Chad Ford’s latest mock draft has the Pistons taking Kemba Walker

I don’t feel so crazy anymore for my recent feelings that Kemba Walker will somehow end up a Piston. Chad Ford of ESPN, in his latest mock draft posted today, has Walker going to the Pistons at No. 8 (Insider Required):

For the past few weeks, we’ve had the Pistons taking Valanciunas, but with Valanciunas now going No. 4, it looks like the Pistons will be down to three prospects: Kemba Walker, Tristan Thompson and Bismack Biyombo.

Walker is the safe pick, though he doesn’t actually fill a major need. Thompson has upside. And, from what I gather, the team is still very high on Biyombo. The Pistons know how to develop a defensive stopper like him and I’m told their trip to Spain to see him went well.

Still, at the end of the day, I think the Pistons draft the best player available, Walker, and look at moving Rodney Stuckey to the 2.

Ford is pretty well connected with the Pistons, so if things actually play out that way, could it mean that Joe Dumars might be open to moving Ben Gordon as well as Rip Hamilton?

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