Rip wants to be Pistons' money player

Richard Hamilton wants to be a money player for the Pistons like Jerry Stackhouse was.

Originally Published: October 21, 2002
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- Here are five observations of the Detroit Pistons from their exhibition game against the Mavericks last Thursday:

1. The initial quarrel here with the Jerry Stackhouse-for-Richard Hamilton swap is that Hamilton has only one season left on his rookie contract and will want a big contract as much as Stackhouse would have wanted had Stack stayed. Won't you, Rip? "I don't think it's going to be an issue," said Pistons president Joe Dumars, who says he's confident he can retain Hamilton ...

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