POP Scouting Report: Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton

With Reggie Jackson, Bruce Brown, and Jordan Bone off the roster – leaving Derrick Rose as the lone point guard on the roster – it’s obvious that the Detroit Pistons have a need a point guard. With the possibility that Detroit may move Rose during this year’s draft as well, the need becomes even more…

POP Scouting Report: Illawarra’s LaMelo Ball

A player who needs little to no introduction is the focus of this scouting report, Lamelo Ball. As a basketball prospect, and as a person, Lamelo has been a public figure for his entire adolescence. Lamelo has been a celebrity for years, from reality shows, infamous WWE Monday Night Raw appearances, clothing brands, signature shoes,…

POP’s Scouting Report: USC’s Onyeka Okongwu

At 6’10, 245 pounds, and a 7’2 wingspan, USC big man Onyeka Okongwu is one of the most coveted players in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 19-year-old played only one season at USC after being a four-year letter winner at Chino Hills High School, where he was a teammate of the potential number one pick…

POP Scouting Report: Florida State’s Patrick Williams

Having turned 19 in August, Florida State freshman forward Patrick Williams is one of the youngest prospects on the board in the 2020 NBA Draft. On film, you wouldn’t be able to tell. Williams appears freakishly athletic in every picture & video you’ll find him in, listed at 6-8, 225, with a 6-11 wingspan. Before…

Romeo Langford has Earned Boom or Bust Label

After one tumultuous season at the University of Indiana, former top-five projected draft pick, Romeo Langford, will likely still be on the board when the Detroit Pistons are on the clock with the 15th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday evening. Rivals ranked Langford as the sixth-best prospect heading into the college season, but…

Nickeil Alexander-Walker is the Heir to Reggie Jackson

The point guard position has been a subject of controversy for a number of years, as the franchise has failed to bring in an elite talent at the position since the days of Chauncey Billups. While current starter Reggie Jackson has been adequate and at times even above-average when his health is in order, the…

Cameron Johnson is the Perfect Fit for the Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons spent the entire 2018-2019 season in obvious need of a small forward. After trading both Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson at the trade deadline in February, the Pistons were left with one true small forward on the team, Glenn Robinson III, who Dwane Casey scarcely used on a consistent basis. It is…

2018 POP NBA Draft Scouting Report: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

In the modern day NBA, the game is won and lost on the perimeter. Guys who can space the floor have become a critical part of nearly every high functioning offense in the league. University of Kansas wing Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk embodies that like few other prospects the Pistons could be looking at. The senior guard…

2018 POP NBA Draft Scouting Report: Tony Carr

The Pistons only have a second-round pick in the upcoming draft, but given their salary cap situation, it will be important for them to get a player with that pick. One option would be Tony Carr, a point guard out of Penn State. Who is Tony Carr? Carr was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania,…

2018 POP NBA Draft Scouting Report: Hamidou Diallo

With Pistons starting point guard going down for the majority of the year, one of the glaring holes in their roster was the guard spot. While many may say that the problem was the coaching of Stan Van Gundy and his mismanagement of bench guards Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway, and Dwight Buycks, you could say…