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The Denver Nuggets are taking a new fresh approach at trying to get out of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. They have traded Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups with the hope of getting a truer point guard to pair with Carmelo Anthony. Also heading to Denver in the deal was Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb.
It’s known that McDyess does not want to play anywhere other than Detroit, so the forward has the option to negotiate a buyout with the team, or retire.
“We just felt it was the right time to change our team,” Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars told The Associated Press. “Iverson gives us a dimension that we haven’t had here and we really think it’s going to help us.”
I’ll have more in the coming days with an analysis of the trade impact on the league, and on the Celtics in particular.