Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft prospect Daishen Nix fits Troy Weaver’s vision

Daishen Nix #1 of the G League Ignite (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Pistons will have three picks in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft and could go a number of ways.

They definitely need shooting and could use their second-round picks to try and find a shooter who can help improve their spacing.

We also profiled some draft prospects who could help the rebounding, which is another issue the Pistons need to address in the offseason.

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One of those prospects was G-League guard Daishen Nix, who skipped college and went straight from high school to the pros.

This is really the first year we’ll get to see this, as a number of the draft’s top prospects chose this route, including Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga who are expected to go in the top five.

Nix was not as successful as some of his G-League counterparts, but still offers some skills the the Detroit Pistons need.

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I wrote that the Pistons top three priorities in the 2021 NBA Draft should be to get the best player available with their first pick (no-brainer) and then try to use their second-round picks to either fill a direct need (shooting) or to trade up for a first-round talent.

Troy Weaver will also continue to look for players who fit his vision for the Detroit Pistons. The team is clearly building around versatile defenders with good length, setting the foundation with defense and then hoping to add the offense through trades and the draft.

This is a sound strategy and Nix fits right into it, as he definitely fits the mold of what the Pistons are building.

Let’s take a look at his strengths and weaknesses, as well as how he might fit on the Detroit Pistons.