D.J. White selected by Detroit at No. 29


[10:55 UPDATE]

Yeah. So, apparently D.J.’s headed to Seattle. Forget all the stuff down below. He would have never fit in with the Pistons.

But the Sonics? He’ll play with Kevin Durant, and that’s a system that should work well for pretty much any complimentary player.

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Looks like D.J. White is headed to Motown.

As people have been pointing out all along, Detroit is probably a good place for D.J. The Pistons play a rugged style that he’ll fit into.

Interestingly, there was a report about a month ago that the Pistons had given White a guarantee that they would draft him. He then skipped th pre-draft camp, providing more evidence that he already felt secure about where he would end up.

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11 comments:

  • PistonsFan #1


    Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 10:31 PM EDT

    Glad we got the best player from Indiana to come to the D.

  • DETROITBASKETBALL #2


    Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 10:35 PM EDT

    HELL YEA Detroit got the best player to fit their system. GO DJ

  • GO DJ #3


    Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 10:39 PM EDT

    I am excited to see DJ play in the NBA and I wish him the best.

    GO DJ!!!

  • DETROITBASKETBALL #4


    Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 10:44 PM EDT

    crap hes going to Seattle. BOO

  • detroitgirl #5


    Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 10:54 PM EDT

    I was born in Detroit and have lived here in Bloomington for almost ten years. I hope DJ stays in Detroit…he’s a great fit for them, and (contrary to what most Indiana folks think) it’s a great city where I think he’d have a great career.

    Either way…first round, way to go DJ!! Good luck!

  • Michael #6


    Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 11:50 PM EDT

    Way to go DJ!!! So glad to see your life long dream finally coming true, to play in the Pro’s… I wish you all the best success!!!!

  • patrick #7


    Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:06 AM EDT

    hell yeah supersonics!

    next shawn kemp – DJ WHITE! hah.

    Detroit sucks glad to see he is going to Oklahoma City errr ummm Seattle.

  • BA #8


    Friday, June 27, 2008 - 2:26 AM EDT

    That kind of sucks for DJ here he was suppposedly promised to go to Detroit and they trade him for two 2nd rounders. Oh well he will probably have a greater opportunity to play in Seattle or Oklahoma City. Good Luck DJ you are the man.

  • PistonsFan #9


    Friday, June 27, 2008 - 8:10 AM EDT

    DJ was a terrible fit in Detroit, they’ve already got 4 PF’s better than him (Wallace, McDyess, Maxiell, Johnson). It’s a good thing he’s not going there.

  • J Pat #10


    Friday, June 27, 2008 - 8:49 PM EDT

    What a class act! I will miss this guy BIG TIME! I will never forget the way he kept trying to get the team and bench into that last game vs Arkansas. He was the only kid on the team that gave a crap..in the end. GOOD LUCK!!!

  • Doug T #11


    Friday, June 27, 2008 - 8:53 PM EDT

    Thanks D J for sticking it out through the tough times at old IU and being THE MAN all last year. You deserve the payday!!!

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