Monday, November 03, 2008
I know this has nothing to do with announcing but this report from Stephen A. Smith on ESPN just blew my mind. Apparently the Nuggets are trading Allen Iverson to Detroit for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess at some point today....
I've been searching for conformation but all I can find is this brief nugget from the Boston Globe....
A source close to Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson is telling people in Denver that he expects to be traded to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups.This seems like a terrible move for the Pistons considering that the team just recently resigned Billups to a multi-year contract and that they're giving up a solid veteran like McDyess. Both teams do need a wake up call of sorts and maybe the move would help each out. The Pistons also have Rodney Stuckey who they are absolutely in love with and Allen Iverson is surprisingly only one year older than Billups (I know....that blew my mind too).
Iverson makes $20 million this year. Billups makes half. The deal can not be executed unless the Pistons involve more players to match the Iverson cap figure.
Billups, a Denver native, has seemed opened minded to finishing his career back home.
Again, this is a rumor, and ESPN is reporting it as gospel, so expect it to be proven wrong at about 1:30pm.
Iverson to Pistons? (Boston.com)
Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:37 AM