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NBA rumors: Pistons eye to pick Wade Baldwin, Demetrius Jackson and Thon Maker in NBA draft

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Within few more hours, the fate of the NBA teams in the upcoming NBA draft 2016 will be clear. The draft lottery is inching closer and closer and is about o start on Tuesday night. The teams have chalked out their strategies too. The Detroit Pistons have narrowed their hunt to Wade Baldwin, Demetrius Jackson and Thon Maker as probable draft picks.

Earlier the Pistons were in contact with four first round point guards. According to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com and David Mayo of MLive reports, the franchise is targeting only the above mentioned three guys now.

“Baldwin, who at 20 is about 1½ years younger than Jackson, raised eyebrows with an eye-popping wing span measurement of 6-foot-11¼. He’s also bigger than Jackson at 6-foot-4 to Jackson’s 6-foot-1¾. Given that Van Gundy is a big fan of plus length for your position, the Pistons figure to parse everything about Baldwin with great care over the next six weeks.” Pointed out Langlois in his report.

After possibly selecting a point-guard in the first round, the Pistons will be looking to bolster their frontcourt in the next round. seven-footer Thon Maker is an automatic choice here. Several teams are eyeing the 19-year-old of South Sudanese descent.Detroit would be thrilled to see the high schooler’s name still on board until their second pick, according to David Mayo’s report. Maker is projected by Draft Express as this year’s 40th pick. It’s not impossible to see Maker falling back in the ranks to the Piston’s second selection at the 49th pick, as the teams are not convinced regarding his potential abilities.

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