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Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

Posted on: November 8, 2010 3:20 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2010 7:12 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

It doesn't look like Joe Dumars is going to be able to pull of fhis coal-for-silver trade of Richard Hamilton for Josh Smith because Atlanta isn't dealing, but that doesn't mean the Pistons aren't out in the market right now.

The Pistons would prefer to blow up the roster and move out some of the more expensive veteran pieces they have like Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince. Hamilton will be difficult to deal because his age (32), plus his contract (runs through 2013). But Prince on the other hand, has a pretty enticing deal and as a guy that could contribute on a contender, is probably Detroit's best bet to make a move.

Sekou Smith of NBA.com has heard a trade rumor involving the Hawks and the Pistons, this time not involving Rip Hamilton. It's a swap involving Prince and possibly Will Bynum for Jamal Crawford and Jeff Teague.

An interesting deal for sure because the Hawks could certainly use a defensive-minded veteran stopper like Prince, plus his expiring contract frees them up some financially. Crawford wants a contract extension and has made that clear with a pay-me-or-trade-me demand over the summer, but the Hawks didn't budge then after getting several calls on it. So to make a move now would really just indicate that Atlanta is looking for some cap flexibility.

Plus, Mike Bibby isn't going to be around that much longer and trading a potential future point guard in Teague seems a little curious. Sure, Will Bynum is a decent piece to get back, but I don't know if he's starting material.

In the end, it's probably nothing more than a whispered rumor that won't happen, but it's clear the Pistons are at least shopping their veterans. And a likely player could definitely be the Hawks. Something to keep an eye on, at least.

Comments

Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 1:41 am
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

the pistons are in a hangover from their championships a few years ago. you cant expect a team to do good EVERY season. joe dumars is building a solid team and i think its a good idea to trade prince and rip for some new young talent that will help the pistons win a championship in the future



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2010 8:21 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

The Pistons really have to blow this team up. Prince and Stucky have the most trade value, and Rip could help a good team later in the season.



Since: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 3:52 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

they already dismantled this team couple years back which completely destroyed the overall product.
they havent been this bad in a number of years.
why stop now, get rid of the last of the stars and give them a chance to be on a winner
no matter what their role may be on this new team. 



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 1:58 pm
 

Pistons paying mistakes

overpay for villanueva and gordon....

Never pay Big money to average players!!!

hamilton contract unloadable...Hawks not crazy deal Josh Smith...maybe Marvin Williams...sure Bibby(he has stopped playing 2 years ago)

Detroit will listen everyone...They are in bad position(with talent in teams and contracts) 

Just my opinion



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 1:40 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

You have Stuckey, who is a nice young player and Austin Daye, who I believe has some upside. You cleared all that cap money and signed Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva with it. Assanine.

Very true, can't argue with any of that.  I say keep Stuckey and dump every big salary we have, even if he can't get anything for them.

Lose a ton of games and draft in the top 2 or 3 and pick up a superstar, a dominating player.  Surround him and Stuckey with some good players over the next 2 or 3 years and maybe then we can compete again

Until then, .500 is the best we'll ever be.... and we won't even be that.   I say if our best is .500 then we may as well blow it up and finish with 25 wins instead.... no difference either way except we get to draft a star player instead of staying mediocre.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2010 9:10 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

Hey Joe Dumars-

Bounce back and show people why you are 10x smarter than Isiah Thomas. What "core" pieces are you going to move? Hamilton is aged and Prince isn't a "core" player to build around. You spend a bunch of money on Ben Gordon. Dumb move. You have Stuckey, who is a nice young player and Austin Daye, who I believe has some upside. You cleared all that cap money and signed Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva with it. Assanine.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

joe dumars has really lost his touch as GM.  A couple yrs ago he could of had some very high quality front court players for the likes of Prince & Hamilton.  He held out for too much in return and the deals never happened, now the Pistons are screwed.  The Pistons are debacle and a lot of it is Joe's fault.

It was exactly 3 years ago I said the exact same thing.  Guys like Prince and Hamilton were not only worth more then they are now but there were teams that would have likely traded more then they were worth because at that time quality players with their skills weren't available very often.  Even Rasheed should have been traded at least a year before he became a free agent...

I didn't know what Dumars was doing back then and I have no clue now.  All I know for sure is Crawford is not going to do anything for us long term.  The long term solution for the Pistons if possible is to completely blow this team up, keep Stuckey and replace almost everybody else with role players.  Finish high up in the lottery for 2 seasons and draft well.  Hopefully we get a dominating superstar out of the draft and build around that player.

Then and only then maybe within 4 or 5 years we can compete for a championship again.   Until then, no deal.  We will suck... and if we are lucky enough to stay healthy and trade for temporary solutions maybe we'll be lucky enough to remain a state of mediocrity for the next 10 years.  I think that's the way Joe is leading....



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

This rumor just can't be true.

The very heart of the Pistons' problem is that we have a guard for every inch of the perimeter and not a single reliable low post scorer.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

joe dumars has really lost his touch as GM.  A couple yrs ago he could of had some very high quality front court players for the likes of Prince & Hamilton.  He held out for too much in return and the deals never happened, now the Pistons are screwed.  The Pistons are debacle and a lot of it is Joe's fault.



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2010 5:04 pm
 

Pistons still rumbling about trading core pieces

Anyone in detroit interested in Gilbert Arenas? :)


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