Pistons Sign Antonio McDyess to Contract Extension.

Antonio McDyess

Pistons Sign Antonio McDyess to Contract Extension.

January 20, 2011 Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club signed forward Antonio McDyess to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that will keep Antonio McDyess here as an important veteran leader on this team,” said Dumars. “Antonio has been a major part of our success over the last three years and we look forward to his continued solid play in the future.”

McDyess, 32, appeared in a career-high 82 games for the second consecutive season last year, averaging 8.1 points and 6.0 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game. He led the Pistons’ bench in scoring and rebounding last season and finished fourth in the NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting in 2005-06. McDyess was an NBA All-Star in 2001, earned All-NBA Third Team in 1999 and NBA All-Rookie First Team honors in 1996.

“I’m excited to have worked out a contract extension with the Pistons,” said McDyess. “We have enjoyed a lot of success as a team since I came to Detroit three years ago and I look forward to the upcoming season and making another run at a NBA Championship.”

The Mississippi native was a member of the gold medal-winning USA Basketball team that competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. McDyess boasts career NBA averages of 13.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 725 games.
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