In an interview with CBS Sports Digital Thursday and host Nick Kostos on the Crossover former Piston Tayshaun Prince says that in his view the Pistons could’ve won multiple championships if they would’ve drafted Carmelo Anthony with the second pick in the 2003 NBA Draft instead of the Human Victory Cigar aka Darko Milicic.
"I think if we did take Melo, maybe two, maybe three, maybe four championships," Prince said. "And then after my fourth or fifth year, now you have to decide what you want to do. But at least you know going in, if you take Melo we got a guy. And who knows, he comes off his bench the first year or two, or maybe they insert him into the starting lineup, whatever.
CBS NBA analyst and former Piston Richard Hamilton also weighed in, not only somewhat defending Joe Dumars’ logic in picking Milicic but also bringing Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh into the mix.
Near the end of the piece CBS writer Matt Moore tosses the idea around, imagining the ramifications not only on the Pistons but on the rest of the league.
What do you think? Would Melo have brought that Pistons squad to an entirely different, more dominant level?
Go ahead, rip off that Darko bandaid. DO IT!