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Pistons Draft Picks 2011: A Look At Detroit's Selections

During the 2011 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons made three picks. In the first round, they decided to take Brandon Knight after he surprisingly fell all the way to the eighth overall pick. In the second round, Detroit selected Kyle Singler and later took Vernon Macklin. Here's a look at info on each pick:

No. 8 (first round): G Brandon Knight (Kentucky) - 6-3, 185 lbs.

No. 33 (second round): F Kyle Singler (Duke) - 6-8, 230 lbs.

No. 52 (second round): F Vernon Macklin (Florida) - 6-10, 240 lbs.

Knight is expected to come in and be a player that can make an immediate impact. The hope is he will take over the point guard position for the Pistons, allowing them to move Rodney Stuckey to shooting guard or deal him to another team.

Singler and Macklin are expected to be role players more than anything. Singler definitely has the tools to be more than that considering he played at Duke for four years and is 6-foot-8, but in the beginning of his career, at least, he is probably going to be someone that comes off the bench, which isn't a bad thing.