clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2017 NBA Draft: Dennis Smith is lucky No. 7 in DBB Big Board

New, comments

Your vote helps build the ultimate big board for the Detroit Pistons

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Clemson vs NC State Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 NBA Draft is just 10 days away and the Detroit Pistons have the No. 12 pick. In case the Pistons trade up, down, or stick at No. 12, the DBB Big Board is the fans’ opinion of who Detroit should select.

Remember, this isn’t just voting on players who you think will be available at No. 12, it’s voting on everyone starting at the very top.

I will list the top 10 players available based on the Draft Express Top 100 Prospects list.

Dennis Smith joins a list of intriguing point guards at the top of the DBB Big Board along with Markelle Fultz, De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball. Smith is a born slasher and built like a truck. He also has extreme hops that allows him to explode toward the rim.

In the halfcourt setting he’s not a super instinctive lead point guard, but he’s got a knack for changing pace and using a combination of his size, speed and strength to his advantage.

If you’re looking at downside you’re thinking about whether he’ll shoot at a high enough clip to be dangerous as a catch-and-shoot or off the dribble player, and you’re concerned about a ball-stopping tendency.

Who do you think should be next on the Detroit Bad Boys Big Board?

DBB Big Board Results

  1. Markelle Fultz
  2. Josh Jackson
  3. De’Aaron Fox
  4. Lonzo Ball
  5. Malik Monk
  6. Jayson Tatum
  7. Dennis Smith
  8. ???

Poll

Which player should be No. 8 on the Detroit Bad Boys 2017 NBA Draft Big Board?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Lauri Markkanen
    (17 votes)
  • 44%
    Jonathan Isaac
    (46 votes)
  • 17%
    Frank Ntilikina
    (18 votes)
  • 4%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (5 votes)
  • 10%
    Zach Collins
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Justin Jackson
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    OG Anunoby
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Ike Anigbogu
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Luke Kennard
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Jarrett Allen
    (0 votes)
103 votes total Vote Now