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Is Rasheed on the block? Dumars says no

From Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News:

The Pistons continue to fade with Allen Iverson, but Joe Dumars isn't expected to try to find a new home for his star guard.

Rasheed Wallace could be another story. According to one Eastern Conference executive, the Pistons will take calls on Wallace. One team mentioned as a potential destination is Dallas.

"That's a 'Mark Cuban move,' " said an Eastern Conference executive. "Cuban would take Rasheed, no question. It would be bold, but he knows he's got to do something to spark his team."

From Chris McCosky in the Detroit News:

There was a report in the New York Daily News the Pistons were taking trade calls on Rasheed Wallace. Not true, Pistons president Joe Dumars said Sunday. He said the Pistons were not trading Wallace -- period.

Given Rasheed's production, his expiring contract and Detroit's lack of viable centers behind him, I can't imagine Dumars is in a hurry to trade him. But if he were taking calls, would he really confirm as much to the local media? Probably not.

Either way, I'm guessing there's nothing to this. But what do I know? I'm the same guy who was convinced Marc Spears of the Boston Globe had it wrong when he broke the Chauncey/Iverson trade the night before it happened.