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Antonio McDyess will return to Detroit

Ordinarily I'd be a little dejected after watching a lottery team wipe the floor with the Pistons on the Palace floor, but not today. From ESPN's Chris Sheridan:

McDyess will re-sign with the Pistons on Dec. 3, after a league-mandated 30-day waiting period expires. He will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2008-09 season.

"It was a very difficult decision for him. He was weighing good offers financially, along with other variables he thought were important," agent Andy Miller told "But going into the year he had a team goal set, and to not finish up with it, he didn't want to do that. He wants to finish the year, finish what he started in Detroit, then reevaluate after the season is over."

At least 17 other teams contacted McDyess, including several that could offer more than $5 million. Instead, he's going to take Detroit's bi-annual exception of $1.9 million.

"He gave up a lot of money," Miller said. "He felt a strong sense of responsibility to finishing out the goal."

(Thanks to about six different people from last night's game thread for the head's up)