Found June 28, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
AUBURN HILLS -- A quarter of a century ago, the Detroit Red Wings were so desperate to get their hands on Sergei Fedorov, they actually helped him defect from his home country. The Pistons didn't go quite that far with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but the story of how they selected him with the eighth pick of Thursday's draft still reads like something out of a spy thriller. The Pistons badly wanted Caldwell-Pope, a big shooting guard who can run the floor and bomb away from 3-point range. However, they also knew that Minnesota, who had the ninth picked, also had their eyes on him. As long as the Timberwolves stayed at No. 9, that didn't matter, but team president Joe Dumars didn't want them trading up to get there ahead of Detroit. So Caldwell-Pope became a non-person. He never worked out for Detroit, letting Minnesota think that they were focused on other needs -- a point guard, perhaps. "I let people know that we're looking at perimeter players at the 1,...

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Detroit Pistons 2013 NBA mock draft composite

Happy NBA Draft Day! For all you Detroit Pistons fans, get ready to see what the team does with the #8 pick in 2013 Draft. Here’s a NBA mock draft composite for your favorite team. And here’s our latest 2013 NBA Mock Draft. The most ACCURATE on the whole wide web the last two years!!! David Kay was #1; he has the Detroit Pistons making a pick from the Big East. In both rounds...

Rasheed Wallace Reportedly ‘in Talks’ to Become Detroit Pistons’ Assistant Coach

Rasheed Wallace may be headed back to the Motor City. The boisterous fan favorite, who played with the Detroit Pistons from 2004-09 and helped the franchise to a championship, could be close to joining new head coach Maurice Cheeks on the team’s bench. Rasheed Wallace is in talks with the Detroit Pistons to join Maurice Cheeks coaching staff, the Daily News has learned. — Frank...

The need for Sheed? Pistons in talks to bring on Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach

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Pistons back in familiar spot in draft's top 10

Joe Dumars and the Detroit Pistons have become pretty familiar with this spot in the NBA draft. For the fourth straight year, they'll pick from seventh to ninth. This time it's No. 8 - and the Pistons hope their choice Thursday night will help avoid more trips to the lottery in the future. ''We're simply looking to get the best player we can get,''...

Pistons' Dumars plays cagey game at NBA draft

The Detroit Pistons introduced their three draft picks. No one, however, could miss the presence of a fourth player in the room. Not only had team President Joe Dumars passed on Michigan star Trey Burke to take Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the eighth pick, he chose point guard Peyton Siva at No. 56. Siva led Louisville to victory over Burke's Wolverines to win...
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