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Pistons trade Acker to Clippers for future draft picks

The Canadian Press

2/15/2009 8:37:31 PM

The Detroit Pistons will trade seldom-used guard Alex Acker to the Los Angeles Clippers for an exchange of future draft picks, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade hasn't been announced.

The Pistons might stand pat before Thursday's trading deadline, instead of trading Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace, despite its struggles this season.

If Detroit doesn't make another trade, it will clear about US$23 million in salary-cap space to make major moves this summer and in 2010 when a slew of marquee free agents will be available.

The six-foot-five Acker played in just seven games for the Pistons this season, averaging 1.3 points.