The best (and worst) NBA draft scenarios for the Pistons

2022 Draft in the NBA there are days left and rumors revolve around what Detroit Pistons can do. As many see this as a draft for three or four players, Troy Weaver has the opportunity to really “start” the draft with the number 5 selected. We interviewed the DBB team to see what the best and worst scenarios are on Thursday at 19 : 30 hours on ESPN.

1. What would be the worst case scenario in your eyes for the Pistons in the draft?

Laz Jackson: The worst-case scenario is that Troy Weaver panicked, trading in assets to rise one place to take Jaden Ivy. Not that there’s anything wrong with Ivy (he wouldn’t be my choice, but I definitely understand why he would be good), but the transfer of assets seems to be wrong at this point in the Recovery. The Pistons no longer have a future choice in the first round and have failed to find a market for Jeremy Grant; digging deeper is not the way.

Ben Gulker: Either Jaden Ivy at number 5, or including this choice to move to number 4 (I don’t see enough differentiation between prospects to justify this exchange).

Brady Frederiksen: I’m with Ben and Laz. Trading for Jaden Ivy (or anyone) at number 4 would be bad. I’ve been impressed with Ivy over the last few weeks, but giving up, say, Jeremy and choosing №5 to move to №4 would be a horrible move. This is not something I would expect to happen, but handing out such assets to someone who does not have universal potential for blue chips would be bad.

2. What would be the best scenario in your eyes for the Pistons in the draft?

Laz Jackson: Everyone was watching the smoke screen and Chet Holmgren fell to 5. LOL. Seriously, I think the best case scenario for the Pistons is the Unity ticket offer I outlined in Locked on Pistons: Trade Jerami Grant for the 7th pick (unfortunately it seems less and less likely and less likely; Portland has its goals higher than Jerami with that choice) and the draft of Keegan Murray at 5 and Shaden Sharp at 7. This is the best combination of talent, short-term and long-term rise and strengthening the positional weaknesses that I think the Pistons could achieved.

Ben Gulker: If Jeremy Grant’s mythical trade with Portland is still on the table and somehow Sharpe, Ben Matt or Murray stay on board at 7 … God, God, God. Otherwise Murray and Ben Matt are 1a and 1b for me (flip flops several times a day) and one of them has to be available.

Brady Frederiksen: I would say that Ivy’s fall from Detroit at number 5 is the beginning. He is an athletic guard who can take it and go to hell, a type of guard that the Pistons, frankly, never had. Then swap Grant with Portland for number 7 and get one from Ben Maturin, Jeremy Sochan, Jalen Duren or, I guess, Shedon Sharp. Aside from the unlikely but incredible scenario of Laz Chet falling to number 5, this is the way.

3. What is the craziest thing outside the left field that can happen to the Pistons on the night of the draft?

Laz Jackson: The Kings turn to business calls, choose Keegan Murray for immediate help at 4, and old colleagues Sam Presti and Troy Weaver work out a deal where OKC gets Jaden Ivy and Detroit gets some of Presti’s treasure plus Lugenz Dort. OKC puts future Detroit first, for which it would be good to get our hands back.

Ben Gulker: I will be surprised to see Weaver cook something to trade in the first round outside the lottery, where he was successful with Saddiq and Stew. I couldn’t tell you where more than I could tell you where when it all happened.

Brady Frederiksen: Dyson Daniels at number 5 then awards a grant to a team other than Atlanta or Portland. Daniels is a man who has really I grew up recently. I’m a little worried about his athleticism and fears about shooting, but they both look pretty good on top. You can see a little vertical protrusion and you can see the talents of a good jumper – it’s not like Killian 2.0, as I was initially worried. Grant trading is a substitute. If he is eventually handed over to a mysterious team – someone lurking in the shadows – it significantly changes the calculation of the draft, as we have all mentally planned for him to either stay, go to the Blazers, go to the Hawks or go to the Suns. as part of a deal with DeAndre Ayton.

As always, tell us what you think in the comments!

1. What would be the worst case scenario in your eyes for the Pistons in the draft?

2. What would be the best scenario in your eyes for the Pistons in the draft?

3. What is the craziest thing outside the left field that can happen to the Pistons on the night of the draft?

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