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NBA Draft: Anthony Bennett to Pistons in ESPN Mock Draft 6.0

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One minute you're getting Trey Burke, the next minute you're getting Anthony Bennett. Is it Thursday yet?

Jeff Bottari

ESPN's Chad Ford has his latest mock draft out and version 6.0 has the Pistons selecting Anthony Bennett with the eighth pick.

In this hypothetical scenario Trey Burke goes sixth to the New Orleans Pelicans and C.J. McCollum goes to the Sacramento Kings with pick No. 7.

That leaves Detroit to pick between Bennett, Michael Carter-Williams, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Cody Zeller.

I've yet to be sold on Bennett as he seems to me a tantalizing prospect due to his athleticism than any actual production on the floor.

To me he seems like the classic tweener the Pistons should avoid -- too small to play power forward, too slow to play small forward.

Here is what Ford writes about the Pistons selection:

Analysis: If Bennett slides to No. 8, Pistons GM Joe Dumars will be grinning ear to ear. For the last three years one of the top-ranked players in the draft has slid to the Pistons. In 2010 it was Greg Monroe. In 2011 it was Brandon Knight. In 2012 it wasAndre Drummond. If Bennett is there, the Pistons would grab him. He can play both the three and the four, can both stretch the floor and play in the post. The Pistons have other needs, including point guard, but Bennett is too much of a talent to pass up. Burke and Carter-Williams are the other two possibilities in Detroit.

Is Bennett the right call here? Or should the Pistons look elsewhere?