Rumor continues to be that the Pistons aren't looking to rebuild but that they may indeed be considering a major roster overhaul.
As reported by Terry Foster of the Detroit News:
Pistons president Joe Dumars is annoyed by all the talk that he isn't doing anything to improve the Pistons. His problem is people are not privy to all the early-morning and late-night phone calls he has had with about a dozen NBA general managers.
"Here is what I can tell you," Dumars said in a measured tone. "I am continuing to do everything I can to improve this team."
He believes there is a 50-50 chance something will happen before training camp. Dumars is not allowed to talk about players on other teams. But he reconfirmed that all players on his team are up for grabs, but he refuses to give them away in a fire sale.
So, as Foster asserts, Chauncey Billups for Andris Biedrins isn't happening anytime soon. But the rest of the big-time moves all remain in play.Read More..
The big name that has been linked with the Pistons on several occasions is that of Tracy McGrady. McGrady is a talented individual performer, and the belief here is that while he certainly hasn't established himself as a winner, he has also likely taken a bit too much blame for his teams' constant failure to get out of the first round of the playoffs.
McGrady would be an interesting fit in Detroit. He's a super-talented scorer, but he gets his points with fairly low efficiency, which isn't exactly the way the Pistons play basketball. He has the physique to be a good defender but certainly doesn't outdo anyone in the Pistons' swing spots at present. When one considers that the Pistons would likely have to move substantial pieces for him, it's not entirely easy to see Detroit making out the winner of that sort of deal.
The Pistons are still dangerous in the East. Which means that from a Celts fan's perspective, here's hoping for a shake-up. You go, Joe.