Saben Lee's Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated Pistons Roster

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorNovember 19, 2020

Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee (0) plays against Kentucky during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Kentucky won 78-64. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
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Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee, who averaged 18.6 points per game for the Commodores last year, will play pro ball for the Detroit Pistons after going 38th overall in the 2020 NBA draft.

Detroit acquired the No. 38 pick and center Tony Bradley from the Utah Jazz for future considerations, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

PlayerSaben Lee

Position: PG

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 183

Pro Comparison: Eric Bledsoe

Scouting ReportLee could continue putting pressure on defenses with his blow-by burst and explosion in the lane. He has to continue making strides as a decision-maker and shooter, though Lee did make encouraging improvements this season to his playmaking and shot.


Pistons Active Roster and Average Salary (Expiration Year)

Sekou Doumbouya, SF: $3.4M (2023)

Blake Griffin, PF: $34.2M (2022)

Tony Snell, SF: $12.2M (2021)

Trevor Ariza, SF: $12.5M (2021)

Derrick Rose, PG: $7.5M (2021)

Rodney McGruder, SG: $5M (2022)

Dzanan Musa, SG: $2M (2023)

Khyri Thomas, SG: $1.3M (2021)

Killian Hayes, PG: Rookie scale contract (2024)

Isaiah Stewart, PF: Rookie scale contract (2024)

Saddiq Bey, SF: Rookie scale contract (2024)

Saben Lee, PG


Free Agents

Brandon Knight, PG: UFA

John Henson, PF: UFA

Langston Galloway, SG: UFA

Thon Maker, C: RFA

Christian Wood, PF: UFA

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, SG: Team option

Jordan Bone, PG: RFA

Louis King, SF: RFA

Jordan McRae: RFA


Lee joins a loaded Pistons class that includes three first-rounders in point guard Killian Hayes, big man Isaiah Stewart and wing Saddiq Bey.

The rebuild under new general manager Troy Weaver is fully underway as the executive looks to remake a franchise that has not won a playoff series since 2008.