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Detroit Pistons: Crazy possibilities for the top-5 of the 2022 NBA Draft

2022 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 29: NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) and Cade Cunningham embrace after Cunningham was drafted by the Detroit Pistons during the 2021 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on July 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons have the 5th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and hope to walk away with a star to pair with Cade Cunningham.

Who that star is going to be is anyone’s guess, as this is one of those drafts where you can’t even get a consensus on who the top guy is, or who is going to go in the top three.

This could lead to a wild draft with a lot of trades, as teams might think they can move back, pick up an asset and still get the guy they want.

Of course, there is a chance that the draft goes to scratch and we have a pretty quiet night overall, but there is also a chance for some wild scenarios involving a lot of movement, even in the top five.

Here are some crazy scenarios that could unfold in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Detroit Pistons draft: Crazy possibilities for the top-5

Pick #1: Orlando Magic

It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the Magic trade out of the number one spot. It has happened before (most recently when the Celtics fleeced the 76ers, traded back from #1 and got Jayson Tatum), and this seems like a draft when it could happen again, as there is no agreement about who the top guy is.

I am sure that the Magic will get some offers, possibly from the four teams behind them in the top-5, but they are most likely just going to take Jabari Smith and call it a day.

Things don’t start heating up in the 2022 NBA Draft until the second pick.