Detroit Pistons’ Troy Weaver prioritizes NBA draft potential, not age


Unlike last year’s draft, the Detroit Pistons aren’t in control of their destiny. There were no barriers to selecting Cade Cunningham first overall.

It’s easy when you win the lottery.

It’s harder to draft when you don’t have a top-three pick, and it’s impossible to say who will be available when the Pistons take the fifth overall pick during Thursday’s draft.


Any move ahead of the Pistons in the draft will influence their decision tree. They will spend the next two days finishing up the last of their pre-draft preparation. On Thursday, they will be prepared for whatever happens.

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