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Detroit Pistons’ Troy Weaver prioritizes upside of NBA draft, not age

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Unlike last year’s draft, the Detroit Pistons aren’t in control of their destiny. There was no impediment to selecting Cade Cunningham first overall.

It’s easy when you win the lottery.

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It’s harder to draft when you don’t have a top-three pick, and there’s no telling who will be available when the Pistons pick No. 5 in Thursday’s draft.

Any movement ahead of the Pistons in the draft order will influence their decision tree. They will spend the next two days wrapping up the last of their preparation before the draft. On Thursday, they will be prepared for whatever happens.

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