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2011 NBA Draft Order: Detroit Pistons Pick 8th

The 2011 NBA Draft gets started on Thursday night shortly after 7 p.m. (Eastern Time). Two rounds and 60 picks will take place in New Jersey as teams look to improve and add talent.

The Detroit Pistons will especially hope to get better after two straight mediocre seasons. They have a new owner, will have a new coach and by the end of the draft they could have three new players set to join the team.

Below is a breakdown of the Detroit Pistons' picks and a look at the first half of the 2011 NBA Draft order.

Pistons picks: No. 8 (first round), No. 33 (second round), No. 52 (second round)

Round 1 order:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Clippers)

2. Minnesota Timberwolves

3. Utah Jazz (from Nets)

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Toronto Raptors

6. Washington Wizards

7. Sacramento Kings

8. Detroit Pistons

9. Charlotte Bobcats

10. Milwaukee Bucks

11. Golden State Warriors

12. Utah Jazz

13. Phoenix Suns

14. Houston Rockets

15. Indiana Pacers

16. Philadelphia 76ers

17. New York Knicks

18. Washington Wizards (from Hawks)

19. Charlotte Bobcats (from Hornets/Blazers)

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Grizzlies/Jazz)

21. Portland Trail Blazers

22. Denver Nuggets

23. Houston Rockets (from Magic/Suns)

24. Oklahoma City Thunder

25. Boston Celtics

26. Dallas Mavericks

27. New Jersey Nets (from Lakers)

28. Chicago Bulls (from Heat/Raptors)

29. San Antonio Spurs

30. Chicago Bulls