(SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Pistons will try and crack the win column Saturday when they play their home opener against the Brooklyn Nets at The Palace at Auburn Hills. The Pistons opened their season with back-to-back losses in Minnesota and Denver. They play their next four in the comfy confines of The Palace. Both setbacks were winnable games, but the Pistons couldnt get it done. On Wednesday, Detroit fell, 89-79 at Denver, then dropped a tough one to the Timberwolves, 97-91. That game particularly frustrated new head coach Stan Van Gundy. You can get blown out in games. Teams can go on runs. Youre missing shots, theyre knocking down shots. That can happen, he told the teams website. But to get outcompeted and melting down and losing it and lose concentration and get discouraged, that has absolutely nothing to do with whos out there. Thats just a matter of whether or not you want to compete. The Pistons began the season with Greg Monroe serving a suspension for driving while visibly impaired. He should be back on Saturday night, but he may come off the bench. Against the Wolves, Caron Butler tallied 24 points and eight rebounds off the bench to lead the Pistons. D.J. Augustin provided 20 points and six assists, while Andre Drummond put up 11 points and 12 boards in defeat. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also managed 11 points, followed by 10 from Josh Smith. After Butlers triple tied the game at 88-88 with 1:43 left in the fourth, Minnesota outscored Detroit 9-3 the rest of the way. We just absolutely melted down, Van Gundy said. The Nets began the 2014-15 campaign under new head coach Lionel Hollins and got blown out in Boston, 121-105, at the hands of the Celtics. Mirza Teletovic shot 8-of-11 off the bench to pace Brooklyn with 20 points in the setback. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams netted 19 apiece. Jarrett Jack scored 11 off the bench and the venerable Kevin Garnett added 10 and six rebounds. We have to play harder, said Garnett. First game, we have something to build off of. Brook Lopez missed the season-opener with a sprained foot and hes not expected to play on Saturday. The Nets open the campaign with two road tilts, but play their next four at The Barclays Center. The Pistons won three of four meetings last season, which halted a four-game winning streak by Brooklyn. Detroit has won 15 of the last 18 against the Nets as the host. Jake Noll Nationals Jersey . "If we only consider this season," Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, "there is just one club in Manchester -- and its ours. Nationals Jerseys 2020 . The Rainbow FlickNext up is the Rainbow Flick, or as you probably know it, the trick that everybody at soccer camp thought they knew how to do. https://www.cheapnationals.com/1717r-ant...-nationals.html. 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Wade told the Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years and nearly $42 million in his contract, and will become a free agent on Tuesday -- the same decision that LeBron James revealed earlier in the week. Also Saturday, Udonis Haslem told the Heat that he will not pick up his $4.6 million option for next season. But Bosh is still weighing his options, agent Henry Thomas told The Associated Press, after a miscommunication earlier in the day suggested that the forward was already sold on the idea of opting out. "Chris has not decided yet," Thomas told AP early Saturday evening. Strange as it may sound, the decisions by James and now Wade and Haslem are considered good for the Heat, since those three moves alone free up about $45 million in what would have been salary Miami was committed to paying next season. If Bosh opts out, that figure goes to $66 million, and the idea of not having that locked into the books gives Miami tons of flexibility to lure their stars back into new deals -- plus have enough money left over to make additional roster upgrades. "Today we were notified of Dwyanes intention to opt-out of his contract and Udonis intention to not opt into his contract, making both players free agents," Heat President Pat Riley said. "Dwyane has been the cornerstone of our organization for over a decade, and we hope he remains a part of the Heat family for life. Udonis has been the heartbeat of this team for 11 years. He has sacrificed countless times to make this organization successful, and he is the epitome of what this organization stands for. "We look forward to meeting with Dwyane and Udonis and their agent in the coming days to discuss our future together." So now, all eyes turn to Bosh, who was part of the much-celebrated move Miami made four years ago to team up with James and Wade with the Heat. Theyve been together for four years, and have been to the NBA Finals in each, winning the title twice. "We want this to work out and I think well find a way to get it done," Bosh told The Associated Press shortly after the Heat fell in the NBA Finals earlier this month to the San Antonio Spurs. Haslem expressed the same sentiment.dddddddddddd "We all want the same thing around here," Haslem said at the end of the season. Regardless of what Bosh decides, midnight Tuesday -- the start of free agent frenzy -- will be busy for Miami. James and Wade could be wooed by plenty of suitors. James has already been mentioned as a target of the Los Angeles Clippers, the Chicago Bulls, the Houston Rockets -- and, of course, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team for whom he spent his first seven seasons. But things are already looking good for Miami, which got the rights to former Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier on draft night -- and Napier just happened to be James favourite player in the draft. Wade, James and Bosh all had deals with an option to become free agents either this summer or next. Theres obviously no guarantee that all or any would return to the Heat now, but its also hard to envision all three going their separate ways after making four trips to the NBA Finals together and winning two championships. "Weve got a lot of room for flexibility," Riley said as the off-season was starting. "There is a tremendous amount of flexibility depending on what happens. Were ready. Now, do I feel any pressure? No, I dont. I dont feel any pressure at all. Im going to do the best job that I can do and we will all do the best job we can do. I dont think we have to recruit Chris and LeBron and Dwyane again. "Im not dropping championship rings on the table for those guys," Riley added, referring to his famous recruiting trick from 2010. "They can drop their own." Wade took a considerable amount of criticism this past season, first for missing 28 regular-season games -- largely because of what the Heat called a maintenance program for his long-problematic knees -- and then for struggling in the NBA Finals. Wade averaged 24.3 points in his first 11 seasons and is unquestionably the most accomplished player in Heat history, leading the franchises all-time lists in several categories. Riley calls Wade "an icon" and remains sold on his value to a championship team, though acknowledges that at 32 and with plenty of injuries in his past, some continued evolution to his game -- and perhaps his role -- could be needed. "He does have pain but he doesnt have the debilitating injury that could end his career," Riley said. ' ' '