Detroit Pistons land Tony Snell, extra 1st-round pick from Bucks for Leuer

The Detroit Pistons have addressed a roster need the night before the NBA draft — and picked up another first-round pick.

Two sources with firsthand knowledge of the process tells the Free Press that the Pistons have obtained Milwaukee Bucks small forward Tony Snell and the last pick of the first round of tomorrow night’s NBA draft (30th overall).

The Pistons are sending the Bucks big man Jon Leuer.

The Pistons need perimeter wings with size and Snell, 27, fits the bill.

He stands 6-7 and weighs 213 pounds. He shot nearly 40 percent from 3-point range last season, which should help a team that finished 23rd in 3-point shooting last season.

Snell is due to make $11.4 million this season and has a player option for $12.2 million for the 2020-21 season.

The Bucks save $4 million for free agency on the deal by taking back the final year of Leuer, who will make $9.5 million in the final year of the four-year, $43 million deal he signed in the summer of 2016.

The Pistons now have two first-round picks (15th and 30th overall).

ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the news.

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