Pistons fans everywhere were ecstatic when it was revealed that the Detroit Pistons will have the first pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

This is the first time since 1970, and only the third time in franchise history, that the Pistons will pick first. The last time we had the first pick, it turned out alright as the team drafted Hall of Famer, Bob Lanier. Ben Wallace was representing the Pistons last night when the announcement was made. Initially he just held up the number one sign, and leaned back in disbelief, but he opened up talking to ESPN afterward.

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So what will the Pistons do with the number one pick in 2021?

Most NBA experts think that Detroit will be targeting Oklahoma State Point Guard, Cade Cunningham. Cunningham has everything that the Pistons are looking for right now, and is the best overall player in the draft.

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There are a few other names that have been thrown out there for the first pick including:

  • Evan Mobley from USC
  • Jalen Suggs from Gonzaga
  • Jalen Green from the G League
  • Jon Kuminga from the G League

While the Pistons have not said for sure who they are targeting, most fans and NBA analysts think Cunningham is the clear favorite.


The Pistons are poised to become one of the best teams in the East within the next couple of years. They have one of the best young cores in the NBA, and the team is build in the same style of previous Detroit teams. Hard working, defensive minded, but with enough offensive fire power to contend in the NBA of today.

Do you think this number one pick will end up launching the Pistons back into contention?

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