All was not lost on Tuesday night at the 2014 NBA draft lottery. Despite the fact the Pistons were forced to give up their first round pick to the Charlotte Hornets, the Pistons still have the 38th overall pick!
[I'll give you a moment to bottle your excitement.]
As Matt pointed out, some big names have dropped to No. 38 and beyond in the draft, so the Pistons should be able to find a productive player if they're diligent about it.
Below is a roundup of the mock drafts I could find to date, predicting who the Pistons might take with their first and only pick in the NBA Draft (barring a trade):
|Site||Mocker||Profile/Video||Round 2, Pick 38|
|DraftExpress||--||Click||Spencer Dinwiddie - SG, Colorado (JR)|
|CBSSports.com||Gary Parrish||Click||Bogdan Bogdanovic - SG, Serbia|
|CBSSports.com||Zach Harper||see above||Spencer Dinwiddie - SG, Colorado (JR)|
|5/20: Mitch McGary - PF, Michigan (SO)
5/21: Johnny O'Bryant III - PF, LSU (JR)
|Draft Site||--||Click||Nick Johnson - SG, Arizona (JR)|
|Mr Hoopster||--||Click||Thanasis Antetokounmpo - SF, Delaware, International|
|NBA Draft Insider||--||Click||Jordan Adams - SG, UCLA (SO)|
|NBADraftRoom.com||--||Click||Jarnell Stokes - PF, Tennessee (JR)|
|Basketball Insiders||Yannis Koutroupis||Click||Khem Birch - PF, UNLV (JR)|
|NBADraft.net||--||see above||Mitch McGary - PF, Michigan (SO)|
|myNBADraft.com||--||see above||Thanasis Antetokounmpo - SF, Delaware, International|
|WalterFootball.com||Paul Banks & David Kay||Click||Isaiah Austin - PF/C, Baylor (SO)|
We'll update this as more become available, as well as profile separately some of the players that intrigue us. In the meantime, here's Spencer Dinwiddie's interview with DraftExpress at the NBA Combine:
What do you think? Who do you want to see the Pistons grab with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft? Now, your thoughts.