Carmelo Anthony thinks he would have gained “maybe two or three rings” had he been drafted by Detroit in 2003, and former Pistons head coach Larry Brown concurs.
“I believe we’d have won many more,” says Brown, who was on the helm after they gained the 2004 title.
Not everybody who was on that squad agrees, in fact, and this what-if merely refuses to die.
Per Bleacher Report (by way of Sirius XM NBA):
Detroit gained the NBA title in 2004 throughout Brown’s first season with the group and reached the NBA Finals in his second and remaining 12 months. The group went on to succeed in the Eastern Conference Finals in every of the following three years however couldn’t win one other championship.
[Darko] Milicic was a part of the title group however made a minimal contribution whereas averaging 1.four factors per recreation. He was traded after two seasons in Detroit and averaged simply 6.zero factors per recreation in his profession.
“You walk in a room with guys like that, you’re going to figure it out,” Brown stated.
“And I think Carmelo would have had that.”
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