Joe Dumars confirmed what everyone has already been thinking -- now that C-Webb is a Piston, expect a big man to be traded:
Pistons team president Joe Dumars acknowledged Tuesday that he will spend the time leading up to the Feb. 22 trade deadline working the phones to move one of his post players.
"It's probably going to be inevitable that we'll probably have to move one of our bigs," Dumars said. "It's not mandatory, but just in terms of playing time, it will be kind of hard to satisfy six big guys. It's hard to satisfy four or five."
Dumars evaded questions about the comments center Nazr Mohammed made Monday when he said he'd ask for a trade if his role diminished into a nonplaying part.
"Keep moving," Dumars said.
So who's it going to be? Chris McCosky thinks Antonio McDyess is safe:
Q. Would the Pistons really trade Antonio McDyess?
A. I don't think so. He's too valuable. Even if Chris Webber is healthy and plays close to his 20-point, 10-rebound career average, McDyess is their third-best big man. Come playoff time, the Pistons would rather lean heavily on the battle-tested McDyess than second-year man Jason Maxiell.
McDyess' recent back spasms are a worry, but I would be shocked if he's the one traded.
McCosky added that he think Nazr will be shopped the most, and he points out that despite the four years left on his contract, the Pistons only need to take back $5 million in salary to move him.
I think the Pistons will find more teams that are interested in Dale Davis, but that doesn't mean Dumars should move him. Especially now that C-Webb is on the team, keeping Davis around as a defensive spark plug off the bench is probably a good idea.