Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view of the top ten draft picks on the main board as seen during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Mock Draft Pistons mop up

The Pistons are gearing up for their 38th overall selection in the NBA Draft and right behind them is the media outlets daring to mock the 2nd round with their latest NBA mock draft of the 2nd round.

Detroit needs shooters and players that will space out the floor, yet a lot of mockers out there have the Pistons looking at power forward or center.

The NBA mock draft is an art within itself, but when you try to predict a 2nd round pick, things seem to get even more interesting.

Here’s a compilation of the latest projections from the best draft experts on the net.

Media Member/Affiliate
Player
Position
School/Team
DraftExpressArtem KlimenkoCenterRussia
NBADraft.netMitch McGaryCenterMichigan
Gary Parrish, CBS SportsBogdan BogdanovicShooting GuardSerbia
Zach Harper, CBS SportsSpencer DinwiddieGuardColorado
Matt Moore, CBS SportsLaQuinton RossForwardOhio State
Alex Kennedy, Basketball InsidersDeonte BurtonPoint GuardNevada
Joel Brigham, Basketball InsidersJohnny O'BryantCenterLouisiana State
Steve Kyler, Basketball InsidersDwight PowellForwardStanford
Yannis Koutroupis, Basketball InsidersBogdan BogdanovicShooting GuardSerbia
NBA Draft InsiderDeAndre DanielsSmall ForwardConnecticut

 

The mock drafters selected three centers, two point guards, a shooting guard and three forwards. The only common pick in recent mocks was Serbian shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. Three of the ten writers selected international players.

Bogdanovic has been eyed by Pistons scouts in the past says Pistons.com’s Keith Langlois, in a recent fan mailbag.

He is no stranger to Pistons scouts, Nikola – and greetings from Michigan, as well. The Pistons know all about Bogdanovic. He definitely is someone who would be under consideration at No. 38, but right now that list probably has at least 20 realistic names on it. It will be interesting to see how Bogdanovic approaches the draft. I’m not sure what his contract status is. There have been reports that he has a modest buyout from his contract with Partizan Belgrade, and if that proves the case then he could be more attractive even to teams picking in the first round. Will he work out for teams? Will he let it be known that he’ll play in the NBA next season or use his draft status to leverage a better contract in Europe? Those are questions teams must know before spending a draft pick on him, especially when the Pistons don’t have a first-round pick this season.

 

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