As expected, free agent Antonio McDyess has decided to return back to the Detroit Pistons, according to his agent Andy Miller tonight. The Pistons traded McDyess, Chauncey Billups and Cheikh Samb to the Nuggets for Allen Iverson on Nov. 3.
McDyess never wanted to go back to the Nuggets for the third time and opted for a buyout of the final two years of his deal paying just over $6 million shortly after the trade. The Celtics were among 18 teams that were interested in the 2001 NBA All-Star and team president Danny Ainge made calls to Miller and McDyess. Indications from the beginning, however, were that McDyess would return to Detroit although he can’t officially sign until Dec. 7.