Dwane Casey talked on the Detroit Pistons’ future in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. The veteran coach referred to the growth of the Detroit Pistons’ young core.
Namely, he pointed out to the development of Christian Wood, Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk, while he believes that the 2019 draft pick Sekou Doumbouya will pan out in the end.
After an injury derailed a season that ends up with Detroit near the bottom of the East, the Pistons could remain optimistic having a possible Top-5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and promising young core in place.
“We found Christian Wood, who had an excellent season with us when a lot of people had given up on him,” Casey said.
“Svi Mykhailiuk, I thought he made great strides as far as his shooting ability and his development. And also Bruce Brown, I thought Bruce took strides. I don’t think that he’s a starting point guard in our league. I think he’s going to be an excellent backup for us for whoever we get in that situation. But this year’s development of him is really valuable.
Right now, I like the group that we have to move forward with as far as pieces, and then the piece that we get this year in the draft is going to be for the future,” Casey noted.