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  1. The age-induced fall of the Pistons

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images Sport A preference for veterans has carried Joe Dumars' Pistons to the top, and now near the bottom. Dan Feldman, founder of the TrueHoop Network's PistonPowered blog, examines how the Pistons -- until recently, a model NB...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  2. John Hollinger on Joe Dumars

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Dumars has long been hailed as one of the best general managers in the NBA, but John Hollinger (Insider) says he's living on his reputation at this point: Check out the resume and find me a correct decision. Just one. Fire Saunders? Wrong. Hire ...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz If you know of a good joint for hummus and falafel in the (916), forward the Yelp review to Kings rookie Omri Casspi, who's destined to run up a huge bill with DHL next season if he can't feed his fix. Speaking of ...

    Blog | July 20, 2009
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press: "The big question is this: Does Avery Johnson realize where he went wrong? Has he learned from his mistakes? If Johnson tells Joe Dumars he got a raw deal in Dallas, simple as that, then he is the wro...

    Blog | July 06, 2009
  5. Joe Dumars and Maligned Guards

    Henry Abbott

    Remember when the Pistons were the toast of the town? In 2003-2004, they added Larry Brown and Rasheed Wallace and won the title. But the seeds of that team were really planted when the Pistons acquired some players with shaky reputations around the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2009
  6. The Genius of the Allen Iverson Trade: Gone

    Henry Abbott

    When Allen Iverson was traded to the Pistons, I wrote a post about how smart the Pistons were. The trade positioned them to be major players in free agency in their choice of years -- 2009 or 2010. With (then) a winning tradition, a big fanbase, a ta...

    Blog | July 01, 2009
  7. One Thing You Can't Accuse Allen Iverson Of

    Henry Abbott

    Is saving his best effort for a contract year. As he is now, according to Joe Dumars, going to be on the bench with back trouble for the rest of the regular season. He'll be a free agent this summer....

    Blog | April 03, 2009
  8. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Are you better off keeping your second banana than trading for more talent? Can Kirk Hinrich accept playing second fiddle to Derrick Rose? How will Shawn Marion's 2008-09 second act in Toronto fare? Seconds for everyone at the T...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I suppose I should have known this, but in Tony Mejia's talk with Joe Dumars on Pro Basketball News, I learned that Dumars and Allen Iverson have in fact played against each other in the NBA.Among those hiding from terrorists in a Mumbai hotel a few ...

    Blog | December 05, 2008
  10. Friday: First Cup

    Henry Abbott

    Chris McCosky of The Detroit News: "Joe Dumars saw the hang-dog looks. He saw the subdued demeanor. He saw, in short, Richard Hamilton not being Richard Hamilton. And he knew immediately what was wrong. It wasn't that the Pistons traded for Allen Ive...

    Blog | November 07, 2008
  11. Stuckey on the Spot

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Though Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups were the featured principals in yesterday's trade between Detroit and Denver, the deal was predicated on Joe Dumars' faith in Rodney Stuckey. When Stuckey came out of Eastern Wa...

    Blog | November 04, 2008
  12. Joe Dumars Strikes Again

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson, a Piston. And that's just one of the major assets Joe Dumars is acquiring today. The other is the inside track on "The Summer of LeBron." As you have probably seen, reports are that the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons have agreed to...

    Blog | November 03, 2008
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Maurice Brooks I've been giving D.J. Strawberry his props for how he has been playing in Las Vegas. Apparently, that doesn't mean he'll be Steve Nash's backup in Phoenix.Unlike fantasy sports, Detroit's Joe Dumars doesn't believe in making trades ...

    Blog | July 18, 2008
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris McCosky of The Detroit News: "Two weeks ago, news leaked out of Denver that the Nuggets were interested in acquiring Billups. Denver vice president of basketball Mark Warkentien called Pistons president Joe Dumars to apologize for the leak and ...

    Blog | June 23, 2008
  15. If the NBA Playoffs Were Run Like a Democratic Primary ...

    Henry Abbott

    This is how Christopher Orr of The New Republic imagines Joe Dumars might handle things. I'm talking about a fair, common-sense resolution of the Eastern Conference Finals. Some in the media are declaring the series over because the Boston Celtics h...

    Blog | June 04, 2008
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Pistons vs. Magic Rob Parker of The Detroit News: "A lot of the credit for this team has to go to president Joe Dumars, who has put this well-oiled machine together. It's not often a team without a bona fide superstar and with three different coach...

    Blog | May 14, 2008