Pistons Looking At Draft With Future In Mind

CBS Detroit

By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

CBS DETROIT – Detroit Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy has no problem with the team’s 2015 first-round pick earning a starting job right out of the gate.

For planning purposes, however, Van Gundy is assuming that will not happen. The Pistons have the eighth overall pick in the draft, which is Thursday.

“I’ve looked at it all the way as, we’re going to fill the starting positions for next year via trades and free agency,” Van Gundy said in a pre-draft press conference Monday. “We weren’t looking at the draft. Now you get a bonus if you pick the guy at eight and he comes in and wins a job – more power to him – but we’re not putting that kind of pressure on that guy or on ourselves that you’ve got to have the eighth pick in the…

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