The emotional roller coaster of an offseason continued for fans of the Detroit Pistons this week. Their beloved franchise fell out of the NBA's draft lottery on Tuesday night, leaving them with just one scheduled pick in June's NBA draft.
Even worse, that pick won't come until No. 38 overall, the eighth pick of the second round. With no lottery pick—or even one first-round selection, for that matter—the Pistons won't have a ton of intrigue entering draft night.
However, the possibility of a trade remains—perhaps one that could move them back into the first round or even the lottery. With Greg Monroe entering restricted free agency this summer, he will have a great deal of value on the extend-and-trade market.
The Pistons must try to plan for a Monroe exit anyway. While they do have plenty of capital, it is difficult to predict the path the team will take this summer with a new head coach and President of Basketball Operations in Stan Van Gundy.
Elsewhere, the Pistons could use some shored up depth on the wing, especially if Josh Smith moves to power forward. The guard spots could also use some help as well.
Read on to see five prospects who are guaranteed to interest the Pistons in June's upcoming draft.
All height/weight information courtesy of DraftExpress.com.