The Detroit Pistons weren’t exactly shy behind the arc during the 2013-14 season as players like Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings fired up hefty amounts of three-point shots.
Making them, of course, proved to be rather difficult as the Pistons were among the worst teams in the league regarding made three-pointers which will apparently lead to the team looking to improve the statistic.
One way to do that is to look at available sharp shooters in free agency/trade, but the other is during the NBA draft which the Pistons will reportedly seek to do.
New Pistons coach and president of operations Stan Van Gundy has stressed the need for more shooting to optimize his team’s interior dominance. Looking back at his teams in Miami and Orlando, he realized the importance of the corner triple — the closest spot along the line — before the advanced stat crowd started trumpeting the advantage.
Who the Pistons will be looking at remains to be seen, though Doug McDermott, Nik Stauskas, and Rodney Hood are three of the better shooters in the draft and are likely to be high on Detroit’s big board.
The Draft Lottery will be held on May 20th, where the Pistons will find out their selection spot for the 2014 NBA Draft.