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Video interview with @vgoodwill Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit news about the possible Rip Hamilton trade to New Jersey.

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The trade rumor that really isnt a rumor, but a deal that the Nets are trying to get through just go a little more interesting.  We know that the Pistons would love to trade Rip and the 25 million dollars left on his contract.

We know that Detroit didn’t want to give up their first round pick in 2011, nor did they want to take on Petro.

Now it’s looking like we are just waiting on a counter offer from the Nets to get this done because Carmelo really wants Rip with him in New Jersey.

Carmelo Anthony demands the New Jersey Nets surround him with veteran talent as a condition for him to commit to a contract extension, his agent has been the driving force behind bringing Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton into multiteam trade talks.

Anthony’s agent, Leon Rose, also represents Hamilton, and sources said he pushed Nets general manager Billy King to bring the Pistons into trade talks with New Jersey and the Denver Nuggets.

As part of a package that would bring them Anthony and Billups for Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and multiple first-round picks, New Jersey proposed sending the Pistons Troy Murphy and Johan Petro for Hamilton and Detroit’s 2011 first-round draft pick.

Detroit rejected the overture, and New Jersey has yet to counter with a revised offer, sources said. The availability of Hamilton has been known for months, and yet the Nets only now finally reached out about including him in the Anthony deal. This could suggest that Rose is more enthusiastic about adding Hamilton than King and Nets coach Avery Johnson.

The Pistons are determined to trade Hamilton and the $25 million left on his contract, but they refuse to part with the draft pick, sources said. Murphy has a $12 million expiring contract and Petro is in the first season of a three-year, $10 million deal.  Via Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports.

This one could possible get done, and that fact that ‘Melo is pushing for Rip is a good thing. Why? Because unless bullied, no GM in the league wanted to take on Rip’s contract.

Getting this deal done also may be a sign that this whole ownership issues is close to being a done deal.

Get to work Joe!

“A trade rumor flying around the Internet on Friday night involving the Pistons, the Nets and the Denver Nuggets left out a few key components, according to a source close to the situation.

The Record of Bergen, N.J., cited a source in a story Friday evening who said the proposed trade would have sent forward Troy Murphy and his expiring contract to the Pistons in exchange for Richard Hamilton in a three-way trade.

The deal also would have sent Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony to the Nets.

But a source told that the Nets wanted Detroit’s first-round pick in 2011 in addition to Hamilton. The Nets also wanted to give the Pistons center Johan Petro and another yet-to-be determined player in the deal, the source said.

The Pistons are willing to trade Hamilton and his contract, which has two years and $25 million left on it, but the Pistons have no interest in taking back Petro, who has about $7 million and two years left on his deal, and moving a likely lottery pick to the Nets.” Via Chris Iott at MLive

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The 21-36 Detroit Pistons are in Denver to face our good friend Chauncey and his 38-19 Nuggets tonight. Though the season has been great for Denver and not so much for Detroit, the one thing the Pistons have going for them is seven straight wins against the Nuggets.

It’s nice to see Chauncey having such great season, no matter where he is.

The Nuggets are without their coach George Karl, who revealed on Feb. 16 that he has neck and throat cancer. Former Piston Adrian Dantley led the team in his absence. My thoughts go out to him and his family during his battle.

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Tip is at 9:00 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to 97.1 The Ticket or follow the action over at


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Despite not having four key players suit up for the Pistons, a 40 point game from Carmelo Anthony and Mr. Big Shot on the other side of the court, the Pistons gutted out a 99-101 win.

Key Points:

  • No Will Bynum, Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince or Rip Hamilton.
  • Chucky Atkins playing like mad – his shot may have been off a bit, but he made some great plays in a ton of time on the floor because of Pistons injuries. Atkins finished with 9 points, 2 steals, 3 assists and 2 boards in 35 minutes.
  • The Need4Swede name change could possibly happen. We get hustle, rebounds, reverse layups, plus an and-one thunder jam over Afflalo. What can’t he do?
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  • Jonas finished with 12 points, 8 boards and a steal.
  • Board war won again 43-37.
  • 17 lead changes with 14 ties in the thriller.
  • 11 turnovers for Detroit and 40 points in the paint.
  • Austin Daye is not afraid to take big shots. Day had 7 points on 3-for-6 shooting with an assist and a board in 22 minutes.
  • How about Charlie Villanueva stepping up BIG time, the man was playing both ends of the floor. CV31 finished with 27 points, a blocked shot, 5 assists and 5 boards in 35 minutes off the bench.

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  • Charlie Villanueva Post game interview
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  • Huge three for Charlie V followed by another three from rookie DaJuan Summers…it was huge in the fourth.
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  • DaJuan Summers picking the pocket of Carmelo Anthony, had to make him smile more than it did Pistons fans. And we were smiling.
  • Hard to not root for Mr. Big Shot.
  • Another Wilcox DNP.
  • Seeing the ball in Chauncey Billups’ hands for the last shot was scary, but Detroit’s D cut off his three and bothered his layup to preserve a Pistons win.
  • Kwame Brown probably playing the best basketball he’s played in quite some time. He has been solid in his role as a Piston.
  • Pistons hustle all through the game was a pleasure to watch. Gone are the mailing it in days and I love it…win or lose.
  • Chucky Atkins tweaks his ankle too? Now Mike Abdenour and Arnie Kander are going to have to suit up.
  • Ben Wallace was simply amazing, key plays with minutes left from Ben Wallace won this game. My goodness the man grabbed 16 boards with 7 points, 3 steals and a blocked shots in 35 min. Can he be considered for the most improved player? If not we need to name an award after the man…Fro-less of the year?
  • Back to Back games….skeleton crew, four game winning streak, HUGE!
  • Rodney Stuckey has been turning games around when he needs to lately. He started hot and finished with 25 points, 3 assists and 2 steals.
  • So many guys stepped up in this it was amazing. You can say everyone who played, contributed big in their own way.
  • 40 points from Melo, great game Chauncey (21) and the Pistons still pull it out.
  • What is going to happen to this team when Tay and Rip are back?
  • Someone give John Kuester a hug or a cookie for me, the man is making a team of rookies and vets look like All-Stars.
  • What a win, that’s 7 straight games over the Nuggets.
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  • If you saw this one and are a Pistons fan…you’re smiling right now. Feel free to comment away.

The 9-12 Pistons are back home to play Chauncey Billups and his 16-6 Denver Nuggets. Chauncey is doing wonders with the Nuggets, but one thing we hope he doesn’t change is their record in Detroit. The Nuggets haven’t won at The Palace of Auburn Hills since March 10, 1995.

That’s a record The Pistons would love to keep.

“Detroit won both meetings with Denver last season, perhaps in part because Anthony didn’t play in either. Anthony, leading the league with 29.8 points per game this season, has been held to an average of 15.4 points and 35.4 percent shooting in five career games at The Palace.” Via

Nothing official yet on Tayshaun Prince returning to the floor. or how healthy Ben Gordon or Will Bynum are to play tonight but Rip anticipates his return on January 1st.

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Tip is at 7:30 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune into 97.1 The Ticket or follow the action on

Plenty of Love for Chauncey in the house tonight, that I know you can bet on.