I don't see what the Raptors have that the Pistons don't. The Raptors probably have the fewest number of real assets in the league. Overpaid vets, no promising young stars, no realistic roadmap for bringing in stars, terrible front office, disastrous reputation. Even though the city of Detroit is essentially a third world bombed-out wasteland, it would have been a better choice. There are enough tradeable assets there to bring in some difference-makers.