After missing three games with a sprained ankle, Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey returned to practice on Thursday and is likely to play against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Michigan State defensive end William Gholston will forego his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
Detroit has won three straight games, but the Pistons are still eight games off the lead in the Central Division.
With back-to-back wins over the Heat and Bucks, the Detroit Pistons are quickly earning respect in various NBA power rankings.
Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is unsure if he'll retire at age 42 or return for a 22nd season with the Lions.
Stefan Logan will not be returning kickoffs or punts in the Lions Week 17 contest against the Bears.
Four Detroit Lions were named to ESPN's All-NFC North team: wide receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, guard Rob Sims, and tackle Gosder Cherilus.
The Detroit Pistons won two games over the weekend and as a result avoided falling to last place in the Central Division.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson finished second in fan voting for the NFC receiver position behind Victor Cruz.