Who might the Detroit Pistons target in the 2018 NBA draft?

By Andrew Brewster

The Pistons have the 42nd pick in the 2018 Draft – who might they select?

Before answering who they might target in the draft, it’s important to ask: what do the Pistons need the most?


Ish Smith is definitely a cult favorite in Detroit. Or at least he was before Reggie Jackson got injured. Upon being thrust into the starting role, Smith’s lack of shooting squeezed the space out of the offense. Smith is great in the backup role, as he’s able to dice up benches across the league. But if Jackson still can’t stay healthy, Smith is not the point guard you want answering the call to action.

So, first and foremost, the Pistons need to bring in some insurance for Jackson. They need a point guard who can shoot the ball and play acceptable team defense. Sadly, the best solution to this need would’ve been Spencer Dinwiddie, but since the last front office let him go, they may decide to take a swing at a point guard with their second-round pick.

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