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Killian Hayes Rumors

As the dominoes began to fall leading up to Detroit’s selection, it quickly became clear that Hayes was going to be the choice at No. 7. Recent suggestions that the Pistons were focused on Florida State’s Patrick Williams ended abruptly when the Bulls took the swingman at No. 4. It was long believed that Hayes was high on Detroit’s board, and sources later told The Athletic that the franchise saw him as having the most upside of anyone in this class. “I was confident (that Detroit would pick me), but you never know until it happens,” Hayes told reporters after the draft.