Chicago — Picking at No. 15, the Pistons will have a conundrum of what to do with their first-round pick in next month’s draft. They have needs at wing and backup center, and if they go for the best wing available they could land on Southern California’s Kevin Porter Jr.
After just one tumultuous season with the Trojans, Porter is one of the most enigmatic figures at the NBA Draft Combine. His stats don’t point to him being a top-level prospect: 9.5 points and 4 rebounds, but his shooting 41 percent on 3-pointers stands out.
That’s much of the debate on Porter — and why the Pistons will have to do their homework to figure out whether Porter is worth the gamble at their spot in the draft.