Detroit Pistons trade Hornets for Jalen Duren

With the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected G Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 overall pick in the first round.

But apparently, the Pistons are not done in the opening round.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons are acquiring Jalen Duren, who was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 13 overall pick.

Detroit Pistons trade Hornets for Jalen Duren

According to Wojnarowski, the trade details are as follows:

“The Pistons are sending the Hornets the 2025 first-round pick via Milwaukee in the Duren trade, sources tell ESPN. Detroit got that pick from Portland in the Jerami Grant deal yesterday.”

Here is a scouting report on Duren via Blazers Edge:

Duren re-classified to join Memphis a year earlier than expected, which makes him one of the youngest prospects in the entire class. Don’t let his youth fool you. He has a frame that is already built for the next level. He also has the athleticism to hold his own against NBA competition.

Duren is a ready-made rim runner. If he lands in the right situation, he could find minutes as a pick-and-roll finisher immediately. If he can control his foul rate, he has the potential to serve as rim protector as well.

Duren has a nice blend of upside and transferable skills. His rebounding and finishing at the rim should translate to the NBA with ease. Judging by his college production, it could take time for him to develop other aspects of his offensive game.

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