DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: #15 Round 2: #35, #39, #44
|29. D.J. White*||15. Rodney Stuckey||No first-round pick||26. Jason Maxiell|
|27. Arron Afflalo|
|* Draft rights traded|
The Iverson trade, combined with a coaching change, hurt the team's chemistry. All year long, this was a dispirited squad that just didn't have the winning attitude that carried them to six straight trips to the Eastern Conference finals. The Pistons had the talent and experience to be a top team in the East, but not the disposition.
This is a big summer for Pistons president Joe Dumars. Trading away Chauncey Billups took away his team's spirit, but it provided him with plenty of cap space. Iverson is already gone, but Arron Afflalo may be ready to be the first guard off the bench. Up front, Rasheed Wallace isn't likely to return and Antonio McDyess could leave via free agency as well. The pre-Draft swap that brought in Fabricio Oberto wasn’t a major trade, so Dumars will likely be in the market for a big man or two.