For the Detroit Pistons, Ford's projected first-round pick is Bismack Biyombo, a 6-foot-9 power forward from the Congo. Ford thinks that because Jonas Valanciunas is likely going to stay in Europe for at least a year, he won't be Detroit's pick. Had Kemba Walker still been on the board, Ford likely would have gone with him. With Walker going to the Kings with the seventh pick, Ford gave the Pistons Biyombo.
In the second round the Pistons have two picks. Their first is No. 33, and Ford has them taking Marquette small forward Jimmy Butler. Ford explains that Butler "epitomizes" taking a defensive-minded approach to the game of basketball and would be a "great fit with the Pistons."
The Pistons' other second-round pick is the No. 52 overall selection. Ford has Detroit taking Butler point guard Shelvin Mack, who Ford thinks of as a "poor man's Joe Dumars."