Detroit Pistons: Top 3 Priorities for the 2021 NBA Draft

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The Detroit Pistons have four picks in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft and should be very busy one way or another.

The Pistons currently have the third-worst record in the NBA, so have the best possible odds of landing in the top-four or getting the number one overall pick.

If the dream were to happen and the Pistons did land the number one pick, they could either use it to take Cade Cunningham or even trade down to get a different impact talent and grab a few more assets along the way.

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Troy Weaver will be scheming how best to use the picks but when it comes to priorities the Detroit Pistons have three clear ones entering the NBA Draft.

Detroit Pistons draft picks: Take the best player with the first-round pick

This may sound common sense but there are a lot of fans talking about “fit” when it comes to the first round pick.

It’s absolutely fine to wonder how Cade Cunningham might fit with Killian Hayes, but what isn’t fine is to say “the Pistons shouldn’t draft a point guard BECAUSE they already have Killan Hayes.”

Did I miss the rule where teams can only have a certain amount of talent? The Pistons are one of the worst teams in the NBA, they need as much top-tier talent as they can get, so forget about position and fit, the Pistons absolutely have to pick the player who they think will be the best, period.

We can talk about how Evan Mobley fits with Isaiah Stewart, fine, but please don’t act like Beef Stew is a reason NOT to take Mobley.

The Detroit Pistons need to get the best player available with their first pick and it doesn’t matter what position that guy plays.

This might seem like a no-brainer, but there are fans out there talking about “fit” as if the Pistons are a title contender already and just need to fine-tune their roster. The priority is talent, it’s that simple.