So after Joe D’s miraculous trade that sent the Pistons’ 9th overall pick (and Ben Gordon) to the Hornets for Corey Maggette, Stan Van Gundy was stuck making his first pick as Pistons president in the second round of this year’s draft.
So with the 38th overall pick the Pistons selected Colorado PG Spencer Dinwiddie who was seen as a first rounder before an ACL injury this past January.
Still though Dinwiddie could wind up being a very good selection as the combo guard possesses the ability to get down low with his 6’6″ frame, driving the basket and drawing fouls. Dinwiddie’s large wingspan also enables him to play some effective defense but will need to develop consistency on that end of the court.
In the end this is a solid selection for the Pistons who didn’t have a whole lot to work with going into the draft.