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Thu June 25, 2009
Pistons' Dumars likes his chances to reshape team
DETROIT – Joe Dumars expects to be busy over the next couple weeks, armed with four picks in the NBA draft and about $20 million in salary-cap space to reshape the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons president of basketball operations said he plans to take a frontcourt player in the first round. Detroit has the No. 15 pick.
Detroit worked out more than 50 prospects to prepare for tonight's draft and might choose Louisville's Earl Clark, James Johnson of Wake Forest, Ohio State's B.J. Mullens or Austin Daye of Gonzaga.
Dumars says he might package his three picks in the second round to move around in the draft.