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NBA Mock Draft: Detroit Pistons Select Tyler Ulis From Kentucky

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2016 NBA Mock Draft, with Detroit Bad Boys discussing their selection of Tyler Ulis.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #23 -- Tyler Ulis, Point Guard, Kentucky

SBNation's Detroit Pistons blog, Detroit Bad Boys, explains their selection:

Stocking up on point guards might feel like a very Khan-y move, but it's no secret the Pistons want a better back up option than Steve Blake, especially after recently trading Spencer Dinwiddie to the Bulls.

By trading for hometown favorite Trey Burke and keeping a first round pick, this gives the Pistons the ability to have a small PG Death Match. No matter who rises to the top, these back up point guards will be better than what the Pistons had in 2015-2016. If Ulis is the pick at No. 18 (which we think he probably should be), then getting him at No. 23 with insurance is even better.

Ridiculous Upside analysis:  Detroit's continued pursuit of smaller offensive-minded point guards continue with Tyler Ulis. The 5'9 Ulis stood as one of the best players in college hoops last year, averaging 17.3 points, 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game on 43% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc. Despite his small frame, Ulis established himself as a great cutter as he utilized his incredible basketball IQ and quickness to regularly get to the paint. That great basketball IQ is evident by Ulis maintaining a fantastic 3.54 Ast/TO ratio.

1) Philadelphia 76ers: BEN SIMMONS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: BRANDON INGRAM

3) Phoenix Suns (From Boston): DRAGAN BENDER

4) Utah Jazz (From Phoenix): JAMAL MURRAY

5) Denver Nuggets (from Minnesota) : BUDDY HIELD

6) New Orleans Pelicans: KRIS DUNN

7) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): DENZEL VALENTINE

8) Sacramento Kings: JAYLEN BROWN

9) Toronto Raptors: MARQUESE CHRISS

10) Milwaukee Bucks: DEYONTA DAVIS

11) Sacramento Kings (From Orlando): TIMOTHE LUWAWU

12) Utah Jazz: JAKOB POELTL

13) Denver Nuggets (from Phoenix): SKAL LABISSIERE

14) Chicago Bulls: WADE BALDWIN

15) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): HENRY ELLENSON

16) Boston Celtics: DOMANTAS SABONIS

17)  Utah Jazz  (from Memphis) : FURKAN KORKMAZ

18) New Orleans Pelicans (from Detroit) : TAUREAN PRINCE

19) Phoenix Suns (from Denver): CHEICK DIALLO

20) Indiana Pacers: JUAN HERNANGOMEZ

21) Atlanta Hawks: DEMETRIUS JACKSON

22) Charlotte Hornets: ANTE ZIZIC

23) Detroit Pistons (from Utah): TYLER ULIS

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28)  Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah Jazz) :

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