Hi, everyone. I'm new to the forum ... the Detnews Pistons Talk forum wasn't especially inspiring. I saw my first Pistons game back in 1963 in Cobo Arena when I was 10 (they got creamed by the Lakers, but I saw one more that season where they nipped the Knicks by 2). I've been a Pistons fan ever since. I've lived in Sydney, Australia for the last 20 years, but thanks to cable TV and the internet, I can follow sport as closely as if I was still living in Ann Arbor, Michigan (which I did from 1971-78 and 81-85). Anyway, watching the NBA draft the other day, and hearing the discussion about Allen Iverson being traded, I thought (not that there's any realistic likelihood of it happening) that he could be just what the Pistons need, replacing Rip Hamilton. I think Iverson is a much maligned player with a bad rep among many fans that's undeserved. He's a hard as nails warrior who shows up every night and is there with his 20+ to 30+ points, exactly the go-to kind of guy the Pistons don't have to avoid the scoring droughts they plunge into that are such killers. If he came to the Pistons, I suspect he'd be a Rasheed Wallace type who proved his true character in a different environment. I like Rip Hamilton, but Iverson has a long range game, as well as attacking the basket, neither of which are strong suits for Rip. And Rip is hardly the linch pin of the Pistons defense. I thought the thing that really stymied the Pistons vs. Miami was that Rip was never left free for that run around midrange pass and shoot play he does so well, which basically shut down his, and the Pistons', offense. Sorry if this has been discussed here before. As I say, I'm new today to this forum.