The Detroit Pistons selected Michael Gbinije with the 49th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, but before they made the selection multiple teams contacted them trying to trade for the pick.
According to Steve Fischer of Sports Illustrated and Liberty Ballers, the Cavaliers, Grizzlies and Celtics contacted the Pistons looking to deal for the pick. Considering how many deals went down for second rounders, I imagine the Pistons could have pocketed close to seven figures for the pick. Instead, Stan Van Gundy decided to take Gbinije.
Gbinije played a lot of point guard at Syracuse, but isn't really a point guard. He's a draft pick, but he's not really young. But, much like the surprise pick of Darrun Hilliard last year, he was productive and, hopefully like Hilliard, he'll have a productive rookie year in Detroit.
What do you think, DBB? Should the Pistons have dealt the pick for cash to preserve the roster spot?