That’s the rumor right now.
A potential blockbuster is in the works in the NBA as the Detroit Pistons are reportedly close to acquiring guard Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Chauncey Billups and forward Antonio McDyess.
ESPN is reporting that the deal is in the final stages that would send the nine-time All-Star to Detroit.
Iverson is in the final year of a contract that pays him $21.9 million this season while Billups is signed through 2011 and is currently earning $11 million. McDyess is making $6.9 million this season and has one more year remaining on his contract.
Call me crazy… but I don’t like this deal for Detroit. Billups has been their rock. I would have traded Hamilton in this deal, but not Billups. Of course, the deal isn’t done yet.