Well, the dream did not happen and the Detroit Pistons did not get the #1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
It was a devastating fall to 5th for Detroit, though past the 1st pick there is no real consensus about who is the best player, so it’s still very possible that the Pistons will find an impact talent.
Luckily, the Pistons still have Cade Cunningham to build around and will look to find a complement for him and Jaden Ivey in the 2023 NBA Draft.
Now that we know the lottery order, here’s how the draft could go.
FINALLY, the San Antonio Spurs get some luck in this cruel cruel world! (Sarcasm) The Spurs moved up for the 7th time in lottery history (they have never moved down) while the Pistons dropped for the 7th time.
For the third time in my life, the Spurs will get a chance to draft a generational big man. Gregg Popovich may never retire. Let’s move on because this is still too fresh.