March Madness has lived up to expectations thus far and as usual, there has been an abundance of talent on display.
Count the Detroit Pistons and among the 29 other NBA teams who will be watching to find out which players could be the best fit for their roster as the 2015 NBA Draft approaches. The Pistons have a need at small forward and power forward (particularly if Greg Monroe does not return). As such, here are a few tournament standouts who could potentially find a home at Palace of Auburn Hills in the near future.
Player: Stanley Johnson, University of Arizona, Freshman, Small Forward, Ht: 6’7, Wt: 245 lbs
Strengths: The first two things that stand out in Johnson’s game are his competitiveness and his already developed NBA body. Johnson is a stud defender on the and off the ball who could immediately play in the NBA, creating problems for many NBA wing players. He is also smart with the ball and a very good dribbler for his size.
Weaknesses: The offensive side of the ball must improve for him to become an impact player on both ends of the court. Johnson’s biggest issue right now is his jump shot. Not that he doesn’t score, he actually shoots pretty well for his form. The issue is that right now his shot is consistently flat and the release point is in front of the face which doesn’t allow him to shoot at a consistent clip.