Detroit Pistons Mock Draft: Could They Take a Perimeter Player at No. 9?

June 12th, 2012 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
NBA champions are built through the draft.

We all have heard this sentiment, and on a year-to-year basis, it proves true.

The Lakers built their titles in the recent past through the hard work and determination of a first-round pick back in the 1990s, Kobe Bryant, and they brought in talent around him through the draft.

The Spurs have won multiple titles behind their own top pick in that decade, Tim Duncan, and supplemented him through shrewd moves on draft night.

And the favorite to win the title this year, Oklahoma City, built their team almost exclusively through the draft.

Sure, there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, Miami is also battling for the title this year, and they only have a couple of significant players on their roster that they drafted; the Heat chose to build up their team through free agency.

But for a team like Detroit, which does not offer the lure of sandy beaches and tropical weather, free agency is not the likely ticket for success.

This team is going to be built through smart moves and, most importantly, smart drafts.

Since team president Joe Dumars began rebuil ...

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