Last year's Pistons are not the only mutinous NBA team


Last year’s Pistons shootaround boycott that totally wasn’t a boycott seemed really outrageous at the time, but I found this interesting in Chad Ford’s ESPN chat today:

Let’s just put this way. Either the Blazers find a new home for Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford (who have quietly orchestrated a mutiny ever since Nate McMillan chewed them out in a video session a while back) or they’ll probably have to let Nate go. If I’m a Blazer fan … I’d rather lose Felton and Crawford. They won’t get a lot for either guy, but there is such a thing as addition by subtraction.

Nice to see that gross examples of locker room/coach discord aren’t just limited to Detroit, I guess. And John Kuester has to take some solace in knowing that good coaches like McMillan as well as in-over-their-head coaches like Kuester alike can lose a locker room.

Oh, and Ford seemed to indicate that things are quiet with the Pistons on the trade front when he was asked if there is anything Pistons fans should pay attention to as the deadline approaches:

Sure. Team is playing much better. They have a nice young foundation with Monroe, Stuckey and Knight. Things are getting better.

Tags: Brandon Knight John Kuester Rodney Stuckey