Detroit Pistons: Replacing Ben Gordon, Easy with Kim English on the Roster

July 17th, 2012 by Chris Madden Leave a reply »
The old saying goes, as one door closes another door opens. Such is life in the NBA. As one player leaves a team, an opportunity for someone to take his place presents itself.

The Detroit Pistons are witnessing this scenario play out following the departure of Ben Gordon.

He was traded days before the draft in a move that Joe Dumars had to make. The Pistons owed him $25 million over the next two years and there was little return on the investment. Needless to say, it was a deal they desperately wanted out of.

So Dumars pulled off a shrewd move. He unloaded Gordon and his bloated contract on Charlotte and landed veteran Corey Maggette who can add depth, physicality and scoring to the young Pistons team.

More importantly, he's only there for one year. He offers the financial freedom that Gordon did not.

Yet, Maggette is a completely different player than Gordon. He might take the open roster spot, but he doesn't replace Gordon's role on the team.

Gordon was brought in to be a prolific scorer and a sharpshooter from three-point range. He averaged 20 points a game betwee ...

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