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8. Detroit Pistons — Aaron Gordon, F, Arizona

Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) dunks the ball against the San Diego State Aztecs during the second half in the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. The Wildcats defeated the Aztecs 70-64. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to tell what direction the Pistons will go with the 8th pick, but most new GMs are always looking for the next big piece to push the franchise over the top. Aaron Gordon has been deemed the next Blake Griffin for his athleticism. Gordon helps spread the floor and replace Greg Monroe if he is signed by another team as a restricted free agent. The only question is if Gordon will develop into a Griffin like player or turn into the next Derek Williams