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JasonJohnHorn
02-28-2014, 03:05 PM
After appearing in the NBA finals in 1988, the Pistons struggled to improve. Midway through the following season, they traded Adrian Dantley for Mark Aguire. It is clear that in 04, the mid-season trade that brough Rasheed Wallace in is what allowed the Pistons to win it all, but in 1989, was this trade necessary to win? Or would the Bad Boys have pulled this off with or without Aguire?


On a side note, how do you feel about players that get traded mid-season and then see their former team win it all? Do they deserve a ring? Their efforts helped the team secure their playoff position, which helps their post-season efforts. Should they be rewarded for the work they put into a team that goes on to win a championship?

abe_froman
02-28-2014, 03:15 PM
probably,its just isiah was close friends with aquirre(both growing up in chicago and all) and dantley was chaffing with the role they wanted(take less shots/split time with rodman)..but that team was too stacked not to win either way

Hellcrooner
02-28-2014, 03:53 PM
Yes they would have won regardless.

the key on the finals was not Pistons play

It was Lakers INJURIES.

JasonJohnHorn
02-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Yes they would have won regardless.

the key on the finals was not Pistons play

It was Lakers INJURIES.

Well, the key in 1988 was the Piston's injury, not the Lakers play ;-)

Ebbs
02-28-2014, 05:19 PM
100% trade was necessary. Bill Simmons asked Isiah about it. Isiah said Adrian was selfish and was hurting the team because he wouldn't sacrifice numbers basically forced him out.

Ebbs
02-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Yes they would have won regardless.

the key on the finals was not Pistons play

It was Lakers INJURIES.

Well, the key in 1988 was the Piston's injury, not the Lakers play ;-)

Boom truth.