2022 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons select Jaden Ivey at No. 5

2022 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons select Jaden Ivey at No. 5

The Detroit Pistons found their backcourt mate for Cade Cunningham, selecting Jaden Ivey the explosive guard out of Purdue with the fifth pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Ivey has been a polarizing prospect throughout the draft cycle, with several respected evaluators calling him one of the top-3 talents in the entire draft and others believing his athleticism masked some fundamental flaws in his game, and he won’t see the same success going up against NBA athletes. A two-year player out of Purdue, Ivey averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists last season. He shot 35% from deep on five attempts per game. As a Pistons, he pairs with Cunningham to add burst and a little bit of self-creation and playmaking alongside Cade’s methodical, rock you to sleep game. …
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