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|Dr. Jack on Wallace trade|
This is definitely the biggest deal of the day. The Pistons received what they hope will be the key to the Eastern Conference in Rasheed Wallace. He gives them a dimension that's been missing from their team for quite some time: an experienced offensive big man who can also play good defense.
Wallace can shoot from outside, post up opposing big men and will give Ben Wallace much-needed help defensively in the low post. Before this trade, the Pistons had to slide a guard down to the low post to help out on the blocks. That won't be the case anymore.
With this trade, the Pistons improved themselves and are now able to match up much better with Indiana and New Jersey. On the flip side, the Celtics and Hawks both were able to create cap space for themselves. Neither is probably going to make the playoffs and are looking towards the future.