Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Many NBA observers considered Detroit Pistons President Of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars, one of the brightest young minds in the Association, just a few years ago. However, the former Pistons guard kick started the franchise’s deterioration, when he traded point guard Chauncey Billups to the Denver Nuggets for Allen Iverson during the 2008-2009 campaign. The deal reinvigorated  the Nuggets, but Iverson was not a good fit in Detroit, they missed the Postseason and their year has ended at the conclusion of the regular season ever since. The rebuilding process could have gotten a boost when the Pistons had enough cap-space to bring in some great talent that summer, however Dumars spent the money on two players who from the moment the team announced the deals seemed like square pegs for round holes. Detroit signed forward Charlie Villanueva, while they already had a younger version on the roster in Jason Maxiell. The Pistons other acquisition, was guard Ben Gordon, a player who had ...
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