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Pistons draft Peyton Siva with No. 56 pick

The Pistons drafted Peyton Siva with the No. 56 pick in the 2013 draft.

50 Comments

  • Jun 28, 201312:09 am
    by wilmer sanders

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    yall have no idea i kept scream we was gone get peyton siva since last week

  • Jun 28, 201312:11 am
    by Eric

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    This is great.  I actually love this pick as long as he is the backup to Trey Burke.  Oh, we skipped Burke.  $#!%

  • Jun 28, 201312:11 am
    by Brandon Knight

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    I love this pick!

  • Jun 28, 201312:14 am
    by tarsier

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    Stupid pick. Not that there was anyone good left. But there were people better than Siva.

    Joe Dumars sucks. I honestly think I could do a better job as GM. And I’m just a random fan. There have got to be dozens of candidates available who could run circles around him.

    • Jun 28, 201312:34 am
      by Worm

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      Man, usually you are the voice of reason. It was the 56th overall pick! He was the PG of the national champions who is at the very least, a lockdown defender and great leader. Could he never play in the NBA? Sure. But no one else there was a sure thing either. Also, the whole running circles around him, Siva had the 3rd best agility time at the combine :D

      • Jun 28, 201312:34 am
        by Worm

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        Nevermind you meant Dumars haha, I’ve been drinking.

        • Jun 28, 20139:29 am
          by tarsier

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          I don’t like the Siva pick, but I don’t really care. It was the 56th pick. All the remaining prospects I’d hoped for went in the 40s.

          • Jun 28, 201311:16 am
            by CNA5

            You don’t think he could carve out a niche as a 5-8 minute per night ballhawk?  Personally, I think I’d rather take a foreign prospect and roll the dice and see if he makes it here in a few years.  But, I think picking super defined roleplayers works too.  This guy has the speed, quickness, athleticism, and quick hands to be a good PG defender.

  • Jun 28, 201312:23 am
    by gmehl

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    If Siva makes the roster I guess we don’t re-up Bynum.

  • Jun 28, 201312:23 am
    by Vince

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    I was surprised by this pick… I knew we were going for a guard but I thought Pressey would be the one getting his name called out. I don’t mind Siva, especially at #56 and with Mitchell at #37 and Pope at #8 I’m fairly happy with this draft, I’d give Dumars a B-.

    Any trade chatter involving the Pistons? It seems almost every team in the NBA saw some action trade wise tonight… 

    • Jun 28, 201312:30 am
      by tarsier

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      Given different options, Pope and Mitchell might earn him a B-. Given that he passed on Burke and made no attempt to get the 13th pick, Dumars earned an F-. And I’m not even using hyperbole.

      • Jun 28, 201312:41 am
        by Vince

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        I understand that a lot of people wanted Burke, but I think that drafting Pope gives the Pistons a lot more flexibility and fills pressing needs. I was slightly disappointed we didn’t draft Burke but in the end I think KCP is the better player. I’m glad we drafted Mitchell, and I think he could do very well in Detroit, Siva I think could be a decent backup point guard and is of great value at #56. I think Dumars drafted based on need, talent and a plan.

        This commenter speculates that by not drafting Burke the Pistons are open to resigning Jose Calderon which may have been their initial plan anyhow, and keeping Knight as a competent sixth man – a position I think is best for all involved. A lineup of Drummond, Monroe, Jerebko, Pope and Calderon could do some damage.

      • Jun 28, 201312:54 am
        by Filo Putz

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        BURKE BURKE BURKE BURKE BURKE. Now do you feel better?

        • Jun 28, 20138:54 am
          by Tyrone

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          filo, hey your guy Burke ended up on a good team (Jazz) so you can be happy for him…I agree that KCP is the best pick, SG, size, plays both ends of the court, and he can get the ball in the basket…

          Good solid draft for our team, Summer league should be fun to watch this year and Joe D still has free agency to up grade the roster or work out a trade with another team. 
           

      • Jun 28, 20132:35 am
        by Pistons87

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        Actually you are using hyperbole

        • Jun 28, 20139:33 am
          by tarsier

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          No, it may have seemed that way to you. But that was my unexaggerated assessment.

    • Jun 28, 20139:57 am
      by Ryan

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      The absolute silence on the trade front (no, “having interest” in a far-fetched deal for Bledsoe doesn’t count) should tell you something. Maxi’s coming back. Bynum’s coming back. The only reason Stuckey won’t get re-signed is that Joe will get fired.
       
      If Millsap were willing to come here, that would free them up to trade Monroe, but that’s the only way you get a quality 2/3 who isn’t a problem child like Tyreke. We could probably absorb Courtney Lee from Boston – pretty exciting…
       
      Instead, we’re probably in for Gordon/Villanueva Part 2 for 2-3 years, and we’ll all be counting the days to 2015 soon enough.

