How will the needs of other teams in the Draft Lottery effect the Detroit Pistons selection?
Detroit sports fans are not happy with the current lottery system in sports as the Detroit Red Wings were jumped by three teams having the best odds to land the number one pick in the 2020 NHL draft, yet they fell down to the 4th overall pick. Last season we saw the Pelicans, Lakers, and Grizzlies all jump up into the top four picks so maybe the Detroit Pistons could follow in suit.
While the entire Pistons’ fanbase has been spamming tankathon.com simulations of the lottery results, we won’t know the official order until August, so let’s take a look at what the draft might look like.
The other teams in the lottery have pretty specific needs so we could see how this draft could shape out this far out.
With the terrible luck of the Red Wings and the Pistons in the lottery, seeing as both teams have never moved up in the lottery in the history of both franchises, the Pistons will fall below pick #5 if history holds. Who would we likely draft at each position?
The 2020 draft class is a point guard heavy draft, and really weak on wings. What makes this draft so weird is that five of the top eight teams don’t need a point guard and they all desperately need wings and there is really only one top tier wing, Isaac Okoro.
The big boards for each team will look similar as players like Obi Toppin, Isaac Okoro, and Deni Avdija will all be pretty high on the need-based board but not on the overall talent board.
With that being said I personally am a draft based on need guy instead of best available because why on earth would the Warriors draft one of the best two players in this draft, LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards when they already have the splash brothers, and could rather fill a hole at center by selecting James Wiseman or Onyeka Okongwu.