The Detroit Pistons will have three selections in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft and could go in a lot of directions.
One option would be just to take three players and see if one of them sticks, but the Pistons won’t likely have three open roster spots, so it would be more likely that they would end up in the G-League.
Another option would be to try and package the picks and trade up to the first round, which is a possibility, as the Pistons have the 37th, 42nd and 52nd picks, which might be enough to move into the first round.
The second-round is not usually a place to draft for need, but the Detroit Pistons might be able to help some of their issues in this very deep draft.
Detroit Pistons: Priorities in the NBA Draft
I’ve written about the Pistons’ priorities for the 2021 NBA Draft and it mostly just comes down to getting as much talent as possible.
The Pistons are coming off a 20-win season and are not yet in the position to think about roster fit, as they just need to keep stockpiling talent and let the rest work itself out.
But the Pistons definitely need some shooting and scoring in general, as they had a top-ten defense in points allowed but were awful on offense.
Troy Weaver clearly likes guys who can defend, so I can’t see him ignoring defense when he makes his selection, which is why Nah’shon Hyland from VCU could be a good choice in the second round, as he can score and defend his position.
Let’s take a look at his strengths and weaknesses, as well as how he might fit on the Detroit Pistons.