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Antonio McDyess might leave

Before re-signing with the Pistons, Antonio McDyess had every other team in the league pursuing him, including the Celtics and Cavs. He returned to Detroit out of a sense of loyalty, but he's not ruling out re-evaluating this summer. From A. Sherrod Blakely:

Detroit remains an option, but the team's struggles may lead to McDyess choose to play elsewhere.

"I hate to sell myself short of anything at this point in my career," McDyess said. "So I have to keep all my options open."

[...] "I just have to see how everything is going to go in the summer with this team, and kind of go from there," McDyess said. "But like I said, it's flattering that there are some teams that still think I can help them win. I definitely feel I have some options."

Honestly, I don't think there's a single Pistons fan who could fault him. He's the oldest guy on the roster and still leaves everything on the court every time he plays. (If they kept track of the number of times guys dive into the bench to save a loose ball, I'm convinced McDyess would be among the league-leaders.) One of the most disappointing things about this season going down the drains is knowing that McDyess turned down a chance to join a legitimate contender (not to mention a boat-load of money) simply to join a sinking ship.