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News » Detroit Pistons Roster Report 2009-06-15

Detroit Pistons Roster Report 2009-06-15

Detroit Pistons Roster Report 2009-06-15
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Antonio McDyess, who was included in the Allen Iverson deal, could have signed with just about any contender in the league after he gave back $9 million to have his contract bought by Denver. McDyess showed loyalty to the Pistons, then saw his championship dreams evaporate as the team imploded around him. But the season would have brought more misery without him. Though he didn't become a starter until mid-February, McDyess nearly averaged a double-double with 9.6 points and a team-best 9.8 rebounds.

MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYER: Allen Iverson said he was hungry for a championship and would do anything the coach asked when the Pistons acquired him. On Thanksgiving, Iverson missed a practice, a signal he would only do what was best for himself. After Michael Curry informed Iverson that he was be a sixth man in late February, Iverson sat out nearly a month with a mysterious back injury. Upon returning, he complained after three consecutive games about his new role before he was shut down the remainder of the season.

FREE AGENT FOCUS: Allen Iverson, Rasheed Wallace, Antonio McDyess and Walter Herrmann will become unrestricted free agents. McDyess is the only one the Pistons will make an aggressive attempt to resign. Kwame Brown has a player option on his contract but will probably stay put. Will Bynum has a team option on his deal. Given that the option is less than $1 million, the Pistons will accept the bargain.


--F Walter Sharpe faces a summer that will determine the direction of his career. Sharpe's eye-opening workout last June led to his surprise selection as their top pick. But Sharpe did not make a strong impression during the season and was used sparingly. He needs a big showing in summer-league play and to display a better work ethic during offseason workouts to hold his roster spot.

--G Will Bynum had the option picked up on his contract by the team after the season but he shouldn't get too cozy. Though Bynum will enter training camp as the No. 2 point guard, the Pistons believe the draft is deep in point guards. That's the direction they will most likely go with their first-rounder on draft night.

--F Tayshaun Prince is the team's most tradeable player, in part because of his contract. Richard Hamilton signed a three-year extension last season, while Prince has just two years left on his deal. He will make $10.3 million next season and $11.1 million the following season.


No significant injuries.

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: June 15, 2009


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