The Jerry Stackhouse era in Detroit was an unpopular one to say the least. In a lot of ways, the mind glosses over these years due to how supbar the team tended to be (do you remember Oliver Miller lugging around his 300lbs in Pistons teal?).
But the Pistons were able to deal Theo Ratliff, Aaron McKie and a draft pick for Eric Montross, Stackhouse and a second rounder, and it actually worked out pretty well for both teams.
Stackhouse, who was a top pick of Philly just two years prior, was expendable because he and Allen Iverson couldn't co-exist.
Detroit still had Joe Dumars, so Stackhouse was groomed to be his successor. For a while, this worked and Stackhouse became a nice compliment to Grant Hill.
But once the team was given over to Stackhouse, the win totals went down while his scoring average went up.
That being said, Stackhouse did eventually lead the Pistons to the playoffs but was ultimately dealt for Richard Hamilton, ushering in the glory years of the mid 2000's.