We've all speculated that Dumars has had a red light on making moves since Mr. D passed on. In a comprehensive article outlining the fall of the Pistons not only on the court, but off as well, the Detroit news puts it in print: "While many have criticized the signings of Gordon and Villanueva, Dumars has been prevented from making big additions until the sale of the team. Dumars, in fact, hasn't made a major trade since moving Billups. He was forced to turn down a number of deals to trade Hamilton because ownership reportedly did not want to add payroll; in fact, he can only deal Hamilton for an expiring deal or a contract that costs less than Hamilton's, a tough chore as Hamilton's production has fallen off. "Joe's hands are tied," [former Piston's Coach Ray Scott] said."