1. Detroit Pistons — Cade Cunningham, G, Oklahoma State
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Landing the No. 1 pick is an absolute coup for the Pistons. In all likelihood, Detroit will make Cade Cunningham the first overall pick on draft night. Cunningham plays the game with considerable maturity and poise. At 6-foot-8, Cunningham’s passing ability is accentuated even further by the fact he can see over opposing defenses. He’s got good enough ball skills to function as a true point forward.
Cunningham adds to a young core which includes three rookies from last year – Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart – as well as Jerami Grant. Despite having the second most losses in the league a season ago, the Pistons remained competitive and had a handful of impressive wins. They’ve seemingly been rewarded for their efforts.
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