Billups for Iverson: Are the Pistons are about to go mental?!
If Stephen A. Smith is right, the Detroit Pistons are about to wreck their once championship level team, in one of the worst trades I have ever heard of.
Smith is reporting that the Pistons are about to trade elite level point guard Chauncey Billups, a win producer extraordinaire, AND their second best win producer, Antonio Mcdyess, for the fading (but decent) Allen Iverson.
If this is true, the Pistons are making a major mistake.
Click here to see my estimates of the wins added by the Piston duo.
Click here to see my estimates of the wins added by Iverson.
Please focus on the "Wins over Average". That's my equivalent to baseball's "Total Player Wins". By that standard, while Iverson had an outstanding last season, Billups and McDyess outpaced him... and if I were to go back in time, Iverson unleashed... as he was in Philadelphia, tends to be a very inefficient offensive player.
And Billups and Mcdyess are win machines. I know I'm repeating myself, but I'm just flabbergasted by this move.
But I suppose as a Bucks fan I should be elated. It looks like we may have stole from the Pistons the brains of their operation. Because this move makes ZERO sense.