Joe Dumars said the Darko Milicic selection changed the way the Pistons prepare for the draft.
"I could give a dissertation on that," Dumars said shortly after selecting teenage center Andre Drummond. "After I drafted Darko, from that point on, the amount of background we do on every single player that you see us draft is ridiculous. We do as much or more background than any other team in the NBA because of that.
"The background on (Milicic) was about 20 percent of what we do now. I look back on it now and realize you didn't know half of the stuff you needed to know."