Detroit could be the best thing to happen to Iverson
Allen Iverson is poised to succeed, now that he's finally in a role in which he doesn't have to carry a franchise. Story
With the Detroit auto industry's bottoming out and the Lions' flirting with 0-16, the city of Detroit isn't exactly seen as brimming with possibilities.
But for Allen Iverson, Detroit should be considered nothing but a land of promise.
A change of scenery has been known to change the perception of an athlete and, subsequently, the destiny of a team. A trade to New England saved Randy Moss' career. The Herschel Walker trade started a dynasty in Dallas.
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A.I., BILLUPS, MCDYESS TRADE
Detroit's Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess were traded for Denver's Allen Iverson, writes Marc Stein. Story | Watch: Ric Bucher
In another blockbuster trade to sweep the NBA, Joe Dumars grabs one of the league's stars and is ready to cast his net again. Joe Dumars strikes big
How big a risk will this deal be for the Pistons this season? Was Joe Dumars smart for letting Chauncey Billups go to Denver? Trade risk for Pistons
Detroit had its reasons for making the trade, but Denver came away by winning on the court and on its bottom line. Denver's trade advantage
With Chauncey Billups moving on, it's now safe to say that the Pistons' no-superstar approach didn't work out. End of an era in Motown
How does this deal work out for each team? Do the Pistons get that explosive player they've been lacking? Expectations for A.I., Billups
Now that he doesn't have to carry a franchise on his back, Detroit might be the best thing to happen to A.I. Iverson's comfort level in Detroit
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