Detroit Pistons: 2020 NBA lottery pick mock draft 3.0

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Detroit Pistons draft target Killian Hayes
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64. . PG . Detroit Pistons. Killian Hayes . 7. player

Congratulations Detroit Pistons fans, you got your man.

It’s entirely within the realm of possibility that Detroit elects to move their pick in this year’s draft. Whether that means they move up or down, they could easily miss out on Killian Hayes, the player who fans have been hoping to pick for months now.

Now that they’ve traded away Bruce BrownDerrick Rose will be their only (legitimate) current option going into next season. Because they currently only have one pick in this year’s draft, it would be best spent on a point guard.

They’ve spent so many years investing in other positions, but it’s time to address the main concern.

Hayes was once expected to land somewhere in the middle of the lottery, and over the last few months has shot up boards and is now hailed as one of the best guards in the entire draft.

He’s got a little bit off everything. His shooting is solid, he can attack the basket (though he struggles to get through contact), but most importantly, he is an unbelievably gifted passer.

Detroit needs more playmaking, and that’s what Hayes brings to the table. He has a remarkable feel for the game and sees the floor incredibly well. He’s able to locate shooters so easily.

Though he tends to gamble a bit too much defensively, he’s still aggressive and the Pistons needs all the defensive help that they can get with their guards. He’s able to jump passing lanes and generate steals with relative ease.

If Hayes is available at seventh overall, the Pistons won’t have to spend much time making their selection.