The Detroit Pistons are entering the 2021 NBA Draft with four total picks. With one first-rounder which will fall somewhere between picks one through six and three second-rounders, pick numbers 37, 42, and 52.
While Detroit is hoping to land a franchise centerpiece with their first-round pick, their second-rounders are likely to be competing for limited roster spots once the Pistons enter the pre-season.
As the Pistons make their selections in the second round, the team will be looking for players who can round out their roster and develop into impactful role players in the league.
Detroit Pistons: Three-point shooting is a need this offseason
One of Detroit’s biggest needs heading into the NBA offseason is three-point shooting. The Pistons ranked 22nd in both three-pointers made and three-point shooting percentage.
Of the Pistons players who averaged at least one three-point attempt per game, only five shot above the league average of 36.7 percent. Of those players, only Frank Jackson and Wayne Ellington shot above 40 percent from beyond the arc.
The Pistons front office is likely to target a three-and-D wing prospect with at least one of their three second-round picks this upcoming draft. Houston guard, Quentin Grimes, is a strong candidate to fill that role in the second round.