The NBA draft begins tonight at 7:00 pm and will all the Mock Drafts completed and the Detroit Jock City writers weigh in on who the Detroit Pistons pick will be in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Tony Fischer – Editior
The Pistons will likely have a number of guards to choose from by the time the 8th pick rolls around. Barring something crazy happening like Ben McLemore falling to 8 (as I predicted in my mock draft). The Pistons will likely select C.J. McCollum from Lehigh University. It has been said by some Pistons insiders that McCollum has all the qualities Dumars is looking for in a Draft pick. Dumars could have McCollum assume the point freeing up Knight to concentrate on his scoring touch.
Corey Young – Pistons Staff Writer
Building pieces around them is vitally important to a playoff run and beyond. You can’t go wrong either way and so much will depend on who is taking the previous seven draft choices but if I had a choice I would take Burke and it’s not a slight to Michael Carter-Williams but more of an indictment of how clutch and how good I think Trey Burke is and the leadership I think Trey Burke will bring. If Trey Burke is available at the eighth choice it would take me all of a second to make that choice. Some people just have that it factor and no matter how many times you doubt Burke he just gets better in time.
Andrew Erdman – Detroit Sports Staff Writer
With the 8th overall pick I think the Pistons should select Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out ofGeorgia. Caldwell-Pope is a 6’6″ small forward/shooting guard that has proven he can score the ball with regularity in the SEC. The Pistons are lacking a guy who can give them a consistent 15-18ppg. I think Caldwell-Pope makes the most sense for the Pistons in this years draft.