Detroit Pistons: Best Draft Prospects By Position

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Jan 24, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons mascot Hopper performs during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at The Palace of Auburn Hills. New Orleans won 103-101. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

How Will The Pistons Fare On Draft Night?

Despite the fact that the Detroit Pistons only have a second-round pick at this writing, tonight’s NBA Draft could have massive repercussions in the Motor City. With the NBA offseason about to kick into full swing, we have a loaded draft class, as well as marquee free agents reportedly available.

These two factors could combine for a night of frantic deals in the NBA, where a number of teams look to push and make the moves necessary to improve in a hurry. It doesn’t currently seem like the Pistons are preparing for a quick-fire overhaul, although they could become a beneficiary of other teams moves.

As the night unfolds anything could happen. The Pistons have been linked with a number of trades, and the rumored Josh Smith to Sacramento deal could be one of many to come to fruition. Who knows, there may also be opportunities for Detroit to move up in the draft, or even acquire an extra pick too.

The Pistons need to add some talent and depth, particularly in the back court, and if an opportunity to draft higher presents itself, expect the new look front office of Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower to give it real consideration.

For the meantime, let’s work based off the Pistons sole selection at number 38 in the draft. There are a number of routes that Detroit can take with this pick, so it’s probably wise to assess some of the best options likely to be available to them across all five positions.

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