2004 NBA Draft team needs

Originally Published: May 28, 2004
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
  • Ford's Mock Draft

    Should teams draft to fill their needs or should they take the best player available when they draft?

    Most teams will tell you that they choose the latter, but history shows that when they do it, disaster seems to strike. There's nothing worse than having a high draft pick sitting on the bench picking his nose. Darko Milicic was killed by the press, in large part, because the Pistons had so much depth in the paint that he didn't see the light of day.

    Chad Ford

    ESPN Senior Writer