Pistons take Purdue’s Jaden Ivey with fifth choose in NBA draft

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Pistons take Purdue’s Jaden Ivey with fifth choose in NBA draft
Pistons take Purdue’s Jaden Ivey with fifth choose in NBA draft

DETROIT (AFP) – The Detroit Pistons picked Purdue’s Jaden Ivey for fifth within the NBA draft Thursday night time, including much-needed expertise to a group led by Child Cunningham.

Detroit’s rebuilding plan ought to get a lift with the addition of the dynamic participant with the power to attain. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Ivey might play some extent guard or shooter. He averaged 17.3 factors final season and made 46% of his photographs general and 36% after a 3-point arc for the Boilermakers.

The day earlier than the draft, the Pistons agreed to swap Jeramy Grant for Portland for thirty sixth general this yr and a first-round choose in 2025. The Olympic gold medal winner was set to make $21 million and Detroit did not appear to be fascinated with giving him one other contract to be A part of the newest rebuilding course of.

The Pistons have cleared out cowl house by way of commerce, giving them about $44 million out there this summer season to be a serious participant in free company. Additionally they misplaced a participant who averaged 21 factors over the earlier two seasons.

Ivey can have alternatives to fill a part of the scoring void left by Grant’s departure with photographs put in by Cunningham, who was voted #1 general final yr and was voted unanimously for the primary NBA All-Rookie group.

Whereas the Pistons had nice success with their choose final yr, they could have missed out in 2020 by selecting goalkeeper Killian Hayes for seventh general. Hayes scored 6.8 factors and 4.5 assists over two seasons.

Detroit wanted Ivy’s to return out after profitable simply 23 video games, to complete forward of Houston and Orlando within the league final yr.

The Pistons have performed within the playoffs solely twice up to now 13 seasons, after eight years by which they gained the NBA title for the third time, didn’t repeat, and superior to the Convention Finals for six consecutive Finals.

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