The Draft Lottery is in the books and we now know the Detroit Pistons will have the No. 5 overall pick in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft.
But could the Pistons also go after a big name in free agency?
Well, according to the fine folks at BetOnline, the Pistons are among the favorites to land nine-time NBA All-Star point guard, Russell Westbrook.
As you can see below, the Pistons (6/1) trail only the Indiana Pacers (3/1), New York Knicks (7/2), Oklahoma City Thunder (4/1), and Houston Rockets (11/2) for the best odds to land Westbrook if he does not stick around with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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During the 2021-22 season, Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.1 assists, and 7.4 rebounds in 78 games with the Lakers. This comes one season removed from Westbrook averaging a triple-double with the Washington Wizards.
Personally, I don’t want anything to do with Westbrook. Not only is he going to be 34 years old for the 2022-23 season but he would mess up the chemistry the Pistons currently have going.
Nation, would you have any interest in the Pistons bringing in Russell Westbrook for the upcoming season?