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Pistons trade for 38th pick, jump into the second round

Troy Weaver is making moves

2020 NBA Draft Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Detroit Pistons weren’t satisfied with the three first-round picks used in the 2020 NBA Draft and decided to trade into the second round.

Detroit and new GM Troy Weaver traded for the 38th pick and center Tony Bradley from the Utah Jazz in exchange for future considerations, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Pistons already drafted a point guard of the future (and present) in Killian Hayes, power forward Isaiah Stewart and sharpshooting forward with defensive versatility Saddiq Bey.

With the 38th pick they could go for an additional scoring wing or even add to their depth at point guard. We’ll see if it’s a pick to add to the ever-growing youth movement on the roster or if it’ll be focused on a draft and stash player from overseas.

Tony Bradley is a 6-foot-10 center who barely played in his first two years in the league but did carve out 663 minutes last season with the Jazz. Seems to me like further evidence Thon Maker is not long for this roster.

Weaver came to Detroit with an eye toward rebuilding it, and part of that was apparently tearing it down to the studs.

Bruce Brown, Luke Kennard and Jordan Bone are gone. The only surprise is that veterans Derrick Rose, Tony Snell and, to a lesser extent, Blake Griffin are still on the roster. But the night’s not over.