The Pistons vs. The Raptors – Iversonless?

by | Nov 5, 2008 | 13 comments

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Don’t get too excited to watch the Pistons take on the Raptors tonight, well you can get excited but don’t expect to see Allen Iverson on court with his new team in Toronto.

According to A. Sherrod Blakley of MLive

“It looks as though Allen Iverson’s debut as a Detroit Piston will have to wait until Friday at New Jersey. Iverson, who underwent a physical by Detroit on Tuesday, is with the team in Toronto.

However, some of the other players involved in Monday’s trade — Chauncey Billups and Cheikh Samb — have yet to undergo their physicals. Antonio McDyess’ physical was waived.

Billups and Samb aren’t expected to arrive in Denver until later today. And with the two-hour time difference, it’s highly unlikely they will arrive in time to undergo their physicals prior to tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup against Detroit and Toronto.

As for McDyess, the Nuggets and McDyess’ agent, Andy Miller, are still trying to hash out a buyout agreement.”

As for the notion of Dyess to the Celtics……I say they are ridiculous. Dyess is not a ring chaser, if not Detroit then it’s his couch.

So we will probably have to enjoy the stylings of Stuckey and Bynum tonight….and I don’t feel bad about it one bit. While we wait for the tip which is at 7 PM and will be locally broadcast on FSN Detroit and on the AM at 1130 AM WDFN The Fan or stream it live through your computer at NBA.com, here is an Detroit Pistons Opening night video for your enjoyment.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w52-wCar2q8

13 Comments

  1. Steve

    Man, that’s disappointing.
    I don’t understand why Chauncey still hasn’t had his physical yet.

    Oh well, this just gives Bynum more PT. He sure looked good last game.

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  2. Mike

    Word is that when AI arrived in Toronto he hadn’t slept in 24 hours and was totally exhausted by the time he was able to finally get shut eye after the morning shoot around.

    My guess is that not having practiced with team and being exhausted it might be better to go without him anyway.

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  3. Sheed's The Truth

    I DONT WANNA WAIT! i wanna watch AI play…but your probably right anyways mike

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  4. Joe

    I really wanted to see him rock the pistons uni, but it’s better for the win leaving him out tonight. I’d prefer him to debut at home vs the Cs. Guess the nets game will do.

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  5. Richie

    A.I. not playign for us tonight is probably a good thing. Not only because of Mikes points, but also because it’s one fewer game he needs to play. Any time we can get a win without one of our top players it’s a very good thing. Especially if McDyess ends up back with us in 30 days- that’s a month of rest for one vet. And this will be a couple of games off that A.I. will be getting rest- few games played means less wear and tear and less chance of injuries, which pays off in June.

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  6. Stuckey#3

    so i dont know whether or not i should get a stuckey jersey or wait until next year to see if AI takes the number 3..
    what do you guys think?

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  7. The Answer

    get the stuck jersey

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  8. Mannie32

    i was at the game tonight… exciting, great crowd… everyone was into it even tho some were disappointed AI didnt show up…. but wow, raps rallied to keep it from being a blowout (which made for a more exciting game anyways)

    also bumped into quite a few detroitians (is that a word) down here… all of them nice ppl… i was wearing my prince jersey (wonder if that helped him!) so maybe that’s why they gave me love 🙂

    oh and my friend bumped into AI down in toronto (at the footlocker at Yorkdale Mall)… so he was definitely in town… just couldn’t play

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  9. The Fluidics

    The fact that Denver declined McDyess’s physical says tons about his chances of coming back here, which are looking better day by day.

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  10. Steve

    Good game, Tay was awesome.
    Does anyone else not like Calderon? Bosh is a lot better than I remember and Sheed totally shut O’Neal down.

    Yeah I think Dyess will be back. They just can’t say anything, cause that’s what Stackhouse did in the Kidd trade and look how that turned out.

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  11. Richie

    I’m very glad that the team pulled out the win tonight.
    +As mentioned above, A.I. (and Dyess) got rest and avoided any chance of injury and another EC win is in the books.
    +The undefeated season rolls on with the bench getting minutes and producing.
    +Jermain O’Neil and Jason Kapono are very talented players who were totally taken out of the equasion by our bigs.
    +Heavy minutes on the starters though- part of that is because we’re two roster spots short, Tayshaun was on fire and couldn’t be pulled for long, and it was a tight game towards the end.
    +Tayshaun had a monster game when he needed to.
    +I’m excited for Friday night.

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  12. Mark Heystek

    Hey Nat!
    Here’s a shout out to Need4Sheed… And Natalie Sitto, best sports blogger (best designed at the very least). It seems Detroit has a knack for carrying the best. Between Dumars, John Mason, Kieth Langolis, Davidson, The Palace, Blaha, and all the wonderful Pistons players old and new, I think we as Pistons fans are the most spoiled in professional sports (all we need is more championships!)
    P.S. Love the new AI logo! You should think about promoting Will Bynum, he’s been great.

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