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Pistons & Nuggets Close To Iverson/Billups Swap

That's the rumor right now.

A potential blockbuster is in the works in the NBA as the Detroit Pistons are reportedly close to acquiring guard Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Chauncey Billups and forward Antonio McDyess.

ESPN is reporting that the deal is in the final stages that would send the nine-time All-Star to Detroit. 

Iverson is in the final year of a contract that pays him $21.9 million this season while Billups is signed through 2011 and is currently earning $11 million.  McDyess is making $6.9 million this season and has one more year remaining on his contract.

Call me crazy… but I don't like this deal for Detroit.  Billups has been their rock.  I would have traded Hamilton in this deal, but not Billups.  Of course, the deal isn't done yet.

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  • Jp

    Dude your link is bad. Who are you citing?

  • Jonny Drama

    I think they are relying/hoping that Stuckey is the real deal this year.

  • MikeintheNE

    Like this deal for both teams, AI coming off the books and giving room for Stuckley next year and Denver getting defense with Billups (returning home) and McDyess.
    how about Granger? dude can play.

  • who da guy

    Terrible deal for detrioit, its one thing billups for ivo, which i think is a solid trade for both teams. But to lose Mcdysse as well is gonna hurt. Last year in the ECF, it seemed to me like the only guy who really wanted it last year was Mcdysse. Anyway, i think detroit will suck if they make that deal, but denver will be a lot better. If they would have singed Camby, traded ivo, they could be looking at a starting five of
    Jr Smith
    that a great offensive and defensive team, but once you substitute camby with Nene, it doesn’t look as great/

  • Danno

    This is a bad move for both teams, I think.
    Iverson was Denver’s primary scorer. Billups won’t be.
    Billups was Detroit’s anchor and a defensive specialist. Iverson will be neither.
    This is as bad as the old and busted Shaq to Phoenix for Shawn Marion and a bag of peanuts to Miami.

  • Tim (FD)

    Watch out for Denver coming out of the west this year.