Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
DETROIT (AP) — A basketball official says the Detroit Pistons have traded former NBA finals MVP Chauncey Billups and top reserve Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for former league MVP Allen Iverson.
The official spoke Monday to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.
Detroit was determined to shake up its core last summer following a third straight exit from the Eastern Conference finals, but never made a major deal. Two games into the season, the Pistons have pulled off a blockbuster trade many expected to happen months earlier.
Pistons spokesman Kevin Grigg declined to confirm the trade, and messages seeking comment were left for a Nuggets spokesman as well as for the agent for Billups and McDyess.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.