Iverson traded to Detroit?
There were reports floating around this week that Allen Iverson would be traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess. The deal, at this time, is not final, so things could fall apart.
Iverson makes $21 million a season and is in the final year of his contract and Billups only makes $10 million. Iverson, a former No.1 overall pick in the NBA draft, played for the Sixers from 1996 to 2007, before being traded to Denver.
According to rumors, Pistons center Cheikh Samb also will go to Denver to make the salaries match in the trade.
Maybe the deal will give the Pistons the consistent scorer that they’ve longed to have, and it gives the Nuggets a quality point guard and front court depth.
But I can’t see Iverson in Detroit. Allen’s style of play is like the anti-Detroit game. A superstar guard is not going to help them in the middle where there issues are.
Plus, he isn’t what he once was, like back in 2001, where he could single-handedly win games.
Iverson was traded to Denver in December 2006, but was not able to help Carmelo Anthony lift the Nuggets out of the first round of the playoffs in his two seasons there.