November 3, 2008

Iverson Traded to the Detroit Pistons

The headline story for the week was established early today, with word that the Pistons have acquired Allen Iverson in a trade with the Denver Nuggets.  The trade will send Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess to Denver along with some much needed breathing room in salary cap space come LeBron James bidding time.
The trade has not been finalized, but sources close to the process told that a trade call with the league office is forthcoming to make the deal official later Monday.
What does this mean for Portland?

A much more balanced Denver Nugget team that will be battling the Blazers for that last playoff spot in the West.  Billups is a local boy to Denver and McDyess is on his 3rd stint with the team.  The combination of AI and Carmelo Anthony was never thought to be a long term answer (no pun intended there), but with the acquisition of Billups, the team should be much more disciplined.

This should make for an even more exciting race come playoff time...

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