Joe D on drafting a big: "Our preference is to look at the perimeter, but by no means are we locked in to that."
This is where the tier system I’ve advocated comes in handy. If the Pistons adhere to that system or a similar one, they would take any big man who is clear step above a perimeter player. But when dealing with similarly valued players, they’d pick the perimeter player.
Maybe it’s nothing, but I noticed Joe Dumars said “perimeter” rather than “wing” – the difference being the former includes point guards. Again, maybe it’s nothing, but maybe that says something about the Pistons’ faith in Brandon Knight developing and/or Jose Calderon re-signing.