Joe Dumars: Pistons Not Looking to Trade Rip Hamilton

Despite incessant calls from fans and media to make a move — any more, really — Joe D swears that nothing trade-related is brewing in Motown. The Free Press reports (via FanHouse): “So what’s it gonna take to turn the Pistons around? Just about everyone would immediately say, ‘they gotta make a trade or two.’ Normally, in the next breath, two names are offered up as trade bait by fans: Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton. AOL’s’s Tim Povtak spoke with Hamilton after Tuesday’s loss in Orlando. He talked about getting used to coach John Kuester and how today’s team is a totally different situation to contending for the NBA championship. But back to the possibilty of a trade. What say you, Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars? ‘We don’t have anything whatsoever on the table in terms of a trade, or anything even remotely close to a trade, for Rip Hamilton,’ Dumars told FanHouse Tuesday. ‘Nothing.'”