Gabriele Procida Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated Pistons Roster

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJune 24, 2022

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The Detroit Pistons selected Italian guard Gabriele Procida with the No. 36 pick of the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

Player: Gabriele Procida

Position: SF/SG

Height: 6'6"

Pro Comparison: Svi Mykhailiuk

Scouting Report: A 6'6" three-point shooter, Procida has flashed extra self-creation and shot-making versatility to draw NBA interest.

Jaden Ivey, PG: Rookie scale contract

Jalen Duren, C: Rookie scale contract

Gabriele Procida, SF/SG: Rookie scale contract

Kelly Olynyk, PF: $12.4M (2024)

Cade Cunningham, PG: $11.4M (2025)

Killian Hayes, PG: $6M (2024)

Hamadou Diallo, SG: $5.2M (2023, Team Option)

Cory Joseph, PG: $5M (2023)

Isaiah Stewart, C: $3.8M (2024)

Saddiq Bey, SG: $3.3M (2024)

Frank Jackson, PG: $3.1M (2023, Team Option)

Saben Lee, PG: $1.7M (2024)

Isaiah Livers, PF: $1.5M (2024)

Luka Garza, C: $1.2M (2023, Team Option)

Carsen Edwards, PG: $946K (2023, Team Option)

Braxton Key, SF: 2-Way Contract (2023)

Rodney McGruder, SG: UFA

Marvin Bagley III, PF: UFA

Jamorko Pickett, SF: RFA

Procida spent the last three years playing professional basketball in Lega Basket Serie A, Italy's top league. He averaged 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds last season while shooting a career-high 52.2 percent from the floor.

It seems likely that Procida will continue to develop in Italy while the Pistons hold his rights. While a move to the states could get him better acclimated with the American game, he would likely spend all of at least next season working on his game in the G League. Having seen his game improve with each professional season in Italy, both Detroit and Procida may prefer he stays home for at least one more year to continue developing.

Don't be surprised if Procida makes his first appearances in the summer league, however.