5 worst Detroit Pistons’ draft classes in franchise history

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Darko Milicic #31 of the Orlando Magic and Chris Webber #84 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: 5 worst draft classes of all time


Who they chose:

  • Darko Milicic (2)
  • Carlos Delfino (25)
  • Andres Glyniadakis (58)

Who they should have chosen:

  • Dwyane Wade
  • Leandro Barbosa
  • Jose Calderon

The legendary 2003 draft is one Pistons’ fans will probably never get over, as choosing Darko over Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (among others) will go down as one of the biggest draft blunders of all time, as well as one of the biggest what-ifs in league history, as Detroit had a chance to build a dynasty and potentially win two or three more titles.

The only reason this doesn’t get the top spot is that Delfino was actually pretty decent, and there were mostly just role players taken after him. I can’t dwell on this one too long, as it still hurts nearly 20 years later.