Pistons Lose Their 2014 First-Round Pick

Posted at 8:45 PM, May 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-20 20:53:36-04

pistonsNEW YORK (May 20, 2014) — Good thing the Detroit Pistons already have Stan Van Gundy signed on to run the franchise. The job might not look as good now.

The Detroit Pistons lost their first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft thanks to winning the 9th spot in the NBA Draft Lottery. The pick now belongs to the Charlotte Hornets, which officially changed it’s name from the Bobcats earlier in the day, thanks to a 2012 trade between the Pistons and Hornets that saw Ben Gordon go to Charlotte and Corey Maggette head to Detroit. The Pistons also agreed to send over a protected first-round pick as part of the trade, and that trade was only protected through the first eight picks of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Detroit fell to ninth thanks to Cleveland moving up and winning the Draft Lottery from the ninth position. The Cavaliers had a 1.7% chance of winning the first overall pick. It is Cleveland’s second straight Draft Lottery win and third in four years.

Below is the order of the first 14 picks for the 2014 NBA Draft:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. Milwaukee Bucks
  3. Philadelphia 76ers
  4. Orlando Magic
  5. Utah Jazz
  6. Boston Celtics
  7. Los Angeles Lakers
  8. Sacramento Kings
  9. Charlotte Hornets (Via Detroit Pistons)
  10. Philadelphia 76ers (Via New Orleans Pelicans)
  11. Denver Nuggets
  12. Orlando Magic (Via Denver Nuggets via New York Knicks)
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves
  14. Phoenix Suns