With the Detroit Pistons season practically over at this point specially after Cade Cunningham went down with a possibly season ending injury the only route for the Pistons now is to increase their chances of drafting Victor Wembanyama in the 2023 NBA Draft. For many reasons 1 because Cade Cunningham doesn’t seem like the player he envisioned himself becoming and 2 beyond Jaden Ivey it seems like a crap shoot unless Kevin Knox and Marvin Bagley III are serious about finally living up to expectations which seems like it based on their recent play over the past few games. No one has a clue where Victor Wembanyama will land, I’ve heard about him forming a possibly dynasty in New Orleans with Zion Williamson assuming Zion gets the injury bug out of the way and can remain healthy over the next 6-7 seasons and also joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander,Chet Holmgren,and Josh Giddey in Oklahoma City would definitely make the Thunder a forced to be reckoned with out in the Western Conference for years to come. He’d be the perfect player to usher the San Antonio Spurs into a new era and also for the Utah Jazz where Danny Ainge is seeking to build a title contender for years to come but no one is sure if the Jazz are serious about competing this season or just racking up enough wins before they eventually unload Jordan Clarkson or Lauri Markkanen on a team looking to add an extra piece.
The possibility of signing Draymmond Green is out the window assuming he opts in to the last year of his current deal with the Golden State Warriors but it would only really make sense to trade for or eventually sign Draymmond Green if 2 things happen either Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey become the best back-court in the NBA by the end of next season and adding Draymmond vaults them to contender status or you pull the plug on this season draft Victor Wembanyama and sign Draymmond Green the summer of 2024 and possibly bring the Pistons their first championship with a Big 4 of Cade Cunningham,Jaden Ivery,Draymmond Green, and Victor Wembanyama.
That really speaks to how good I am expect Victor to be at the NBA level and it’s not because he is being heralded a better prospect than LeBron James it’s because the NBA game today is based off 3-point shooting,length, and versatility on the basketball floor which Victor Wembanyama embodies. Just watching how Nikola Jokic can be so effective as a 7-footer in transition and also from the top of the key as a screen and roll,pick and pop,pick and roll, and dribble hand off-option I can only imagine how effective Victor will be being that he is a better ball handler than Nikola Jokic and will more than likely be a better shooter as well, I’d give Nikola Jokic the edge on court awareness,play-making, and ability in the post since I literally saw Nikola Jokic dominate the Clippers Vlade Divac style with his back to the basket and there wasn’t a thing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George could do about in The Bubble. On the Detroit Pistons Victor Wembanyama would be the ideal option at center since he can be the floor spacer Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham could use to open up driving lanes for their dribble penetration which is what they thrive at the most.
There would be no concerns about fit with Victor Wembanyama as far as Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham will be concerned because I think they would be logical enough to understand just the caliber of a player Victor Wembanyama is projected to be at the NBA level. I don’t mean to put a limited ceiling on either Cade Cunningham or Jaden Ivey but no one is convincing me Cade or Jaden will have a better career at the NBA level than Victor Wembanyama who has GOAT potential and yes I am aware of the history with big men around his size(Manute Bol,Yao Ming,Sam Bowie) but it’s 2022 yes the game is still physical but the floor is spaced out a lot more with less action down low and a lot more movement off the ball than the 90’s or 2000’s per say. I want to see the Detroit Pistons return to relevance much like the Ben Wallace and Isiah Thomas era but they’ll need to snag up Victor Wembanyama in the 2023 NBA Draft to bring back DEEEEETROOOOOIIIT BASKEETBAAAAL.