Pistons wheel and deal, add wing Deividas Sirvydis and PG Jordan Bone
The Pistons entered Thursday’s NBA draft with three picks: No. 15 and 30 in the first round and 45th overall in the second round.
They left with two international players and two future draft picks.
With the 30th pick, obtained from the Bucks in a trade Wednesday night, the Pistons opted to invest in the future, sending the pick to the Cavaliers — who selected Kevin Porter Jr. from Southern California — for four future second-round picks.
The Cavs didn’t have a second-round pick this season, but the Pistons combined the two of those, along with their own 45th pick, in a package to the Dallas Mavericks for the 37th pick, with which they selected Deividas Sirvydis, a 19-year-old wing from Lithuania.
Sirvydis is 6-8, 190 pounds and played in Lithuania’s second division. It’s likely that the Pistons will let Sirvydis develop and stash him overseas until he’s NBA-ready.
Sirvydis is regarded as a good perimeter player who shot well from 3-point range (41 percent) last season in the Lithuanian NKL league.
The Pistons also picked up a prospect at point guard, getting Tennessee’s Jordan Bone, with the 57th pick, in a trade with the Sixers for cash considerations.
Bone, 21, is 6-3 and 180 pounds. He played three seasons at Tennessee, starting 87 of 95 games. For his career he averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 assists, and shot 42.4 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent on 3-pointers.
Last season was his best with the Volunteers, with 13.5 points, 5.8 assists, 46.5 percent from the floor and 35.5 percent on 3-pointers.
Bone has elite quickness and athleticism, but he will have to add strength at the pro level.