Apr 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard/forward Wayne Blackshear (20) reaches for a steal against Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) during the second half of the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons Likely To Select Guard In First Round

As the Detroit Pistons prepare for the 2013 NBA Draft there are clues emerging as to their intentions.  Joe Dumars and company have scheduled work-outs the week for players they are considering with the 8th overall pick.  The majority of those players are guards.

As various draft experts are able to decipher team intentions, it is becoming more clear what teams may be focusing on.  When the Pistons selection comes around 2 of the top 3 guards may still be on the board.  The Pistons are looking for a guard that can add some scoring or a pure point guard that can more effectively run the offense. Both should be available at #8.

Here are the Detroit Pistons draft prospects at guard:

  1. C.J. McCollum shooting guard from Lehigh is said to be a prolific scorer of the dribble.  More of a scorer than a distributor, McCollum figures to be a combo guard in the NBA.
  2. Trey Burke from Michigan is a little undersized but his distribution and leadership skills make him an attractive candidate for teams looking  for a floor general.
  3. Micheal Carter-Williams is another pure point guard from Syracuse with superior ball handling and elite passing skills but may have a limited upside related to his age.

 

The Detroit Pistons aren’t the only team in the market for a guard. Orlando, Sacramento and Portland all have interest in drafting a guard and could derail Joe Dumars plans to bolster his back court.

The NBA Draft is Thursday June 27th.  You can watch it on ESPN but be sure to log into Detroit Jock City for our Live Blog. Editor Tony Fischer and Pistons Expert Corey Young will be online to provide analysis of the Pistons pick.

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