via ab7Chicago- HOUSTON — A pair of trade-deadline deals were undone Monday when the Detroit Pistons voided a swap with the Houston Rockets. Power forward Donatas Motiejunas failed a physical with the Pistons due to back problems, sources said. In the process, the Pistons will keep their 2016 first-round pick and Marcus Thornton and Motiejunas will return to the Rockets. Joel Anthony, who was traded from the Pistons to the Rockets, who in turn sent him and a second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum, comes back to Detroit.
Ever heard of the phrase no trade backs assholes? You knew what you were getting into when you accepted the trade for a 7 footer with prior back issues, don’t have buyers remorse now. You gotta feel bad for D-Mo and the gummy bear though. How awkward is it going to be when they have to sit down and talk with Morey again. “So what had happened was….”
Ramifications of the trade….
- The Pistons think D-Mo’s back issues will effect his whole career 😦
- We don’t get a 1st round pick which would likely be in the lottery pick
- Leslie Alexander has to pay the luxury tax penalty (He’s rich)
- We don’t get a 2nd round pick
- KJ probably won’t see the minutes we were hoping he would play
On the bright side, recall the last time a trade was vetoed between us and the Detroit Pistons…Robert Horry and Matt Bullard 93-94 season ring a bell?
Welcome back Russell Crowe and Busta Rhymes and get your shit together cause we’re going to the ship!