In 2002, the Detroit Pistons drafted Tayshaun Prince. Prince would play 11 seasons with the franchise, win a championship in 2004, carve his name in history for Detroit, and become the best wing player the Motor City has seen in the 2000s.
Immediately after 2002, the Pistons awful luck with wings began.
It started in 2003, when then General Manager Joe Dumars drafted Darko Milicic over future Hall-of-Famer Carmelo Anthony. Subsequent draft picks on the wing either fizzled out or left town before they could succeed (Carlos Delfino, Austin Daye, Khris Middleton, Arron Afflalo).