Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pistons Mixing it Up

The Detroit Pistons signed Chris Webber yesterday bringing the former Wolverine back to the state of Michigan and hoping he can provide the spark the Pistons need to return to the NBA Finals.

However, Detroit may not be finished yet. Reports are that they are looking to acquire a perimeter player who can play both guard positions. Any of the “big men” who are not starters are on the trading block which includes Nazr Mohammed, Antonio McDyess, Dale Davis and Jason Maxiell.

The Pistons have talked with the Minnesota Timberwolves about point guard Marko Jaric but they have also spoken to the Toronto Raptors about forward Morris Peterson and the Houston Rockets about Bonzi Wells. The reports are that the Pistons will execute a trade by the end of the week.

Other NBA Rumors
The Golden State Warriors have several players available for trades, including Mike Dunleavy, Troy Murphy and Jason Richardson.

A general manager recently contacted the New Jersey Nets about rumors the team might trade forward Vince Carter. The Nets responded by asking if there was any interest, instead, in Jason Kidd. The conversation transpired before reports of Kidd's marriage problems.

Could that GM have been from the Timberwolves or possibly Seattle? Another report says that the Nets are looking to deal for SuperSonics guard Ray Allen and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett.