NBA Draft Big Board 1.0: Re-thinking the top five of the 2021 Draft

Jalen Green would be a nice get for the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons Big Board 1.0: Prospects 6-5

Scottie Barnes. 6. Scouting Report. Forward. Florida State. 64. Pick Analysis. player

My favorite prospect outside of the top-five is Scottie Barnes out of Florida State. This guy has “Piston” written all over him, as he is tough, can defend everywhere, doesn’t care about stats and will do anything that is needed to help his team.

He could end up being one of the best all-around defenders in this draft and is a guy who is a plus-playmaker for the position.

He has a ton of Draymond Green vibe to him and is an even better athlete, so I love him as a glue guy who makes plays on both ends.

Small forward. G-League. Pick Analysis. Jonathan Kuminga. 5. player. 64. Scouting Report

Another of the G-League prospects, Kuminga is not quite as polished as some of his counterparts but has some of the most intriguing talent in the entire draft.

He is a 6-foot-8 small forward with elite athleticism who can already defend and grab rebounds. He really just needs to get his shot going, as he is a 3-point shot away from being considered the best forward prospect in his class and he might be anyway.

He has played against adults for a season already and held his own, so Kuminga will come into the league ready to play. He could end up being a consistent double-double from the small forward position while defending a couple of spots.