The ten worst NBA draft picks, #1 should be no surprise to Pistons fans…

Posted: January 2, 2010 by Gavin Raath in Professional

Joe Dumars owes these two a huge debt of gratitude for being his peers this past decade.

Here’s a link from Bleacher Report, a very entertaining sports blog, discussing the worst draft picks of the last decade.  Joe Dumars was far from the worst GM of the last ten years, but he’s responsible for the worst draft choice this decade — maybe ever when you consider who we passed on.

Mateen Cleaves and Rodney White were overlooked, but thank goodness other former-players-turned-GMs like Michael Jordan, Billy Knight and Isaiah Thomas.  Compared to them, Dumars looks like a NASA scientist.

Try not to think of the guys we could have had instead, and look to the future — at some point we will draft Joe’s son, Jordan Dumars.

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Comments
  1. SBell says:

    Yi Jianlian? Really? This guy might want to actually look at some current box scores. Yi’s having a breakout year with the Nets.

  2. Gavin Raath says:

    I just linked it for Darko, really. Yi is doing better than I thought too. Anyone who averages double-figures in the NBA can play in my mind.

    Steve, what’s your take on Dumars to Michigan?

  3. SBell says:

    Much A-Dumars about nothing — he’d be a walk-on. And Eso Akunne is a much better walk-on.

  4. SBell says:

    Puls was a walk-on. The scholarship opening up will probably be Cronin’s, who probably won’t play again, which would theoretically allow U-M to take Horford and Zeigler; more likely, Horford then add another for 2011 when the # was low. But, Akunne might take that one in the interim.

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