Are the Pistons targeting Jimmy Butler with their second-round pick?


Two of the most credible draftniks around, Jonathon Givony and Chad Ford, have or recently had the Pistons taking Marquette wing Jimmy Butler with the No. 33 pick. Did Givony and Ford coincidentally make the same guess? Did one influence the other?

Or do they both have inside information?

Givony has Butler to Detroit in his most recent mock draft. Before having Butler come off the board at No. 25 to the Celtics in today’s mock draft, in his previous mock draft, Ford had the Pistons taking Butler, writing:

"Once upon a time the Pistons were all about toughness, defense and heart. Butler epitomizes that approach with his game and should be a great fit with the Pistons as a player who can play multiple positions off the bench."

If you’re unfamiliar with Butler’s story, I strongly suggest you read this. Even if the Pistons don’t draft him, I’ll be rooting for him.