It's pretty obvious that the Pistons need to add scoring, especially since they're ranked amongst the worst in the league.
With the 8th pick in the draft, they're stuck in a weird situation, since most of the guys with notoriety will be gone, leaving them with a crap ton of options.
C.J. McCollum and Shabazz could both possibly be on the board, and could potentially help them in the scoring department..
Who is the better fit for the Motor City?
Here's an extensive piece on the situation: http://wizofawes.com/2013/06/15/mock-draft-detroit-pistons/
Honestly, Im not sure either one is a great fit for us unless Muhammed can transition his way to the SG for us eventually. Im hoping either Burke or Oladipo fall to us somehow at #8 and if they dont then MCW might be the best option. McCullom is like a Brandon Knight clone, so Im not sure about him either.
I tend to think McCollum is a better fit, just because he's less risky.
Did you read the article I shared, by any chance?
He doesn't fill any need for Detroit.
McCollum is nothing like Stuckey. He's got a great jump shot. Stuckey has no j. I'd love to cee CJ in Detroit. I'm not sold on Bazz, I just don't think he's going to be able to score as easy against better comp in the NBA. Dominating high school is one thing, especially when you're older than you say you are, but when he didn't dominiate kids his own age older. I'm not saying I wouldn't draft him but not with the 8th pick. If he slips to late teens I'd trade up to get him.
I'm of the belief Shabazz Muhammad will never find a true position in the NBA and becomes an awkward 2 guard or an undersized 3 at best. As a huge Pistons fan I recognize that we are weak at shooting guard and small forward Just because Shabazz can potentially play both doesn't mean he'll be good at either. The NBA has already seen a player like Muhammad in recent times. His name is Quincy Pondexter.
On the other hand Brandon Knight has not shown a lot of promise running the point. CJ McCollum shows potential at point but if nothing else will be a solid off guard. Let me make something clear, Brandon Knight and CJ McCollum are very different players. They both shot well from deep but McCollum is a much more creative dribbler and a lot more poised driving to the basket, already giving him an edge on Knight as a point. He's better shooting off the dribble and he's better coming off screens than Knight. And considering his team needed him to score more than anything I think McCollum had a somewhat legitimate reason for his low assist number. Not a good reason, but a legitimate one.
Bottom line McCollum could be the more TRUE answer at point than Knight but if nothing else you'll still get a decent 2 guard. Muhammad was fairly expose at the Chicago combine. Not to mention he's a freshman. McCollum is more proven as a senior... I gotta roll with McCollum.
Knight is still bigger and lengthier, and would probably be much less of a liability on defense. Plus I'm pretty sure knight is still younger.
I've been going back and forth on 'Bazz or Oladipo in the Pistons slot, currenty have Oladipo but I just don't know if he will still be there. I don't think McCollum is the answer for them though.
I'd much rather see them draft a guy clearly destined to be a career role player/specialist rather than a guy who projects to be a possible starter. iI just don't think there's a guy in this years draft that would fit into the future of Detroit. I think the best case scenario would be Oladipo to fall in their lap if not then maybe a project like Noguiera just to have as an asset.
MCW is the best fit for Detroit in my opinion.
only if Bruke, Oladipo, Porter and Zeller are gone.
Why would Detroit take a project at #8? You must not be a Pistons fan! We need to either target MCW or settle for McCollum or Bennett. Knight was asked to do alot the last two seasons as we havent had the scores for him to focus on being a distributing point guard. Get more talent around him and he can work on being the point guard of the future that we hope he can be!
Burke or someone falls. If not MCW.
As a pistons fan I would like to see them take another big man (if available). Pistons have Monroe and Drummond, but other than that they don't have a player who can score down low. Monroe can score down low, but if he gets in foul trouble they need another big who can score. Drummonds not there yet, Maxiell is gone (presumeably), Kratsov didn't pan out like we expected, Jerebko a hit or miss downlow, and Villi is a stretch four. We can always solve our shooting guard/sf problem in the off season (Reddick? Henderson? Mayo? JR Smith)
If Len (I doubt), Zeller is available I would grab either. If not then, I would pick MCW. He reminds me of Grevis Vasquez. If we do get him, we have to pair him with some shooters. Then we can always trade stuckey for a pick (Dallas?) and pick another player such as Bazz (picked 13).
I think it be our future 2nd rounder, then we take marion and 1st rounder for our cap space.
If they really feel like Shabazz is their guy then they should go with him. Seems like everybody was doubting Drummond and Monroe when they were drafted. Seems like they have been able to get a few steals and I got a feeling Bazz will be one as well.
I still like the idea of Calderon, Jerebko and 7th pick for Granger, Johnson (if healthy) and 23rd pick. This will allow Indiana to draft a scorer off the bench like KCP or McCollum and have a young PF in Jerebko as West's back-up.
The Pistons would have a wing scorer who can spread the floor to create space for Monroe and Drummond. It doesn't solve their PG problem straight away, but again they could use 23rd pick on Larkin, Kabongo, Canaan or Wolters or stick with Knight for one more season.
Neither. Michael Carter Williams is the perfect pick. Or, Trey Burke, if he's on board. The team hasnt had a real PG since Billups- its time to get a real PG not a combo guard.
I wouldnt drafting Carter-Williams either