Once upon a time, Richard Hamilton said Joe Dumars would get rid of any player who didn’t want to play for the Pistons

We’re just three hours from the trade deadline, but don’t give up hope of the Pistons making a trade. Just ask Richard Hamilton how confident he is in Joe Dumars:

“If you don’t want to be here, he’ll get you out of here,” laughed Hamilton.

Yeah, OK, Hamilton said that three years ago in a Dan Wetzel column about Dumars’ savvy. I don’t think Hamilton could have predicted Dumars would sign an aging guard to a $37.5 million extension only to see that player have his production fall and clash with his coach.

Maybe we overstated Dumars’ ability as general manager when he was at his peak. If he somehow trades Hamilton today, maybe we didn’t.

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