No. 37 pick: Deividas Sirvydis
After trading the second of their two first round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons traded up in the second round to grab Deividas Sirvydis to give them some depth on the wing. Sirvydis was far from the most well-known prospect on the board, as guys like Bol Bol and Talen Horton-Tucker were still available, but he gives them something they desperately need next to Griffin: shooting.
Overseas, Sirvydis shot 46.3 percent from 3-point range on 2.4 attempts per game. Similar to Doumbouya, he’s quite young, as he just turned 19 on June 10. The Pistons don’t have a ton of depth on the wings, as Glenn Robinson III is the current projected starter. Sirvydis could possibly come over and challenge him right away, but he’s most likely a draft-and-stash option. He needs to work on his defensive game, and he needs to add some size as he’s 6’8″ yet only 190 pounds.
The Pistons are focusing on high-upside picks with their first two selections, and they targeted a need with this pick. They needed more shooting to boost a team that ranked just 23rd in 3-point percentage. If he’s able to get up to speed when he comes over and his shot translates, trading up in the second round to get him would be a great value.