MaseInYourFace wrote:The darko pick is pretty bad though. Not that I agree with Perry getting part of the blame for that. I don’t. But Melo was the more known player and he practically fell into the laps of a championship contending team. I think the not drafting Melo is a classic example of getting too cute with the draft. Darko was a beast but no one really knew about his personality and all the other stuff.
Joe Dumars is to blame for that catastrophic pick. He was driving the bus, Perry just happened to be on the bus with him. I recall quite clearly just because I'm from Detroit that Joe Dumars was the high on Darko for his ability to work out and look good doing it.