Detroit Pistons draft: An International 3-point sniper

Gabriele Procida #9 of Fortitudo Kigili Bologna (Photo by Roberto Finizio/Getty Images)
Gabriele Procida #9 of Fortitudo Kigili Bologna (Photo by Roberto Finizio/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons, 2022 NBA Draft
A general view of the board after the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on July 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons will have the 46th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft to go along with their lottery pick and could use it to bolster their scoring.

The Pistons were at or near the bottom of the league in pretty much every offensive category but definitely need some players who can shoot the 3-ball, as they were 29th in 3-point percentage and really didn’t have a guy who hit them consistently.

They should get internal improvement from Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey, but they also need some guys who can spread the floor for these two to work in the mid-range.

The Pistons also need an elite defensive wing, but improving their bench shooting has to be a priority as well.

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There are some interesting scoring prospects in this range, and one international player who the Detroit Pistons would definitely consider if he is there when they choose with the 46th pick.

Detroit Pistons Draft: Gabriele Procida

Gabriele Procida is a 6-foot-7 wing who plays for Bologna in the Italian League, where he is considered one of the top NBA prospects.

He only averaged seven points and three rebounds per game, but has the kind of skillset that should translate to an NBA bench.

He’s a guy who already knows his role and will come to the NBA knowing exactly what he needs to do to make a roster.

He has a couple of glaring weaknesses but one big strength that could make him a fit with the Detroit Pistons if he is there in the middle of the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft.