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The Pistons are in Toronto

Maybe it's me, but the Raptors have flown under the radar this summer. While everyone was busy talking about Elton Brand, Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley and Josh Childress, the Raptors what might turn out to be the most significant move in the East by picking up Jermaine O'Neal from the Pacers, giving Chris Bosh a DPOY-caliber running-mate. Seriously, that front-line has the potential to be downright scary.

Bosh has responded so far by average 26 points and 10 boards in the first three games. My, my ... he'd look awfully good in a Pistons uniform someday, huh? Not surprisingly, in the wake of the Allen Iverson trade that leaves Detroit with uber-cap-space the next two summers, Bosh has already been asked about Detroit. Not surprisingly, he's not taking the bait:

"I'd go crazy, man (thinking two summers ahead). I'd go crazy," said Bosh. "Trying to think of every option when you don't know what's going to happen? The ifs and what-ifs? If they're good. Are they going to have cap space? If they're winning. It's too much, man.

In all seriousness, I don't know what people expect him to say --two summers from now is an eternity in the NBA. That said, I won't hold it against you if you watch him tonight and ponder the what-ifs ...

Okay, back here in reality, Allen Iverson is out, thanks to a pokey Billups and Samb taking their time getting their physicals done with the Nuggets. Rodney Stuckey will get the start, and this will be a good barometer for how much he needs to improve his point guard skills considering he'll be going up against Jose Calderon, one of the top "pure" point guards the league has to offer.

The ball tips at 7pm on Fox Sports Detroit, and if your attention starts to wander, you could do worse than check out what the other side is thinking: RaptorBlog is one of the best in the business, and Raptor Republic has an interesting interview with Freep beat writer Vince Ellis. When you're done, of course, come back here and leave your thoughts in the comments.