Ron Artest to Detroit Rumor Is Gaining Steam

By: 07.23.08  •  41 Comments
Ron ArtestArtest in the Palace?

In what would be a flat-out bonkers turn of events, the Ron Artest-to-Detroit rumor seems to be gaining momentum. After Pistons GM Joe Dumars offered Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince to the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony, and later to the Rockets for Tracy McGrady only to be rejected both times, Detroit’s front office is forced to look elsewhere.

But is Ron-Ron the “superstar” caliber player who they publicly stated that they were seeking?

Sure enough, a second source close to the Pistons has indicated that Pistons are pondering a trade for Ron-Ron. I’m not sure of the opinions of the Pistons powers-that-be – namely team president Joe Dumars and owner Bill Davidson – but it says plenty that the chatter surrounding the mere idea is spreading around them.

According to the Sacramento Bee’s Sam Amick, the piece that makes the deal complete is Tayshaun Prince. Clearly the Pistons are willing to part with Tayshaun if the piece in return is right.

It’s too bad that Artest and the Palace share a tumultuous past, to say the least. He’s the exact type of player that the blue-collar Motor City could rally around.

Now that this rumor is legit, how should Pistons fans react to the possibility of Artest in Detroit?

Source: Sam Amick

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