‘Hapless prospect’ requests trade from NBA’s worst team

Hayes has requested a trade.

Motor City Hoops, a local media outlet in Detroit, USA, reported the news about Kylian Hayes on May 5 (KST). According to the report, “Hayes wants out of the Detroit Pistons and has asked the team for a trade. Detroit is believed to have agreed.”

Hayes was selected by Detroit with the seventh overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The French native was highly touted as a left-handed point guard prospect at the time of the draft. 바카라사이트 He was evaluated as an offensive guard with good shooting and dribbling ability.

At the time, Detroit had a need at the guard position, and they saw Hayes as their franchise guard.

There were concerns. Hayes had played in the European leagues, not the NCAA college ranks where most NBA draftees play. Hayes entered the draft without much success in the European leagues. Hayes made the jump to the NBA after averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 assists in 33 games in Germany during the 2019-2020 season.

As a rookie, Hayes struggled to make an impact. In 2020-2021, he was sidelined with a hip injury for an extended period of time, playing just 26 games and posting unchanged numbers.

His sophomore season, when he was supposed to break out, was a disappointment, averaging just 6.9 points and 4.2 assists in 66 games.

In his third year, which was his last, he averaged 10.3 points and 6.2 assists, but still shot a disappointing 37% from the field.

This season, under new head coach Monty Williams, Hayes didn’t improve. His weaknesses on defense remained, and he didn’t do much on offense. Hayes averaged just 6.9 points and 4.8 assists this season, which is still below average.

This is why he asked for a trade. Let’s be realistic, no team is going to give Hayes the starting guard job at this point in his career. He’s likely to be given a chance as a backup guard or even a spot in the rotation.

Nevertheless, Hayes seems to want a change. He’s looking to rebound with a new team and motivation.

His former team, Detroit, has also collapsed, losing 28 straight games, the longest losing streak in the NBA in a single season. While Hayes is not responsible for Detroit’s losing streak, he has contributed to it.

Detroit currently sits at 6-43, dead last in the NBA. It’s a total disaster, with veterans and prospects alike disappointing.

Will a team emerge to take on the hapless prospect?

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