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Friday, February 20, 2004

Wallace Benched Over Paperwork Problems: From

"Rasheed Wallace and Mike James both made their debuts with the Pistons in the first half Thursday against the Timberwolves, but the team was told at halftime that neither would be allowed to play in the second half. Michelle Tafoya reported on ESPN's broadcast of the game that the Pistons were informed that Wallace and James could not play the second half in Detroit because of an agent certification issue. For a trade to be complete, paperwork for all the teams involved -- in this case the Pistons, Celtics and Hawks -- has to be filed with the league. That has not been done in this case. Without that, the trade is not officially complete, and the Pistons should not have played Wallace and James."


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