After plenty of speculation about Troy Weaver’s intentions with the first overall pick, Adrian Wojnarowski has announced that the Pistons will be selecting Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft.
In a following tweet, Wojnarowski explains that representatives from the Pistons front office met with Cunningham, the widely speculated top pick, and confirmed the decision with him in New York.
Cunningham, who averaged 20.1 PTS, 6.2 REBS, and 3.5 AST per contest, has made it clear since the lottery that he intends on playing in Detroit. Cunningham went as far as cancelling his workout with all other lottery teams, exclusively focusing on the Pistons.
While Cunningham was certain of his future being in Detroit, reports initially speculated that it wasn’t such a surefire outcome. The Pistons were the talk of the rumor mill in recent weeks, with several reports of trade possibilities, including a package with Oklahoma City, involving Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the 6th pick.
However, it appears that the Pistons have turned every stone, and have decided to take Cunningham to lead the next chapter of the Troy Weaver era.
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