A.I. on the Block Again?

by January 26, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

Allen Iverson had a great view of the Pistons’ failed comeback attempt against the Houston Rockets last night … from the bench. The future Hall of Famer was glued to the pine at crunch time, but did his best not to act upset following the loss. Now, however, there’s talk that he might not be long in a Detroit blue, red and white.

That is, if you want to believe Peter Vescey and his sources. From the NY Post:

They are playing with no emotion,” says a long-distance viewer. Allen Iverson “has killed the team’s spirit with his style of play.”

Don’t be surprised if Pistons president Joe Dumars trades A.I. before the Feb. 19 deadline, the same team executive e-mailed. “But only if he can get back a similar expiring contract.”

I wouldn’t go as far as this rival GM reportedly did, but the Allen Iverson experiment in Detroit has obviously gotten off to a rocky start. But, at 24-19, the Pistons aren’t exactly the worst team in the world. And while they might not win a title this season, there’s plenty of time left to right the ship and make some noise in the postseason.

That, and I can’t quite fathom the idea of Allen Iverson getting traded twice in the same season.