Joe Dumars Denies Pistons Trade Rumors

by November 05, 2009

The Detroit Pistons’ constantly shifting rotation has forced the GM to answer questions about potential trades. Joe D, however, says nothing is in the works: “It was curious when Tayshaun Prince was a late scratch Tuesday due to what the team reported as a lower back strain, and Jason Maxiell didn’t play against Orlando. Was there a trade in the works? Were they considering packaging Prince and Maxiell for another expiring contract that could help them next summer in the free-agent shopping market? Joe Dumars shot down the suspicions, insisting there are no deals looming. He figures that the Pistons already have enough new faces. But Dumars also must understand that one of the consequences of transition is the perception of a revolving door in the Pistons’ locker room.”