Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 1:09 pm  |  19 responses

SLAM Radio: Billups Is Right For Denver

Don’t act like Denver didn’t just land a steal.

by Ryne Nelson

Allen Iverson is great for the Pistons. Detroit will be much better now. Iverson’s the sort of hard-worker the fans in Motown will appreciate. A.I. still brings unparalleled offensive talent. Iverson’s contract is ideal–one year left, and the experiment can be done; the youth movement can begin.

We’ve heard a lot about how Allen Iverson will affect Detroit. And quite frankly, many of you are experiencing Pistons overload. Just remember, another All-Star changed teams in this blockbuster deal. As Cub Buenning writes in his break-down of the Nuggets side of the trade, Chauncey Billups may mean more to Denver than Iverson will mean to Detroit.

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  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Ryne just said the right thing…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Happens on a rare occasion, Simon. :-)

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Damn, ya’ll are long-winded.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I imagined this lasting no longer than 10 minutes initially. I don’t think that’s happened yet! If anything, this topic deserves a couple (okay, maybe 20) extra minutes of talk.

  • Krishan

    I think detroit gets the better of this. My thinking is if everything goes right for denver after the trade, they turn a horrendous offseason into a possible playoff berth. If everything goes right for detroit, it’s a finals appearance plus a sh!tload of money after the season’s over. Either way this was a heck of a trade.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    Sorry, I am the long-winded blow horn.
    TAD, we need to discuss this further.

  • http://hoopsoup.com The Gov

    I hate to say it, but I think this trade is almost even. Only time will tell, but Denver needs more offensive control and defensive presence: Check. Detroit needs more offensive power and someone to Rodney Stuckey how to be aggressive. Also, they need get Rodney more time.

  • witness

    this trade makes no sense for detroit unless they plan on trading rip, which they obviously dont. they need to upgrade at the back up center because mcdyess aint coming back.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Cub, if you want to, i’m with that. You know where to find me. We can play the email game and i’ll post it up on SKO.

  • Bruno

    its too close and too risky to say NOW who got the better of the trade…
    talent alone, AI, no doubt, but Chauncey is a hell of a team player…
    too bad he has to count now on j.r., kenyon, nene and melo…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Witness: Yeah, no sense at all. Oh, and Kwame Brown is the backup center. WTF are you witnessing?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Cub should have a show on Denver sports talk radio.

  • Krishan

    TAD I gotta ask, rip for 3 more years at around 34mil. What’s your take? Especially after this trade, does this mean AI is there just to get rid of contracts next year?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Krishan: Yes and no. Stuckey is obviously the future at PG and Afflalo is being groomed as Rip’s successor as well. But Joe also stated today that if Iverson and Sheed work out this year (as in winning a chip), he is willing to look into re-signing either or both of them if the money and years is right.

  • Gaz

    Slam’s audio exerts are just about as close as BETCATS gets, to communicating with people in the outside world.
    I guess he’s too embarassed to leave the house, and risk being spotted in a Bobcats jersey.

  • http://www.pistonscast.com John W. Davis

    Ryne you taking over for Pistonscast lol. I like this Slam Online radio. keep it up

  • CP34MVP

    well…. Allen Iverson i think he thinks he’s 2 good 4 the pistons.. n i hate dumars or some people call him dumass for getting Kwame Brown.. Kwame Brown!! People, Kwame gosh darn Brown..

  • sydney

    billups is great for denver

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    cub with the inside information. ryne is the new media mogul of slam haha