The Detroit Pistons are down (like, way down) after losing their first-round pick in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, but they still have a pick in the second round at No. 38 overall. But, if you're like me, you're an NBA fan who doesn't immediately know which prospects are worth considering once the first three dozen are off the board.
To help with that, here's a big board prospect ranking from SBNation.com's Tyler Lashbrook -- it's an embedded Google Doc that will be updated in the weeks between now and the draft, with links to scouting reports and videos, so consider bookmarking this page for future reference.
These rankings may change, but as I publish, the 38th ranked prospect is ... Russ Smith, point guard from Louisville. Unlike his former teammate and last year's second-round pick Peyton Siva, Smith has 3-point range (he shot 38.7 percent from beyond the arc on 4.9 attempts last year), so, sure, go for it.
Personally, I'm crossing my fingers that Mitch McGary or Glenn Robinson III fall -- not because (OK, not just because) I'm a Michigan fan and alum, but also because they were both highly regarded prospects who many projected as potential first-round picks a year ago. A stacked draft (and in McGary's case, a back injury that sidelined him for much of the season) is conspiring against them, though, but they each have the potential for long NBA careers. For what it's worth, they're both on Detroit's radar:
The morning after: Long list of players Pistons will eye at 38, including 2 each from Michigan (McGary, Robinson) & Mizzou (Brown, Clarkson)— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) May 21, 2014
Now your thoughts.