Thursday , Jan , 28 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Detroit Pistons Want to Move Rip Hamilton this Summer

Key players from Detroit’s glory years of the past decade slowly have been departing (OK, so Ben Wallace did return this season with less hair and less game). It certainly is showing as Billups calls it "sad” when he looks at the standings, which show the Pistons through Wednesday at 15-29.

Look for Hamilton to be the next to go. A source close to the situation told FanHouse the Pistons are committed to trading the three-time All-Star guard by next summer. He could be moved by the Feb. 18 trade deadline, but if no suitable deal surfaces it would be a priority during the offseason.

For now, even in the forgiving East, the Pistons are seven games out of playoff position. They’ve dropped 17 of their past 21, including a recent 13-game losing streak.