  • Jun 28, 201312:30 am
    by Hook shot

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    Despite the naysayers this was a good draft at least a B+. We drafted for need with the first 2(Jonas may not be the first big off the bench) and a guy with a winning pedigree and not afraid of the big stage. Joe will not win an award for imagination but these were solid picks. 

    • Jun 28, 201310:04 am
      by Ryan

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      The lack of imagination for 3-4 of the past 5-6 years (minus the sale) is the primary reason that Joe’s about to be the favorite for GM most likely to be fired.

  • Jun 28, 201312:41 am
    by card family

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    Siva a true leader and has handles and much heart a great pick for the pistons

  • Jun 28, 201312:42 am
    by card family

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    Great pick and great oppourtunity for the leader of the National Champs

  • Jun 28, 201312:48 am
    by wilmer sanders

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    some of u fans are mad because joe D didnt draft by WANT he drafted by NEED 

    • Jun 28, 201311:07 am
      by Huddy

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      WANT is the wrong word.  He didn’t draft by best talent available he drafted by need…historically a bad choice.

  • Jun 28, 201312:49 am
    by jjrob15

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    Not saying that I dislike the Siva pick, but I was hoping DET would select Myck Kabongo. For one, he has more upside and is a distributor who gets to the line a ton. Sure, his shot isn’t the smoothest, but that can be straightened later on. He has very good defensive potential, speed and quickness that can’t be taught, solid court vision, good leadership ability, and can certainly be a starter down the road. 

    • Jun 28, 201312:58 am
      by MBB

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      Could not agree more.  Siva at best will be a “Team Chemist” 

    • Jun 28, 20139:38 am
      by tarsier

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      I was hoping for Leslie, but would have been fine with Kabongo.

    • Jun 28, 201311:10 am
      by Huddy

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      Siva is like the Mateen pick.  He is full of heart and lacks the skill to play in the NBA.  He is quicker than Mateen, but he used that quickness to play wildly out of control and inconsistent.  I hope he never sees the floor.  Kabongo would have been a much better pick.

  • Jun 28, 20131:16 am
    by jacob

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    Pistons are in talks with the Clippers on aqcuiring Eric Bledsoe. So maybe that will be our PG next year. Not sure but I guess Knight isn’t involved. So Stuckey and what else?

    • Jun 28, 20131:25 am
      by Vince

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      Do you have a source or link I could mull over? If it is a straight up deal, I’d expect something like Knight/Stuckey, maybe toss in one of Singler or English.

      • Jun 28, 20131:42 am
        by jacob

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        http://www.freep.com/article/20130627/SPORTS03/306270134/1051/rss16  I would guess NO is out of the picture now. I don’t know what else we would give them or what they would want besides stuckey, because of his buyout.

        • Jun 28, 20132:00 am
          by Vince

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          Looking at the rosters of the teams that are interested in Bledsoe, I’m not sure the Pistons’ odds of landing him are high, you are probably right when you say Nawlins is out of contention, but lets look at what other teams can offer the Clippers for Eric:

          Toronto:

          Michael Pietrus, Landry Fields, Kyle Lowry

          Dallas:

          Rodrigue Beaubois, Jae Crowder, Anthony Morrow

          Orlando:

          Jameer Nelson, Hedo Turkoglu, Arron Afflalo 

          The Pistons probably have Singler, English, Stuckey and Knight available if they are serious in the Bledsoe sweepstakes, I like our odds more than Dallas, we’re probably even with Toronto but I expect that if the Clippers to trade him it will be to the Magic. 

  • Jun 28, 20131:29 am
    by Vince

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    I just watched Joe D’s post-KCP interview, y’all naysayers need to watch it, he talks about Burke and why Pope was the choice at 8,it makes a lot of sense, and if you aren’t satisfied with his answer then I expect you’ll be becoming Jazz fans because Joe nailed this interview.

    • Jun 28, 20138:32 am
      by G

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      Link?

      Dumars has always been good at justifying his shitty moves, that’s partly why he still has a job. 

    • Jun 28, 20139:50 am
      by tarsier

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      Not a very impressive interview. He acts as though McLemore and Pope are comparable prospects.

      He only addresses Burke by saying the Pistons need a wing. He doesn’t seem to realize that the Pistons have a need at PG.

      And, of course, he goes on and on about KCP being a “high-character guy”. That would be fine if he didn’t say that about absolutely every draft pick he ever makes. 

      • Jun 28, 201311:17 am
        by Huddy

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        Not impressive at all.  I would love to hear an explanation for why if wing athletes were so barren why he wouldn’t work out KCP if he liked him so much when there was absolutely no reason to believe he was in danger of being gone at 8.  They worked out MCW and CJ and not KCP?
         

    • Jun 28, 201311:54 am
      by tarsier

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      Still a Pistons fan. But now I am resigned to hoping Dumars signs Teague.

