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The Detroit Pistons scored the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Tuesday evening (May 17) in the league’s draft lottery. The Orlando Magic received the first overall pick.

“We don’t cry over spilled milk,” Pistons general manager Troy Weaver said. “We’re going to pick at five, and do our homework. We could pick (at number) five right now. There’s no disappointment. We’re excited to make the pick.”

Detroit won the draft lottery in 2021 and used their No. 1 pick to select Cade Cunningham.

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place June 23 in Brooklyn, New York.

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