Finally, there is a shining beacon of hope for one of the core-four Detroit sports teams.
“We’ll be ready to pick,” Pistons general manager Weaver said, noting he’ll look at five players at No. 1. “I’m happy I have the number one pick. I’m ecstatic … getting the pick right, that’s what I was hired for.”
On the live telecast after the draft order was announced, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Oklahoma State guard/forward Cade Cunningham, the consensus No. 1 prospect, will only visit one team prior to the draft: The Pistons.
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Cunningham, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound guard/forward who turns 20 in September, averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists, shooting 43.8% overall, 40% on 3-pointers and 84.6% on free throws over 27 games. The Cowboys were a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and lost in the second round.
Here’s a sampling of the reaction, starting with Detroit’s own, Jalen Rose: