posted on Jun, 11 2003 @ 10:31 PM
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons are set to take 7-foot-1 Darko Milicic with the second pick in the NBA draft.
Carmelo Anthony, the other player most considered in the running to follow Cleveland's selection of LeBron James in the draft order, canceled his
scheduled workout with the Pistons.
Joe Dumars, Detroit's president of basketball operations, was asked if Anthony's cancellation on Tuesday provided a clear indication that the Pistons
would take Milicic.
"Yes,'' Dumars told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
Milicic, a 253-pounder from Serbia and Montenegro, would provide a scoring presence the Pistons currently lack on the frontline. Ben Wallace, who
started at center in the All-Star game, focuses on defense and rebounding for the Pistons, while 36-year-old Cliff Robinson is past his prime.