by Marcel Mutoni

There was a rumor in one of the New York papers over the weekend that Joe Dumars was playing with the Trade Machine again, this time looking at the possibility of shopping Rasheed Wallace.

According to the Pistons’ GM, however, Wallace isn’t leaving Detroit anytime soon. From the Detroit News:

Forget about it.

There was a report in the New York Daily News the Pistons were taking trade calls on Rasheed Wallace. Not true, Pistons president Joe Dumars said Sunday. He said the Pistons were not trading Wallace — period.

Wallace has had his moments of late, including an enormous three against the Bobcats two nights ago to secure a victory.

Even more importantly, though, his contract ($13.6 mil) comes off the books this summer when he hits the free-agent market. In other words, there’s no rush for Dumars to get rid of him now.