(Photo: Tony Dejak, Associated Press)
The drama of Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery featured several teams moving up from their projected position into top spots. The Pistons weren’t one of them, having secured the No. 15 pick by virtue of their 41-41 record and making a brief appearance in the playoffs.
As the Pelicans (first), Grizzlies (second) and Lakers (fourth) improved their standings, the Pistons will have to address their myriad needs from outside the lottery, where discerning between the selections is more difficult and the talent pales in comparison to the top slots.