Pistons Sign McDyess to contract extension

by | Jul 23, 2007 | 14 comments

The Pistons signed Antonio McDyess to an extension.

“I’m excited to have worked out a contract extension with the Pistons,” McDyess said. “We have enjoyed a lot of success as a team since I came to Detroit three years ago and I look forward to the upcoming season and another run at a championship.”

McDyess, 32, appeared in 82 games for the second straight season this past campaign, averaging 8.1 points and 6.0 rebounds. He led the Pistons’ bench in scoring and rebounding and finished fourth in voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that will keep Antonio McDyess here as an important veteran leader on this team,” Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said. “Antonio has been a major part of our success over the last three years and we look forward to his continued solid play in the future.” Via Yahoo Sports

Thanks to Need4Sheed reader Nick Joseph for the tip.

14 Comments

  1. Mike

    This has been a great great offseason so far. I just wish we could sign Mo Pete to a deal. They look like the clas off the Eastern Confrence again.

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  2. Anonymous

    they also signed Mejia to a partial guaranteed contract for next season.

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  3. Anonymous

    Best news I’ve heard all day.

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  4. Matt

    Eh, two years at about 15 mil, not too happy. As much as I like Dice, 7.5 mil is too much, IMO.

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  5. ashley1

    that’s so good to hear that they signed a contract extension for mcdyess! :] i’d like to see webber give it atleast one more year here, as a back-up center. when he first started playing for the pistons he was almost unstoppable. i’d like to see that again, if possible.

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  6. Andrew

    So how long is his current contract for? There’s no way this dude has more than 2 years left in him, as much as I like him.

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  7. Anonymous

    😀
    I’m so so glad that he’s staying with us! 7.5 million is NOT too much, considering he’s basically the sixth starter.
    ~Richie~

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  8. Primetime

    WOW

    bad move

    let the kids play for god sake

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  9. Anonymous

    this summer is turning out to be good so far, hopefully everybody is coming back, I love watching McDyess play, he’s got a lot of heart, and he’s does his job! He’s part of the Pistons success, and he need to get that ring next season! He deserves it!!! this is Jacqueline, Peace!!!

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  10. The Spin

    This is fantastic news for the Pistons. Dyess was one of the most consistent players night-in and night-out during the season and playoffs. I wrote up on this too (as well as Mo Pete to New Orleans) at http://www.clutch3.com

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  11. Anonymous

    ^^^^
    seriously dude, it’s kind of getting old are you going to post a link to every story you write here?

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  12. Anonymous

    YAY!! I love Dyess — he was my hero last year and even more this year when he knocked Varejoke on his ass in the playoffs. He is NOT being over paid… he’s like the best rebounder we have — he makes his minutes count every time. Yeah, I’m all for the young bloods getting their shot, but we still need people we already KNOW we can count on for quality minutes and that’s Dyess. I am very happy about this — couldn’t be happier.

    DEEE-TROIT BASKETBALLLL!!

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  13. GEE GEE

    THIS IS A SIGN FOR GOOD THINGS TO COME. THE STORM IS OVER NOW, WE STILL HAVE OUR CORE,MCDYESS IS STILL HERE AND ALL WE NEED IS A SIGN FROM WEBBER AND WE ARE MONEY IN THE BANK. I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE PISTONS THIS YEAR AND I THINK THEY KNOW THAT. NOW THAT THEY HAVE RELIEF WITH THE YOUNGSTERS THERE IS NO REASON WHY THEY SHOULD BE TRIED OR SLUGGISH IN ANY GAME. SO 2008 CHAMPIONSHIP HERE WE COME. I AM SO EXCITED!!

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  14. Anonymous

    The Cavs weren’t a REAL or LEGIT Eastern Conference finalist. One guy on the team doing it all? They just ain’t all that I don’t care. I’ll say it again, the Heat with Shaq and Wade healthy, the the Bulls–are better than the Cavs. They have more than one guy they can rely on. I do wish we would have snatched Grant Hill but oh well, Phoenix still has to get past SA which they haven’t yet done now, 2 times, in ’05 and now ’07.

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