Ha, No. Its not the Detroit Shock but the move that brought Allen Iverson to the Pistons, ans sent Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess to the Nuggets, is just that SHOCKING. We know that the promise to "shake things up" did not happen over the summer but one week into the season it has come to fruition.
Overall this is an even trade. The Nuggets get another big body for the front court rotation(though he may not stay), they also get a veteran point guard. I could see the Nugget starting 5 looking like so...
I knew that the Nuggets were going to make a move when the gave up Marcus Camby - it was like when the boy traded his donkey for 3 beans. Also I think JR Smith will be starting, thats the only reason I can think for signing him to the type of deal he got.
As for Detroit I think they get a lot better. In the past two season Allen Iverson has not been the ball hog of old and has shown that he is now ready to sacrifice what he has to to get a championship ring - this is the type of trade he initially wanted when he left Philly.
Why is Detroit a lot better?
Now they have that go to scoring option. In year past it waqs always, "who's turn is it?" Now it is, "Uh Oh its AI time!" This is what Detroit needs - Celtics have Paul Pierce, Cavs has Lebron, Heat have D Wade, I could go on and on but you get the picture. Plus Allen Iverson is a player that draws double teams. Imagine trying to double team Allen Iverson when 3 great long-range shooter are on the floor.
The East will be on fire this year!