GM Troy Weaver: Pistons Open to Trading No. 5 Pick

Things didn’t go well for the Pistons in Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery. In fact, they couldn’t have gone any worse.Troy Weaver

Despite finishing with the league’s worst record (17-65), the Pistons will select No. 5 overall. That, folks, is what’s known as a major bummer.

So now, Detroit will be open to anything, GM Troy Weaver told reporters.

“We’re going to turn over every rock and vet it out,” Weaver said, via Rod Beard of The Detroit News. “If it’s going to help us move forward, we’ll absolutely entertain any of those (options).”

That said, there are worse things than selecting No. 5. Weaver knows that firsthand.

“We landed there last year and we were able to add a young talented player to our core in Jaden Ivey,” Weaver said, via Beard. “Landing here at No. 5 again this year, we’re ready to add another player to our core.”

The Pistons, of course, are also seeking a new coach. But finishing fifth in the lottery … well, it sure doesn’t make the job any more appealing.

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