Pistons tried to trade Ben Gordon or Charlie Villanueva
Michigan Live reports:
The Pistons were interested in moving big contracts, specifically either Ben Gordon's or Charlie Villanueva's, but couldn't make it work in the end.
One clear example was the Pistons' effort to send one of those big contracts, and a future protected first-round draft pick not this season's pick to the New Orleans Hornets for center Chris Kaman, a Michigan native who has been shopped all season.
The Hornets countered with a pickpocket offer of Carl Landry for Jason Maxiell and the Pistons' first-round draft pick this year.
Dumars had one overriding positive as he pondered, and ultimately rejected, all offers: Even the players the Pistons were willing to deal are not people they are reluctant to retain.
We don't have any headaches here, Dumars said. We don't have any guys who are causing issues here. So if we weren't going to make a trade yesterday, it's not like I was concerned about these guys, trying to make trades and all.