Tom Ziller of SB Nation is doing a cool series, looking back at the past five drafts and re-assigning grades with the benefit of hindsight. The Pistons’ 2007 draft was actually pretty good. Except for … well … you know:
Rodney Stuckey (15), Arron Afflalo (27), Sammy Meija (57)
The Pistons picked up two great value picks in Stuckey and Afflalo; unfortunately, Detroit traded Afflalo to Denver in a senseless swap in 2011. (Vernon Macklin!) In a bad draft, Joe Dumars found two starters outside of the lottery. That’s worth applause.
That one hurts. But still, it’s a fun post to look back on. Unless, of course, you are a Portland Trailblazers fan. In that case, sorry.