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Pistons Draft Darko Milicic

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June 26, 2003 - As a result of a 1997 trade involving Otis Thorpe, the 50-win Pistons owned the second pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. With Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and Ben Wallace already accounted for in their starting lineup, the Pistons opted to bypass Syracuse small forward Carmelo Anthony in favor of drafting true center Darko Milicic. While the Pistons won the NBA Championship the following season, Milicic went on to average six points per game for his career. Anthony is a ten-time all-star.