NBA Draft: Afflalo to the Motor City

By - June 28, 2007

Detroit has taken All-American shooting guard Arron Afflalo with the No. 27 pick. The UCLA product didn't get an invite to the green room but paid his own way to New York and took the stage to shake David Stern's hand.

I wrote a feature for our draft preview on Afflalo and the Compton native seemed confident about hearing his name in the first round. Personally, I was less optimistic. Even though Afflalo is a world-class guy, there are doubts about how his limited athletic ability will translate to a league where just about everybody is really, really strong and really, really quick.

At any rate, Afflalo's decision to leave school one year early was vindicated with the pick.

Posted by at 10:21 PM on June 28, 2007

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