  • Jun 28, 20131:33 am
    by Tyrone

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    Solid draft nite, I like all the choices and now its time for  a free agent signing or a trade…Job well done Joe D, now Mo Cheeks has to do his part and gets these players ready to win…

  • Jun 28, 20131:40 am
    by Venice

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    Sources confirmed that Sheed is in talks with the Pistons organization to become an assistant coach. The Pistons is also interested in getting Bledsoe.
    The Pistons are:
    1.Getting KCP to spread the floor.2.Trying to get Sheed to teach our bigs.3.Drafting Mitchell who has a top 10 talent if he realizes it.4. In talks to get Bledsoe.
    MAN NEXT SEASON IS GONNA BE GREAT

    http://www.freep.com/article/20130627/SPORTS03/306270134/detroit-pistons-eric-bledsoe
    http://www.thedetroitsportssite.com/2013/06/28/rasheed-wallace-reportedly-in-talks-to-become-detroit-pistons-assistant-coach/35566 

  • Jun 28, 20132:39 am
    by mike

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    Langlois announced SL starting lineup

    Siva
    KCP
    Midleton
    Mitchell
    Drummond

    man, thats going to be a tough defensive team. Cant wait to see Mitchell and Drummond play together up front. That atheticism is going to be insane

  • Jun 28, 20134:19 am
    by joe

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    You gotta love it the Pistons drafted McLemore at 8, Bennett at 37 and Burke at 56 DUMARS IS THA MAN!

  • Jun 28, 20136:58 am
    by Vic

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    EXCITED ABOUT MITCHELL AND KCP!
    Burke would have been nice, Wolters would have been good… But I think the Pistond did a great job. Calderon could be a great transition pg for the next couple years and then some really good pg is bound to fall in 2014 or 2015.
    BUT THE OFFENSE AND ATHLETICISM ON THE WINGS IS GOING TO BE GAMECHaNGING! 

    Keep in mind the heat just won a ship without a plus pg… I think Joe made a good decision, it pretty much just backs him into a hole to keep Calderon 

  • Jun 28, 20137:38 am
    by Grizz

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    Great draft Mr. Dumars .. Solid “A”

  • Jun 28, 20138:06 am
    by Keith

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    Lifetime Pistons fan and Louisville alum here. I’ve been watching Detroit struggle from the ’1′ since Chauncey left, and I’ve been watching Siva for 4 years. Lots of you are pnciling him into the backup PG slot, but I’m going to call it now…by the middle of his second season, he will be entrenched in the starting role. HE’S THAT GOOD.

    • Jun 28, 20139:31 am
      by Haan

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      Thanks for that optimistic expert assessment, Keith.  I like Joe’s draft this year, even though I would have taken Burke.  What I find heartening is how the choices can be interpreted as building a solid roster around Drummond.  What I find worrisome is how they also can be interpreted as continuing with Knight as a centerpiece.  It was somewhat reassuring to hear Joe’s clarification that Knight will continue to play SG and PG (rather than PG alone).  The thought that Siva could displace him altogether as PG starter is yet more heartening.  I’d like to see Caldwell-Pope lining up as starter next to Calderon, with Knight coming off the bench.

      • Jun 28, 20139:52 am
        by Ryan

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        Take a look at the league’s late 2nd-rd starting PG from last season – Isaiah Thomas – aka Brandon Knight’s shorter doppelganger, and see how excited you’ll be even if Siva hits his absolute ceiling…

    • Jun 28, 20139:55 am
      by tarsier

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      If Siva is the Pistons’ starting PG, they are in trouble.

    • Jun 28, 201311:21 am
      by Huddy

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      Awful shooter, bad assist/TO ratio, and the same limited size people hate on Burke for…I hope he never sees the floor for the Pistons sake.

  • Jun 28, 20134:37 pm
    by Big "O"

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    All  Siva haters, you should be glad cause the Piston with
    this draft will lead to a Championship and I guarantee that. Both Pope & Siva are great
    draft, they will bring blessings for the Piston towards a  ”Championship”. Yes, yes, yes…..
    Amen…

  • Jun 28, 20138:17 pm
    by nosey

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    So happy for Siva, he might not have had the stats of other point guards in the draft, but he does play hard.  He puts a lot of effort in every game he plays, has a winning attitude and learns a lot.  This young man has incredible BB IQ. Yes his size is his downfall(Nate Robinson I believe is shorter but he is quick) but I think he is such a brilliant man.  Watching his efforts in that final game was priceless. During the 14-0 run, when he made the pass setting a screen for the shooter by getting in the way of the defender, was awesome and wise.  His 2nd 1/2 in that game was just totally awesome, he made good screens to make easy baskets against these big guards.  One thing I can say about Siva is he is a team player, a hard worker, gets others involved.  People forget stats aren’t always a factor.  I have seen players w/ outstanding stats go the the D-league, get traded, and get cut.  The players who got drafted before him will not necessarily do better than him.  One thing I can say about Siva and the current championships is they have each other’s back.  I personally think Siva is way to talented for the NBA!!!!!

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