And it wasn’t Joe Dumars (unless he’s talking to himself). Keith Langlois of Pistons.com:
"But were there teams in the NBA that preferred Knight over Irving? Yes. One GM told the Pistons as much the morning after the draft."
I think Brandon Knight and Kyrie Irving have nearly identical upsides, but I think Irving has shown he’s much further ahead right now – and that’s why Irving deserved to go No. 1. So, part of me thinks it’s great another general manager thinks so highly of Knight, and part of me thinks that general manager is foolish.