Iverson deal a risk for Pistons? Dumars has his reasons
In June, Pistons president Joe Dumars promised to shake things up after Detroit lost for the third straight time in the Eastern Conference finals.
"Make no mistake, everybody is in play right now," Dumars said then. "There are no sacred cows here. You lose that sacred cow status when you lose three straight years."
After a summer of trade rumors, including a reported attempt to acquire Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, Dumars had to explain himself in training camp when ...
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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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