Pistons Draft Preview

Pistons Draft Preview

Alex Gwyn

The Detroit Pistons successfully completed their tanking season as they knew what team they had this year and knew how beneficial a good draft pick could be. With one of most hyped up classes in a long time, this year’s NBA Draft will have a lot of eyes on it. The Detroit Piston’s secured the 2nd worst record in the league giving them the best chance along with two other teams to receive the number one pick. For those that don’t know, the NBA draft order’s first 14 picks our decided in a lottery where every team in the bottom 14 record-wise has a percent chance to receive every pick. The worst 3 teams have a 14.3% chance and the rest go lower and lower. The consensus number one overall prospect has to be Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State. He stands 6 foot 8 and plays point guard which is very tough to do at that size, but it fits his play style very well as he passes the ball nicely and other guards are going to have a tough time guarding him due to the size advantage. The number one pick is still very hard to achieve and although they had one of the worst records, the Pistons would be extremely lucky to get the number one pick. If they unfortunately fall out of the number one spot, other prospects like Evan Mobley ( Center, USC) , Jalen Green (Forward, G-League), or Jalen Suggs (Guard, Gonzaga) would be huge additions to the Pistons roster. The weakest position is probably point guard for the pistons or forwards so they will look to bolster those spots in this upcoming draft. No matter who the Pistons end up taking, I will support him no matter what and hope he becomes a superstar every step of the way because the city of Detroit is looking for a winner and the Pistons seem to be very promising in changing that at the moment.