One thing you learn from perusing the comments over at the great Pistons fan site Detroit Bad Boys, is that they don’t like the second-round selection of Terrico White. No, I mean they REALLY don’t like it. I mean they HATE it. I mean they want Joe Dumars FIRED over it. While the last sentiment is probably mostly in jest, they really do despise the pick, as several big men remained on the board and the Pistons didn’t bite.
Personally, I think it’s making a mountain out a mole hill. Dumars is trying to hit a home run on a toolsy player who probably won’t pan out. But then again, most first round picks don’t pan out, so I can’t be too angry with him. But with all that said, one thing remains very true. The Pistons are in desperate search for size. I think some of that will come through trades, with Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton and a sign-and-trade eligible Will Bynum used as bait.
But as every Ben Wallace fan knows, you can’t neglect those undrafted free agents. Teams grabbed undrafted players to take a flyer on and fill out there summer squads, and the Pistons will be no different. With Greg Monroe their “best” prospect to start at center, I decided to see who the Pistons could grab that went undrafted. Perhaps one of the greatest undrafted players of all time, Ben Wallace, can pass that torch to a new teammate.
I grabbed Chad Ford’s top 100 prospect list off ESPN.com and scribbled down the name of every power forward and center that wasn’t playing overseas. Then I went trolling for information. I will update this list as I learn more information.
Omar Samahan, a skilled big man out of St. Mary’s has been pegged for the Atlanta Hawks‘ summer league squad, per a tweet from Jeff Goodman of Foxsports.com.
Everyone’s favorite Belarusian Art Parakhouski has gone undrafted and there is no word on where he is likely to end up. There seemed to be some idea amongst Wizard fans that the team thought highly of him. UPDATED: Draft Express says Art is Boston bound.
Charles Garcia a power forward out of Seattle went undrafted and was worked out by the Pistons.
It seems that the Phoenix Suns had some interest in DePaul’s Mac Koshwal
Andrew Ogilvy worked out for the Nets, but I can’t find any interest anywhere.
Michael Washington will be playing for the N.Y. Knicks summer league squad, per his agent.