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Pistons Acquire Iverson From Nuggets For Billups, McDyess

According to our friends over at PickAxe and Roll, Allen Iverson is about to be shipped out of Denver in exchange for Chauncey Billups of the Pistons.  According to the report, first posted on, the Pistons would also send Antonio McDyess to the Nuggest in exchange for Iverson, who never seemed to fit in with Carmello Anthony -

The Detroit Pistons have reached a tentative agreement to trade Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggets for Allen Iverson. Neither player was at this morning's shoot-around. Team officials said that more information would be forthcoming later today.

Through two games, the 32-year-old Billups is averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 assists (14.8 points and 5.5 assists for his career), while the 33-year-old Iverson, is averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 assists through three games (27.7 and 6.3 for his career).

McDyess, 34, has come off the bench to average 7 points and 4 rebounds in a pair of games.

This is obviously big news since the Cavaliers and Pistons are likely to battle it out for the Central Division title and playoff seeding this year.  My opinion, for what it is worth, is that the Pistons are worse off with Iverson than Billups, especially in a locker room that includes Rasheed Wallace.