The Pistons were torn during the 2007 draft with their pick at No. 15 between Rodney Stuckey and Young. John Hammond, then Joe Dumars’ No. 2, told me later that it was one of the tougher calls for Joe D he remembered during his time with the Pistons.
Dumars also nearly drafted Joe Johnson over Rodney White, but at least he got this one right.
Could Dumars double up and get it wrong, though?
Young is a free agent, and it’s reasonable to wonder whether Dumars still likes whatever he did before in Young. As a talent, Young would have made a nice draft prospect. But he’s proven himself as a player whose entire game is taking, not even necessarily making, long 2-point jumpers. Unless Young gets little interest elsewhere and is willing to take a small, make-good deal, the Pistons should stay away.
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