Iverson's debut with Detroit undone by Harris' scoring spree
Allen Iverson just wants to fit in with Detroit, but the Pistons' initial defensive matchups against the Nets did not work out, Chris Sheridan writes.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- First, a disclaimer: It was only Allen Iverson's first game with his new team, and we're not going to rush to judgment too strongly either way on Detroit's newest acquisition.
Still, after witnessing 48 minutes of A.I. in a darker shade of blue, the lasting impression from the first impression was this: What Pistons president Joe Dumars did earlier this week was more about Rodney Stuckey than about Iverson.
When Detroit needed buckets in ...
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A.I., BILLUPS, MCDYESS TRADE
Detroit's Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess were traded for Denver's Allen Iverson, writes Marc Stein. Story | Watch: Ric Bucher
In another blockbuster trade to sweep the NBA, Joe Dumars grabs one of the league's stars and is ready to cast his net again. Joe Dumars strikes big
How big a risk will this deal be for the Pistons this season? Was Joe Dumars smart for letting Chauncey Billups go to Denver? Trade risk for Pistons
Detroit had its reasons for making the trade, but Denver came away by winning on the court and on its bottom line. Denver's trade advantage
With Chauncey Billups moving on, it's now safe to say that the Pistons' no-superstar approach didn't work out. End of an era in Motown
How does this deal work out for each team? Do the Pistons get that explosive player they've been lacking? Expectations for A.I., Billups
Now that he doesn't have to carry a franchise on his back, Detroit might be the best thing to happen to A.I. Iverson's comfort level in Detroit
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