Predictions for Latest NBA Draft Rumors: Pistons, Rockets, Knicks & Cavs

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The 2021 NBA Draft is just about a month away and things are starting to heat up. The NBA Draft Lottery was last week, as the rest of the draft order was set, and the NBA Draft Combine was just this past week, which means teams are starting to zone in on who they will possibly be looking at with their draft picks. 

The Detroit Pistons won the Draft Lottery this year and as a result, they hold the rights to the first overall pick. Many believe that Cade Cunningham is the consensus No. 1 overall pick, but could Detroit have their eyes on someone else at the top of the draft? 

Not only do the Pistons have some big decisions to make on draft night, but the Houston Rockets also will have their hands full with the draft.

The Pistons are coming off their worst season since the 1982-83 season and entering the post-Harden era, Houston is going to be looking for the next young star that they can build with to get back to competing for championships. 

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Detroit will be picking first overall with the Rockets picking second overall behind them and it is expected that both teams will hold onto their picks, but the Knicks and Cavaliers are two teams that could be looking to move around on draft night. 

New York is definitely in a better position than Cleveland is right now as a franchise, but both teams are going to be looking for ways to better themselves in the offseason and try and win immediately in the 2021-22 season, which could result in them leveraging their draft picks. 

The 2021 NBA Draft class is highly talented and possesses a lot of potential to be great, which is why we could see plenty of action on draft night! With that said, let’s take a look at the latest intel surrounding what the plans are for the Pistons, Rockets, Knicks and Cavaliers heading into the draft and what each team is looking to do. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.