Detroit Pistons select Killian Hayes No.7 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft

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With the seventh overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select point guard Killian Hayes.

The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting nights of the year for Detroit Pistons fans.  Usually, we use that type of reference for the Detroit Lions, calling it ‘our’ Super Bowl.  Although the Pistons have enjoyed plenty more success far more recently than the Lions, 2004 was a long time ago.

The Detroit Pistons entered the night with plenty of options.  Would the newly appointed general manager Troy Weaver make a deal with Golden State to try and land a much-needed impactful point guard in LaMelo Ball?  Would Weaver opt to trade back in hopes of landing more draft capital?

It’s a rebuilding Pistons team with trade assets such as veterans Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, along with a valuable guard in Luke Kennard who always seems to garner an abundance of trade conversations.

The Pistons are in dire need of a young difference-maker at the point.  The organization needs a young, highly-skilled catalyst at the point and someone who can learn under a guy like Rose for a few months.  The assumption is that Rose will be moved at the NBA trade deadline to a contender looking for a reliable guard coming off of the bench.  The perfect spot in my mind still remains the Los Angeles Lakers.

Killian Hayes is a 19-year old guard that played overseas in Germany last season with Ratiopharm Ulm averaging 12.8 points, 6.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.3 boards per game over ten games.  The year prior, Hayes recorded 7.5 points and 3.1 assists in 33 contests.

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Hayes is a tremendous pick and roll player that has the ability to score with both hands; he should pair well with the likes of Blake Griffin.