Behind closed doors, higher-ups in the NBA have picked out lottery balls, allowing us to see the fate of certain teams in the 2021 NBA Draft lottery. The Detroit Pistons were awarded the No. 1 overall pick, giving them a prime opportunity to select a player like Cade Cunningham to build their franchise around.
After the Pistons, the Houston Rockets, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors, and the Orlando Magic round out the top five.
Every year during the NBA Draft, there is never a dull moment as teams make peculiar selections, or they elect to put all their chips on the table to acquire a proven player.
It is always tough to predict how certain teams are going to approach the NBA Draft, especially teams who possess a bevy of picks (yes, I’m looking at you Sam Presti).
There will be no shortage of NBA Draft rumors leading up to the actual time that Detroit is on the clock with the No. 1 pick. That comes with both accurate and smokescreen reports, nonetheless.
With there inevitably being exhilarating moments taking place, here are seven bold predictions for the 2021 NBA Draft.