Detroit Pistons: 2019 NBA Draft grades

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No. 57 pick: Jordan Bone

After appearing done for the night with their picks, the Pistons traded back into the tail-end of the second round to add some depth to their guard rotation when they grabbed former Tennessee guard Jordan Bone. Bone brings some size to the position at 6’3″ and 180 pounds. He gives them some depth behind Jackson and Bruce Brown Jr. in the event they don’t re-sign Ish Smith in free agency this summer.

Bone was a decent 3-point shooter in college with a respectable 35.3 percent mark from 3-point range, but he was more of a natural distributor when he had the ball in his hands. Per 40 minutes, he averaged 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. He’s a hyper-athletic player that gives them young depth in an area where they can always use more.

He was a three-year player at Tennessee, and he improved every season. There’s a reason to believe he hasn’t peaked yet, and he’s still improving. If the Pistons decide to focus more on their youth this season, he could see a lot of regular NBA minutes, but there is no guarantee that happens. For some cash and a future second round pick, this wasn’t a bad move for Detroit to make.

Grade: B