The Top 5 Best and Worst Detroit Pistons Draft Picks Since 2000

June 21st, 2014 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
Though the Detroit Pistons' draft misses (Darko Milicic) have largely overshadowed their successes, there are actually a few impressive selections dotting the franchise's most recent hauls. 

In fact, there's enough good news here to make note of honorable mentions who didn't make the list. Recall that Detroit selected Mehmet Okur with the No. 37 overall pick in 2001. He only spent two seasons with the Pistons but went on to have a successful run, averaging 13.5 points and seven rebounds for his career.

And despite the Milicic mistake in 2003, former president of basketball operations Joe Dumars later took Carlos Delfino at No. 25. He never became a star, but he's been a solid rotation player for someone taken late in the first round.

Dumars also took Amir Johnson with the 56th pick in 2005 and snagged Arron Afflalo at No. 27 in 2007.

The good has probably outweighed the bad.

In the final analysis, there's been a lot to like in Detroit's drafts since 2000. Here are the very best and very worst results of those drafts.

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