The 2021 NBA Draft will be one of the most important in Detroit Pistons’ history, as they have a chance to add a potential superstar to a solid foundation.
Teams like Memphis and Atlanta have shown that adding a star player to a solid roster can elevate a team into the playoffs quickly, so the Pistons are trying to follow the same timeline.
Detroit already has four promising rookies in Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart and Saben Lee, so adding another impact talent would give them one of the best young cores in the Eastern Conference.
The Pistons are not yet in the position to draft for “fit,” so they just have to take the best player available with their lottery pick, which will fall somewhere in the top six.
That player may be Jalen Suggs, the combo guard out of Gonzaga, who proved himself to be one of the best players in the country last season while showing the potential to be a superstar at the next level.
Detroit Pistons Draft picks: Does Jalen Suggs fit with Killian Hayes?
The concern some fans have about Jalen Suggs is that the Pistons already have a young point guard in Killian Hayes.
If the Pistons do not get the number one pick overall, most fans would prefer the Pistons take Evan Mobley or Jalen Green, who both look like better “fits” on paper.
But if Troy Weaver thinks Suggs is going to be better, you can bet that he will take him regardless of concerns with roster construction.
So how would Jalen Suggs fit with current Pistons’ point guard Killian Hayes? Let’s break it down.