DETROIT PISTONS ACQUIRE RIGHTS TO GABRIELE PROCIDA
The Detroit Pistons have announced the club acquired the draft rights to Gabriele Procida, the No. 36 selection in the 2022 NBA Draft, along with a 2025 first-round pick and two future second-round picks from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jerami Grant and the drafts rights to Ismael Kamagate, the No. 46 selection in this year’s draft.
Procida, 6-7, 194, averaged 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 18.5 minutes through 26 games with Fortitudo Kigili Bologna of Lega Serie A in 2021-22. In his last three seasons in Italy with S.Bernardo-Cinelandia Cantu and Fortitudo Kigili Bologna, Procida averaged 6.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 15.5 minutes in 61 career games.
Along with Procida, Detroit also received a 2025 first-round pick from Portland via Milwaukee along with a 2025 second-round pick originally belonging to the Pistons and a 2026 second-round pick that will be conveyed as the earlier pick between the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland.
Grant, 6-8, 210, appeared in 101 games (all starts) for Detroit from 2020-22, posting averages of 20.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks in 33.0 minutes. Grant was the leading scorer for the Pistons each of the last two seasons.
Kamagate, 6-11, 230, tallied clips of 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 27.1 minutes through 34 games with Paris Basket of the LNB Pro A league in France a season ago. He was taken with the 46th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.