According to Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News, the Pistons need to find a small forward in the draft who would allow coach Stan Van Gundy to move Josh Smith into a role as the sixth man. This would maximize Smith’s potential by making him the best player on the floor when both teams play their second units, opines Goodwill.
More from the east:
- The Celtics would like to nab a small forward who can score, writes Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald. In the article he breaks down what players that fit that description might be available when Boston is on the clock at picks No. 6 and No. 17.
- Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders chimes in on why he thinks that David Blatt was the right hire for the Cavaliers.
- Joel Embiid‘s injury has complicated the lottery picture. Tom Moore of Calkins Media runs down the Sixers’ scenarios now that the draft’s landscape has changed.
- Serbian point guard Vasa Micic could be a draft possibility for the Hornets at No. 24, tweets Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.