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Looking Back on the Iverson-Billups Trade

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

As an initial supporter of the Iverson for Billups trade, I have to admit that I was wrong.  There are still some obvious positives from the trade, but I expected so much more.  I almost would have preferred not making the playoffs, and having a chance at a lottery pick.

One thing that's true, no matter how you look at it, is that the Pistons have cut salary.  As great as Chauncey was for Detroit, and the Pistons, they weren't going to win the NBA title. They lost $20 million off the books just with Iverson leaving, not to mention other expiring contracts.

The Iverson experiment not working should be blamed most on Michael Curry, but it was not entirely his fault.  Coach Curry continuously handle...

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