Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver speaks during media day at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

Detroit Pistons’ Troy Weaver prioritizing upside in NBA draft, not age

Unlike last year’s draft, the Detroit Pistons aren’t in control of their destiny. There weren’t any barriers preventing from 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 select fifth overall during Thursday’s draft.

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

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