ESPN is reporting;
In order to free up more minutes for Webber, Detroit may look into trading Dale Davis or Antonio McDyess, with the Pistons probably seeking a backup point guard or a small forward in return.
Both Davis and McDyess have relatively attractive, short-term contracts that would generate some interest from teams that are seeking veteran, playoff-tested veterans. -- MLive.com
Saras for Dale works. Or if you prefer Saras and Harrison for McDyess works.
Of course Webber hasn't actually signed with Detroit yet . . .
Jan 13 - Chris Webber can't officially become a Piston until after the three-day weekend, but a team source said Friday afternoon a deal was nearly done to bring the Detroit native home.
Several signs Friday pointed to Webber's arrival in Detroit. Flip Saunders moved Rasheed Wallace back into his usual starting spot for Friday night's game in Atlanta, and moved Nazr Mohammed to the bench. -- Detroit Free Press
Davis A Sonic?
Jan 13 - Dale Davis had his agent, Chubby Wells, on hand in Philips Arena on Friday and was trying to ignore various trade rumors that have him on the way out of Detroit.
"You hear the rumors, you just can't worry about it," Davis said. "You have to let things happen as they may."
Pistons sources have indicated that signing Chris Webber will not be the final move before February's trade deadline, and Davis said Wells has spoken with president Joe Dumars. Davis has an expiring contract, always coveted by teams. -- Detroit Free Press
# Bob Hill, who said Davis could help the Sonics inside, was at Indiana when the Pacers drafted the 6-foot-11 versatile post in 1991.
"Dale Davis would be a very good addition to our team, obviously," said Hill, whose team is last in the league in rebounding (38.6). "There aren't a lot of those guys around, but Dale Davis would be a good one." -- Seattle Times
# "We drafted (Davis) in Indiana and I love him," Hill said. "Dale Davis would be a very good addition to our team, obviously. There's not a lot of those (big) guys. But (general manager) Rick Sund is all over it, the ones who are available." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
# The issue is matching salaries. The player with the salary closest to Davis' is Damien Wilkins, who makes $2.7 million.
To meet requirements of the collective bargaining agreement, the Sonics would have to include a player such as Mike Wilks. -- Tacoma News Tribune
# If Webber ends up in Detroit, the Pistons might jettison one of their other big men, perhaps Dale Davis or, less likely, Antonio McDyess. It's conceivable the Mavericks could have some interest in either.
More probable is that they'll keep their roster the way it is. -- Dallas Morning News