Pistons Get Second Overall Pick in 2003 NBA Draft

Carmelo or Darko?
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Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars

On Receiving The #2 Pick In The Draft
"It's unbelievable. When Denver got the number three pick, the room went wild. This is unbelievable."

"It's cut and dry that we are going to get a great pick. I don't want to say anything right now. It's a tough call. They are both great players, both are considered consensus impact players."

"He (Darko) or Carmelo Anthony would look good in a Pistons' uniform. I'm going to be politically correct here. Either one of them would do well with us.”

On His Lucky Penny
“I looked at it and it was a 1989. I said, 'Yep, I'm keeping this one.' Wow, I think when you are where we are right now, you need to get some breaks. I really think this might be the break we needed."


Below are the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 draft picks from the NBA Draft since 1980. Those players with Pistons ties are in bold. The last time the Detroit Pistons had the No. 2 pick in the Draft, they selected Isiah Thomas, a sophomore out of Indiana University.

Year
No. 1 pick
No. 2 pick
No. 3 pick
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
Larry Johnson
Billy Owens
1990
Chris Jackson
1989
Pervis Ellison
Sean Elliott
1988
Rik Smits
Charles Smith
1987
Armon Gilliam
Dennis Hopson
1986
Brad Daugherty
Len Bias
Chris Washburn
1985
Wayman Tisdale
Benoit Benjamin
1984
Sam Bowie
1983
Ralph Sampson
Steve Stipanovich
Rodney McCray
1982
Terry Cummings
1981
Mark Aguirre
Buck Williams
1980
Joe Barry Carroll
Darrell Griffith