Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pistons Invite Atkins To Camp

In 2000, the Pistons brought in Ben Wallace and Chucky Atkins as free agents. It's fitting that towards the end of their careers, the team has decided to see if the two can reunite for one last chance at playoff glory in Detroit.

The Pistons have invited Atkins to next week's training camp on a non-guaranteed contract after signing Wallace earlier this summer. The team already has 14 guaranteed contracts, and Joe Dumars, Pistons President, has said he prefers to leave a roster spot open to begin the season. That said, Atkins is a familiar name to Pistons fans, a class-act and - most importantly - a solid third-string point guard that has outside-shooting ability.

Whether or not Atkins can stick around beyond preseason remains to be seen.

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine