Detroit Pistons: Joe Dumars Wise to Pass on NBA Trade Deadline Deals

March 17th, 2012 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
If you have read any of my articles, you will know that I am not the biggest fan of Detroit Pistons team president Joe Dumars.

Loved him as a player, loved him in his first five years as team president, and I will always love him for delivering three titles.

But I am an outspoken critic of his performance since the team's championship in 2004. So when I say that Dumars is doing a good job lately, you can really believe me.

The Detroit Pistons stood pat at the trade deadline this year, and it appears to be a fairly wise step.

However, this isn't to say that the team wasn't actively shopping. According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons were in talks to acquire Chris Kaman, Carl Landry and JaVale McGee. In his article, Ellis wrote that Detroit offered one of their big contracts (Ben Gordon or Charlie Villanueva, he didn't know which) and a future protected first-round pick for Kaman.

This would have been a good move for Detroit to free up space as Kaman is a free agent after this year (although he probably could be talked into re-signing given his Michigan roots).

However, the New Orleans Hornets sho ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.