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Tayshaun Prince says Pistons could've won many more titles with Carmelo Anthony

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The Detroit Pistons had an incredible team during the 00s, but it could've been even better after the 2003 draft.

After reaching the conference finals, the Pistons passed up the opportunity to acquire Carmelo Anthony and chose instead to pick Darko Milicic with the second pick.

Milicic was always a bit-part player in the Motor City while Anthony quickly developed into an All-Star level player. Of course, his career trajectory may have been different with Detroit.

He would've struggled to break into such a dominant starting five - but Tayshaun Price believes they would've won more titles with Melo instead of the one they managed.

"I think if we did take Melo, maybe two, maybe three, maybe four championships," Prince said.

"And then after my fourth or fifth year, now you have to decide what you want to do. But at least you know going in, if you take Melo we got a guy. And who knows, he comes off his bench the first year or two, or maybe they insert him into the starting lineup, whatever.

"But we knew coming in, if he could come in off the bench and accept that sixth man role, we'd be pretty awesome for the next five or six years before they make the decision if they're going to keep me or him."

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NBA
Detroit Pistons
Central Division
Eastern Conference
New York Knicks
Atlantic Division
Carmelo Anthony

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