Denver decided to trade Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyees and Cheikh Samb Monday and made it official yesterday. WHAT!? Lucky Detroit.
Billups is a great guard and perhaps the combination will be better than Iverson’s skill alone. Still, this is hardly a championship caliber team and the payout ($$) will likely not match the rewards.
Back to the man at hand. AI is in a contract year, so perhaps he’ll pull a Burrell and step his game up to the next level. He’s never been the ideal team-player, but with Rasheed Wallce, Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey fiening for the ball also, he may just have to learn to play nice.
As far as the trade: Pistons: 1; Nuggets: 0.