Dec 10, 2011; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; The Detroit Pistons logo before the game between the Oakland Golden Grizzlies and the Michigan Wolverines at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Detroit Pistons Draft Preview


This post was contributed to FanSided.com by Christo Pappas of FanSided’s very own Detroit Pistons blog, Life on Dumars. For more Pistons news and rumors, be sure to check out LifeOnDumars.com.

In this article we will breakdown what the Pistons need the most and what direction the franchise should go in as they aim for the playoffs.

1.) Pure Point Guard

The top playmaker in this year’s Draft is Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Carter-Williams averaged 11.4 points per game and 7.3 assists per game in just under 34 minutes a game. A benefit for Carter-Williams is his size for position.

Another possible option for Detroit is Trey Burke. He is a 6’0″ point guard with excellent range. The only downside to Burke is how he and Brandon Knight would mix in the backcourt.

Top Choice: Michael Carter-Williams

2.) Wing Scorer

A player to keep your eye on during the draft is Leigh guard C.J. McCollum. McCollum averaged 23.4 points per game in his senior campaign.

Another scorer the Pistons will take a long look at before their selection next week is UCLA Bruin Shabazz Muhammad. A player with all-star potential, but struggled mightily to live up to his potential in college.

Top Choice: Shabazz Muhammad

3.) Post Presence

Cody Zeller was the consensus number one prospect heading into the college basketball season, but was in the shadows of Indiana guard Victor Oladipo for most of the season. Zeller averaged nearly 17 points per game and hauled down 10 rebound a contest last year.

Top Big Man: Cody Zeller

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