Below is a breaking story from the AP, saying that forward 76er Allen Iverson has been traded from Denver to Detroit for point guard Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess:
DETROIT — A basketball official says the Denver Nuggets have
traded former MVP Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey
Billups and Antonio McDyess.
The official spoke Monday to The Associated Press on the
condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.
Detroit was determined to shake up its core last summer following a
third straight exit from the Eastern Conference finals, but never made a
major deal. Two games into the season, the Pistons have pulled off a
blockbuster many expected months earlier.
Pistons spokesman Kevin Grigg declined to confirm the trade, and
messages were left for a Nuggets spokesman as well as for the agent
of Billups and McDyess.
Obviously, if this story is eventually confirmed, that shakes things up in the Eastern Conference ...
Denver would be shipping Iverson, along with his monster contract ($20.8 million) for the contracts of Billips ($11 million) and McDyess ($6.8 million).
You have to think trading for Iverson is a move that will open things up for Detroit down the road. But, right now, it shakes up what was a relatively consistent lineup for a number of years.