Any Detroit Pistons Trade Will Be About the Future

January 7th, 2010 by Tony Wichowski Leave a reply »
After losing an 11th straight game and sustaining yet another injury to one of their top perimeter players (Rodney Stuckey), perhaps it is time that Joe Dumars start thinking more about the future, even at the expense of this season. Head Coach John Kuester has done an excellent job as a rookie head coach, but all the injuries are more than any coach could overcome.

The good news is that this team has a lot of young, talented players with their best years ahead of them, and not as many bad contracts as some would have you believe.

However if there is one contract that Joe Dumars wishes he did not sign, it would be Jason Maxiell’s contract extension which began this season. This is not to say that he is a bad player, but $5 million for each of the next three seasons is a bit heavy of a price to pay a non-core player when you are in a building mode.

Perhaps a team in a better situation would be willing to take Maxiell’s contract along with his tough defense and above-the-rim play if the deal also included Richard Hamilton?

It might serve the Pistons' interests to not look for a certain amou ...

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