Seven is a lucky number and that’s what the Pistons are counting on in this year’s draft. So they didn’t land a top three, but there were some quality player picked in the number seven spot and below.
Past number 7 picks.
It’s also not so much the seven spot either. If you take a look at the past drafts you will see that some quality players were drafted below the spot. Guys like Dirk, Amare, Rondo, Andrew Bynum, Danny Granger, Iguodala, David West, Joe Johnson, and our very own Rodney Stuckey fell below the spot Detroit will be picking in come draft time.
Now this doesn’t mean much if Dumars and his team doesn’t do their job. Do they pick the best player that is available at seven, or do they fill the Pistons needs? I’m all for them serving up a quality big man on a plate, but only time will tell what happens.
I know who I would like the Pistons to pick….who would you like to see in Pistons red, blue and white come November?
I’m going with Chad Ford’s rankings just as a guide for the vote. Let’s go from 4 to 15 and just assume Detroit’s pick will be one of these players.
|4||Wesley Johnson||22||SF||6-7||198||Syracuse||Top 5|
|5||DeMarcus Cousins||19||C||6-11||260||Kentucky||Top 5|
|6||Cole Aldrich||21||C||6-11||245||Kansas||Top 10|
|7||Al-Farouq Aminu||19||SF||6-8||205||Wake Forest||Top 10|
|9||Greg Monroe||19||PF||6-11||250||Georgetown||Top 10|
|10||Ed Davis||20||PF||6-10||215||North Carolina||Top 10|
|12||Luke Babbitt||20||SF||6-9||220||Nevada||Mid to late first round|
||19||SG||6-3||180||Texas||Late lottery to mid first round|
||20||SF||6-8||200||Butler||Late lottery to mid first round|
Also take a look at the Pre-Draft Video via Pistons.com before you cast your vote.
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VOTE- Take into account that it’s highly doubtful that Cousins or Johnson will be available at 7.