Thursday , Jun , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Baron-to-Pistons Rumor Untrue

As of late Wednesday, the Pistons did not expect to move any higher, nor did they have a plan in place to shed the pick and move out of the first round altogether. It’s possible either scenario could emerge today, and vice president of basketball operations Scott Perry said they’d be ready for those possibilities.

As for the big trade Dumars has said he wants to complete, the team doesn’t expect it to come to fruition today.

There was nothing imminent as of Wednesday evening, and, apparently, no truth to a report that the Pistons were talking to the Golden State Warriors about a trade involving Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace, Baron Davis and Al Harrington. The two sides haven’t even talked, according to a Pistons source. [http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080626/SPORTS03/806260400/1048]