Just like the 2020 Drafts for both the NFL and NHL, the 2020 NBA Draft will be held entirely in virtual format out of an abundance of caution and safety thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier today, the news was released regarding the location of this year’s festivities. T
The Draft will be held at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios, with Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum appearing in studio to announce the selections for rounds one and two.
ESPN's Bristol, Conn. studios will host the virtual 2020 @NBADraft presented by State Farm
Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. ET @NBA Commissioner Adam Silver & Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will announce selections live in studio
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 22, 2020
The Detroit Pistons hold the 7th overall selection in Round 1.
The Draft will get underway on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
One Trade that will help the Detroit Pistons make the 2021 NBA Playoffs
The NBA is using “The Bubble” with the hopes of concluding their 2019-20 season and eventually crowning an NBA Champion.
Unfortunately, our Detroit Pistons are not one of the 22 NBA teams who will have an opportunity to compete, thanks to their abysmal record prior to the pause.
But there is always next year, right?
If the Pistons want to make the playoffs following the 2020-21 regular season, they will have to make the correct selection in the 2020 NBA Draft and add a value-free agent or two.
But according to ClutchPoints, there is a trade the Pistons could make that would propel them into the 2020-21 NBA Playoffs. That trade involves sending Derrick Rose, Thon Maker, and a 2021 first-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in return for former Pistons G Spencer Dinwiddie.
The deal: Pistons send Derrick Rose, Thon Maker, 2021 NBA first-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie
Assuming that the Pistons get a healthy Blake Griffin and get to keep Christian Wood, Spencer Dinwiddie might be the piece they need to become relevant again. Luke Kennard will also play a pivotal role from the wing, but a guy like Dinwiddie manning the point guard spot for the Pistons is going to be very interesting.
This will be a cap-space clearing move for the Nets, while also acquiring an outstanding veteran in Rose, as well as a Top 10 pick in the 2020 draft.
Nation, is this a deal you would make if you were the Pistons? Would it help them to make the playoffs in 2020-21?