Why Dallas Mavericks fans should still watch the 2021 NBA Draft: 2. Local product at top
Projected number one overall pick Cade Cunningham is from Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Pistons hold the top selection. They have not announced their intentions, but Cunningham is virtually the consensus top prospect among experts.
The 19-year-old is a 6’8 point guard with superstar potential. He can handle the ball, make plays, score, run an offense, shoot, and rebound. Cunningham draws comparisons to Luka Doncic. He grew up idolizing Dirk Nowitzki and is just months from taking on Mavericks in an NBA game.
Local Dallas residents can watch the draft to see a fellow Texan be the top selection. There is a small chance he does not go number one. The Pistons have not announced their pick, and this draft class has four players that would all be top selections in the average year. Detroit could pivot to selecting Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs, or Evan Mobley. It sounds unlikely and would be a risky move, but the option remains on the table.
The Pistons have also received some massive offers for the number one pick. It will be interesting to see if some team can entice them between now at 7 p.m. CT. Every team wants the chance to draft Cade Cunningham.
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