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2008-2009 NBA Season Thread (Pistons trade for Allen Iverson)


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#1 timothy1997

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:29 AM

Surprised I didnt see this thread created yet.


Anyway, got some breaking news to all you Pistons fans. ESPN is reporting that the Pistons will trade Billups and McDyess to Denver in exchange for Iverson. Don't have a link yet but am looking for it.


If this trade goes thru, I am shocked. Not sure this is the trade we need to improve this team, despite the fact that the Pistons need to make a move.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:30 AM

http://www.mlive.com...lups_mcdye.html
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:33 AM

beat you by a minute. tongue.gif

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:18 PM

Terrible trade IMO. I have watched Iverson here in Denver and he is the epidemy of the selfish NBA gotta get my points player. Billups - although getting older - is the backstop of this Pistons team. Plus a character guy - hard to find in the NBA.

Only good point for me is I might actually pay to see the Nuggets with Chauncy. Although he will have to deal with the antics of Mellow.....

I don't really see how this makes the Pistons any better....
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:20 PM

I agree with you Timothy I don't know how this is going to help the team, but with that said I LOVE this trade. Smith said A.I. wants to here, because he wants a ring. We need that chip back on our shoulders, and hunger back. Plus if it doesn't work out we get tons of cap room from A.I's contract (plus Sheed's for that matter). According to some people next summer will be the best NBA FA pool ever with Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Stodimarrie, ect looking for the big bucks.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:53 PM

Love the trade, maybe the shot Detroit needs.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:07 PM

Wow, not a fan of this trade. Everyone I know who follows basketball agrees that he's a selfish ball hog who has the potential to screw up the dressing room. And who could forget the classic "practice" video? Totally didn't see this one coming. I'm gonna miss Chancey and 'Dyess, but here's hoping that AI can be the "Answer" the Pistons need.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (Hockeytown0001 @ November 3, 2008 - 12:07PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, not a fan of this trade. Everyone I know who follows basketball agrees that he's a selfish ball hog who has the potential to screw up the dressing room. And who could forget the classic "practice" video? Totally didn't see this one coming. I'm gonna miss Chancey and 'Dyess, but here's hoping that AI can be the "Answer" the Pistons need.


I can see where your coming from, but a lot of this A.I. talk is same the same talk Pistons fans said when we got Sheed. I know the opinions from a lot of people are starting to change on Sheed, but you can't deny it worked out for the best.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:50 PM

Billips didn't want to be here anymore. The Pistons got the best player in the deal and to me that signifies a win.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:03 PM

thumbdown.gif thumbdown.gif .this is just terrible.one word "PRACTICE"

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

This deal could blow up in Detroit's face but at least we did something that has be potential to bring us back to the promised land because there was no hunger in the past two playoffs.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:43 PM

This is a great move IMO!!!!


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#13 mannysBETTER3434

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE (Cruiser008 @ November 3, 2008 - 01:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This deal could blow up in Detroit's face but at least we did something that has be potential to bring us back to the promised land because there was no hunger in the past two playoffs.


That is exactly right, but I think it's worth the risk. And if it doesn't work out we have a lot of free money.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:42 PM

MLive reports that McDyess will be bought out by Denver and re-signed by Detroit for the league minimum
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:44 PM

i mean its just "PRACTICE" not the real game....."PRACTICE" this guy is a idiot i cant see how anyone says this is a good trade.mark my words HE WILL NOT fit in here in detroit.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (maltbymaniac @ November 3, 2008 - 02:44PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i mean its just "PRACTICE" not the real game....."PRACTICE" this guy is a idiot i cant see how anyone says this is a good trade.mark my words HE WILL NOT fit in here in detroit.


Your not looking at the big picture though. What's the worst that can happen? We won't make it to the finals? It's not like were suppose to come out of the East anyway, but with A.I. we get some hunger back for a ring, we probably will get Dice back, and lets say this explodes in our face we have 36 million dollars of free cap to go after Bosh, Amari, or someone else who is a big time free agent.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE (Hockeytown0001 @ November 3, 2008 - 12:07PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, not a fan of this trade. Everyone I know who follows basketball agrees that he's a selfish ball hog who has the potential to screw up the dressing room. And who could forget the classic "practice" video? Totally didn't see this one coming. I'm gonna miss Chancey and 'Dyess, but here's hoping that AI can be the "Answer" the Pistons need.

Yup - happened here in Denver - they were one pathetic crew even with AI. I'd take Chauncy over AI any day. Nuggets win on this one.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (maltbymaniac @ November 3, 2008 - 03:44PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i mean its just "PRACTICE" not the real game....."PRACTICE" this guy is a idiot i cant see how anyone says this is a good trade.mark my words HE WILL NOT fit in here in detroit.

Sheed wasn't supposed to fit in here in Detroit either.

We will see. I am not a huge fan of the trade, but I like it much better if we can get Dice back. I think Dice + Billups > Iverson, but if we re-sign Dice, that's probably a win.

Besides, Joe D. has unquestionably earned the right to make moves like this without second-guessing. I trust Dumars 200%. The guy is brilliant. We've gotten to the point with the Wings where if they take a Swedish guy with the last pick, we assume there must be something to it just because it's the Wings and Hakan Andersson making the call. Same with Joe D. He always makes the right moves.

I've always had mixed feelings on AI anyway. Sure, there's the "PRACTICE?!" side of him. That's the questionable side. But make no mistake about this either - the guy always, always, plays his guts out on the floor. There's never any doubt about his effort. Detroiters always appreciate that. I think he's coming to the Pistons at the right time in his career to make an impact. I hate losing Chauncey but I'm glad for him that he's getting a second chance with the hometown team.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:13 PM

you might be right, better red. but i just cant get over the whole "practice" thing.i mean what sport star goes on about practice not being worth it,i always thought practice made perfect.this guy is not a team player.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:19 PM

Like I keep saying look at the big picture....

http://sports.yahoo....G...o&type=lgns

Although unlikely this article was really getting me excited.

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