Having lost their first-round pick to the Charlotte Hornets at the draft lottery, the Detroit Pistons’ primary opportunity for adding young talent from this year’s class comes via their second-round pick. Drafting in the 38th spot, there’s still an opportunity for the Pistons to find some real talent that can make a difference.
The only problem is, they have to work a little bit harder to find them. The second round of the draft is a place where there are plenty of opportunities to add personality and character to a team, and the Pistons should know this better than most.
As a franchise, the Pistons have made some shrewd moves with second-round selections. In the past, they’ve even found players who would become key parts of championship teams. The second round of the draft always offers teams the opportunity to take a bit of a gamble and add something that’s missing from their roster, and this year should be no different.
With that in mind, Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower need to value this pick, and see what it returns for them down the line.
Let’s take a look at some familiar Pistons names from down the years, that were selected in Round 2 of their respective draft’s.