Detroit Pistons: Potential draft targets later in the 2021 NBA Draft

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Detroit Pistons, Bones Hyland
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Detroit Pistons draft prospect Nah’Shon Hyland, Guard, VCU

Nah’Shon (Bones) Hyland is a prospect who greatly benefited from a strong combine showing, moving his projected draft slot from the second round to potentially a late first-rounder. Hyland is an exciting combo guard who can fill it up.

He is a great shooter from deep and doesn’t need a lot of space to get his shot off. He can get his shot off in isolation, the pick and roll, and off the catch. Hyland’s shooting would be a great addition for the Pistons team, which definitely needs an influx of shooting.

The major concern with Hyland is his size, and he is only 6’3 and 165 lbs. This will greatly limit who he can match up with on defense, as he could get bullied in certain matchups.

Also, he needs to be smarter with the ball in his hands, as he averaged 3.1 turnovers per game and 2.1 assists in his sophomore year. He would likely benefit from moving off the ball where he does not have to worry about running an offense and focus on doing what he does best, scoring.

It is easy to envision Hyland being a sparkplug bench scorer for many years in the league.