Pistons NBA Draft Rumors: Detroit May Benefit From Looking Big With No. 9 Pick

The Detroit Pistons may look to bolster their front court depth with the ninth pick in the NBA Draft on June 28th. With the makeup of the draft revealing itself in pre-draft workouts and the Chicago combine, the Pistons will benefit from a wealth of options at the big forward spot in the top half of this year's draft class.

Whether it be a player like North Carolina's John Henson or Connecticut's Andre Drummond dropping down the board or prospect like Carolina's Tyler Zeller or Baylor's Perry Jones working their way up the draft board in pre-draft camps, the Pistons should have options with which player they want to choose with their top pick. But that player most-likely be big, as this story from the Detroit News mentions.

Last year, most thought the Pistons would take a big man to pair alongside Greg Monroe. When Brandon Knight fell in the order, however, the Pistons jumped at the chance, having been impressed in their interviews - and his game.

Picking at No. 9, Pistons president Joe Dumars wouldn't divulge who they were looking to draft. He didn't deny the reports about the big men many believe best fit the system.

Of course, there are plenty of other rumors about late lottery draft picks being traded, so there remains plenty to be determined before the Pistons zero in on their guy in this year's draft.

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