5-3 start and what pitfalls there might be. Matt and James also talk Buddha, SVG's rotation and a great hangover cure.
Locked On Pistons - 11/1/17 - Pistons Dominated...
The #Pistons were disposed of by the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, bringing a dark close to a bright West coast trip. What Pistons player to fans already loathe? And what happened after the game that could impact the team's future?
Locked On Pistons - 10/31/17 - Last Minute Hall...
Locked On Pistons - 10/30/17 - A Franchise Chan...
Detroit picks up big upsets in LA, Oakland
244: Locked On Pistons - LCA First Impressions:...
Matt has thoughts on the good and bad of the forthcoming practice facility and Little Caesars Arena. Plus, how bad was the empty arena downtown and what can the #Pistons organization do to infuse some life into the season?
Date: Oct. 25, 2017
243: Locked On Pistons - 'The Process' Comes to...
The Philadelphia 76ers have some weapons that will be a thorn in the side of the #Pistons - and the entire Eastern Conference - for years to come. Matt also has some thoughts as he saw Detroit live for the first time this season for their worst game of...
242: Locked On Pistons - The Rebirth of a Rebuild?
After one week, should #Pistons fans recalibrate the expectations for this season? We've seen Pistons teams sneak up on us before. Is this the type of team that can spark a new era of winning in Detroit? Plus, some thoughts on Detroit getting screwed d...
241: Locked On Pistons - A Win and a Defense of...
The #Pistons are 1-0. We break down what to like about the opener and what to be concerned about. Plus, a spirited defense of Little Caesars and the fake news attack on affordable American food.
Date: Oct. 18, 2017
Host: Matt Schoch
240: Locked On Pistons - Ticket Troubles as Pis...
The #Pistons are playing real basketball tonight, but does anyone in Detroit care? We take a look at some strange numbers to begin what could be a season-long discussion about apathy, despite the new Little Caesars Arena. Plus, thoughts on a wild first...
239: Locked On Pistons - 5 Bold NBA/Pistons Pre...
We join the predictions party with a look at who will impress and who will disappoint around the league. Matt also breaks down exactly what will happen with the #Pistons this season with implications going forward.
238: Locked On Pistons - Pistons Predictions Ar...
The predictions are all over the place for the #Pistons, with the local media optimistic and the national media brushing Detroit aside. Is this the end for SVG? Also, a new gig for a Pistons icon.
Date: Oct. 16, 2017
Host: Matt Schoch
237: Locked On Pistons - What Avery Bradley Mea...
Avery Bradley is a Piston, but what does that mean for the team? And will he stay with the #Pistons in the long term. We take a look at his offensive production and defensive reputation and where that fits in.
Date: Oct. 12, 2017
Host: Matt Schoch
236: Locked On Pistons - Will Andre Drummond be...
The #Pistons big man hit a career peak two seasons ago but then stepped back last year. What needs to happen for him to return? I a future Hall of Fame also has interesting things to say about Dre.
Date: Oct. 11, 2017
Host: Matt Schoch
235: Locked On Pistons - What to watch as Reggi...
The most important preseason #Pistons storyline was on display on Monday night as Reggie Jackson made his preseason debut. How did he look and what should fans watch for? Plus, an NBA icon is trying to help his homeland.
Date: Oct. 10, 2017
Host: Matt ...
234: Are the Pistons a 'Tanking' Candidate?
Should the Pistons throw in the towel and start over with eyes on the 2018 NBA Draft? Also, sizing up the two most interesting training camp battles.
Run date: Oct. 9, 2017
Host: Matt Schoch
233: Locked On Pistons - We (finally) have Detr...
The long offseason is over and there is finally #Pistons basketball to talk about. We also run down the media landscape of the coverage Pistons fans need to know about.
Run date: Oct. 5, 2017
Hosted by Matt Schoch
232: Locked On Pistons - Why Pistons Preseason ...
Why does the preseason actually matter for the Detroit Pistons? An explainer of why it's more than just a new arena and dress rehearsal for Stan Van Gundy's crew. Plus, ASG changes, the Morris twins and a National Anthem decision.
Run date: Oct. 4, 201...
231: Locked On Pistons - The Promise and Pain o...
The new Detroit Red Wings arena is also the new home of the Pistons, as Little Caesars Arena recently opened its doors. We take a look at the saga involved in the downtown Detroit facility, including some of the things #Pistons fans have to look forwar...
230: Locked On Pistons - Oct. 2, 2017 - Top 5 P...
Matt Schoch counts down his top 5 Palace of Auburn Hills memorable moments from the Pistons time in the old arena.
229: Locked On Pistons - August 1st, 2017 - Wit...
He grew up in East Detroit and was 10 years old during the riots in 1967. He played with Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Hakeem Olajuwon and won two NBA championships. His name is Earl Cureton, and he's our special guest for Locked On #Pis...
228: Locked On Pistons - July 31st, 2017 - Can ...
The #Pistons were in ESPN Insider's Top 5 list of destinations for Kyrie Irving. How likely is it that they can land him?
Hosted by Duncan Smith
227: Locked On Pistons - July 25th, 2017 - With...
I had the privilege of talking to former NBA and current #Big3 player Mo Evans about his time with the #Pistons, Stan Van Gundy, his company Every Level Of Success, the Big 3, Ice Cube and so much more.
Hosted by Duncan Smith