Are the Pistons on the verge of trading Richard Hamilton?

First, Deron Washington’s release raised a few eyebrows. A very logical explanation for cutting a player who you have room for and have to pay regardless: you want the extra roster spot for a 2-for-1 or 3-for-2 trade.

Now, as pointed about Steve Kays on Twitter (@NBAKays), Richard Hamilton missed today’s practice for personal reasons, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of MLive. Hamilton isn’t hurt.

Pistons coach John Kuester said Hamilton will be in Memphis for tomorrow’s game. Neither Blakely nor Dave Pemberton of The Oakland Press specify if that means Hamilton will play. Kuester’s way of misleading without lying, perhaps?

We should know a lot more tomorrow. But Joe Dumars has shown he’s not shy about making late-summer or even early-fall trades.

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