Detroit Pistons won the lottery of the 2021 NBA Draft, which will take place in three weeks from now. The Pistons could look to take advantage of the No.1 pick in several ways.
ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported Wednesday that Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham is not a lock to go No. 1, and that the Pistons are exploring the possibility of trading out of the top spot.
“Cunningham is not any kind of lock at No. 1 from everything I’ve gathered. Detroit is continuing to conduct due diligence on a group that also includes Jalen Green and especially Evan Mobley, while also exploring several trade opportunities that have emerged,” Givony wrote.
The ESPN’s draft analyst also reported that Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Houston and New Orleans making overtures to evaluate what they will need to move up to the top spot in a possible trade.
“Teams including Cleveland, Houston, New Orleans and Oklahoma City are among those making overtures to evaluate what it would take to move up to the No. 1 slot, sources say, but those talks are at an early stage, and any trade is unlikely to be consummated until much closer to the draft, if at all.”