Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pistons Agree To Terms With Gordon, Villanueva

In a move that will surprise little, the Pistons have agreed to terms with free agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva.

Gordon is expected to receive a five-year deal worth approx. $55 million and is likely to start in the backcourt alongside point guard Rodney Stuckey. Villanueva, who reportedly will receive a five-year, $40 million contract, is slated to start at power forward.

The signing of Gordon will most likely mean the end of Rip Hamilton, who could be shopped for a veteran center such as Tyson Chandler of the New Orleans Hornets, or one of either Chris Kaman or Marcus Camby of the L.A. Clippers.

Steve St. Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine