NBA Mock Draft: Way too early lottery predictions for the Detroit Pistons

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Detroit Pistons, Jalen Suggs
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Detroit Pistons Mock Draft: Picks 2-3

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 2. player. 64. Guard. Gonzaga / Detroit Pistons. Jalen Suggs

There has been a lot of talk about who the Detroit Pistons would take if they don’t get the number one overall pick.

The answer to this is easy: the best player.

The Pistons are a rebuilding team that needs talent all over the floor, so they should take the best possible player regardless of “fit.” If they think that player is Jalen Suggs, then you take him, but if they think it’s someone like Evan Mobley or Jonathan Kuminga, then that is the right call.

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Killian Hayes has the size to play off the ball or even on the wing, Saddiq Bey is versatile, as is Jerami Grant, so the Pistons don’t have to draft for need, they have to draft for talent.

Suggs is the best player on the best team and has the size, playmaking and defense to fit in with just about anyone.

Some Pistons’ fans are also leery about taking a center here, especially as the league seems to be done with them for the most part and the last one we drafted ended in years of mediocrity.

I trust Troy Weaver’s eye for talent and that the Detroit Pistons will do the right thing and just take the best player available, which right now, is Jalen Suggs.

Pick Analysis. Center. USC / Sacramento Kings. Evan Mobley. 84. Scouting Report. 3. player

The Kings are still horrible (what is new?) but already have a bunch of guards and wings, so taking Mobley makes a whole lot of sense.

He is a guy who has all of the skills to be a modern big, though the Kings have a bad habit of choosing the wrong guy at this spot.

He fits well with the young guys they already have and would give them an influx of talent at a spot where they need it.