Advantage, Nuggets: Many reasons to like deal for Denver
Sometimes, even though a deal makes sense for both teams, one side comes away the unquestionable winner.
Detroit had its reasons for making Monday's trade of Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess for Allen Iverson, and those reasons make sense: As Chad Ford explains, the deal clears room for Rodney Stuckey to play at the point, and it paves the way for the Pistons to have some serious cap space in the summer when Iverson and Rasheed Wallace come off the books. That's nothing to sneeze ...
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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
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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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