Detroit Pistons should take a chance on this defensive prospect

NBL Play-In Qualifier - Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers
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The Detroit Pistons have just 24 games left to develop and try out new players, which should be the primary goal in an otherwise lost season.

In addition to the players already on the roster, the Pistons have an open roster spot after buying out Mike Muscala, a move that will add another red flag to Troy Weaver's already poor record of asset management.

They can make the most of it by signing a project player for the remainder of the season, and there might be one of interest according to insider Mark Stein (SUBSCRIPTION).

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NBL players are now available to sign with NBA teams, and there is one in particular the Detroit Pistons should target.

NBL prospect the Detroit Pistons should sign

Jaylin Galloway of the Sydney Kings is only 21 years old but has already played four professional seasons in a competitive league that is rapidly becoming a hotbed for NBA talent.

Galloway is a 6-foot-6 forward mostly known for his athleticism and defense, though he did shoot 54 percent from the floor and 34 percent from long range on his way to averaging over 10 points per game for the Kings.

He also nabbed 1.2 steals per game as a long swingman who can disrupt passing lanes.

Here is part of his biography from the NBL website:

"With the ability to get out and run, finish at the rim and also shoot on top of being explosive and athletic with terrific defensive prowess, continued to flourish in the 2023 NBL1 North season being a key part of the Ipswich Force winning a first-ever championship."

The Pistons are still thin at forward and should be trying out as many 3-and-D prospects as possible, as they are the ideal types to put around their young core.

At just 21 years old, Galloway would essentially be an early draft pick that the Pistons can sign and try out for the rest of the season. Galloway has already played in the Timberwolves summer league and is reportedly drawing interest from teams with open roster spots.

The Pistons have nothing to lose here and could find a cheap prospect to help fill out their bench for next season if he shows he can stick. He's at least been on winning teams and played key minutes for a very good Kings team, so even though he is young, he brings a winning pedigree.