June 23, 2016, 9:52 pm
The Pistons selected Syracuse SG/SF Michael Gbinije with the 49th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.
Gbinije has been a late-bloomer and has nice physical tools at 6’7/205, showing a decent foundation in terms of shooting ability and defensive play. He could have fallen for any number of reasons, including his age (24), being hidden in the Syracuse system, or simply not being all that good. But if you’re the Pistons and you lack depth in the backcourt, this is a solid gamble to take late in the draft.