The Detroit Pistons are on the clock as they’ll select first overall in the 2021 NBA Draft this evening. It appears there won’t be much drama surrounding who they’ll pick.
According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons will take former Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick. This is a no-brainer for an organization needing a potential superstar.
Cunningham was sensational for the Cowboys last season. He scored 20.1 points per game to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He’s been coined the best player in this year’s draft class for some time now.
It sounds like Cunningham will be the newest member of the Detroit Pistons by the end of the night.
ESPN Sources: The Detroit Pistons have landed on a decision to select Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft (ESPN and ABC at 8 PM ET).
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2021
There were some rumblings the Pistons would trade out of the top-overall pick to bolster their draft and player assets. But trading out of the top-four picks could prove costly.
Four players in this year’s NBA Draft are considered sure-fire stars, including Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs. The Pistons have their pick of the four. Trading out of the position would be a massive mistake.
Cunningham is probably the best top-to-bottom player in the draft. He’s an excellent defender, finishes strong at the rim and is a high-basketball IQ player. He also made massive improvements to his mid- and long-range shot during his time at Oklahoma State.
It sounds like Cunningham is on his way to the Pistons. The NBA Draft starts tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ABC.