Detroit Pistons: Done Dealing (for now), Joe Dumars Deliberates

February 22nd, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
The other day, one of my employees came into work and his first words were "so why didn't your boys deal?"

Remember, this conversation took place in Portland and this group of fans is rightfully gleeful over their team fleecing the Los Angeles Clippers of center Marcus Camby. But I digress.

"In all honesty, there is no real easy answer," was all I could muster.

This may sound like a cop-out, or it may sound like an employer wanting to get back to the business at hand, but that was not the case. There truly are a lot of reasons why the Detroit Pistons did not make a deal.

First off, team president Joe Dumars was not in salary dumping mode. If he was, he could have made plenty of deals that would have cleared space. Tracy McGrady probably could have been had for Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton, Jason Maxiell and draft picks. That would have cleared the way for a potential run at some of the super free agents that will be available this summer.

Another potential trade that Dumars laughed off before the season began involved swapping Prince and Rip for Boston's Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen...Do you think Dumars wishes he had that o ...

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