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PBT Podcast: Pistons and Raptors win big in NBA draft lottery

Detroit Pistons win lottery

SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 22: Deputy Commissioner of the NBA, Mark Tatum holds up the card of the Detroit Pistons after they get the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft during the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery on June 22, 2021 at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Pistons haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years.

But their fortunes are changing.

Detroit won the 2021 NBA Draft lottery, getting the inside track to Cade Cunningham (or Jalen Green???). The other big winner: the Raptors, who moved up from the No. 7 lottery seed to the No. 4 pick. Tanking pays, apparently.

On the latest ProBasketballTalk Podcast, Dan Feldman discusses how the Pistons will handle their windfall with James Edwards III of The Athletic and whether Toronto’s lottery luck will change the team’s trajectory with Eric Koreen of The Athletic:

https://art19.com/shows/pro-basketball-talk/episodes/ecc6f686-ce78-41ac-810a-dc0ac6bc2b2c