Immediately after the Pistons selected D.J. White with pick no. 29, it has been reported that he will be traded to the Seattle Sonics for picks no. 32 and no. 46. Seattle had six picks in the draft and the deal means that Detroit will not have to guarantee money to whomever they draft.
The Pistons now have picks 32, 46 and 59 – all in the second round. Pick 32 comes immediately after and it is Walter Sharpe, F, UAB. He is a sophomore who averaged 14/game this past season for Mike Davis. Bilas has stated that Walter Sharpe was never totally committed to his game while at Miss. State or at UAB. Apparently, this pick was made for potential reasons, much like the next two picks.