Detroit Pistons NBA Draft: 4 Players to watch heading into March

Jalen Suggs might end up being the choice for the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images)
Jalen Suggs might end up being the choice for the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green
Jalen Green would be a nice get for the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Jalen Green is a choice from the G-League

Green, along with teammate Jonathon Kuminga leads the charge in what may be the beginning of a G-League migration of high school hoop stars. While Kuminga is also someone to watch for the next couple of months, Green’s offensive upside is something Pistons’ fans will salivate over.

In seven games with Team Ignite, Green is averaging 17.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor. Even as a volume scorer and somewhat streaky shooter, Green’s elite bucket getting ability at all three levels will keep him from falling out of the top five.

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His shot selection will need to be accounted for as shown with his current 29.3 percent three-point clip, but remember, Green is still adjusting to pro-level competition from just being a high school senior.

The 19-year old wing has great size and length to immediately contribute. He is a killer off the dribble, in transition and rounds out his game well by moving fluidly off the ball and finding open shots.

Think Zack Lavine with Green. It may take time for him to become an efficient playmaker, but the reward could eventually be grand.

Pure scorers will always be coveted in the NBA and Green is one of them. For the  Detroit Pistons, an elite scoring wing to pair with their tough-nosed rookies would be an excellent foundation to build upon.

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