In David Aldridge’s NBA.com article chronicleing the ‘Melo saga he threw in this line.
“A league source said Denver had made a recent attempt to pry Detroit guard Rip Hamilton from the Pistons without success to show Anthony that the organization could still put talented players around him.”
Most Pistons fan would think this was possible considering the fact that Rip and Chauncey are 2 peas in a pod but Pistons insiders don’t buy this one.
If you really think about it, what could Denver offer Detroit for Rip? Rip has 38 million over the next three seasons. To keep Mello, Chancey, Rip together they would have to give up Nene and more which I doubt would happen.
Trust Matt and the gang…this one is doesn’t work.
UPDATE: From Chris Iott of MLive
“A source with the Detroit Pistons said today that there is absolutely no truth to the report that the Denver Nuggets tried to acquire Pistons guard Richard Hamilton in a last-ditch effort to keep Carmelo Anthony in Denver.”