Two things it now appears that these Detroit Pistons won't do: Win 70 games or continue the Darko Milicic experiment.
Marc Stein reports that a rookie, some youngsters and some old vets are defining De-troit Bas-ket-ball so far.
In Detroit, the Flip Saunders era promises to feature a happy squad, more running, more points, more zone and more Darko.
The Pistons are finally getting a chance to focus on the development of their 7-foot gamble, writes Marc Stein.
After becoming a star his rookie year, Carmelo Anthony is suffering through a sour second season.
There's another reason why Detroit didn't draft Carmelo, and that reason will be playing next season.
Leaving him off the rookie team wasn't a tough choice. But does Darko Milicic regret his draft decision?
Hard at work in practice, Darko Milicic knows his time will come to prove he's worthy of the No. 2 pick.
Yugoslavia's Darko Milicic, widely considered the best NBA prospect in Europe, is officially right there now with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Darko Milicic could be the next Nowitzki, but LeBron James could be like Mike on Madison Avenue.
Darko Milicic would be an early favorite for the No. 2 pick in the draft -- if he can convince the NBA to let him in the '03 draft pool.