Pistons

Milicic Isn’t Pistons’ Only Big Lottery Bust

View Comments
(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Central
Shop for Pistons Gear
Buy Pistons Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

Before Darko, there was Rodney.

Drafting Darko Milicic with the No. 2 pick in 2003 ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade is considered Joe Dumars’ biggest mistake since becoming president of basketball operations in 2000. Most people have forgotten that Milicic wasn’t Dumars’ first lottery bust.

The Pistons have the No. 9 pick this month, and their last selection at that spot in 2001 was one Dumars would like to forget. He drafted forward Rodney White, who boasted during training camp that his goal was to have a Hall of Fame career.

White appeared in just 16 games with Detroit before getting dealt to Denver before the 2002-03 season. He was out of the NBA by 2005 and went on to play for 10 other teams in Europe, Israel, China and South Korea. The Pistons’ other No. 9 selections were Les Hunter (1964), Bob Nash (1972) and Cliff Livingston (1982).

Click HERE for the full story from CBSSports.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,935 other followers