Detroit Pistons’ Top drafts of all time: No. 7
1993: Lindsey Hunter/ Allan Houston
These two were both fan favorites, Hunter because of his aggressive and relentless defense and Houston because of his sharpshooting.
Houston might be the best shooter Detroit ever had and another guy who they probably regretted losing, as he went to the Knicks as a free agent.
The Pistons drafted Grant Hill the next season and it would have been nice to see he and Houston grow together, which will remain one of the bigger “what-ifs” in Pistons’ history.
Houston ended up being known more for his albatross of a contract, which pretty much ruined the Knicks and forced a rule change in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons’ Top drafts of all time: No. 6
2002: Tayshaun Prince
This may seem high considering there was only one player taken but that player was a key piece of the Goin’ to Work era and has to be considered one of the greatest draft picks the Detroit Pistons ever made.
Prince was taken 23rd overall out of Kentucky and if that draft were done again he might go as high as #2 behind Yao Ming.
Tayshaun was the prototype of the modern 3-and-D wing, a guy who could defend all over and knock down timely long-range shots. He’s perhaps most famous for having one of the greatest blocked shots in NBA history when he chased down Reggie Miller in the playoffs.
I’ll never get tired of watching this: