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Diagnosing the Detroit Pistons’ Stuckeyitis

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

There were several reasons why Joe Dumars pulled the trigger in acquiring Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups last November. The first reason was that he saw an opportunity to get rid of Billup’s remaining three-year $35 million contract, swapping it with Allen Iversons’ $22 million expiring contract. 

With Rasheed Wallace’s tenure as a Piston due to be over by season’s end, the Pistons will have approximately $30 million of cap room in 2010 to sign players from the deepest and possibly most talented free-agency pool in NBA history. 

The second reason is the fact that Allen Iverson, though old, can still dominate against any team on the offensive end. Dumars had h...

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