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Trading Ben Wallace and Rasheed Wallace?

Say it ain't so, Joe.

Joe Dumars, the Pistons' president, did just that.

Dumars squelched a wild rumor that the Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves have discussed a possible deal that would include sending Kevin Garnett to Detroit for Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and two first-round draft picks.

A column by Bill Harris in Friday's Toronto Sun created quite a stir among Detroit basketball fans the last couple of days. Harris attributed the rumor to an unidentified "NBA source."

But Dumars said any rumors involving the Pistons' seven core players -- Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince, Antonio McDyess and Lindsey Hunter -- should be disregarded.

Dumars said he has no intention of breaking up the nucleus of a team that has reached the NBA Finals the last two seasons.

He also said he has not even talked lately with Kevin McHale, the Timberwolves' vice president.

Harris described the blockbuster possibility as "crazy" and "farfetched."

"There certainly is a chance a (rumor) like that got started merely because long-time Minnesota coach Flip Saunders has taken over as coach of the Pistons," Harris wrote.

Garnett, a 6-foot-11 forward, averaged 22.2 points and 13.5 rebounds last season. He is an eight-time NBA All-Star and was the league's Most Valuable Player in 2003-04.


That's what I figured, there is no way that they would trade away the core of their team especially Big Ben - he is the heart and soul of the Pistons.

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August 10th, 2005, 11:43 am
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pfft...we have no room for allstars on our team :lol:

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I was pretty sure this trade wasn't going down in the 1st place... I guess soemone felt Pistons needed to be in the spotlight again after the Larry Brown ordeal...

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You know, I was hoping that we would sign him the season before we won the championship. Now, of course, we are the team without an all-star, so I'm glad we didn't sign him.

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bsand2053 wrote:
You know, I was hoping that we would sign him the season before we won the championship. Now, of course, we are the team without an all-star, so I'm glad we didn't sign him.


Yeah, I was hoping we would sign him too... Acctually I was 85% sure we would sign him. I almost forgot about that too.

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