Did Ben Wallace make Joe Dumars?

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    In Minnesota with coach Flip Saunders, Chauncey began to develop into a point guard capable of leading an NBA squad.


    Chauncey; We ought to trade for that guy Ben Wallace.

    Flip: Naw, I don't think so
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    Acquiring Ben Wallace cheap was one of the most impprtant moves that Joe made. I think letting Mike James go instead of resigning him was a grave mistake. There was serious defensive chemistry in the backcourt with James and Hunter coming off the bench.

    Picking up Billups was good at the time, however, I am one who will never get upset for Joe ridding the Pistons of Billups because it was time.

    Billups play became inconsistent especially in the playoffs, it got a little worse each playoff series. Remember he made some of the most awful decision making that I've ever seen from a PG during those 3 years AWC (after winning the championship).

    I will defer a bit by saying if Joe D had picked up a better supporting cast during free agency, trades i.e. we may have been much better off with our original starters in place.

    Remember how we BMC'd (b****, moaned and complained) about Joe mis-firing on available FA's, while other teams loaded up and we picked up what's his name, I am serious we picked up a couple of players I can't even remember their names it was that bad.
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