A Look Back at the Detroit Pistons of Old

August 16th, 2010 by Evan Massey Leave a reply »

I remember back when the Detroit Pistons were making it at least to the Eastern Conference Finals every season.

In fact, that was only a couple of years ago. But a lot has changed in Detroit.

First, we'll start with the Chauncey Billups trade. I plan to write an article looking back at that trade in particular later on, so I won't take too much time on this subject. But trading their true point guard and floor general for an aging Allen Iverson really was the major move that sent the Pistons toward the draft lottery.

Also, the age of the players is starting to catch up to them. Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and Ben Wallace are no longer the players they once were about two-four seasons ago.

With some of the moves that were made, the team chemistry that the Pistons once had is completely gone. Most blame it on the Billups trade, and that would be what I would blame it on as well.

When Iverson came into Detroit, he caused such a stir about not wanting to be anything but a starter that ...

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