Top 4 draft targets for Detroit Pistons in 2015

Because, it's never too early.


DETROIT – Yes, it's only December, but the Detroit Pistons are arguably the worst performing team in the NBA. New president and head coach Stan Van Gundy has taken the Pistons to new lows in 2014, which can only mean the Pistons will have a high draft pick. Let us take a look at some potential draft targets for the Pistons in the 2015 NBA Draft.

1) Jahlil Okafor - Center - Duke

Okafor is ranked as the top player in the 2015 draft class on many boards -- and for good reason. He's averaging 17 points per game, and almost 8 rebounds at Duke this year. The 6'11'' center is a scoring machine. Given that Greg Monroe could be leaving after this season, the Pistons will need to fill a big hole in their front court.


2) Stanley Johnson - Small Forward - Arizona

The 6'8" freshman forward weighs in at 243 pounds, and he isn't done growing yet. Johnson is an aggressive scorer and can defend with the best of them. Not a great shooter, but can attack the hoop with power and quickness. The Pistons are desperate for a swing man.

3) Kevon Looney - Power Forward - UCLA

Looney is a bit undersized for the four position in the NBA, but his 14 points and 12 rebounds per game in 2014 make him a must watch. Looney has a huge wingspan, and he can shoot. A forward that can shoot (yes, even a 3-pointer) would help the Pistons stagnant offense move more fluently. Some call him the next Kevin Durant.


4) Karl Towns - Power Forward/Center - Kentucky

The fact that Towns is a Kentucky product is already a good sign. The 7-footer is ranked as a top five pick on most draft boards. Towns is an impact player on both ends of the floor. Again, with the likely departure of Greg Monroe, the Pistons could use some fresh blood on the front lines.

The Pistons are on the road to a top three pick in the NBA Draft, a position that last landed them Darko Milicic. Too soon?

About the Author: