The Detroit Pistons currently have four players that were taken in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft and that is after trading away Saddiq Bey.
Detroit still has Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, James Wiseman and the recently signed RJ Hampton, but it’s safe to say that none of those players would be taken in the same spot that they were back in 2020.
We now have almost three full years of data on these players, and one thing is for certain: The 2020 NBA Draft was one of the worst in recent history. There were really only three players that could be considered stars and just about everyone after that has a big question mark next to their name.
While the very top of the draft would likely stay the same, there would be a whole lot of movement everywhere else, including the four Detroit Pistons, some of which would probably drop out of the first round altogether.
A quick look at the top eight shows just how much this draft would change if we did it again today.
2020 NBA Re-draft: The top-8
You can argue about a few of these, but if teams were to do this draft again, the top-8 would shake out something like this:
- 1: Anthony Edwards
- 2: Tyrese Haliburton
- 3: LaMelo Ball
- 4: Desmond Bane
- 5: Tyrese Maxey
- 6: Devin Vassell
- 7: Cole Anthony
- 8: Jaden McDaniels
You’ll notice that neither James Wisemen, who went second, or Killian Hayes, who went seventh, still remain in the top-8, as guys like Tyrese Haliburton, Desmond Bane, Tyrese Maxey and Jaden McDaniels all jump way up from their original draft spots.
You have to get to the next 10 before any Detroit Pistons would get their name called.