Pistons trade for No. 37 pick to select Deividas Sirvydis
The Detroit Pistons acquired the 37th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft to select Lithuanian forward Deividas Sirvydis.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons acquired the pick from the Dallas Mavericks.
Clarify: Detroit traded for the No. 37 pick from Dallas, not 35. https://t.co/EV4DPRNNfC
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
Sirvydis is a 19-year-old forward who stands 6’7″ and weighs 198 lbs. According to his Draft Express scouting report, Sirvydis is “a legitimate NBA prospect.”
A versatile wing prospect and son of a coach, Sirvydis has positional size, a smooth stroke, a nice feel, and some upside as a shot creator due to his ability to handle and facilitate.
One of the more intriguing wing prospects in Kaunas, we unfortunately weren’t able to get an extended look at the Lithuanian wing, but with a brief look in Kaunas coupled with our past evaluations, it’s safe to say he has the ingredients to turn himself into a legitimate NBA prospect.
Sirvydis is a lefty who can score in a variety of ways: he can spot up for the three-pointer and drive to the basket. His above-average ball-handling abilities help him create opportunities for himself and his teammates.
Sirvydis also told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony in April he believes he can become a playmaker in the NBA.
I am looking forward to showing that I am more than just a three-point shooter. I believe that, if given the opportunity, I can succeed in the pick-and-roll and be a playmaker.
That being said, I am ready to accept whatever role my coaches want me to play.
The Mavericks select Deividas Sirvydis with the No. 37 pick in the 2019 #NBADraft!
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 21, 2019
Detroit has had a good draft haul. They made French forward Sekou Doumboya the 15th overall pick. They then selected Nebraska Cornhuskers power forward Isaiah Roby 45th overall. The addition of Sirvydis should give Pistons head coach Dwane Casey a good young core for the 2019-20 NBA season.