The 2022 NBA Draft is Thursday night at Barclays Center in New York (8 p.m., ESPN), and the Pistons have the No. 5 overall pick in the first round. They’re in be in position to add another significant piece in their rebuild, after a disappointing 23-59 season put them back in the draft lottery.
The Orlando Magic have the No. 1 pick, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2; the Houston Rockets pick third and the Sacramento Kings have the fourth pick.
The Pistons made a trade on Wednesday, sending leading scorer Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 2025 first-round pick and other draft capital. That includes a pick swap in the second round, where the Pistons move up to the No. 36 pick from their spot at No. 46.