This trade has always dumbfounded me. It's so one sided, you'd think Isaiah proposed it. IRREGARDLESS of Darko's attitude, he was 20, 7'1", bulking up, getting props from Ben and Sheed, under contract for one more year, and Ben was not a lock. What's to lose by keeping him for another year. Plus Throw in Arroyo for a stiff and a future protected 1st rounder? Well, I may have got my answer, quoting Wave from Detnews: Arroyo would have been nice Chauncey insurance for the end of next season but the Pistons squandered that trading Darko, claiming that the only way to get value back (in an expiring deal) was to move Arroyo as well. Of course, re-signing Ben Wallace was always a ruse, the money was always being saved for Billups. ... Trading Darko and the OverDribbler hurts, but not as bad as the tight fisted penny pinching by the Pistons front office. To think they were going to throw the MLE at Flip Murray until their need for Mohammed came up. When it was all said and done, Murray was happy to sign in Detroit for $1.50 and a bus pass. No one wanted him, and no one wanted him for more than the league minimum. Yes, it was a lousy offseason by Joe. But at least we don't have to deal with the sulking Serb anymore. It makes sense, and now I'm depressed. (Was hoping it was just personal between Joe D and Darko). If this was all done to save money for CB, we're done. Instead of going with 5 potential all-stars, the new motto is 4 guys and a stiff, it's cheaper. BTW, Chad Ford says very few teams will have cap space next year, so CB will not too many offers, which means Joe D will lowball him, he'll get po'ed and sign with someone else.