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Pistons planned to trade No. 44 pick, drafted Kim English instead

Joe Dumars on Khris Middleton and Kim English, via Keith Langlois of Pistons.com:

In fact, they felt the likeliest course was to possibly take one with the 39th pick and then trade the 44th pick away to bank a future asset.

“We had several phone calls from teams trying to trade back to 44 or trade up to get a second-round pick,” Dumars said. “We had contingency plans to move the pick. Once we drafted Middleton, we looked at the board and said, ‘We’re going to get a good player at 44. Forty-three goes off and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’re taking Kim English.’ We would have moved the pick, but we weren’t going to pass on Kim English at 44.”

5 Comments

  • Dec 21, 20126:09 pm
    by gmehl

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    Then play the frigging kid!

    • Dec 21, 20127:05 pm
      by tarsier

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      Maybe Frank doesn’t agree with Dumars that English was a steal?

  • Dec 21, 20126:57 pm
    by sebastian

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    Joe decided to not pass on English at “44″, but has continually elected to pass on him at the SG position for the ill-placed Singler at the starting SG position.
    The idiocy continues …

  • Dec 21, 20129:25 pm
    by t2dye4

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    Should have traded both picks…your not playing them and they cant help the team…Middleton is soft and   English is a DL player @ best…and its time to fire the coach and GM…

  • Dec 22, 20126:42 am
    by Tyrone

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    When English get a chance, I think that he will make the most of it.  The problem that I see is the rotation, Knight and Stuckey are both better SG than PG.  This puts English as the 3rd SG.  With that being said I think that he will get a shoot at being a back up guard, he just needs to make the most of it when given a chance.

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