Detroit Pistons NBA Mock Draft 2.0: What if Detroit gets the 3rd pick?

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Detroit Pistons: Mock Draft 2.0 pick No. 11

Gonzaga / New Orleans Pelicans. 11. Pick Analysis. Small Forward. player. 69. Scouting Report. Corey Kispert

The New Orleans Pelicans have won a few games of late and could end up clawing their way into the playoffs if Zion Williamson keeps playing like point-guard Shaq.

The Pels desperately need shooting, especially after shipping out J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli and they could use a backup behind Brandon Ingram.

Kispert could provide both and has good size for the position, though he won’t do much to help the Pelicans’ terrible defense.

Kispert is one of the most interesting players in the draft, as he clearly doesn’t have as high a ceiling as some but has proven himself to be a winner with easily recognizable NBA skills.

Teams are generally loathe to take older prospects this high in the draft, but there are a lot of teams with really young rosters already, and Kispert is one of those guys who could come in a play right away.

Will teams value leadership and winning above tantalizing athleticism? This will be an interesting test case for that debate.