So it appears that Washington's prodigal son has found himself a new home in Detroit. At first, I have to admit that I was really surprised that Kwame could still net a 2 year/$8 million deal on the open market, but there aren't a lot of young centers left on the market, so I suppose it isn't the worst deal in the world. Plus, it's short so if it doesn't work out, it's not the biggest loss in the world for the Pistons.
But of course, those are just the ramblings of someone who assumes the worst whenever a former Wizard joins up with another team. Before you make your voices heard on how well you think Salty Georgia Brown will fare in Detroit, consider the following pros and cons.
- Kwame's become a decent low-post defender who will be able to hold down the fort when older players like Rasheed Wallace and Antonio McDyess need a breather.
- The Pistons have made it their business to take Wizard castoffs and turn them into Detroit success stories.
- He still has six fouls to give, right?
- Kwame always seems to be traded for great players.
- Detroit hasn't had the best of times with guys named Kwame.
- If Joe Dumars decides to change course and pursue a youth movement, Kwame could get phased out by guys Amir Johnson and Jason Maxiell.
- Washington to Detroit success stories haven't worked quite as well lately.
- Has anyone ever recovered from having a site dedicated to how much they suck?
So how do we feel about the Anti-Pau Gasol heading to Detroit? Is this going to be the move that wins Joe Dumars GM of the year? Or is Detroit just the next city on Kwame's hit list?