Cade Cunningham might want to start looking at the Detroit housing market.
The NBA Draft Lottery’s ping pong balls awarded the Detroit Pistons with the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft on Tuesday night ahead of Game 2 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. Cunningham is the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the July 29 draft. The Pistons had a 14% chance at the top pick.
|6||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|7||Golden State Warriors|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans|
|12||San Antonio Spurs|
|14||Golden State Warriors|
The Pistons went 20-52 this past season and haven’t finished above .500 since the 2015-16 season.
Regardless of whether he goes first, second or somehow third, Cunningham will be Oklahoma State’s first NBA Draft pick since Jawun Evans went in the Second Round of the 2017 draft.
The Cowboys haven’t had a First Round pick since Marcus Smart went sixth in 2014.
If Cunningham goes first to the Pistons or second to the Rockets, he would become the highest-taken player in program history. In 1949, Bob Harris went third overall to the Fort Wayne Pistons. That was when the NBA was the Basketball Association of America.
Here is a list of OSU’s First Round picks:
|Marcus Smart||2014||6||Boston Celtics|
|James Anderson||2010||20||San Antonio Spurs|
|Joey Graham||2005||16||Toronto Raptors|
|Tony Allen||2004||27||Boston Celtics|
|Bryant Reeves||1995||6||Vancouver Grizzlies|
|Brooks Thompson||1994||27||Orlando Magic|
|Byron Houston||1992||27||Chicago Bulls|
|Bob Harris||1949||3||Fort Wayne Pistons|
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