A basketball official says the Detroit Pistons have traded former NBA finals MVP Chauncey Billups and top reserve Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for former league MVP Allen Iverson.
The official spoke Monday to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.
Detroit was determined to shake up its core last summer following a third straight exit from the Eastern Conference finals, but never made a major deal. Two games into the season, the Pistons have pulled off a blockbuster trade many expected to happen months earlier.
Pistons spokesman Kevin Grigg declined to confirm the trade, and messages seeking comment were left for a Nuggets spokesman as well as for the agent for Billups and McDyess.