According to those ubiquitous “sources” that seem to be quoted so frequently in the media, the Nuggets and Pistons have agreed in principal on a trade that would really change the landscape of the Cavs’ division and the East overall.
The Nuggets and Pistons have agreed in principle on a trade that would send Allen Iverson to Detroit and Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb to Denver, sources have told ESPN.
The deal has not been finalized.
I am not sure exactly how I feel about this yet. My initial reaction is that it might actually be good for the Cavs. Chauncey Billups is a really good player. So is Allen Iverson, but I suspect that stylistically he is easier for the Cavs to deal with than an all-out team concept that Billups contributes to in Detroit today. The story of this trade will probably not be evident until we see how guys like Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, and Tayshaun Prince play after the trade.
All I can say right now is that the Pistons must have great faith in Rodney Stuckey and Jason Maxiell if they truly are saying goodbye to Billups and McDyess.