Detroit Pistons: Re-drafting each Pistons lottery pick since 2010

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 23: Brandon Knight from the University of Kentucky (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 23: Brandon Knight from the University of Kentucky (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 27: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons NBA Draft: Re-drafting the 2010’s

Detroit Pistons 2013 Draft: Pick number eight

Original pick: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

New pick: Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Pistons fell a spot in the lottery for the second time in three years. After finishing with a record of 29-53 the Pistons wound up with the eighth pick despite having the seventh-best odds in the draft. Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was Detroit’s selection.

KCP was a three-and-D prospect that never really panned out in Detroit. In his four seasons with the Pistons, Caldwell-Pope shot just 33.4 percent from beyond the arc. the 6-5 shooting guard was the best defender on the Pistons during his tenure.

In the 2017 offseason, the Pistons front office opted to trade for Avery Bradley rather than re-sign the then 23-year-old KCP. The guard then signed with the Los Angeles Lakers where he has started to fulfill the three-and-D role he struggled to fill in Detroit. As a member of the Lakers, Caldwell-Pope is shooting 37.8 percent from three-point range in four seasons.

Like Kawhi two years before him, Giannis Antetokounmpo has developed into a player that every team that passed on him in the draft wishes they could have a redo.

The 6-11 forward from Greece entered the draft as a raw prospect, and in Milwaukee, he has developed into a two-time MVP. The Greek Freak is the franchise cornerstone the Pistons have been lacking since the end of their championship window in the mid-2000s. With Giannis on their roster, the Pistons would have had a dominant player who would have the team contending in the playoffs for years to come.

Of their seven lottery picks this decade, Antetokounmpo is the biggest miss the Pistons have made.

Honorable Mentions: CJ McCollum, Dennis Schröder, and Tim Hardaway Jr.