Lottery odds: 0.7 percent
Draft status: In with an agent
The Detroit Pistons have some soul searching to do this offseason and it may start with taking the best player available in the draft. Texas center Jarrett Allen has the potential to develop into a quality pick-and-roll, rim protecting big at the next level.
While Allen struggled early on in his college career, he developed well throughout the season and posted impressive numbers against tough competition in the Big 12. During league play, he averaged 18.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per 40 minutes while shooting 59.9 percent from the field. He became much more comfortable finishing at the rim and seemed to play tougher on the defensive end. Allen has the ability to finish above the rim and has a decent, developing mid-range jump shot.
Defensively, his 7-foot-6 wingspan should allow him to protect the rim. He spent a lot of time playing as the power forward at Texas as well, so playing as a full-time center should magnify his ability even though he posted limited numbers this season. Allen needs to work on his lateral mobility and ability to defend in space to become a more well-rounded piece.