Detroit Pistons: The pros and cons of drafting LaMelo Ball

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LaMelo Ball of the Hawks (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons will have a shot at landing one of the top picks in the upcoming NBA Draft, where they could select LaMelo Ball.

It remains unclear as to when exactly the 2020 NBA Draft may occur, but whenever it arrives fans could expect to see the league follow suit with the WNBA and the NFL and hold a virtual draft. As it stands the Detroit Pistons have the fifth best odds at landing the top overall pick.

With a 10.5 percent chance of selecting number one overall, the biggest hole that Detroit will most likely opt to fill is at point guard. For the most part, this draft class is overflowing with point guards who have real NBA potential.

Whether that be Killian Hayes, Tyrese Haliburton, Theo Maledon, or even LaMelo Ball, the Pistons will have their eyes set on one of the many point guards that could fall to them.

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If they were able to acquire a second round pick, then they could opt to select a non-point guard in the first round like Obi Toppin, and then pick up someone like Tre Jones, Cassius Winston, or Markus Howard in the second round.

However as it stands the Pistons will likely move forward under the assumption that they’ll only have the one draft pick.

What makes this draft so interesting is that there isn’t one specific player that is a consensus number one overall pick. The draft order will be so heavily contingent on what teams end up picking where, so the lottery occurring will give us more clarity on potential selections.

Without question however, one of the biggest prizes in this year’s draft is LaMelo Ball.

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