Detroit Pistons 2nd Round Mock Draft Roundup


It looks like mock drafters are starting to find a conscientious direction the Pistons want to go with their second round selection Thursday night. After accumulating the latest 2nd round mocks from across the internet, it appears experts believe the Pistons are going to select a small forward.

Five of the Twelve mock drafters in our mock draft roundup listed below believe the Pistons will look to the bolster their talent on the wing next season.

Mock Draft experts have a feeling that

DeAndre Daniels

could be a target for Stan Van Gundy and company with the 38th pick. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Three of those five mockers believe the answer is Virginia forward Joe Harris, who continues to climb up draft boards. Harris has proven to scouts that he has one of the best shooting strokes in the draft. Over his four year career at Virginia, Harris logged at least 900 minutes every season. His sophomore campaign is the only time he shot below 40% from three point territory. Harris saw his best individual year as a junior, where he had a true shooting percentage of nearly 60%, while leading the Cavaliers by scoring 16 points per game.

Another collegiate small forward that mockers envision in a Pistons uniform is Connecticut’s DeAndre Daniels, who put his name on the map during the Huskies’ title run. Daniels shot 47% from the floor and 42% from long range last season. At 6’8″ with a 7′ wingspan, there’s no doubt that Daniels has the size to play small forward in the NBA.

Just one more collegiate player was selected more than once by mockers in our latest round up. Stanford forward Dwight Powell had a great workout in Detroit last week and analysts think that will play a major role in the Pistons’ selection process on Thursday. Powell can shoot it well for a big man and has one of the best face up games in the draft. He has a great court IQ and most importantly is a great passer in the post. He’s not afraid to kick it out to an open teammate.

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Three mock drafters see the Pistons going overseas to answer their shooting woes.

Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has been connected to the Pistons for quite some time now. Bogdanovic averaged 15 points per game last season, his first as a starter for KK Partizan. The Euroleague Rising Star Trophy recipient led his team in three pointers and assists, while being among the league leaders in scoring and steals. In his first full year as a starter, Bogdanovic also saw significant time at point guard, due to injuries. That could play a major part in any team’s decision to draft him.

The only other player selected by mock drafters with point guard experience was Nevada’s Deonte Burton, who scored 20 points per game last season.

France small forward Damien Inglis is one of the youngest players in the draft. He has shown a tremendous upside at 19 years old. At 6’9″ some believe Inglis is a stretch four in the league someday. While others think his best fit is at the small forward position. Inglis would most likely stay overseas for season if drafted by the Pistons.

Keep it right here this week as we bring you more draft coverage. We will update our mock draft roundup before the draft Thursday.