LaMelo Ball is undoubtedly the hands-down choice to be the top pick for this year’s NBA Draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the luxury of taking him in although anything could happen in the next weeks. The Detroit Pistons become the latest team to take interest in the 19-year-old cager although their chances do not look that good.

The Pistons are the second team to be linked to the brother of Lonzo Ball following the New York Knicks. The only advantage that Detroit holds is that they are ahead of New York in the 2020 NBA Draft. Regardless, that is not enough. The only way the Pistons or Knicks can get their hands on Ball is if they trade up the draft order.

NBA mock drafts have shown that the T-Wolves will take in Ball with the first overall pick. Unless they change their mind and pick Anthony Edwards instead, the plausible choice is to initiate a trade with Minnesota. Though they are open to offers for their rights to the first overall pick, little has transpired on a possible deal happening before Nov. 18.

Regardless, the Pistons will try to explore options. But one thing that is for sure, Detroit is out to be relevant once more. General Manager Troy Weaver made this clear and pointed out that moving up the draft is only part of their plans moving forward, ESPN reported.

"The draft is always great because you have a chance to bring these young men in your program and help shape your culture from day one. So we really like the draft. Yeah, moving up is definitely an option as well, but I'm excited about the draft," Weaver said.

An alternative is to try and talk trade with the Golden State Warriors who will pick at no. 2. Like the T-Wolves, the Warriors are open to offers for their pick. But between the Pistons and the Knicks, the latter may have better chances.

Golden State is looking to add a big man to the mix, making Mitchell Robinson a plausible choice. This has been going on for quite some time now though there is no clarity if the Dubs and the Knicks can come to a deal before the 2020 NBA Draft slated for Nov. 18.

Injured Hawks player Lamelo Ball is seen on court after the round 15 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Perth Wildcats Injured Hawks player Lamelo Ball is seen on court after the round 15 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Perth Wildcats Getty Images | Mark Kolbe