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06-23-2011, 10:21 AM
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NBA draft tonight.
Personally I think this draft looks like a big pile of crap, so the Pistons should go for whoever they think has the most upside, even if it makes everyone have Darko nightmares. One of those 7 foot Euros is probably the highest-ceiling guy that will be there for the Pistons.
I'd rather they take a guy that might be a star than take a guy that they know is going to be a bench player, a tweener, or even worse than Ben Wallace offensively.
Biyombo scares the hell out of me. Dude looks like he's 26, and he might be. On the other hand, Ben Wallace didn't get good until he was 26 so maybe that's not a bad thing. All these 6-7 and 6-8 power forwards ... I have a feeling they're all going to be benchers and busts. Might as well go for the big payday in a draft this bad.
There are rumors the Rockets would deal their two 1sts for the 8th. I'd take that and then pick the TWO biggest lottery tickets on the board. The Pistons absolutely have to find a star player or two through the draft if they're ever going to compete again. Nobody wants to sign here as a free agent (at least nobody that's any good, Charlie V). They might win 40 games with a roster full of lunch pailers but they're not going to get anything accomplished. There will be solid depth players available at 33, so they can grab a guy there. Someone like the Purdue guy, he's a solid 8th man and he'll probably be there at 33.
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