Detroit Pistons pick 5th overall in 2022 NBA Draft: Which player will they select?
The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery took place on Tuesday, and the Orlando Magic were the lucky winners of the first overall pick. 2022 NBA Draft Lottery first overall pick oddsUnfortunately for Detroit, the Pistons got the short end of the stick, as their odds to be awarded a top-four pick were -120 (more likely than not). 2022 NBA Draft - Detroit Pistons No. 5 pick prospectsWe covered the “Big 3″ of this year’s NBA Draft class when we looked at possible players Detroit could land prior to the NBA Draft Lottery. Unfortunately, luck did not go their way, as they dropped two spots to the 5th overall pick during Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery.mlive.com
Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith top NBA Draft Combine participants
Detroit Pistons fans will get a chance to see some of the team’s potential first-round pick in action next week. On Wednesday, the NBA released the list of participants set to take part in next week’s Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2022. This year’s draft doesn’t have a consensus top pick like last year’s event, but Duke’s Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren and Auburn’s Jabari Smith are expected to go in the top three. Players will interview with NBA teams and participate in five-on-five games as well as shooting and strength and agility drills from May 18-20. Here is a list of expected attendees for next week’s NBA Draft Combine.mlive.com
2022 NBA Draft odds: Detroit Pistons’ chances in next week’s lottery and which players they may pick
The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery takes place next Tuesday, May 17th. The Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic share the best odds of getting the first overall pick. All three teams have an equal chance (14.0%) of winning the lottery and picking first in the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23rd. 2022 NBA Draft Lottery first overall pick oddsThe Detroit Pistons were awarded the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, and they are currently one of three favorites to get the first overall pick this year. BetMGM has odds of +575 for Detroit, Houston and Orlando to get the first overall pick, while odds related to the Pistons’ receiving another top pick are listed below:To Receive a Top 2 Pick: Detroit Pistons +250To Receive a Top 3 Pick: Detroit Pistons +140To Receive a Top 4 Pick: Detroit Pistons -120With Detroit having a real shot at getting a top-four pick, let’s look at a few of the players the Pistons could take with their first-round selection and how oddsmakers are setting odds around the 2022 NBA Draft.mlive.com