Pistons Notes: Galloway, Weaver, Draft, Wood

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August 21st 2020 at 2:13pm CST by Alex Kirschenbaum

New Pistons general manager Troy Weaver remains excited about Detroit’s prospects in the 2020 draft, despite the team falling two slots from its pre-lottery position to No. 7, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. Weaver is confident in the depth of this season’s draft lottery prospects.

“From three to 13, it’s going to be a scramble,” he said. “We have to continue to do our work and be disciplined and be ready, because this is a draft where you don’t know.”

There’s more out of the Motor City:

  • Pistons free agent guard Langston Galloway and his wife Sabrina have continued to represent the Pistons for charitable events within the community this year despite 28-year-old’s impending free agency, writes Vince Ellis of Pistons.com. The 6’1″ Galloway, a sharpshooting combo guard, signed a three-year, $21MM contract with the Pistons in the summer of 2017.
  • Though the Pistons fell out of the running for likely top picks LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman, the team should still have a shot at a prospect with a high ceiling, opines Keith Langlois of Pistons.com in a separate piece. Langlois mentions that current All-Star forwards Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Giannis Antetokounmpo were all drafted at or below the No. 10 pick in their respective drafts.
  • Promising Pistons power forward Christian Wood, a free agent this summer, could be used in a sign-and-trade if he wants to join a team without salary cap space, as we relayed earlier this week. The 24-year-old stepped into a full time starting role with the team soon after Detroit traded former All-Star center Andre Drummond.

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