Wednesday's Pistons Links: Darrun Hilliard made a mistake by not 'listening' to his back pain

Pistons’ Van Gundy prefers Orlando summer league over Vegas or Utah: For the fifth straight year, the Detroit Pistons are participating in the Orlando Pro Summer League. Before former coach Lawrence Frank opted for the change of scenery in 2012, the Pistons were regulars at the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins Friday this year. A third league, the Utah Jazz edition, is currently under way. Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy decided to continue in Orlando when he took over in 2014, and he gave his reasoning Tuesday. -- Detroit Free Press

Darrun Hilliard 'didn’t listen' to his back pain: Sometimes, it pays to listen to your body. For weeks, Detroit Pistons shooting guard Darrun Hilliard kept working despite nagging pain in his lower back. He should have stopped. The Pistons last week announced that Hilliard, entering his second NBA season, will miss the entire Orlando Summer League, an annual showcase of the league’s young players, because of a stress fracture in his lower back. -- Detroit Free Press

Stanley Johnson's work pays off late, powers Pistons past Pacers: Fans might be a little surprised to hear the utterances from Stan Van Gundy early Tuesday evening. With Pistons swingman Stanley Johnson suffering through a horrendous shooting week at the Orlando Pro Summer League, the president-coach gave Johnson’s play a big thumbs up. -- Detroit Free Press

Pistons go to 3-0 and can play for Orlando summer title with one more win: They don't put up banners for summer league titles but the Detroit Pistons are in position to play for the Orlando Pro Summer League title if they win their next game here. They put themselves in position by beating the Indiana Pacers 80-76 Tuesday and taking 6.5 standings points. -- MLive.com

Ask David: What Pistons' rookies might add, impressions of free agency: The Detroit Pistons got their free-agency targets in Ish Smith and Jon Leuer, who will be introduced at a press conference sometime later this week or weekend. They are working through the final days of Orlando Pro Summer League with their young players. NBA summer business has been busy but the moratorium lifts Thursday, everyone can speak freely again, then it will be back to preparation for 2016-17. -- MLive.com