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2017 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons mock draft roundup 1.0

NBA Draft is in June

Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy

DETROIT – The 2017 NBA Draft is coming up in June, and the Detroit Pistons are in the draft lottery.

The Pistons are likely slated to to get the 12th overall pick, with 93 percent chance odds, and about 4 percent odds at 13th overall.

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The Pistons have a less than 1 percent chance at getting a top-two pick, so we'll just assume that's not happening.

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The Pistons had a disappointing 2017 season, missing the playoffs the year after making the postseason in 2016 for the first time in six years.

There's much uncertainty with the roster moving into the offseason.

With the Pistons slated for a late lottery pick, here's what experts from around the league are expecting:

Land of 10: Frank Ntilikina, France, PG: Ntilikina averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 assists, 1.6 rebounds and one steal per game, winning the 2014 U16 European Championship with the French National Team.

CBS Sports: Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, SG: Mitchell averaged 15.6 points in his sophomore year, shooting 35 percent from the three point line.

Draft Express: Jarrett Allen, Texas, C: The 19-year-old averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in 2017 as a freshman, with a 7"5.5' wingspan.

SB Nation: T.J. Leaf, PF, UCLA: I’ve typically had Leaf in the 20s in these mocks, but there are plenty of projections that have him as a lottery pick. We know Stan Van Gundy loves shooters at power forward and Leaf fits the profile. - Ricky O'Donnell

Hoops Hype: Frank Ntilikina, France, PG: Frank Nitty is the draft’s man of mystery and while there’s a chance that Sacramento could grab him earlier, he figures to be the fourth PG off the board and go in the late lotto. He caught fire in Istanbul at the U18 European Championships in late December and impressed scouts on hand. He’s got a huge wingspan and has really progressed as a floor general and shooter. He creates problems for opposing guards with his on-ball defense utilizing his length and foot speed.


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