Why the Detroit Pistons Need To Trade Richard Hamilton

Posted: 1st November 2009 by Justin Sucher in NBA
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If there's one player on the Detroit Pistons in the last six years that you could define as consistent, Richard Hamilton is that guy. He has led the Pistons in points per game since 2002 and provided much of the scoring on the team that prided itself on defense. And, even though Hamilton hasn't shown any signs of decline, I'm not sure what was going through Joe Dumars' head when he gave him a three-year extension for $34 million.á Rip is set to make over $12 million in each of the next three years.á When his contract expires in 2013 he will have just turned 35 years old. Nobody questioned Dumars' logic at the time, but rather when the Pistons decided to spend $55 million on Ben Gordon.á It is apparent that the plan is for Gordon to be the team's long-term shooting guard, which leaves Ha ...

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