Tuesday night will be a very significant night for Stan Van Gundy and the beginning of his regime.
Either the Detroit Pistons will pick in the top eight of the 2014 NBA Draft, or they will lose their first round pick altogether.
Their first round pick is top eight protected this season, and No. 1 protected in 2015. If they fall out of the top eight, their draft pick goes to the Charlotte Bobcats ... err ... Hornets. Right??
Happy Hornets Day!!! pic.twitter.com/UeKslqqJMn— SportsNation (@SportsNation) May 20, 2014
The Pistons will keep their pick if they land at No. 1, 2, 3 or 8 in the lottery. Confused?
Via Detroit Pistons website writer, Keith Langlois:
Odds of each possible #Pistons pick: 1 (2.8%), 2 (3.3%), 3 (3.9%), 8 (72.4%) ... getting jumped (17.6%).— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) May 20, 2014
[PODCAST] Kyle Singler
Shep talks to Kyle Singler, Detroit Pistons representative at the NBA Draft Lottery, about the importance of keeping the team's first round pick, his initial impressions of Stan Van Gundy and how this team needs to grow together.
Matt Shepard is the play-by-play voice of University of Michigan basketball, Eastern Michigan University football and the Detroit Lions television network. He can also be found on TV locally on Fox Sports Detroit and nationally on the Big Ten Network for college hockey and baseball.Learn more.