The Detroit Pistons selected Arizona forward Chase Budginer with their No. 44 pick and immediately traded his rights to the Houston Rockets. Detroit will receive a future 2nd round selection, cash, and a box of basketball pumps in return. Okay, the pumps were not part of the deal, but I hope there's a little extra cash thrown in there.
I was actually pretty happy we got Budinger with our final pick predominantely because many projected him to go in the first round. I was hoping it would be a steal at that point in the draft. He's a sharp shooter with a little size to him, but apparently something went terribly awry during all the workouts because Budinger's stock slipped big time. I remember during the first week of workouts Budinger was being looked at as a possibility for the Pistons No. 15 spot.