SBNation.com is conducting a 2011 NBA mock draft involving bloggers from the 30 different NBA teams. Each blogger is serving as the general manager for the team they cover and making a pick or picks for the mock first round of the draft.
What the Pistons truly need is a defensive anchor in the paint who can focus on protecting the basket and snatching rebounds. Or perhaps a replacement for Tayshaun Prince, who's likely played his last game in Detroit. Or maybe a true point guard so the Pistons can end the Rodney Stuckey experiment.
But since Bismack Biyombo, Kawhi Leonard and Brandon Knight are off the board -- and guys like Jan Vesely and Tristan Thompson are either a project or a reach -- Walker is the value pick. He's safe. He's going to be productive from Day 1, even if he is currently redundant.
Head on over to SBNation.com for a look at all of the picks in this blogger mock draft.