James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
When you wake up, on @TheAthletic app, there will be an exclusive Jaden Ivey Q&A, a new podcast episode and “Inside the Pistons’ 2022 NBA Draft night,” with a focus on the chaos, Weaver’s masterclass and DeAndre Ayton.
Check it all out. – 2:40 AM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
When the Wizards interviewed Johnny Davis at the Combine, they had also interviewed Jaden Ivey
The two lottery picks saw each other in the hallway and Tommy Sheppard said Davis gave Ivey “a little crap”, probably over the 37 Davis dropped on the road vs. Ivey’s Boilermakers – 1:44 AM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Jaden Ivey and MarJon Beauchamp are tied for first in the tugging at my heartstring award so far. So many great stories across the night but these two got me dusty eyed. – 11:27 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Pistons core is crazy. They’ve nailed the draft tonight. Jalen Duren couldn’t land in a better spot than he has with Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey. They all blend together, rare for a young team to have such a great fit. My goodness the pick-and-rolls they’re gonna run together. – 9:45 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Tremendous coup for Detroit GM Troy Weaver to land two of his top targets in this draft: Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren — with the cost of only a future first-round pick. – 9:34 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Jaden Ivey on playing with Cade Cunningham: “I think I fit well with Cade. He’s a guy who wants to win, a very unselfish player. I can play off the ball or with the ball. I think we go well together.” – 9:25 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Jaden Ivey: “I wanted to go to Detroit … I didn’t know where I was going to Detroit, and when my agent told me I was going to Detroit, I just broke down in tears.” – 9:24 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Jaden Ivey on Zoom: “It’s a dream come true. Coming from my background and my family having Detroit ties … when I heard my name called it was just an honor.” – 9:22 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Pistons are going to have the best backcourt in the NBA in 3 years.
Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham is going to be incredible.
I cannot believe the Kings just passed on him. And at least one of the top 3 is going to hate themselves for passing on Ivey. – 9:18 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Sounds like teams are still calling the Pistons inquiring about Jaden Ivey’s availability. The Pistons aren’t planning to trade him. Shows how coveted he is around the league. From a value standpoint, best-case scenario for Detroit. – 8:50 PM
Darren Heitner @DarrenHeitner
No 1 agent is dominating the top of the #NBADraft. Here are some pairings:
Paolo Banchero – Mike Miller
Chet Holmgren – Bill Duffy
Jabari Smith – Wallace Prather
Keegan Smith – Mark Bartelstein
Jaden Ivey – Austin Brown
Bennedict Mathurin – Nima Namakian – 8:50 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Purdue’s Jaden Ivey selected fifth overall by the Pistons.
Reminds me of 2010 when it was Gordon Hayward taken one spot ahead of the Pacers — to the Jazz at 9. – 8:33 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey should be absolutely perfect together, and more importantly, they are going to be one of the most watchable backcourts in the NBA for years to come. I might watch more Pistons by New Year’s than I have in the past decade. – 8:33 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Initial thought about the Pistons taking Jaden Ivey fifth:
I wonder if this takes them out of the Jalen Brunson market, considering they can use all that cap room elsewhere and they now have Ivey & Cunningham paired up. – 8:30 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Kings have to hit on Keegan Murray. Have to. That No. 4 slot was tricky. Lot of talent (Jaden Ivey, Dyson Daniels, etc.) in that range. Kings need Murray to be the best of the bunch — and fit in with the Fox/Sabonis core. – 8:30 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Keegan Murray gives the Sacramento Kings a better chance of making the playoffs right away then Jaden Ivey does.
Jaden Ivey has the higher ceiling, but not by much. And based on college production, Keegan Murray is BPA.
Needless to say, I like the pick. – 8:29 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Good on the Kings for grabbing Keegan Murray and picking their guy even with Jaden Ivey on the board. He will fit very well with Sabonis and Fox.
Now Detroit gets their guy in Jaden Ivey. – 8:28 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
To be clear I like Keegan Murray and think he’ll do well in Sacramento.
But Jaden Ivey is better and this is bad process from the Kings. At the very least trade down with Detroit and get something to do this. – 8:27 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers were very high on Keegan Murray. Very possible Jaden Ivey falls to the Pacers at 6. Have heard the Pistons aren’t sold on him. – 8:26 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The Pistons are exploring opportunities to trade down from No. 5, sources said. A lot of interest in Jaden Ivey still remaining on the board. – 8:26 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor #Cavs fans: Keep an eye on what the Detroit Pistons do at No. 5 tonight. The Pistons are one of the teams interested in Collin Sexton, as I’ve been reporting for about a month. If Detroit gets Jaden Ivey or Ben Mathurin or Shaedon Sharpe then Sexton isn’t as much of a priority. – 8:25 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Just thinking out loud, but how much leverage does an incoming player really have? Jaden Ivey might not be that high on the #Kings, but if I’m the Kings and I want him, I’d still draft him anyway!!
Lol be looking at each other like this after he puts that Kings hat 👀😂 pic.twitter.com/p8krciNAlX – 1:38 PM
Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
The NBA draft’s top 3 picks –Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero — have been virtually set for several weeks. The fun & games begin at 4. Kings are VERY receptive to moving the pick, and Knicks want it in worst way to get Jaden Ivey. Toppin and a pair of No. 1s? – 12:54 PM